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I am honored to participate in the Reston SQL Server 2014 Launch Update event – a half-day event held 16 May 2014 at the Microsoft Reston Office. You can learn more and register here.
Art Rask will kick-off the event with an overview of new features of SQL Server 2014, including: Integrated In-memory technology AlwaysOn HA / DR for ...
The SQL Server team has released SQL Server 2012 SP1 Cumulative Update #9.
KB Article: KB #2931078
Build # is 11.0.3412
Currently there are 29 public fixes listed (33 total)
Relevant for builds 11.0.3000 -> 11.0.3411. Do not attempt to install on SQL Server 2012 RTM (any build < 11.0.3000) or any other major version.
Me and Aaron Bertrand, SQL Sentry flagbearers.One of the things we've been working on at SQL Sentry is building up institutional knowledge for the SQL Server community. There are three main ways that we're doing that on-line:Hard-core tech articles on SQLPerformance.com, edited by long-time SQL Server MVP Aaron Bertrand ...
Uh oh!So you're plugging along in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) when it suddenly goes belly up. Now you're staring at various dialog boxes telling you that SSMS crashed. Usually the first dialog box you get will ask you if you'd like to close OR the program. If you choose to close the program, you'll be presented with the opportunity ...
The SQL Server team has released SQL Server 2012 SP1 Cumulative Update #8.
KB Article: KB #2917531
Build # is 11.0.3401
Currently there are 32 public fixes (34 total); the most interesting to me are:
KB #2892741 - FIX: Query that you run against a partitioned table returns incorrect results in SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 ...
I am honored to present Using Biml as a Design Patterns Engine to the Midlands PASS Chapter Thursday 9 Jan 2014!
Summary: Business Intelligence Markup Language provides a powerful solution for creating and managing SSIS Design Patterns. Andy Leonard, one of the authors of SSIS Design Patterns, demonstrates the flexibility of BIML in this ...
The SQL Server team has released CU #11 for SQL Server 2012 RTM.
KB article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2908007
Build # is 11.0.2424
This build has 15 fixes
NOTE: This is THE LAST CU for the RTM branch. This should still tell you two things: (1) SP2 is very likely on its way soon, and (2) if you're still on RTM, it's ...
The SQL Server team has released SQL Server 2012 SP1 Cumulative Update #7.
KB Article: KB #2894115
Build # is 11.0.3393
Currently there are 47 fixes (plus three undisclosed issues resolved); the most interesting to me are:
KB #2879373 - FIX: Threads are not scheduled evenly in SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition
KB #2894305 - ...
I had a great week last week. First at SQLRally Nordic, in Stockholm, where I presented a session on how improvements to the OVER clause can help you simplify queries in SQL Server 2012 enormously. And then I continued straight on into SQLRally Amsterdam, where I delivered a session on the performance implications of using user-defined functions ...
I whined about this recently on Facebook. After that, I did something practical: I searched for a solution.
I found a workaround at Connect:
Select "Tools", "Customize..."
- Click "Keyboard..."
- In the list window, scroll down and select "Window.ShowResultsPane"
- Under "Use ...