Category Archives: Performance

So You Want to Work at Microsoft?

I love SQL Server. [1] I love working for Microsoft. [2] For me, these two loves are two things that go well together. I also love competition. If you love SQL Server as much as I do (and if you … Continue reading

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Indexes and SSIS Data Flow Performance

Wow – it’s been a while, hasn’t it? As you may know, I took a job with Microsoft back in October. It’s been a fun (and insanely busy) five months; the work is challenging and diverse, the team I work … Continue reading

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One More Reason to Attend

I’ve posted a few times already[1] about the SSWUG Business Intelligence vConference that I have been helping to organize. Well, the conference is now less than a month away, and there is more news to share: We’re giving away a … Continue reading

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Check Out This Lineup!

I’ve posted before about the Business Intelligence Virtual Conference I’m helping to organize. Even though I have not had much to say about this exciting event in the last few weeks, this doesn’t mean that I haven’t been feverishly busy … Continue reading

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What Happens in BIDS, Stays in BIDS

That’s right – it’s time to start planning for the Fall 2008 SQL Server Connections Conference in Las Vegas. It’s going to be held at the Manadalay Bay Resort and Casino from November 10th through November 13th, and there are … Continue reading

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Good Times, Bad Times

You know SQL Server 2008 has its share… First, the bad news – Microsoft has made the following statement related to a bug in pre-release builds of SQL Server 2008 that prevent the SQL Server service from starting (or being … Continue reading

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SSIS Performance Tuning Strategy

Similar to my post on SSIS Performance Tuning Techniques, this resource is neither mine nor new, but it looks like a lot of people don’t know that it exists. Check out this “SQL Server 2005 Integration Services: A Strategy for … Continue reading

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