Natural Born Killers (The series) – Day 4 Indices

Natural Born Killers (The series) – Day 4 Indices

To those that don’t know me “Natural Born Killers (The Series)” sounds like a very strange choice for a SQL Server blog title and to be fair it is. Those who do know me, will know that I have been presenting a session this year titled “Natural Born Killers, performance issues to avoid” around the […]

Natural Born Killers (The series) – Day 3 Scalar UDF’s

Natural Born Killers (The series) – Day 3 Scalar UDF’s

To those that don’t know me “Natural Born Killers (The Series)” sounds like a very strange choice for a SQL Server blog title and to be fair it is. Those who do know me, will know that I have been presenting a session this year titled “Natural Born Killers, performance issues to avoid” around the […]

Natural Born Killers (The series) – Day 2 Table Design

Natural Born Killers (The series) – Day 2 Table Design

To those that don’t know me “Natural Born Killers (The Series)” sounds like a very strange choice for a SQL Server blog title and to be fair it is. Those who do know me, will know that I have been presenting a session this year titled “Natural Born Killers, performance issues to avoid” around the […]

Natural Born Killers (The series) – Day 1 Statistics

Natural Born Killers (The series) – Day 1 Statistics

To those that don’t know me “Natural Born Killers (The Series)” sounds like a very strange choice for a SQL Server blog title and to be fair it is. Those who do know me, will know that I have been presenting a session this year titled “Natural Born Killers, performance issues to avoid” around the […]

Natural Born Killers (The series)

Natural Born Killers (The series)

To those that don’t know me “Natural Born Killers (The Series)” sounds like a very strange choice for a SQL Server blog title and to be fair it is. Those who do know me, will know that I have been presenting a session this year titled “Natural Born Killers, performance issues to avoid” around the […]

Improving performance by using SET STATISTICS IO

Improving performance by using SET STATISTICS IO

SET STATISTICS IO ON does pretty much what you would expect, it returns information about IO back to your UI as a message. Why is this important? Well it helps you to understand just how much IO has been performed broken down by object. It actually breaks it down further than that, but we’ll cover that once we’ve seen how it works.

Maidenhead SQL Server User Group 11th June with Chris Webb and David Morrison

Maidenhead SQL Server User Group 11th June with Chris Webb and David Morrison

Tonight I am organising a User Group at Maidenhead in the UK which marks the start of a huge month of SQL Server for me, but more on that later.

An interview with Alex Whittles Chairman of SQLRelay 2013

An interview with Alex Whittles Chairman of SQLRelay 2013

Some of you may recall in January I ran a series of interviews entitled “New Year Aspirations”. This interview was held back from the series in order to coincide with SQL Relay that is taking place 17th-20th and 24th-27th June. So grab a glass of your favourite beverage and sit back and read an insight […]

SQL Server Events in the UK – June 2013

SQL Server Events in the UK – June 2013

Oh my god, there are so many events happening this month it is crazy. I’m going to break with tradition and start off with an event that is not in the UK. Right now TechEd is running in North America and just today Microsoft announced SQL Server 2014, you can read my post on it […]

Microsoft announce SQL Server 2014

Microsoft announce SQL Server 2014

As the world is going green, Microsoft announced today that it is going “Blue”. Confused? I’ll explain all…