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SQL Server 2005 introduced the new DMV views. They are great and a real improvement to debug and optimize queries. I find sys.dm_db_index_physical_stats very useful and often write this type of code  SELECT  index_id,         page_count FROM    sys.dm_db_index_physical_stats(DB_ID('MyDB'), OBJECT_ID('MyTable'), NULL, NULL, NULL)   to find out if the query optimizer has choosen the "right" index for the query.   This can be done in SQL Server 2000 too!   Use the DBCC SHOWCONTIG command. Maybe most of you have only used this with tables too see table fragmentation? Well, you can use it for indexes too.   Use   DBCC SHOWCONTIG ('MyDB..MyTable') WITH ALL_INDEXES, TABLERESULTS

posted @ Wednesday, April 30, 2008 9:38 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Administration SQL Server 2000 ]

SP3 for Microsoft SQL Server 2005

http://blogs.technet.com/dataplatforminsider/archive/2008/04/15/sql-server-2005-sp3-coming-soon.aspx  

posted @ Tuesday, April 22, 2008 4:07 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Administration SQL Server 2005 ]

Cumulative update package 7 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 available now

Find it here here http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/949095/

posted @ Thursday, April 17, 2008 10:18 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Administration SQL Server 2005 ]

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