Call me an old school or whatever – there are certain things I believe in strongly. I have a working style and these in my opinion have evolved over years. I keep innovating myself as I learn on my way but there are few things I do that always makes me think I have not changed much. Let us learn about System Stored Procedures I Use to Get Started.
Recently in one of the webcast, while I was presenting about statistics and performance tuning, I was asked by one of the attendees that if there is anyway to find out all the outdated statistics based on the dates from the server. This is indeed a very interesting question and I will be happy to explain you here.
I have in numerous places told that the first tool that I often open when the computer boots up will be SQL Server Management Studio. I get intrigued whenever someone comes up with an error relating to SSMS. There is something that gets my troubleshooting character out and I get out full swing to solve the same. Don’t you ever like such challenges? I am for sure you like similar challenges. One of my clients reported below problem with Network Servers List in SQL Server Management Studio.
[Note from Pinal]: This is a 133rd episode of Notes from the Field series. I know Mike for many years and Mike has always inspired me with his positive energy. I have always enjoyed spending time with him as I have always learned something new but along with it, I have also improved as a human. It is very critical that we often meet someone who is not only technically brilliant but gives us a different viewpoint of life. I really respect Mike and enjoy love talking to him. Today is going to a fun note from Mike about Free DBA Tools.
This is one of the most interesting stories written by my friend Syrovatchenko Sergey. He is an expert on SQL Server and works at Devart. Just like me he also shares his passion for Wait Stats and new features of the SQL Server. In this blog post he talks about one of the most interesting feature about Delayed Durability. I strongly encourage that you find sometime during your day to read this blog post and discover more about this topic.