• Demystifying the Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator

    Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator is crucial for transactional consistency across multiple instances of SQL Server. Learn how to monitor MSDTC and troubleshoot issues, and get tips on how to ensure proper and efficient communications between machines.

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  • Nested queries vs. temporary tables in SQL Server

    A look at when to use nested queries or temporary tables when performing large operations in Microsoft SQL Server.

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  • Configuring SQL Server memory settings

    While SQL Server has only a few simple memory settings, those settings are crucial. In this tip, SQL Server expert Denny Cherry shares configuration recommendations for optimal RAM amounts, how to enable AWE, the best number of gigabytes for maximum server memory and the differences between 32- and...

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  • Troubleshoot SQL Server queries and improve I/O

    SQL Server performance success often relies on I/O activity. Edgewood Solutions' Jeremy Kadlec first takes you through the steps applying Performance Monitor to troubleshoot I/O problems. A poorly designed query could be the culprit. Kadlec walks you through query identification, corrective action...

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  • Using traces in SQL Server Profiler

    A SQL Server Profiler trace can provide critical information on a problem query in a matter of seconds. Learn how – and when – to run the application.

    Denny Cherry65,490 pointsBadges:
  • Checklist: Load testing — the magic bullet for SQL Server performance tuning

    Few things are worse than rolling out a new application and its performance is so bad that it brings the business to a screeching halt. What is the solution for preventing these performance problems? Load testing your applications.

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  • Six SQL Server management tools you can’t live without

    Expert Ashish Kumar Mehta lists six important SQL Server management tools, including BIDS, SSMS and SSDT.

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  • Want to improve SQL Server performance? Fine-tune your applications

    Databases with large numbers -- read millions -- of rows require efficient applications. Improve SQL Server performance by following a few tips and guidelines.

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  • The ins and outs of the SQL Server 2012 contained database

    Contained databases could be one of the most important features of SQL Server 2012.

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  • SQL Server virtualization pros and cons: Weigh the performance impact

    Virtual machines in the SQL Server world can save money and power. But what's the performance impact on I/O, RAM, memory and your Windows operating system? To help you decide whether virtualization is right for your system, SQL Server MVP Denny Cherry shares the ups and downs of two methods:...

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