Monthly Archives: August 2011

How to increase your Virtual Processors in the OS

There usually comes a time in your Virtual Machine life-cycle that you think …I wish I’d given that baby more processors for me to play with! This is especially true if the Virtual Machine in question is your little plaything … Continue reading

Posted in installation, parallelism, performance, setup, SQLServerPedia Syndication, virtualization, windows

Inside the SQL Server Query Optimizer – Book Review

There are only a handful of people that when they talk about something you should sit up and take notice, and for me Benjamin Nevarez (blog|twitter) is one of those. As someone I’ve been following technically for several years, when I saw … Continue reading

Posted in review, sql, SQLServerPedia Syndication, tuning | 3 Comments

Standing upon the shoulders of Giants

In the very late nineties and early naughties I used to co-habit the Microsoft Newsgroups (which was then located at news.microsoft.com over the NNTP protocol), and in particular I posted primarily on the SQL Server forums to help others where I … Continue reading

Posted in personaldevelopment, publicspeaking, sql, sqlbits, SQLServerPedia Syndication | 6 Comments