Archive For February, 2013

February 2013 Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2008 R2 / 2012

SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update # 11 KB Article: KB #2812683 Build number is 10.50.2869 Applicable to @@VERSION 10.50.2500 through 10.50.2868 SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 Cumulative Update # 5 KB Article: KB #2797460 Build number…

Ten Free SQL Server Tools that you Need to Know About

Hello, I’m happy to see that the buzz word “Free” did not fail to attract readers. NEVER FEAR! You will not leave this post disappointed. I’m not going to try and do a better job than John Sansom has already…

Deadlocks – Querying Extended Events

Background The days of restarting SQL Service with trace flags 1204 or 1222 (MSDN Detecting and Ending Deadlocks) or being forced to start up a profiler trace are no more. Let’s face it. There are times when someone comes up…