Improve scalability with system page latch concurrency enhancements in SQL Server 2022 

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Over the past several SQL Server releases, Microsoft has improved the concurrency and performance of the tempdb database. In SQL Server 2022 we are addressing one of the last areas of contention by introducing concurrent global allocation map (GAM) and shared global allocation map (SGAM) updates which will give SQL Server 2022 a big improvement…Read more

SQL Server 2014: A Closer Look 

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Microsoft SQL Server 2014 was announced by Quentin Clark during the Microsoft TechEd 2013 keynote. Designed and developed with our cloud-first principles in mind, SQL Server 2014 builds on the momentum of SQL Server 2012, released just 14 months ago. We are excited to share a closer look at some of the exciting capabilities included…Read more

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Disk and File Layout for SQL Server 

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Guest blog post by Paul Galjan, Microsoft Applications specialist, EMC Corporation. To learn more from Paul and other EMC experts, please join our Everything Microsoft Community. The RAID group is dead – long live the storage pool!   Pools fulfill the real promise of centralized storage – the elimination of storage silos.  Prior to pool technology, when…Read more

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PASS Summit 2012 Recap & the Milestones of SQL Server 2012 

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Last week marked the completion of a great week at PASS Summit 2012, the world’s largest technical training conference for SQL Server professionals and BI experts alike. During this year’s 3-day conference, nearly 4,000 attendees heard firsthand about the great advances being made toward managing big data. Over the course of two keynote speeches by…Read more

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CROSSMARK Uses SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse to Quickly Deliver Business Insights 

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With the growth of the consumer goods industry, sales and marketing campaigns have created large and complex databases that are hard to sift through without the right tools. As retailers approach the busy holiday shopping season, they need to have insights into the effectiveness of their campaigns. Retailers need to know what market trends are…Read more

Countdown to PASS Summit Series: Make it Happen at The Summit 

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It’s closer and closer we get to the official start of PASS Summit 2012, and our celebratory countdown continues! Today, we have more advice for you on what you need to get out of PASS Summit from SQL Server community members Rob Farley and John Sansom.  FEATURED MVP ROB FARLEY Rob Farley runs LobsterPot Solutions, a…Read more

Microsoft TechEd turns 20 with the SQL Server Team on hand to celebrate! 

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It has been 20 years since Microsoft started TechEd to provide hands on training from Microsoft experts across current and soon-to-release products, solutions and services. The event has grown to become Microsoft’s premier technology conference for IT Pros and Developers, and to mark our 20th year we are really excited to be presenting an awesome…Read more

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