Experts at TechEd (AU)

I was talking to Dave Lemphers, and he told me he only has about 9 experts so far. It’s probably fair enough, he only put the call out a few days ago. But I figured I’d ask around too. Hopefully the number will be going up in the next few weeks. The idea is that … Continue reading Experts at TechEd (AU)

Corrupt Paul Randal in Adelaide

Ok, not so much _in_ Adelaide as, umm… well… Ok, he’s going to be presenting a session remotely, about corruption in Microsoft. Or at least, the way that Microsoft handles corruption in SQL Server. Paul Randal must be corrupt himself, because he’s Kimberly Tripp‘s other half. So if you’re going to be in Adelaide on … Continue reading Corrupt Paul Randal in Adelaide

SQL Server vNext – codename “Katmai”

The next version of SQL Server (codenamed “Katmai” – which is a volcano in Alaska) has a website, and information is starting to leak out. One of the features that has come out that I guess I can now talk about is around spatial awareness. I still can’t say much yet, but I’m sure … Continue reading SQL Server vNext – codename “Katmai”

System Monitor (Perfmon) shows numbers instead of counter names

I came across this the other day. It was during a course I was teaching, so the timing couldn’t have been worse. I don’t have a screenshot, because I just wanted to get it sorted and didn’t think “Ooh, I’ll grab that to make my blog post better”. But essentially, in the “Add Counters” dialog … Continue reading System Monitor (Perfmon) shows numbers instead of counter names