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SQL Server 2005 performance tuning tools A-Z

  Make sure your SQL Server 2005 databases and applications are at optimal performance levels. Once you identify problems, you'll need to know the tools to fix them. Whether you're thinking about migrating to SQL Server 2005 or you've already made the leap, this

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collection of tips from our SQL Server experts will guide you toward optimizing Microsoft's latest version of SQL Server. Get the scoop on new tools like Database Snapshots and SQL OS. Learn how to optimize already existing features like SQL Profiler, but now in SQL Server 2005. Get introduced to entirely new features like SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) and see how to expand its functionality.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
   Backup and Restore
   Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing
   Development
   Security
   Installation

 

Backup and Restore
  • Q&A: Database mirroring and its witness
    Database mirroring in SQL Server 2005 will increase your system's availability by allowing a quick and automatic failover. Learn more about the role of the witness.

 

Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing
  • Table partitioning with SQL Server 2005
    SQL Server 2005 offers improved database performance. See how transactional and data warehousing environments will thrive with the upgraded table partitioning function.

 

Development
  • Tempdb changes in SQL Server 2005
    Tempdb in SQL Server 2005 provides improved performance. In this tip, get insight to these tempdb changes and write advanced SQL Server code.
  • T-SQL in SSIS: The power and the weaknesses
    The decision to use T-SQL (ExecuteSQL) task vs. Data Flow task in SSIS depends on several factors. Get the pros and cons for pulling data into SQL Server Integration Services.
  • Writing quality SQLCLR routines
    SQLCLR is a powerful new developer tool in SQL Server 2005, but it will take some adjusting for you to work with it properly. Get help working with the new programming paradigm.
  • Working with schemas in SQL Server 2005
    If you're managing too many databases with too many objects, it may be time to take advantage of SQL Server 2005's ANSI SQL feature: schemas. Find out how schemas can help.

 

Security
  • Ownership chaining in SQL Server 2005
    Ownership chains have unique permissions' issues in SQL Server 2005. Contributor Serdar Yegulalp explains the access levels of ownership chains, and the benefits of "EXECUTE AS."

 

Installation

 

This was first published in March 2007

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