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Adam Machanic

Adam Machanic is a Boston-based SQL Server developer, writer, and speaker. He focuses on large-scale data warehouse performance and development, and is author of the award-winning SQL Server monitoring stored procedure, sp_WhoIsActive. Adam has written for numerous web sites and magazines, including SQLblog, Simple Talk, Search SQL Server, SQL Server Professional, CoDe, and VSJ. He has also contributed to several books on SQL Server, including "SQL Server 2008 Internals" (Microsoft Press, 2009) and "Expert SQL Server 2005 Development" (Apress, 2007). Adam regularly speaks at conferences and training events on a variety of SQL Server topics. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for SQL Server, a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), and an alumnus of the INETA North American Speakers Bureau.
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New features in SQL CTP2.3 releases 03 Sep 2015
We are excited to share the new features which shipped in SQL CTP2.3 public release. You can download the product here:http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48726, and Excel add-in here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=47343 In this monthly release, we ...

Revised File & Wait Statistics Procedures 02 Sep 2015
For many years I have been using a set of stored procedures to capture and report on both the file and wait statistics inside of SQL Server and I just recently did some more modifications that I wanted to make available. Since many of you have received copies of the past revisions via conferences ...

SQL 2014 queries under a strobe light 31 Aug 2015
I just wrote a post about Live Query Statistics. Let me show you how this technology in SQL Server 2014 can be used for some amazingly cool (nerdy cool, at least) stuff. Behind the scenes, LQS uses a DMV called sys.dm_exec_query_profiles. When you run a query with SET STATISTICS PROFILE ON, the ...

Power BI Desktop & Excel 31 Aug 2015
The August 2015 update of Power BI Desktop added two important features for existing Excel and Analysis Services users:Import Excel Power BI artifacts (Data Model, Queries, Power View) into a new Power BI Desktop fileLive Analysis Services Connections: Ability to change the database from Edit ...

SQL Server 2016 CTP 2.3 - available for download 31 Aug 2015
HelloThe CTP2.3 is ready and waiting for you, SQL Folks! The official statement (by Kevin Farlee), is  as follow:This release includes enhancements to Analysis Services, Database Engine, Integration Services and Master Data Services. The build also includes stability and bug fixes ...