SQL 2008 includes a new Data Collector infrastructure that expands on the work done with the Performance Dashboard custom reports introduced in SQL2005 SP2 to allow you to easily configure and collect performance data from your SQL instances and store them in a Management Data Warehouse. In this session I'll cover the architecture and system data collection sets and demonstrate how to create your own custom collections. I'll also cover how to create custom reports hosted in SSMS to display and report on the collected data.
Presented by Jasper Smith at SQLBits II