Entries by alexander

Another kind of contention in TEMPDB

I’ve been helping troubleshoot a SQL Server 2014 that kind of tips over every hour when a job is run on one of the application servers. All eight cores of the server go through the roof together with the counter for batch requests/sec – and then everything grinds to a halt. This behavior continues for […]

Podcast – episode 18

The eighteenth episode is up, a.k.a “the team song” episode! We talk about YET another configmgr preview, do a recap of the first six months of this podcast, the upcoming conferences in the fall and our hopes for future releases. As always we gladly accept tips and criticism, as well as ideas for content for […]

Podcast – episode 17

The seventeenth episode is up, a.k.a the “iphone body” episode. We talk Windows Server as a service, new Power BI APIs and some hardware. As always we gladly accept tips and criticism, as well as ideas for content for us to cover. Just tweet me (@arcticdba) or Simon (@bindertech)! Episode 17

Podcast – episode 16

The sixteenth episode is up, a.k.a “sustainability of clouds” episode is up! We talk about yet another configmgr preview, the upcoming Data Insights Summit in Seattle, Power BI, Report Server and licensing costs, the modern way of work and sustainability. As always we gladly accept tips and criticism, as well as ideas for content for […]

Podcast – episode 15

The fifteenth episode is up, a.k.a “the super-great” episode is up! We talk about the upcoming Power BI changes, new Microsoft hardware, licensing considerations with SSIS in Azure and testing patches or not. As always we gladly accept tips and criticism, as well as ideas for content for us to cover. Just tweet me (@arcticdba) […]

Podcast – episode 14

The fourteenth episode is up, a.k.a “Knee-deep in trains” episode is up! We talk about developers and DBAs, vmWare, public speaking and conference abstracts. As always we gladly accept tips and criticism, as well as ideas for content for us to cover. Just tweet me (@arcticdba) or Simon (@bindertech)! Episode 14

Podcast – epsiode 13.5

Episode thirteen and a half is up, a.k.a the “failed creator” episode. This episode is a 30 minute discussion between me and Simon covering the ///Build day 2 keynote. As always we gladly accept tips and criticism, as well as ideas for content for us to cover. Just tweet me (@arcticdba) or Simon (@bindertech)! Episode […]

Podcast – episode 13

The thirtheenth episode is up, a.k.a “Schrödinger’s Data Scientist” episode. This episode covers a rant about trains in Sweden, a gazillion interesting stuff from ///Build so far and expectations for today’s keynote. As always we gladly accept tips and criticism, as well as ideas for content for us to cover. Just tweet me (@arcticdba) or […]

Podcast – episode 12

The twelth episode us up, a.k.a the “Stormtrooper outfot” episode. This episode covers the Surface laptop, Windows 10S, the new PowerBI Premium offerings and the new Microsoft education offerings. As always we gladly accept tips and criticism, as well as ideas for content for us to cover. Just tweet me (@arcticdba) or Simon (@bindertech)! Episode […]

Podcast – episode 11

The eleventh episode is up, a.k.a the “department of numbers” episode. This episode covers news in Power BI, crappy drivers, the end(?) of Windows Phone, a discussion about the upcoming Microsoft Build conference, the manageability of Apple devices in an enterprise environment and the Microsoft fiscal report. As always we gladly accept tips and criticism, […]