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Stress Test Using sqlcmd Utility

August 17, 2020

I am writing this blog post for my own reference for future. Hopefully someone will be benefited in the process. Recently I was working on upgrading System Center Operations Manager and configuring alert for high CPU. I wanted the alert to trigger if CPU was above a certain percent for x consecutive polls. While simulating […]

User Group Meetings and COVID-19

June 1, 2020

As a member of the leadership team of the New England SQL Server User Group (NESQL), my primary responsibility is to schedule speakers ahead of time. With the current pandemic, I am struggling to formulate my email to potential speakers for the year 2020-21. Do I ask them to commit to in-person, virtual, or for […]

Sensitivity Rank in Data Classification

May 27, 2020

Data Discovery & Classification is supported for SQL Server 2012 and later, and can be used with SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 17.5 or later. Starting SSMS 18.5, a new feature called ‘sensitivity rank’ was added in Data Classification. I will show details about the sensitivity rank in this blog post. I want to thank David Trigano, Program […]

SSMS – Notebook as a destination for Generate Scripts wizard

May 18, 2020

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) was released on April 7th, 2020. You can download this latest version from this link. 18.5 is an update to 18.4 with these new items and bug fixes. One of the features added in this release is to select ‘Azure Data Studio‘ Notebook as a destination for Generate Scripts wizard. […]

SSMS Memory Grant Info

May 11, 2020

Over some time, SQL Server Management Studio has expanded memory grant information. Memory grant provides memory grant estimate as well as actual runtime memory grant information. In this blog post, I will explain each element of ‘Memory Grant Info’, so we can get a better understanding of what those numbers mean? I am using this […]


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