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Database Servers and Client Tools Survey

Last week I was reminded that opinions are split as to whether or not installing the database client tools (SSMS, Database Control, etc.) onto database servers is a good idea or not.I've worked at companies where the installation of such tools was discouraged. I've also known companies where the installation...

SQL 2012 Database Engine Tuning Advisor: Now With More Plan Cache!

I'm normally not one to advocate the use of the Database Engine Tuning Advisor (DETA), a tool available inside of Microsoft SQL Server. (To be fair, I'm not a fan of the SQL Tuning AdvisorĀ from Oracle, either.) But I recently came across a little nugget of information that I wanted...