Unconscious Bias

This article helps to unearth a cultural issue that each individual needs to address on a personal level. Bias is an enemy to productive conversation.

Disappearing Data Files

This article has just shared the power of XEvents and yet another use in helping to audit the database environment for changes. Not only do we have this powerful tool at our disposal for troubleshooting, but it is there for use as an audit tool as well as to help us create an RCA when needed.  

Extended Events Gets a New Home

One of the most versatile and awesome power tools given to SQL Server now has a new home! This new home will serve as a fabulous repository of extensive resources and articles on the XEvents feature.

Audit Logons with Extended Events

This article shows how to audit the logon events for SQL Server 2012 and beyond through the use of XEvents.

Collation Conflict with Extended Events

The default collation for SQL Server is a pretty bad idea. Sure, it works but so does SQL Server 7. When you have the opportunity to update to more current technologies, it is a good idea. Sometimes though, that upgrade can come with some pain. This article shows how to alleviate one such pain point by fixing problems related to collation conflicts and XE.

Window Shopping the Query Store with XEvents

This article has just shared multiple tools to help you become more acquainted with the Query Store! This acquaintance is coming via an extremely powerful tool called Extended Events. Through the use of these two sessions and two additional scripts, this article demonstrates how to become more familiar with the internals for QDS.

Trace Query in Extended Events

The ability to quickly and easily trace a query is important to database professionals. This script provides one useful alternative to trace a specific spid similar to the method of using the context menu to create the trace within SSMS and Profiler.

PowerShell to Backup XE Session

Working with Extended Events will help you become a better DBA. Working with PoSh can also help you in many various tasks to become a better DBA. Combine the two and you just might have a super weapon.

Creative XE Sessions – Funky Data

Playing around with emojis in a database is a fun endeavor. Not only is it fun to play with for personal growth, but it does have some business advantages.

Creative Extended Event Sessions

A picture is worth a thousand words, right? Sometimes, a picture for an event session just may be able to say it better than 50-60 letters used to try and describe the session.