Archive for January 5th, 2009

Intro to Extended Events January 5th, 2009

Vinod Kumar

For me there are tons and tons of new additions to SQL Server 2008 and one feature that caught my attention was Extended Events. I just wrote an intro article to extended events which you can take a look at my webspace here. It is not exhaustive but gives you a good start to get started with xEvents. Feel free to drop your comments if any.

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To ISNULL or COALESCE January 5th, 2009

Vinod Kumar

Found this neat post from the SQL Tips and Tricks teams on the fundamental differences of ISNULL and COALESCE functions. I am sure you will want to be careful of the pitfalls on each of these implementations.

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