You’ll be Reunited with an Old Friend in 2012


I may love a challenge, but I also like things that are quick and easy.

There’s one particular quick and easy feature from SQL Server 2005 which I thought was gone for good.

But there are signs it’s going to return.

Any guesses what I’m talking about?

Nope, it’s not Notification Services. (But that would be kinda funny.)

It’s better.

DBAs Like Data.

If you work with databases, you probably like graphs and trends. You probably enjoy tools that help you analyze the state of a server quickly.

This is why DBAs love the DMVs.

And this is why DBAs will probably also love the….

SQL Server 2012 Performance Dashboard Reports

I spied an announcement for this SQL PASS Session:

I don’t know about you, but I really liked these reports from 2005. They were handy, friendly, and easy to use. And they’re great because they’re accessible, and they lead people into learning more about the DMVs and building their skills for tuning SQL Server.

What Do You Hope is in the 2012 Version?

Were you a fan of the 2005 version of this report? What do you hope is updated or added in the new version?

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6 Comments. Leave new

  • Brett Jacobson
    August 26, 2011 10:08 am

    About freaking time they’re bringing them back! Its almost criminal that they left them out of 2008

  • That´s good news.
    Looking forward to the new Dashboard.
    Maybe there will be extended infos regarding io stall for data files (have to think of Glenn Berry´s Diagnostic queries a lot)

  • Yay Dashboard Reports! My other wish for a 2012 comeback – the 2005 Activity Monitor. The new one isn’t as flexible (can’t move columns around, can’t adjust the size of the columns as much as needed, etc.) and it takes a lot longer to initially load.

  • Yay! I’ve been using the 05′ version in 08 and R2. Good to see a supported version in 2012


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