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SQL Server: Uncover Hidden Data to Optimize Application Performance

Posted By:      Posted Date: August 21, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net

SQL Server 2005 gathers a lot of useful data that you can use to identify areas where database performance can be improved. Here's what you need to improve performance.

Ian Stirk

MSDN Magazine January 2008

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