Starting on December 1st 2011, I will be publishing a series of blog posts that are deep dives into the 'Power Tools' that ship with SQL Server 2012.

The first series will focus on Extended Events (XEvents) which allows the DBA to perform tasks, troubleshoot problems, and understand the internal workings of SQL Server like never before.

This multi-part series will introduce the architecture of XEvents, how all the pieces of the puzzle fit together, and will end with Event Session scripts to solve many common problems.

See you on the first!