Using SQL Server Extended Events

Discussions, examples and general news about SQL Server Extended Events from the team that built it.

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  • Blog Post: Introducing the Extended Events Object Model

    The primary focus we’ve had for Extended Events in SQL Server codenamed “Denali” is to offer a better user experience by providing options for working with the system beyond DDL. One of those options is the availability of a managed code object model. In this post I’ll describe the object model and it...
  • Blog Post: Migrating from SQL Trace to Extended Events

    In SQL Server codenamed “Denali” we are moving our diagnostic tracing capabilities forward by building a system on top of Extended Events. With every new system you face the specter of migration which is always a bit of a hassle. I’m obviously motivated to see everyone move their diagnostic tracing systems...
  • Blog Post: Session memory – who’s this guy named Max and what’s he doing with my memory?

    SQL Server MVP Jonathan Kehayias ( blog ) emailed me a question last week when he noticed that the total memory used by the buffers for an event session was larger than the value he specified for the MAX_MEMORY option in the CREATE EVENT SESSION DDL. The answer here seems like an excellent subject for...
  • Blog Post: What’s new for Extended Events in SQL Server code-named “Denali” CTP1

    I’ve been generally lax about posting new stuff to the blog for the last several months, and I’m particularly behind in posting an update about what you’ll see in Denali CTP1 that is new for Extended Events. My only excuse is that we’ve been hard at work on the advancements that will be in the next CTP...
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