I wanted to post a quick blog about a new whitepaper from Microsoft.

Introduced in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition, the online index feature provides a powerful way to perform maintenance operations such as rebuilding or creating indexes in a production system without sacrificing DML concurrency. Users are not blocked from querying and updating the underlying table during the index operation.

This white paper is targeted to database administrators who want to use the online index feature of SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition to increase server availability in their production environment and need to understand the advantages and disadvantages of using this feature.

You can read about it here.

Posted By:       Sanchan Saxena