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Invitation to T-SQL Tuesday #66: Monitoring

T-SQL TuesdayWelcome to T-SQL Tuesday #66! My name is Cathrine Wilhelmsen (@cathrinew) and I’m very happy to be your host for the T-SQL Tuesday coming up on May 12th.

Much Monitoring in the Month of May
The topic of the month is monitoring. We all monitor something while working with SQL Server: Maybe you’re a DBA who monitors database performance, an SSIS developer who monitors job and package execution, an application developer who monitors queries or a BI analyst who monitors report usage? Do you use T-SQL or PowerShell scripts? Have you created your own monitoring reports or applications? Have you invested in a complete monitoring solution from a vendor? What is monitored manually and what is automated with alerts? If a brand new SQL Server professional in your role asks you for advice, what do you say is the number one most important thing to monitor? Have you ever stayed awake for a week solving a problem that could have been avoided with proper monitoring? Did you implement a monitoring solution that saved your company?

Be creative! There are so many topics to choose from, and you can of course write about anything you want as long as it is related to SQL Server and monitoring. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to SQL Server or have decades of experience, whether your blog post is short or long, an introduction or a deep dive, if you include scripts or screen shots… Just join the party and have fun while you share your knowledge. (And if you joined the #SQLNewBlogger challenge in April, this is a great way to keep blogging!)

What is this T-SQL Tuesday thing?
T-SQL Tuesday is a monthly blog party started by Adam Machanic (@AdamMachanic) back in 2009. The concept is simple: The host of the month picks a SQL-related topic and writes an invitation on the first Tuesday of the month. All bloggers are welcome to join in, they have one week to write a blog post about the chosen topic and publish their post on the second Tuesday of the month. The host then writes a summary of all the participating blog posts.

How do I participate?

  1. Write a blog post about Monitoring
  2. Include the T-SQL Tuesday logo and link it back to this invitation blog post
  3. Publish your blog post on Tuesday, May 12th between 00:00 and 23:59 GMT
  4. Leave a reply below with the URL to your blog post (if you don’t see a pingback to it)
  5. Tweet about your blog post using the #tsql2sday hashtag (and if you really want to make sure I see your post you can also add my Twitter handle @cathrinew)

That’s it! I can’t wait to read your blog posts and learn something new :) Ready… set… blog!

About the Author

Cathrine Wilhelmsen is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, BimlHero Certified Expert, international speaker, author, blogger, and chronic volunteer. She loves data and coding, as well as teaching and sharing knowledge - oh, and sci-fi, chocolate, coffee, and cats :)


Hi! This is Cathrine. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I'd love to hear your thoughts, but please keep in mind that I'm not technical support for any products mentioned in this post :) Off-topic questions, comments and discussions may be moderated. Be kind to each other. Thanks!

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Tuesday morning, starting my machine and doing this -> CTRL + V -> :)

Thanks for hosting this month Cathrine!

Thanks Cathrine!

My colleague Jason Hall has posted an entry:

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Thanks Cathrine!

Thanks for hosting this month Cathrine!

My post can be found here:

And another colleague, Lori Edwards, has an entry as well:

My blogpost: – Thanks very much Cathrine!

Dang — missed this months challenge, have a great topic too. Who is hosting next month?

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Here is my contribution…

My latest contribution so far. I was starting to wonder if I would get it done in time :)

Here is my contribution:

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Man, timing! This gave me the push to finish my documentation and uploading of scripts. Thanks for hosting!

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Hi, Catherine! Thanks for hosting! Awesome topic! Fashionably late. Next time I will “Monitor” more closely :-) I couldn’t miss out on a topic so near and dear…..
here’s my post:

My pingback doesn’t appear to have worked, oh well! Here’s my humble offering from yesterday, thanks for hosting Cathrine –

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Hi! This is Cathrine (again). Just a reminder. I'd love to hear your thoughts, but please keep in mind that I'm not technical support for any products mentioned in this post :) Off-topic questions, comments and discussions may be moderated. Be kind to each other. Thanks!

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