Monthly Archives: June 2015

Allow Instant Initialization

Aim: Grant the relevant permissions to the SQL Server service account to allow for Instant Initialization of database files. Instant Initialization allows space to be allocated to database (.mdf) files without first filling that space with zeros. Therefore, creation of databases (especially large ones) is significantly faster, as is the manual or auto-growth of database […]

Kevin Kline

Career and Technical Advice for the IT Professional


Explaining the bits and bytes of SQL Server and Azure

SQL Authority with Pinal Dave

SQL Server Performance Tuning Expert


A blog about PowerShell and general Windows sysadmin stuff

Simon Learning SQL Server

I'm trying to become "better" at SQL Server and data - here's how I'm doing it!