Be Cautious Offering Guidance

Azure, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2014, TSQL
Guidance is hard. Seriously, you'd think it would be easy. You'd think you say things like, don't shrink your database, most tables should have a clustered index, never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line, don't mix sharks and tornados, and that would be it. You'd be done. But it's not that easy. Even worse, it's SHOCKINGLY easy to get stuff wrong. An example. I was looking at information over at Microsoft Developers Network (MSDN) in the SQL Server Books Online. I was reading through information about wait types when I found this little beauty: Occurs when trying to synchronize the query processor exchange iterator. Know what that is? Yeah, OK, a few of you who memorize wait stats do (shut up Tom), but most of us…
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