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Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Unleashed by Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul T. Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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What’s New in Monitoring SQL Server Performance

Performance tuning and troubleshooting are time-consuming tasks for the administrator. To help provide insights quickly into performance issues, SQL Server 2012 provides some new and enhanced features for monitoring SQL Server performance.

Extended Events were introduced in SQL Server 2008 as a lightweight mechanism that supports capturing, filtering, and acting on events generated by the server process. Extended Events provide a flexible and powerful way to provide a low granular level of information about the server system. Unfortunately, as powerful as they were, there was no interface for creating, managing, and viewing Extended Events; it was all done using T-SQL commands, making them somewhat ...

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