One of the things I haven’t gotten around to blogging about yet is how to utilize Data Collector to capture data from event sessions. Raoul Illyes (blog) has relieved me of that duty by posting an article demonstrating how to use Data Collector to pull data out of the system_health event session.
You can find Raoul’s post here. Thanks Raoul!
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The SQL Server Extended Events team at Microsoft is responsible for the care and feeding of the Extended Events infrastructure. Extended Events was introduced in SQL Server 2008 and supports generic eventing within SQL Server. Currently Extended Events is used for diagnostic tracing and as one of the technologies underlying SQL Server Audit.