Approximately once a week for the past 3 weeks I have had some issues with performance in sql database that have caused signification problems with the custom winform based editorial tool and/or live site rendering. The primary symptoms have been extreme sluggishness in the tool, the publish process very slow or not moving at all and slow rendering on the live site. When the issues have occurred we have noticed a couple of things on the sql database. The user connections on the database take a significant and fairly sudden jump from about 350 to 2000 or more, the server itself becomes very slow, in 2 of the 3 cases it became totally unresponsive, unable to connect via QA. A sql restart has fixed the problem in all cases. Any suggest to look at appreciated..... We have a custome built CMS winApp to push contents to live site. All contents stored in sql database. But for some reason we have this issue with connetion jump suddenly without any indication.