SQL Server with Mr. Denny:

October, 2008


October 30, 2008  4:53 AM

VMware Windows XP x64 LSI Driver

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

So yesterday I was asked to setup a few x64 workstations on our ESX server. The Vista x64 machines detected the LSI controller no problem, but the Windows XP machines couldn't find the controller, and the drivers that VMware included with ESX (3.0.2) were x86 only drivers.

October 29, 2008  6:50 PM

Join Jason Hall and Myself as we talk about finding out how healthy your SQL Server Enterprise is

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Tomorrow morning at 8am Pacific / 11am Eastern / 4pm London Jason Hall and myself will be talking about how to find out how healthy your SQL Server Enterprise is using both the native tools as well as Quest Software's Spotlight On SQL Server Enterprise.

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October 28, 2008  12:57 AM

New SQL Server Wiki Launching Today

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Today is the unofficial launch of the new SQLServerPedia.com Wiki.  The official launch for the wiki is during PASS, so you have to go...


October 27, 2008  12:46 AM

I’ve finally found myself an offline editor that I like

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

I've finally found an offline blog post editor which I like. With all the traveling that I've been doing recently its very handy to be able to edit them offline so that I don't have to pay for internet access at airports. It also lets me blog while on an airplane without having them write them in...


October 25, 2008  11:00 AM

Slide Decks and Sample Code for SoCal Code Camp at USC

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Here are the slide decks and sample code from my sessions at this weekends SoCal code camp.

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October 22, 2008  11:10 AM

Should I ask my boss to send me to PASS?

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

I would say that yes you should. The PASS summit is an excellent learning opportunity that simply shouldn't be missed if you can't avoid it. No matter how much you think you know about SQL Server, there is always more to learn. I tend to think I know quite a bit about SQL Server and I enjoy...


October 20, 2008  11:05 AM

Thank you Orange County SQL Server Users Group

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
SQL

I'd like to thank the Orange County SQL Server Users Group for having me come and speak at their meeting last week.  I had a great time speaking with everyone, and there were a lot of good questions. If you didn't have a chance to download the slide deck you can download it

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October 16, 2008  11:00 AM

Handy Query to look at amount of data in Buffer Cache

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
SQL

Here's a handy query which I've written which I've used to see how much of each table is loaded into the SQL Server Buffer Cache.  It shows you how much data is in memory, how much space is used on disk, and the percentage of data in memory compared to the amount of data on disk. SELECT...


October 15, 2008  7:07 AM

Attending PASS 2008? Want a free MCP exam?

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
SQL

Microsoft and PASS have announced that you can take a free Microsoft Certification exam.  Visit the

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October 13, 2008  11:01 AM

Why is my SELECT COUNT(*) running so slow?

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
SQL

Take a look at the execution plan for your query. You'll notice that the query is doing an Index Scan (or a table...


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