SQL Server with Mr. Denny:

January, 2009


January 18, 2009  1:04 PM

January 2009 Code Camp Presentations



Posted by: Denny Cherry
In Person Events, Index Performance, Service Broker, SoCal Code Camp

With the SoCal Code Camp this weekend, I've managed to get my slide decks put together early enough to get them posted well in advance this time. Continued »

January 15, 2009  11:00 AM

Reading the Error Messages is key



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Error Message, Tech support

I have a gripe that I need to air. I can't stress this enough.  Actually reading the error messages when there is a problem is key to solving the problems. Most of the time (I admit, not all the time) SQL Server will give you some very useful information about what to do next.


January 15, 2009  10:06 AM

Windows 7 and Cisco VPN Software



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Cisco VPN, Windows 7

We use Cisco VPN Software to access the office from home, Starbucks, etc. There are several threads on the subject on the net (I used this one).  There are a couple of workarounds which...


January 15, 2009  3:47 AM

My first day with Windows 7



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Cisco VPN, RDP, Windows 7

Today was my first day using Windows 7 as my primary OS.  I took the time this afternoon to install Windows 7 and start getting everything set back up. Continued »


January 12, 2009  11:00 AM

Phishers Are Going After Twitter



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Phishing, Twitter

Apparently Twitter has officially gone mainstream. Why do I say officially when they are been around for years and have over a Billion tweets?  Because phishers...


January 10, 2009  3:06 AM

Standalone SQL Agent Progress Update 1/9/08



Posted by: Denny Cherry

I've reached a milestone of sorts in the development process which I'd like to share. Continued »


January 9, 2009  1:05 AM

I was bouncing around the net, and found Wordle.net



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Denis Gobo, Michelle Ufford, Twitter, Wordle

Wordle.net creates word maps of all the words on a website.  So I fed it my blog and came up with this.

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January 8, 2009  10:10 PM

My Windows 7 Install Experience



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Installation, Video, Windows 7

Those of us with MSDN or TechNet accounts got access to the new Windows 7 build last night.  So I had my work PC spend the night downloading it, and spent this afternoon installing it today under VMware ESX.  I've recorded the install for posterity.  I paused the recording during the borring...


January 8, 2009  12:00 AM

Do your servers take for ever to reboot?



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Microsoft Windows

One company I worked at the newer SQL Servers started taking forever to reboot the OS. The older servers didn't take all that long. It finely dawned on us one day what it was.

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January 7, 2009  11:27 PM

Installing SQL Server 2005 SP3 or SQL Server 2008 on XP Prep SP3 can cause Bug Check



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Bug Check, Microsoft CSS, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008

The SQL Server CSS team has just posted a


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