SQL Server with Mr. Denny:

March, 2009

March 31, 2009  7:43 PM

Attn People doing business in California, Sales tax goes up tomorrow

Posted by: Denny Cherry
California, Sales Tax

If your company does business in the state of California then don't forget to change the sales tax rate in your shopping carts tomorrow. That's right, tomorrow the state of California will be playing the worlds worst April Fools Day prank.  We will be increasing our state sales tax by 1%...

March 30, 2009  7:45 PM

SQL 2008 Clusters require treaking to make SQL Dumpter work

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Microsoft CSS, SQL Dumper, SQL Server 2008

If you don't already read the CSS teams blog, I suggest that you do.  A little while ago they posted a blog post about how the

March 30, 2009  5:27 PM

Article: Testing a SQL Server environment before an upgrade

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Article, SearchSQLServer.com, Testing, Upgrading

I just published another article up on SearchSQLServer.com.  This one is entitled Testing a SQL Server environment before an...

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March 30, 2009  5:01 AM

Did you know?

Posted by: Denny Cherry
2020 Vision, Did You Know, Karl Fisch, Social Commentary, What If

Hopefully you have seen one of the "Did you know" videos that are on the web.  If you haven't I highly recommend that you do.  I've included the four versions which I've found below. I've found these videos quite interesting to watch, especially as you watch the different versions and see the...

March 29, 2009  12:05 AM

Viewing the domain groups that are used to get into SQL

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Extended Stored Procedure, Linchi Shea, T/SQL, xp_logininfo

Last week Linchi Shea wrote a posted a blog entry entitled "How does that AD user...

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March 27, 2009  3:04 AM

Making SSMS Beep

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Colin Stasiuk, EarthLink, Ping, SQL Server Management Studio

Today I read a post from my good friend Colin Stasiuk (aka @BenchmarkIT) where he talked about

March 26, 2009  3:00 AM

So really, how many clustered indexes can I create on a table?

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Clustered Index, Index

This used to be a very easy question to answer as the answer was 1. However these days, with some creativity you can get some extra ones.

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March 21, 2009  11:26 PM

What does the community want to see at PASS?

Posted by: Denny Cherry
In Person Events, PASS

So, as you may have heard the SQL PASS 2009 Call for Speakers has gone out.  I've submitted a couple of sessions already, but I was hoping to get some feedback from the community at large about what you think I should submit topics on. I've submitted a couple of SQL Service Broker sessions, as...

March 17, 2009  10:50 PM

Slide Decks and Sample code from Quest Day with the Experts

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Brent Ozar, In Person Events, Quest Software, Service Broker, SQLServerPedia.com

The slide decks and sample code that Brent and I presented with have been uploaded.  The recordings have to be...

March 17, 2009  11:00 AM

Slide Deck for LA SQL User Group Meeting

Posted by: Denny Cherry
In Person Events, LA SQL User Group

For anyone that will be attending this weeks LA SQL User Group Meeting over at UCLA, here is the slide deck that I'll be presenting from.  Feel free to check...

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