SQL Server with Mr. Denny:

April, 2009

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April 28, 2009  4:51 AM

Why should the DBA care about Network Firewalls?

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

All to often I see people online asking some sort of question about connecting to their CoLo'ed SQL Server and they connect directly over the Internet.  This is nuts people.  If you can access your SQL Server via Management Studio from anywhere on the Internet so can people who would love to...

April 26, 2009  5:29 AM

SQL Server Standard Edition getting Lock Pages in Memory

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and 2008 Standard edition will be getting the Lock Pages in Memory feature that SQL Server Enterprise Edition has had starting in SQL Server 2005.  This was announced by Bob Ward via the


April 23, 2009  11:00 AM

New SQL Server 2008 MCTS Certification Book

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

There's a new SQL Server 2008 MCTS Certification book on the market.  It is "The Real MCTS SQL Server 2008 Exam 70-432 Database Implementation and...

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April 20, 2009  11:00 AM

Yes DBAs you really do have to deal with licensing

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
SQL Server, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2014, SQL Server licensing

Probably one of the least fun things about being a DBA is having to deal with the licensing of SQL Server. Continued »


April 16, 2009  11:00 AM

Setting up Visual Studio 2005 to use more than 2 Gigs of RAM

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

One of my developers came to me asking me to add more RAM to the c++ build server.  However the machine was already at 2 Gigs so I wasn't sure if adding more RAM wouldn't help.  Turns out that VS 2005 doesn't support AWE so adding more RAM wasn't going to be of much help.  Until I found a post...


April 13, 2009  11:00 AM

Datacenter Migration In Progress

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

For those of you who know me, or have heard me talk at a Code Camp in the last year, you've heard me talk about a data center migration that I want to do from Rackspace in Texas to our own equipment in the LA area.  Well that day has finely come. Our current environment has served us well, but...


April 6, 2009  11:00 AM

My take on databases in the Cloud

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

I haven't made a decision on putting databases in the cloud.  I think Amazon and now Microsoft have the write idea for cloud databases.  Give people lots of options, use named value pars (AmazonDB or the old school Azure database) when it makes sence and use full blown RDBMS when it makes...


April 2, 2009  11:00 AM

Me and Twitter

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

Personally I don't get most of the social networking sites / products / whatever you want to call them. Continued »


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