SQL Server with Mr. Denny:

April, 2010


April 29, 2010  11:00 AM

Got some good SWAG for our Next Code Camp

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The nice folks at Tech Target were nice enough to send me some swag to give away during my SoCal Code Camp sessions in June.  They sent some stickers (and who doesn't love free stickers), a few t-shirts and a bunch...

April 26, 2010  11:00 AM

Eval Scores from SSWUG

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For those of you who attended the SSWUG vConference a couple of weeks ago, hopefully you caught my sessions on Day 1.  A good number of the attendees submitted evals, and I figured that I'd go ahead and share the scores with you.


April 22, 2010  9:00 AM

Second Shot vouchers for Microsoft Exams

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For those of you who are interest in getting a second shot voucher from Microsoft, drop me an email mrdenny AT mrdenny.com with the email address that you want the voucher sent to and I'll kick one over to you.  If you want to take more than one certification exam let me know how many you plan on...


April 21, 2010  5:00 PM

Don’t plan on enrolling SQL Express instances in your SQL 2008 R2 multi server management console

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While Microsoft has been telling us over and over how multi-server management will be this great way to manage all your instances, don't plan on managing your SQL Express instances with it.  Multi-Server management will only enroll Web Edition up through the Data Center Edition.  The Express...


April 21, 2010  4:12 PM

Limited SQL Server 2008 R2 Virtualization Support

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As part of the SQL Server 2008 R2 launch it was announced that SQL Server 2008 R2 now supports Hyper-V Live Migration.  However according to MSDN only the Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter editions support Live...


April 21, 2010  3:09 PM

SQL Server 2008 R2 has been Released to Manufacturing

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Microsoft's new database platform SQL Server 2008 R2 has gone RTM.  This means that the code has been locked, and shipped to the DVD pressing company so that they can begin pressing the DVDs. For those looking on MSDN or TechNet to download the RTM version, hold off.  The final version will be...


April 19, 2010  11:00 AM

Hey sysadmins, powerpivot is coming, and it’ll take a lot of disk space.

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So if you haven't heard of PowerPivot yet, it's going to be the next best thing to sliced bread for your business users.  While it'll take a while for most IT shops to get the full Sharepoint & PowerPivot integration setup, PowerPivot will be available to your users within the next few weeks...


April 15, 2010  11:00 AM

Powering up and down a storage array may not be done in the order you think

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Powering up a single server is easy. Turn on the direct attached storage, then turn on the server.  Done.  When powering your storage array down or back up there is quite a bit more to it than that. The proper procedure for powering down your array is:

  1. Power off the...


April 12, 2010  9:00 AM

Man, I really hope this is my last post about plagiarism.

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So there have been a lot of talk recently about plagiarism in our little corner of the Internet.   If you haven't read up on it you can read up here,


April 5, 2010  12:00 PM

Events, events, events. When the hell am I suposed to get work done?

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This week I've got a few speaking events to let everyone know about. On Tuesday April 6th, at 6pm I'll be speaking to the LA C# User Group.  The meeting is held at the Manhattan Beach Library at 1320 Highland Ave in Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.  The group...


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