SQL Server with Mr. Denny:

July, 2010

July 29, 2010  11:00 AM

Running a query against multiple servers at one

Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server Management Studio

So you've got a bunch of machines that you want to run a quick query against.  SQL Server 2008's Management Studio gives you a quick and easy.  Open up the Registered Servers in Management Studio and select a group of servers.  Then right click on the group and click on the "New Query"...

July 25, 2010  2:59 AM

Sometimes you just get amazed by the responce

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Arnie Rowland, Community, MSDN

So a couple of weeks ago Arnie Rowland started a project to give away a couple of MSDN licenses and some other goodies to some

July 22, 2010  12:00 PM

Get some storage and virtuilization training, and walk away with an XBox 360

Posted by: Denny Cherry
In Person Events, SQL Server, Storage, Virtualization

On Monday August 9th, 2010 at the Microsoft Office in Irvine, CA I'll be leading up an all day "Storage and Virtualization for the DBA" training session.  In addition to a great day of training, one lucky attendee will walk away with a...

July 22, 2010  11:00 AM

How to actually get KMS working in the real world.

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Windows 2008

If you don't know what KMS is, it's the nightmare that Microsoft has unleashed upon the Windows Admins of the world since the release of Windows 2008 R1.  In the good old days you stuck the Windows license key on the server and it connected to Microsoft to validate the license.  Apparently that...

July 19, 2010  11:00 AM

Quest’s virtual SQL Server training conference

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Brent Ozar, Buck Woody, Kevin Kline

Register for Quest's virtual SQL Server training conference. Sign up today to get free education-right from the convenience of your desk. SQL Server experts Kevin Kline, Brent Ozar and Microsoft...

July 16, 2010  12:47 AM

Free preview presentation of my Storage and Virtualization for the DBA precon

Posted by: Denny Cherry
In Person Events, Storage, Virtualization

So on Monday August 9th, 2010 I'll be giving a preview presentation of my Storage and Virtualization for the DBA precon.  Basically I want to give the presentation in front of a live audience before I go to PASS and have people pay to...

July 14, 2010  11:00 AM

While you don’t get a ‘Free Lunch’, you can do some good work with some great stuff.

Posted by: Denny Cherry

For those that were wondering what I did with my third MSDN license, I've donated it to a project that Arnie...

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July 13, 2010  11:00 AM

Gettin’ Schooled #TSQL2sDay

Posted by: Denny Cherry

This months T/SQL Tuesday topic is about learning and teaching.  It's been a while since I've written one of these, so I decided that this was a good one to try and get...

July 12, 2010  11:00 AM

Spin, spin, spin, it’s all about the spin

Posted by: Denny Cherry
NetApp, Storage

So I recently got an email from my NetApp sales rep telling me how awesome the Flash Cache is on the NetApp arrays.  The email was really short and to the point.

Not sure if you've heard about how we're leveraging cache to augment storage performance. Here's a recent...

July 8, 2010  11:00 AM

So what’s up with this storage array that doesn’t use any sort of RAID?

Posted by: Denny Cherry
IBM, Storage

So a few years ago a new Storage concept was introduced to market.  That platform is know known as the IBM XIV platform. What makes this system so different from every other storage platform on the market is that the system doesn't have any hardware level RAID like a traditional storage array...

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