SQL Server with Mr. Denny:

September, 2010

September 30, 2010  11:00 AM

VMware 4.1 VMware Tools upgrade fails

Posted by: Denny Cherry

Just after upgrading our hosts from VMware 4.0 to 4.1 I ran across a little problem.  None of the guest machines could get the VMware tools upgraded automatically.  I had to log into each machine and upgrade the tools (ok I only did 2 or 3 manually).  It turns out that if the VMware tools had...

September 27, 2010  11:00 AM

Slide Deck from my PASS Virtualization VC

Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL Server, Virtual Chapter, Virtualization

Last week I gave a presentation to the PASS Virtualization VC on how to decide if virtualization is a good choice for your SQL Server. Denny

September 23, 2010  11:00 AM

Speaking at the Performance Virtual Chapter in October

Posted by: Denny Cherry
PASS, SQL Server, Webcast

So on October 5th at noon eastern (9am Pacific) I'll be giving a presentation on getting better performance from your storage solution to the SQL PASS Performance Virtual Chapter.  The Live Meeting info isn't up on the site yet, but I'll send something...

September 21, 2010  11:00 AM

Last weeks slide decks

Posted by: Denny Cherry
San Gabriel Valley .NET Users Group, SoCal .NET Architecture User Group, SQL Saturday, SQL Saturday 55, SQL Server

Last week was a very busy week for me presentation wise.  So instead of putting out 4 blog posts, one for each event I waited and put everything in a single deck. On Wednesday at the San Gabriel Valley .NET users group I talked about

September 20, 2010  11:00 AM

Get yourself a discount for SSWUG Virtual Conference

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Discount Code, SQL Server, SSWUG

I've been given a handy discount code for those looking to go to the SSWUG Virtual Conference which is coming up in October (from the 20th to the 22nd), 2010.  The code to enter is F10VCDCherry.  You can enter the code on the

September 15, 2010  11:00 AM

Talking to the SoCal .NET Architecture User Group about SQL Server Basics

Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL Server, Windows 7

Later this week on September 16, 2010 I'll be going and visiting the SoCal .NET Architecture User Group in Santa Ana, CA.  In this presentation we'll be going back to the basics of SQL Server and focusing on the basic T/SQL DML statements, and object creation as without a good foundation to build...

September 14, 2010  11:00 AM

Where can you find me speaking for the rest of the year?

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Connections, PASS, SQL Saturday, SQL Saturday 55, SQL Server, SSWUG

I've got a bunch of sessions planned from now to the rest of the year.  Here's the list of all the events large and small. September 15th - San Gabriel Valley .NET Users Group 16th - 24...

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September 13, 2010  11:00 AM

Get Certified for up to 20% less than normal, and be protected by Second shot.

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Certifications, SQL Server

Prometric and Microsoft are offering a way to get Microsoft Certification vouchers for up to 20% off when you agree to purchase multiple vouchers.  Go to the site, select the link for the number of vouchers you want to buy, and the site...

September 9, 2010  11:00 AM

I’ll be talking about SQL Clusteres to some .NET developers

Posted by: Denny Cherry
In Person Events, SQL Server

Later this month (September 15th to be specific) I'll be speaking at the San Gabriel Valley .NET Users Group.  They've requested that I come in and talk about SQL Server Clustering, which I just happen to have a slide deck about. If you happen to be in the...

September 7, 2010  11:00 AM

I’m looking for your auditing check lists.

Posted by: Denny Cherry

As many people may already know I'm working on a SQL Server security book which is due out Q1 of next year.  One thing which I'm including in the book are check lists that people can follow to help them pass the various audits which we as IT professionals now have to pass.  If you've got a...

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