SQL Server with Mr. Denny:

October, 2010


October 29, 2010  2:37 PM

Crap, I have to be awake and semi-sober every morning at PASS.

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Blog, In Person Events, SQL PASS

October 28, 2010  11:00 AM

Interview video on FaceBook

Posted by: Denny Cherry
SSWUG, Video

A little while ago I went to the SSWUG office and recorded some sessions for the upcoming SSWUG vConference.  One additional thing which I recorded was a short little interview video which they've already got posted up

October 25, 2010  11:00 AM

Being a great DBA means knowing more than just SQL Server

Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL Server, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7

Sometimes a project comes around that requires knowledge beyond the normal SQL Server knowledge. This is where having the extra knowledge can really make you standout.  Recently I was talking to Allen Kinsel (blog |

October 21, 2010  11:00 AM

Web based MeetUp on 10/26

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Data Encryption, Encryption, In Person Events, SQL Server

On Tuesday October 26, 2010 at 6:30pm (pacific time) I'll be speaking at a Meet Up in Irvine, CA at the WorkBridge Associates offices (where I was originally going to be speaking this week.  Because I'm going to be in Atlanta, GA next week instead of presenting from Irvine, I'll be presenting over...

October 20, 2010  4:33 AM

This weeks Meet Up in Irvine was rescheduled

Posted by: Denny Cherry
In Person Events

Sorry if you didn't get the word, I thought that I had put out a post about it, but this weeks Meet UP that I was going to speak at was rescheduled for Next week.  Same time, same place; at least for you.  I'll be in Atlanta, so I'll be giving the session via Live Meeting.  The host company will...

October 18, 2010  11:00 AM

Installing Cisco Fabric Manager on Windows 7 x64

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Storage, Windows 7

So you want to install Cisco Fabric Manager and/or Cisco Device Manager on a Windows 7 x64 computer.  Awesome, good for you.  Unfortunately like x64 VPN Cisco has in their infinite wisdom not released an x64 version of the Fabric Manger or Device Manager.  This makes installing under x64 a lot...

October 14, 2010  11:00 AM

Where did my Default GateWay go?

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Networking, Windows 2008

Apparently some people (myself included) have reported that Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 are loosing their default gateway settings after installing Service Pack 2 onto the machine.  The basic symptom is that after putting in the default gateway everything works fine, until you reboot. ...

October 11, 2010  11:00 AM

Using the wrong data type can have same major problems.

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Data Types, SQL Server

Apparently this weekend a small company which does something very important discovered the upper bounds of the INT datatype (or the equivalent in what ever database platform they are using).  This makes it very clear that whoever designed the database for them...

October 7, 2010  11:00 AM

Are you going to SQL Connections? Better sign up soon.

Posted by: Denny Cherry
In Person Events, PASS, SQL Server

This year I've got the pleasure of being accepted as a speaker at the SQL Connections conference in Las Vegas, NV the first week of November. 

October 4, 2010  11:00 AM

Speaking at Microsoft User Group in Irvine, CA

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Encryption, SQL Server

Workbridge Associates is starting a new Microsoft Users Group which will be meeting at their offices in Irvine, CA on October 19th, 2010.  I've been asked to be the speaker at the first meeting, and since I've got sucker written on my forehead I've accepted. As this is a new User Group, I'm...


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