SQL Server with Mr. Denny:

November, 2010


November 9, 2010  4:33 PM

SQL PASS 2010 Day 0



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

Yesterday was my first day at the SQL PASS summit.  Normally I don’t have anything official to do on that day, however this year was different.  This year I was allow to present a pre-con at the summit.  The pre-con was a heck of a lot of work to put together, but it was a heck...

November 5, 2010  4:04 AM

Dev Connections was a blast



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Dev Connections, SQL PASS

This week was my first dev connections conference.  The conference was a bit bigger than I thought it would be, and I had a blast.  The couple of sessions that I went to where excellent, but I wouldn't expect much else from Paul Randal (Blog |


November 4, 2010  11:00 AM

VMware 4.1 has some “great” security “features” when you upgrade



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Permissions, VMware

So after I upgraded from VMware's vSphere 4.0 to 4.1 I ran across an awesome "feature".  Apparently for security purposes VMware's vSphere decided that after the upgrade no one can log into the server except for root, and the vpxuser (the account that the vCenter server uses to log into the...


November 1, 2010  11:00 AM

What a difference a temp table makes over a table variable



Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL Server, Statistics, Table Variables, Temp Tables

I was working on performance tuning the data deletion process that I use to remove data from our database.  We delete massive amounts of data on a daily basis, so our data deletion process is pretty important to us.  As we've grown our customer base the amount of data to be deleted every day has...


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