SQL Server with Mr. Denny:

August, 2011


August 31, 2011  2:00 PM

VMworld Day 2 – Lots of product announcements today

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

So today was day 2 of VMworld 2011 and today was a great day at the conference.  We had a great keynote with some demos which were pretty funny (I really hope that they were supposed to be funny).  Granted I was a little late to the keynote so I missed the first few minutes, but

August 30, 2011  2:00 PM

VMware Day 1

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

Today was day 1 of VMware and I had a blast, even though I was only able to attend for part of the day.  I flew into Vegas this morning instead of spending the night last night.  I didn't hit any sessions today, but I did catch the keynote which was given by Paul Maritz the CEO of VMware. The...


August 25, 2011  11:00 AM

Join Thomas LaRock and I for a little Afternoon Ignite

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

Tom LaRock is starting up a video series for Confio called Afternoon Ignite.  He has asked me to be his first victim guest on the show.  We will be talking about pretty much what ever comes to mind which will probably involve performance tuning,...


August 22, 2011  2:00 PM

There’s a little something to keep in mind when restoring a SQL replication publisher

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

So the other day I had to restore the SQL Server replication publisher.  When I restored it I made sure to use the KEEP_REPLICATION option on the restore (also available in the SSMS UI) so replication should come back online.  However when I restarted the log reader I the following error...


August 19, 2011  6:39 PM

Things that PASS first timers really need to know webcast

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

As the SQL PASS summit is a big confusing event for people attending the summit for the first time, I'm taking it upon myself to do something about this. On Tuesday September 6th, 2011 at 10am Pacific Time (1pm Eastern, 5pm GMT) I will be putting on a webcast to give first timers (and people...


August 18, 2011  4:30 PM

When working with SQL in a cluster, the account rights on both nodes of the cluster need to be the same

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

Recently I was working with a clients SQL Server cluster.  The managed service provide had installed some Windows patches causing the SQL Cluster to fail over to the other node.  No big deal, everything appeared to be working as normal.

After a couple of days we noticed...


August 11, 2011  3:00 PM

My new storage blog on sqlmag.com

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

I'm very please to tell you all about my new storage blog on sqlmag.com titled "Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems".  On this new blog (there's just the one post for now, but that...


August 9, 2011  10:56 PM

Slide deck from NETDA User Group

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

Last night the NETDA User Group in Redmond was night enough to ask me to present to their group while I was up here this week.  It was great talking to the group, and it was great giving a presentation at the Microsoft Corporate office. As promised here's the


August 8, 2011  2:00 PM

Now is a good time to start planning your 2012 conference schedule.

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

The 2011 conference season is starting to come to a close.  There are only a few large conferences left such as VM World, SQL PASS, and Dev Connections.  Many people are currently working with their bosses to get sent to these conferences. However while going through these conversations here's...


August 5, 2011  8:49 PM

Using SQL Server “Denali”? Want to be interviewed for an article?

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

Have you been using SQL Server "Denali" and want to get your voice heard?  Now's your chance.  Tech Target is looking for SQL Server "Denali" users (either CTP 1 or CTP 3) to interview for an article that they are working on about SQL Server "Denali". To get your voice heard contact Jason...


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