SQL Server with Mr. Denny:

October, 2011


October 11, 2011  11:11 PM

SQL PASS Summit Before the Conference Starts



Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL PASS, SQL PASS 2011

The SQL PASS Summit is getting ready to begin.  If you are attending the SQL PASS summit I hope that you have already arrived in Seattle so that you can have some fun tonight at the events before getting started at the conference tomorrow. Things you can look forward to tonight at the PASS...

October 10, 2011  2:00 PM

SSRS runs some crappy queries against the ReportServer Database



Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL PASS, SQL PASS 2011, SQL Server, SSRS

While doing some research for my Half Day SQL PASS Session with Stacia Misner (blog | @staciamisner) I discovered that some of the queries which the SSRS engine runs against the ReportServer database are less than perfect total crap.  My specific...


October 6, 2011  2:00 PM

SQLFun a great way to meet people and make friends



Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL Karaoke, SQL PASS, SQL PASS 2011, SQL Server

The SQL PASS summit is quickly approaching, and with the excitement of large conferences comes the worry of what to do during the week.  How am I going to meet people, what am I going to do after hours or during the day when there is a session that I don't want to attend? This is a question...


October 4, 2011  7:58 PM

New SQL 2008 R2 SP1 trace flag adjusts autostats threshold



Posted by: Denny Cherry
auto-stats, SQL Server, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012, Statistics, Trace Flag

I recently learned about a new trace flag which has been introduced in SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 (and SQL Server "Denali").  This trace flag, number 2371, changes the way that the SQL Server...


October 4, 2011  7:36 PM

Let have lunch and talk storage



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Birds of a Feather, SQL PASS, SQL PASS 2011, SQL Server, Storage

This year at the SQL PASS summit I'm once again taking a lunch table for the Birds of a Feather lunch on Friday.  And even better than last year I don't have a session that I'm presenting right before lunch so I'll actually be there on time (last year I was like 30 minutes late because of Q&A...


October 3, 2011  8:22 PM

Going to the PASS Summit? Better bring those silly little pieces of paper with you.



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Business Cards, CamCard, SQL PASS, SQL PASS 2011

No I'm not talking about something to take notes on during the sessions (you'll want that as well, either paper or digital).  But you'll want to bring some business cards.  Even if you aren't a consultant, business cards are a great way to give someone your contact info so that you can get in...


October 3, 2011  2:00 PM

It’s MVP Award time again



Posted by: Denny Cherry
MVP, SQL Server

Well this weekend was a very stressful weekend for about 764 of the Microsoft MVPs world wide, including myself.  You see this weekend was October 1st which is a Microsoft MVP award day.  This means that these 764 Microsoft MVPs woke up this morning and frantically checked there email looking for...


October 3, 2011  1:00 PM

MVP Deep Dives, get your MVP Deep Dives … and get it signed



Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL PASS, SQL PASS 2011, SQL Server, SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2

For those of you attending the SQL PASS summit, if you are interested in picking up a copy of the second edition of the MVP Deep Dives book you'll have a chance to not only pick it up at the summit, but also get it signed by a large portion of the books authors. There will be two signing...


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