SQL Server with Mr. Denny:

December, 2011


December 30, 2011  2:00 PM

Have a great New Years

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It's December 30th.  Who the hell wants to read technical blogs today.  God knows I sure don't want to write one. So I'm going to finish what...

December 28, 2011  2:00 PM

Just a few days left to rack up tax deductions

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There's only a few days left in 2011, which means that there is only a few days left to rack up tax...


December 27, 2011  2:00 PM

Back To Basics: Why isn’t maintenace automatic?

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One of the questions which I see pop up from time to time (especially when I used to work for a VAR that...


December 22, 2011  2:00 PM

Fragmentation may cause corruption

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Let me start this off by saying that I chose the title of this blog post very carefully.  You'll note that it says "fragmentation may cause corruption" not that it will cause corruption, so before you go saying "Denny says that if you have any fragmentation of the database it'll become...


December 20, 2011  2:00 PM

Me, Sean and Jen all talking politics & more

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So last weekend I had the chance to fly over to Dallas and hang with Sean and Jen McCown (the Mignight DBAs) and be the guest on their web show all live and in person for the...


December 19, 2011  7:36 PM

Look out SQL Bits, here I come!

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That's right, I'm headed out to the SQL Bits conference in London, England.  Apparently I've been on my best behavior this year, because the guys at SQL Bits have even selected me to deliver a pre-con on the Training Day. My...


December 19, 2011  2:00 PM

2011 Blog Post Wrap Up

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With the end of 2011 quickly approaching, I decided to throw all the stats from this blog into Excel so I can see what the most popular blog posts that I've written are.  The results are pretty interesting and provide a bit of a view into what people are reading on my blog over the course of the...


December 15, 2011  2:00 PM

3rd Party Performance Monitoring Tools & CXPACKET

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There are lots of great 3rd party monitoring tools on the market from a variety of vendors.  I want...


December 12, 2011  2:00 PM

Fixing Performance in Vendor Apps

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Lots of people out there manage 3rd party vendor apps.  However as anyone who has managed a vendor app can tell you, you don't really manage the app.  You simply backup the vendor database (assuming that they allow you to backup the database) and call the vendor when there are performance...


December 8, 2011  8:43 PM

TweetDeck 1.0 has been released.

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Yep, Twitter (who now owns TweetDeck) have released v1 of TweetDeck.  My first impression is "Don't do it, it's a trap".  At first I...


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