SQL Server with Mr. Denny:

April, 2012


April 30, 2012  2:00 PM

New SQL Server 2012 Book Published

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One of the many projects which I had the pleasure of working on during the second half of 2011 and the first quarter of 2012 was Wrox's

April 26, 2012  2:00 PM

Securing SQL Server 2nd Edition Coming Soon

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In case you missed my announcement earlier this week over on SecuringSQLServer.com... I'm pleased to be able to announce that the


April 23, 2012  5:25 PM

What’s wrong with the University of Florida?

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This past week the University of Florida decided that they no longer need to teach their customers (let’s be realistic with decisions...


April 23, 2012  2:00 PM

Windows Hot Fix makes SQL 2012 AG’s fail over faster

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

Microsoft has recently released hot fix 388724 under MS KB 2687741 which resolves a performance issue when failing over a SQL Server 2012 Availability Group from one replica to another. The basic jist of the problem is that there was an...


April 19, 2012  2:00 PM

AlwaysOn and your application source code

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

One of the things that people will need to change to their applications when using AlwaysOn under SQL Server 2012 will be that the applications will need to have retry logic added to the application so that if the SQL Server is down that the application can retry the connection. Now this...


April 18, 2012  8:30 AM

Storage and Virtualization in Poland May 24

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Come and join me in Poland, May 24th, 2012 (24-05-2012) at SQL Day 2012.  During this day long session we will be looking at storage and virtualization from a...


April 16, 2012  2:00 PM

SQL Saturday 111 Slide Decks

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I've uploaded my slide decks from SQL Saturday 111. The sessions can be found on the session pages for the two sessions. I gave two sessions at SQL Saturday 111 in Atlanta, GA. The first was


April 12, 2012  2:00 PM

CPU Affinity Mask and virtualizating SQL Servers

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

If you have physical SQL Servers that you plan on moving into a virtual environment you'll want to double check your affinity mask settings before actually moving the machine from a physical server to a VM when using P2V software.  The reason for this is that if the affinity mask is set for...


April 9, 2012  5:06 PM

Upgrading MS Ops Manager & SQL Server

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

Something which has come up when upgrading Microsoft Operations Manager 2007 to 2012 is that there is an extra step which isn't really documented in the Ops Manager upgrade guide.  You see when upgrading from Ops Manager 2007 to 2012 you also need to upgrade the SQL Server to SQL Server 2008 R2 as...


April 4, 2012  2:00 PM

Now is the time to update DR plans

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

Many companies today came pretty close to needing to implement their DR plans yesterday, and many of them probably didn't even realize it.  In case you didn't see what was going on in the Dallas area yesterday there was massive hail and several tornado's toucheing down in the area.  The Dallas...


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