Welcome to the SQL Server with Mr. Denny.  I am Denny Cherry (mrdenny on the net) and I’ll be your guide on this page about Microsoft SQL Server (as well as a few other things).

I have been working in IT for about 15 years now, with the last 12 working on Microsoft SQL Server.  I have worked at small shops with just a few SQL Servers to large shops running hundreds of SQL Servers with over half a billion transactions per second through out the farm.  This experience with such large databases give me a fairly unique understanding of how SQL Server works under such a high load.

Currently I am an independent consultant who works with Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware vSphere and Enterprise Class storage (as well as lots of other stuff that I won’t bother to name here).  In addition to consulting I’ve speak regularly at a variety of conferences including the SQL PASS Summit, Microsoft TechEd North America, Microsoft TechEd Europe, Dev Connections and several smaller events around the world including various SQL Saturdays.  Follow my blog post for updated information about where and when I’ll be presenting.

While I do consider myself knowledgeable about SQL Server I am always learning more about SQL Server.  In the last few releases the SQL Server product has grown dramatically which has drastically increased the learning curve for newcomers.  Through this blog I hope to share the information which I have learned and employee in my daily work in the hopes of saving others some of the same headaches which I have had to deal with in the past.

You can find some of my writings posted on SearchSQLServer.com where in addition to posting tips and articles I also answer questions as a site expert.  In addition you can find me over on Tek-Tips and the IT Knowledge Exchange as well as a few other haunts.

For the three of you reading this who are impressed by Microsoft Certifications I currently hold:

  • MCSA – Windows 2003 Server
  • MCDBA – SQL Server 2000
  • MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist)
    • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007: Configuration
    • Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: Configuration
    • SQL Server 2005
    • Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005, Business Intelligence Development
    • SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance
    • SQL Server 2008, Database Development
    • SQL Server 2008, Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance
  • MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT Professional)
    • Database Administration
    • Database Development
    • Business Intelligence Developer
    • Database Administrator 2008
    • Database Developer 2008
    • Business Intelligence Developer 2008
  • MCM (Microsoft Certified Master)
    • SQL Server 2008
  • MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer)

In addition to all these certifications I’m also a Microsoft MVP for the SQL Server product as well as a VMware vExpert.


I hope that you find this blog useful.  If you have questions about the topics which I write about I’ll have comments enabled and will reply to questions and comments as quickly as I can.

If you have questions for me feel free to leave me a note here on my blog as a comment, or you can email me at mrdenny AT mrdenny DOT com.

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