SQL Server with Mr. Denny:


August 9, 2012  2:00 PM

Second Edition of Securing SQL Server now longer available for pre-order. It’s Shipping! (repost)

Posted by: Denny Cherry
AlwaysOn, Availability Groups, Azure, Data Loss, Data Security, Database Administration, Database security, Microsoft Windows, Security, SQL, SQL Server, SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012, Storage

In case you missed the blog post over on securingsqlserver.com, I wanted to repost it here... I'm afraid that I've got some bad news.  You can no longer pre-order

August 6, 2012  10:00 AM

Vendor Apps and AlwaysOn Availability Groups

Posted by: Denny Cherry
AlwaysOn, Availability Groups, Database, Microsoft Cluster Service, MSCS, SQL Server, SQL Server 2012, SSMS

By now hopefully everyone knows about AlwaysOn Availability Groups in SQL Server 2012 and the high availability options that they provide to databases.  One problem with AlwaysOn Availability Groups when combined with third party applications is that the third party application may configure the...

July 23, 2012  2:00 PM

SQL Saturday 147 Precon (#sqlsat147)

Posted by: Denny Cherry
AlwaysOn, Availability Groups, SQL PASS, SQL PASS 2012, SQL Saturday, SQL Saturday 147, SQL Server

If you are planning on attending SQL Saturday 147 down in Recife Brazil you would check out my pre-con session being held on August 24th.  In this session I'll be talking about all of the High Availability options which are available for SQL Server...

June 19, 2012  2:00 PM

I’ll be at SQL PASS 2012, will you?

Posted by: Denny Cherry
AlwaysOn, Availability Groups, Data Security, Database security, In Person Events, SQL PASS, SQL PASS 2012, SQL Server

It appears that I've been selected to give a couple of presentations at the premier Microsoft SQL Server conference again this year.  At the 2012 SQL PASS Summit in Seattle, WA this year I'll be presenting a regular session titled "

November 10, 2011  2:00 PM

More SQL Server 2012 Licensing Info

Posted by: Denny Cherry
AlwaysOn, CALs, Social Commentary, SQL Licensing, SQL Server

So as a followup to My SQL Server 2012 licensing blog post I wanted to follow up on what exactly is a core license good for. When working in the physical world it's pretty easy to figure out. ...

November 3, 2011  5:06 PM

SQL Server 2012 Licensing Changes

Posted by: Denny Cherry
AlwaysOn, CALs, Social Commentary, SQL Licensing, SQL Server

So you may have heard earlier today about the license changes that are coming out for SQL Server 2012.  I know that the official announcement can be a little hard to get through and the changes can be a little confusing at first (or even second or third) glance.  The SQL Server licensing team was...

July 28, 2011  2:00 PM

HA vs DR, what’s it all mean

Posted by: Denny Cherry
AlwaysOn, DR, SQL Server, SQL Server 11, Storage

People often get HA (High Availability) and DR (Disaster Recovery) mixed up.  There are a couple of reasons that this happens.  First is the fact that there aren’t any clear guidelines which separate the two.  There are standard terms which are used to help define HA and DR, but there’s...

January 24, 2011  11:20 PM

OK everyone, it’s SQL Rally voting time

Posted by: Denny Cherry
AlwaysOn, SQL PASS, SQL Server, SQL Server 11, SQL Server 2012

So it is time for another vote for the second category that I have a SQL Rally session submitted for.  This time the vote is for the "Enterprise Database Administration & Deployment" track. I've got a session up titled "Using SQL...

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