February 28, 2008  8:00 AM

SQL 2008 Launch Event was Yesterday



Posted by: Denny Cherry
In Person Events, SQL, SQL Server 2008

Well I just got back from the Launch event.  The event was excellent.  Microsoft was giving out a lot of really excellent information about all the products.  The turnout was just amazing.  I heard that about 5000 people registered, and that based on prior events about 3500 were expected to...


February 18, 2008  8:00 AM

So I’ve heard about endpoints, but what are they and how do I use them?



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Config, Endpoints, SQL, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008

In a nutshell Endpoints are ways that people, or applications can connect to the SQL Server.  There are several different kinds of end points which can be created; four to be specific.  Two are system specific, the SERVICE_BROKER and DATABASE_MIRRORING endpoints can only be used for the SQL...


February 13, 2008  10:37 AM

New Article: Configuring SQL Server memory settings



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Article, Cache, RAM, SQL

I’ve published a new tip over on SearchSQLServer.com entitled “   Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


February 11, 2008  8:00 AM

Getting those memory setting in SQL Server just right.



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Config, Microsoft Windows, RAM, SQL, Windows Computing

When using 64bit SQL Server getting the memory settings right is pretty easy.  Simply set the maximum to what you want and you are good to go. Getting them right in the 32bit versions of SQL Server is a bit harder.  You have to deal with the OS level of enabling the Physical Address Extensions...


February 7, 2008  12:20 AM

New Paper Published: Picking the Right Instrument for SQL Server Performance Management



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Article, In Person Events, Quest Software, SoSSE, SQL, SQL Server 2005, SSMS

The folks at Quest Software asked me to write a paper for them discussing the differences between managing a SQL Server using just the Microsoft provided tools and their Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise product.  That paper has just been released and can be downloaded

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February 1, 2008  12:27 AM

Webcast: ‘Under The Hood of SQL Server – Checking Out Internals’



Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, Webcam

On Thursday Feb 7, 2008 at 8am Pacific (11am Eastern, 4pm GMT) myself and Jason Hall, Systems Consultant at Quest Software will be co-hosting a webcast looking into the challenges in seeing exactly what is happening within SQL Server (including SQL Server 2008) using Spotlight® on SQL Server...


January 28, 2008  11:56 PM

Slide Decks and Sample Code from SoCal Code Camp



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Beta, Cache, CLR, Config, In Person Events, Query tuning, Resource Governor, SQL, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, SSMS

The SoCal Code Camp was this last weekend.  I had a great time attending and speaking at the code camp this time around.   I hope that everyone who attended my sessions had as much fun attending the sessions as I did speaking at them.  I did my best to make them as much fun and interactive as I...


January 28, 2008  8:00 AM

Guide to Installing SQL 2000 and SQL 2005 on the same machine



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Installation, SQL, SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005

You can install SQL 2000 and SQL 2005 on the same machine.  I always recommend that they be installed in this order to try and get everything working as best as possible.

  1. Install SQL 2000
  2. Install SQL 2005
  3. Install SQL 2000 SP4 (Or the latest service...


January 21, 2008  8:00 AM

Virtualizing SQL Server? When to and when not to.



Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL, Virtualization

Virtualizing servers is huge right now.  And thanks to VMWare it is very easy to build virtual machines.  In most of IT virtualizing servers is a good think.  In the database world, that isn't always the case.  As we know...


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