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December 3, 2014  5:00 PM

Never Tempt the Demo Gods

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
Business presentations, Presentation software, SQL, SQL Server

Demos are one of the most fun parts of presenting, and one of the riskiest. This is because the demo gods have two options. They can smile upon you and give you a perfect demo, or they can piss all over you and your demo can crash and burn. How you handle those demo failures shows how good of a...

November 25, 2014  5:00 PM

Your Attendees Don’t All Want 400 Level Sessions

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
IT conferences, IT conferences and events, SQL, SQL Server

I've heard some talk from SQL Saturday organizers that they only want advanced sessions at their SQL Saturday, for some reason or another. This probably isn't what your attendees want. Sure, some of them do. But a lot of people who attend these sorts of sessions want more introduction...

November 25, 2014  4:55 PM

1000 Blog Posts Down, Who Knows How Many More To Go

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
SQL, SQL Server, statistics

Well, today is a bit of a milestone for me. As of today, I've published 1000 blog posts on IT Knowledge Exchange which is hosted by TechTarget. I've blogged about a lot of stuff over the years, including PASS, EMC World, SQL Server, Storage, Exchange, etc. Here's some highlights from my posting...

November 19, 2014  7:00 PM

Moving a Multi-TB Database From One Disk To Another

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
Database instance, Database migration, Server migration, SQL, SQL Server, SQL storage, Storage

Recently a client brought me a challenge. They wanted to more a database from one LUN to another. So far this is pretty straight forward. The trick here is that this is a multi-TB instance with several databases which are about 1TB in size, and the instance has a two hour per night maintenance...

November 13, 2014  5:00 PM

PASS Speaker Idol 2014 Review and Notes

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

This year the SQL PASS conference held their first Speaker Idol contest with the goal of getting new speakers into the PASS Summit on the strength of their presentation skills instead of their abstracts. And I think I can safely say that it was a resounding success. We started with 40 people...

November 4, 2014  7:00 PM

SQL Karaoke Is TONIGHT! – Or it would have been, if this post went out on time.

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

I just want to remind everyone that SQL Karaoke is Tonight at Cow Girls, Inc. Be sure to get signed up and show up for a great time with an awesome Rockaraoke Band. A great time will be had by all. I can't wait to...

October 29, 2014  7:00 PM

A Seek Isn’t Always Good Enough

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
Execution Plan, Query tuning, SQL, SQL Server

Index seeks are good, right? Normally they are, unless the index that you are seeking against isn't the correct index. If we look at Figure 1 everything in this plan looks good, right? Bookmark and Share     1 Comment     RSS Feed     Email a friend

October 22, 2014  7:00 PM

And your SQL PASS Speaker Idol Judges Are…

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
SQL, SQL Server

If you are attending the SQL PASS Summit in Seattle, WA in November 2014 you've probably heard that the SQL PASS Summit is going to be having it's first speaker idol with the winner of the competition winning a speaking slot at the SQL PASS Summit in 2015. In order to have a contest we need...

October 17, 2014  3:42 PM

Recommended reading from mrdenny for October 17, 2014

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
Database Administrator, Git, Meeting, SQL, SQL Server, Tor

This week I’ve found some great things for you to read. These are a few of my favorites that I’ve found this...

October 13, 2014  4:50 PM

Your SQL PASS 2014 Speaker Idol Contestants Are…

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

At the PASS Summit we will for the first time ever have a speaker idol contest, where the winner will receive a speaking spot at the next years PASS Summit. There was a great response to the application form to be considered for Speaker Idol, with 40 people applying. Of those 40 I had to choose...

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