SQL Server with Mr. Denny:

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December 17, 2014  5:00 PM

Farewell TechEd

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

Last month I had the privilege of speaking at what is supposed to be the last Microsoft TechEd conference at TechEd Europe 2014. I've been lucky enough to speak at both the North American and European Microsoft TechEd events for a few years now, having spoken at the 4 most recent TechEd North...

December 12, 2014  4:58 PM

Recommended reading from mrdenny for December 12, 2014

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
Database migration, SQL Server

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


December 10, 2014  5:00 PM

Session’s Are a Specific Length For A Reason

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
Business presentations, Conferences, SQL, SQL Server

Nothing irks me more when I walk into my session room than the prior presenter still standing up there doing his thing eating into my 15 minutes of prep/setup time. Conferences have fixed length sessions for a reason. So that the audience knows how long the session will be, so that the presenter...


December 5, 2014  7:19 PM

Recommended reading from mrdenny for December 05, 2014

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

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


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 28, 2014  5:00 PM

Recommended reading from mrdenny for November 28, 2014

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

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


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 21, 2014  6:04 PM

Recommended reading from mrdenny for November 21, 2014

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

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


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...


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