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April 2, 2012  2:00 PM

My First #sqlbits Experience

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
SQL

So I arrived home from my first SQL Bits conference, which was the 10th SQL Bits event (they do two a year).  I've got to say that I had a great time at the conference.  SQL Bits, if you aren't away is a three day event with the first day (Thursday) being all...

March 29, 2012  2:00 PM

SQL Server Replication and DR

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
SQL

Every once and a while people ask me if they should use SQL Server Replication to get data to a DR site.  And typically to them my...


March 26, 2012  2:00 PM

Want to know the quickest way to get your recruiting email deleted?

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
SQL

We all get emails from recruiters.  I know that I'm shocked on...


March 22, 2012  2:00 PM

How I use sp_whoisactive and sp_who3

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
SQL

On occasion I'm asked to come and look into some SQL performance problems on systems.  Normally when I'm doing this the customer doesn't have any third party tools installed and they are actively having problems, and these problems are leading to lost revenue or at least really pissed off...


March 19, 2012  2:00 PM

Windows 8 Boots With No Network

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
SQL

So I've run into a bit of a strange issue with Windows 8 on my laptop that I wanted to share in case anyone else runs into the same...


November 10, 2011  2:00 PM

More SQL Server 2012 Licensing Info

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
Microsoft licensing, SQL Server, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server licensing

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

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
Microsoft licensing, SQL Server, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server licensing

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 5, 2011  2:00 PM

What does WITH (NOLOCK) actually mean

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
SQL

Contrary to popular belief WITH (NOLOCK) isn’t actually the SQL Server “Turbo” button.  While it may appear that way,...


August 9, 2010  11:00 AM

Calculating fibre latency correctly is a must when trying to deturmin storage performance numbers.

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
SQL

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August 31, 2009  6:26 PM

Difference between an Index and a Primary Key

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
SQL

There seams to be some confusion between what a Primary Key is, and what an Index is and how they are...


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