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Quest Software


June 26, 2013  2:00 PM

Performance Tuning a Spotlight for SQL Server Query



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Database Administration, Execution Plans, Indexing, Nonclustered Index, Quest Software, SoSSE, SQL Server, Table Scan

The other day I was looking at parallel query plans on a customers system and I noticed that the bulk of the parallel queries on the...

August 19, 2010  11:00 AM

Manual setup change if you plan on using LiteSpeeds object level recovery



Posted by: Denny Cherry
LiteSpeed, Quest Software, SQL Server

So you use LiteSpeed and expect that at some point you will be using object level recovery.  Without any changes you can do this no problem, LiteSpeed will simply need to create what is called the OLR Map first.  This is simply a map of where OLR can find each object within the backup file. ...


August 5, 2010  9:00 AM

Come get a free lunch, a free XBox, a free Windows 7 license, and more…



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Emulex, In Person Events, Quest Software, SQL Server, Storage, Virtualization

OK, so the odds are getting an XBox and a Windows 7 license are basically zero, but you could win one of them.  How can you win some of this fantastic stuff?  Well that's the easy part, all you have to do is come and attend my free day of training on "


October 22, 2009  10:25 PM

This isn’t your grand-mothers bingo game (#sqlbingo)



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Bingo, In Person Events, PASS, Quest Software, SQLServerPedia.com, Twitter

This year at the PASS Summit there will be a daily bingo game.  This isn't the standard sit in a room while someone calls out numbers.  No you have to find the people who's names and faces (for the most part) are on the bingo...

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October 5, 2009  6:42 PM

I’m totally going to crash the Quest event this Friday



Posted by: Denny Cherry
In Person Events, Quest Software

Shhh... Don't tell anyone, put I'm planning on sneaking into Quest's presentation this Friday (which in itself is a feet when half the people there know you by site) grabbing some of the free lunch, and giving a quick presentation on Virtualization....


July 23, 2009  11:12 PM

Yesterday’s Webcast Recording posted



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Quest Software, Trent Mera, Webcast

The folks at Quest and Live Meeting worked overtime to get yesterday's webcast recording posted already.  This way if you missed the great webcast that...


July 17, 2009  1:31 AM

Webcast next with on Troubleshooting the SQL Server service



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Kevin Kline, Quest Software, Troubleshooting, Webcast

Next week I have the pleasure of presenting another Pain of the Week webcast for Quest Software.  This...


March 17, 2009  10:50 PM

Slide Decks and Sample code from Quest Day with the Experts



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Brent Ozar, In Person Events, Quest Software, Service Broker, SQLServerPedia.com

The slide decks and sample code that Brent and I presented with have been uploaded.  The recordings have to be...


March 2, 2009  9:00 AM

FREE Seminar: Spend a Day with the Experts – Aliso Viejo, CA



Posted by: Denny Cherry
In Person Events, Quest Software, SoSSE

Quest has put together a one day free seminar at the Quest Software office on Friday March 13, 2009. Brent Ozar and myself will be presenting several presentations on SQL Server 2008. For more information and to register for the event visit


December 15, 2008  8:03 PM

SQLServerPedia.com Webcast Archived



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Quest Software, SQLServerPedia.com, Webcast

I've been informed that the webcast I did last week with some of the other editors for SQLServerPedia.com has been archived for offline...

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