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December 28, 2011  2:00 PM

Just a few days left to rack up tax deductions



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Immersion Events, Social Commentary, SQL Cruise, SQL Excursions, SQL Skills

There's only a few days left in 2011, which means that there is only a few days left to rack up tax deductions for the 2011 tax year.  Things like career development (like training classes) can usually be taken as tax deductions when you itemize your taxes.  Typically training events like

December 19, 2011  2:00 PM

2011 Blog Post Wrap Up



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Social Commentary, SQL Server

With the end of 2011 quickly approaching, I decided to throw all the stats from this blog into Excel so I can see what the most popular blog posts that I've written are.  The results are pretty interesting and provide a bit of a view into what people are reading on my blog over the course of the...


December 12, 2011  2:00 PM

Fixing Performance in Vendor Apps



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Indexing, Social Commentary, SQL Server

Lots of people out there manage 3rd party vendor apps.  However as anyone who has managed a vendor app can tell you, you don't really manage the app.  You simply backup the vendor database (assuming that they allow you to backup the database) and call the vendor when there are performance...


December 8, 2011  8:43 PM

TweetDeck 1.0 has been released.



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Social Commentary, SQL Server, Twitter

Yep, Twitter (who now owns TweetDeck) have released v1 of TweetDeck.  My first impression is "Don't do it, it's a trap".  At first I was all happy when I downloaded v1 because it wasn't an Abobe Air application.  Just a good old MSI installer which installed an HTML5 application.  The downside...


December 1, 2011  2:00 PM

When learning database design, be careful where you learn from



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Database Design, SharePoint, Social Commentary, SQL Server

Every year we have new people joining our ranks as database professionals.  Many of these new people use systems at the places which they already work as the source of their learning when it comes to database design and data modeling.  However this isn't always the best idea unless the systems...


November 10, 2011  2:00 PM

More SQL Server 2012 Licensing Info



Posted by: Denny Cherry
AlwaysOn, CALs, Social Commentary, SQL Licensing, SQL Server

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



Posted by: Denny Cherry
AlwaysOn, CALs, Social Commentary, SQL Licensing, SQL Server

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...


October 27, 2011  2:00 PM

Out of office messages, gmail and mailing lists



Posted by: Denny Cherry
MVP Summit, Social Commentary, SQL PASS

Email is pretty much the most annoying necessary evil out there.  Another annoying necessary evil out there is the out of office message.  Normally these aren't to annoying over all as they let you know that someone that you've sent a message to isn't going to be responding for a while. Where...


April 13, 2011  1:19 AM

Some job descriptions just have to be shared



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Interview, Job Opening, Social Commentary, SQL Server

So I'm going along doing my work thing, shrinking databases rebooting servers at random, etc. and I get an email some of which I've included below asking if I'd be interested in this job opening.  I've cut out the names, etc. to protect the stupid. Below is the response that I sent...


March 28, 2011  2:00 PM

MySpace’s failures had next to if not nothing to do with the Microsoft stack or being in LA



Posted by: Denny Cherry
.NET, Social Commentary, SQL Server

If you were on twitter in the last couple of days you may have seen some links to a blog post titled "MySpace's death spiral: insiders say it's due to bets on Los Angeles and Microsoft" in...


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