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August 10, 2012  5:06 PM

Recommended reading from mrdenny for August 10, 2012 at 10:02AM



Posted by: Denny Cherry
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 week.

August 10, 2012  2:00 PM

Full Day Storage and Virtualization Class at SQL Saturday 145



Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL PASS, SQL Saturday, SQL Saturday 147, SQL Server

On October 12th 2012 I'll be presenting an all day session titled "Storage and Virtualization for the DBA" as a pre-con session for SQL Saturday 145 in Nashville, TN (links to all...


August 9, 2012  2:30 PM

SSWUG Virtual Conference Registration Is Now Open



Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL Server, SSWUG

It's that time of year again, it is time for the SSWUG virtual conference.  There is a great set of speakers for this virtual conference including myself, Kalen Delaney, Eric Johnson, Kevin Kline, Brian Knight, Lynn Langit, Bill...


August 9, 2012  2:00 PM

Second Edition of Securing SQL Server now longer available for pre-order. It’s Shipping! (repost)



Posted by: Denny Cherry
AlwaysOn, Availability Groups, Azure, Data Loss, Data Security, Database Administration, Database security, Microsoft Windows, Security, SQL, SQL Server, SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012, Storage

In case you missed the blog post over on securingsqlserver.com, I wanted to repost it here... I'm afraid that I've got some bad news.  You can no longer pre-order


August 6, 2012  10:00 AM

Vendor Apps and AlwaysOn Availability Groups



Posted by: Denny Cherry
AlwaysOn, Availability Groups, Database, Microsoft Cluster Service, MSCS, SQL Server, SQL Server 2012, SSMS

By now hopefully everyone knows about AlwaysOn Availability Groups in SQL Server 2012 and the high availability options that they provide to databases.  One problem with AlwaysOn Availability Groups when combined with third party applications is that the third party application may configure the...


August 2, 2012  4:00 PM

Sensitive Data Must Be Encrypted



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Data Encryption, Data Loss, Data Security, Database Administration, Database Design, Database security, Encryption, Exploit, Hashing, Security, SQL, SQL Server

The title of this post pretty much says it all.  If you store sensitive data in a database you have to work under the assumption that someone is going to try and break into the system and steal that data.  Thinking otherwise simply isn’t responsible as the developer and/or administrator of the...


July 30, 2012  4:00 PM

Why is SQL Injection still a problem?



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Data Loss, Data Security, Database Administration, Database security, Exploit, Security, SQL, SQL Server

SQL Injection is probably the most popular attack vector for hackers when they attempt to break into databases.  The reason for this is that it is so easy for an attacker to gain access to the system, and typically to get pretty high level permissions to a database engine so that they can then...


July 26, 2012  2:00 PM

Security Sessions at SQL PASS 2012



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Data Encryption, Data Loss, Data Security, Database, Database Administration, Database Design, Database security, Encryption, Security, SQL Injection, SQL PASS, SQL PASS 2012, SQL Server, SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012

The SQL PASS session list for the SQL PASS 2012 Summit has been released.  This year there are 192 sessions being presented at the SQL PASS summit.  Last year at the 2011 summit there were only a couple of sessions...


July 23, 2012  2:00 PM

SQL Saturday 147 Precon (#sqlsat147)



Posted by: Denny Cherry
AlwaysOn, Availability Groups, SQL PASS, SQL PASS 2012, SQL Saturday, SQL Saturday 147, SQL Server

If you are planning on attending SQL Saturday 147 down in Recife Brazil you would check out my pre-con session being held on August 24th.  In this session I'll be talking about all of the High Availability options which are available for SQL Server...


July 19, 2012  2:00 PM

Making Technical Writing Easier



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Microsoft Word, SQL, SQL Server, Writing

Those of us that have worked on books have probably all run across the same problem at one time or another.  When you are going through the book writing process, you always end up going back and wanting to add a code example, or a screenshot somewhere in the middle of the chapter, and you then...


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