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May 16, 2012  9:16 PM

Time to Register for TechEd pre-cons

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Performance, Pre-Con, SQL Server, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012, Tech Ed, Tech Ed 2012, Tech Ed Europe, Tech Ed North America, Tom LaRock

So Microsoft TechEd is quickly approaching. If you wanted to sign up for a pre-con there is still time, and plenty of space left available at both the North America and Europe TechEd pre-cons. These pre-cons are full day long sessions, being presented in this case by Tom LaRock and...

May 16, 2012  2:00 PM

The only good thing about Java is bitching about Java

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Social Commentary, SQL Server

So the other day I was having one of those days.  Nothing was going right, systems just didn't want to work correctly, and Java had just pissed me off for the last time.  To put this into perspective Kris took her laptop into the living room to get some stuff done on it so that she wouldn't have...

May 14, 2012  2:00 PM

Be careful which node you install a clustered instance from

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Installation, SQL Server, SQL Server 2008 R2

While installing a clustered SQL Server instance recently I ran across a bit of an annoyance.  When I was going through the SQL Installation process I didn't pay any attention to which node of the cluster currently owned all the disks that I was planning on using for SQL Server.  Because of this...

May 10, 2012  2:00 PM

Presenting is Actually Hard Work

Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL Bits, SQL Server, SQL Server Days, Tech Ed

As I've been going through the process of getting my slide decks for Tech Ed, SQL Server Day 2012 and SQL Rally I've recome reminded that this whole process of writing presentations is actually pretty hard work.  Writting abstracts and getting them submitted is the easiest part of the entire...

May 7, 2012  2:00 PM

SQL PASS 2012 First Timers Webcast

Posted by: Denny Cherry

As the SQL PASS 2012 Summit is quickly approaching I'm announcing, well in advance, that I'll be doing a another First Timers webcast.  The web cast won't be for a while, but I wanted to start getting the word out there now.  I'll be giving a repeat of my very popular webcast from last year on...

May 1, 2012  2:00 PM

Here is May, the month of Travel

Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL Excursions, SQL PASS, SQL Server

So it appears that May is going to be one of the busier travel months for me this year (at least so far).  With three important week long events scheduled for this month it's going to be a hell of a month. First is SQL Rally where I'm in Dallas Texas from May 7th-12th (I've got a pre-con on the...

April 30, 2012  2:00 PM

New SQL Server 2012 Book Published

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Book, Robert Cain, SQL Server, SQL Server 2012

One of the many projects which I had the pleasure of working on during the second half of 2011 and the first quarter of 2012 was Wrox's

April 26, 2012  2:00 PM

Securing SQL Server 2nd Edition Coming Soon

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Amazon, Database security, Securing SQL Server, SQL Injection, SQL Server, SQL Server 2012

In case you missed my announcement earlier this week over on SecuringSQLServer.com... I'm pleased to be able to announce that the

April 23, 2012  5:25 PM

What’s wrong with the University of Florida?

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Budget, Computer Science, Social Commentary, SQL Server, STEM, University of Florida

This past week the University of Florida decided that they no longer need to teach their customers (let’s be realistic with decisions...

April 23, 2012  2:00 PM

Windows Hot Fix makes SQL 2012 AG’s fail over faster

Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL Server, SQL Server 2012, Windows 2008 R2

Microsoft has recently released hot fix 388724 under MS KB 2687741 which resolves a performance issue when failing over a SQL Server 2012 Availability Group from one replica to another. The basic jist of the problem is that there was an...

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