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November 17, 2011  11:11 AM

Still time left to sign up for Storage and Virtualization class



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Class, DVD, EMC, IBM, NetApp, SQL Server, SSWUG, Storage, Virtualization, Webcast

My Storage and Virtualization Class, which is available on demand, has started but you can still sign up for this great class and watch all the videos and get all the training to get you up to speed on Enterprise Class Storage...

November 16, 2011  2:00 PM

Slide Decks for SQL Server Days



Posted by: Denny Cherry
In Person Events, SQL Server, SQL Server Days

This week I spoke at two great events.  The first was SQL Zaterdag (SQL Saturday in Dutch) and the second was SQL Server Days.  These were both great events that I am so happy to have been a part of.  For those that attended...


November 14, 2011  2:00 PM

SQL Zaterdag Slide Decks



Posted by: Denny Cherry
In Person Events, SQL Saturday, SQL Server

I had a great time at SQL Zaterdag over in Amsterdam over the weekend.  It was great seeing everyone make making some great new friends.  It's just amazing what the SQL Server community can do. For those that requested copies of my slide decks you can download them here.


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 7, 2011  2:00 PM

Slide Deck From Buena Park .NET User Group



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Development, Indexing, SQL Server

Last week on Wednesday night I had the privilege of presenting a session to the Buena Park .NET User Group.  The session that I gave was "Indexing for the .NET Developer".  The abstract for the session is: "In this session we will be looking at the...


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 31, 2011  2:00 PM

VMware’s vCenter and SQL Server Database Backups



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Backup & recovery, SQL Server, vCenter, VMware

VMware's vCenter system uses SQL Server as it's default database platform.  One thing that needs to be looked into for a lot of VMware installations is the backup setup for the vCenter databases.  Often I find the vCenter databases configured in SIMPLE recovery.  Now this doesn't mean that the...


October 27, 2011  10:20 PM

Learn Storage and Virtualization online



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Hyper-V, SQL Server, SSWUG, Storage, Virtualization, VMware

Now you as a database professional have the chance to earn Storage and Virtualization from home, work, or where ever is convenient for you.  As a partnership with SSWUG.org I've recorded an 11 session class titled "Storage and...

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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...


October 24, 2011  2:00 PM

Working with replication snapshots to large to fit on your distributor



Posted by: Denny Cherry
distrib.exe, Replication, SQL Server

I ran across an interesting problem the other day.  I was setting up replication for a couple of VERY large tables.  These two tables between there are about 553 Gigs in size.  There isn't enough room on the distributor, and there is a slow link between the distribution server and the...


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