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September 12, 2011  7:08 PM

SQL Karaoke is getting sponsored, and you get the benefits



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Genesis Hosting Solutions, NEC, SQL Karaoke, SQL PASS, SQL PASS 2011, SQL Server

So this year for the first time ever we have some sponsors for SQL Karaoke at the SQL PASS summit. A few fine companies have offered to open up the bar for our enjoyment. There will be a limited number of wristbands available for drinks, so be sure to find me Wednesday during the summit to get...

September 12, 2011  2:00 PM

Cloud probably isn’t going to be a very good backup solution for you



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Backup & recovery, DR, SQL Server

Back on July 19th, there was a blog post that I was pointed to which talked about tossing your backup solution and using cloud for your backup instead.  Basically the points which are made are...


September 8, 2011  7:53 PM

24HOP: BI Workload Follow-Up



Posted by: Denny Cherry
24 HoP, Integration Services, Performance, RAM, SQL PASS, SQL Server, SSIS, Stacia Misner

This is a total repost of Stacia's blog post from this morning so that hopefully everyone will see it.  So pretend that Stacia wrote this and that I didn't.

Yesterday,...


September 8, 2011  2:00 PM

You know what the difference between a skirt and a kilt is? A kilt has a belt.



Posted by: Denny Cherry
PASS, SQL PASS 2011, SQL Server

That quote stated by the one and only Allen White (blog | @sqlrunr) at the SQL PASS Summit last year is my inspiration for today's blog post about the SQL PASS summit. For many years now...


September 7, 2011  9:50 PM

The sqlhelp hash tag and sponsored tweets.



Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL Server, sqlhelp, Twitter

Please don't.  It isn't that we hate marketing, but the sqlhelp hash tag is for Q&A only.  All the other hash tags are totally fair game, but please, pretty please don't market in the sqlhelp...


September 6, 2011  8:25 PM

Recorded version of my #sqlpass first timers session



Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL PASS, SQL PASS 2011, SQL Server, Webcast

In case you missed my SQL PASS first timers session it was recorded, which failed several times and I had to stitch them together in order to get it uploaded.  You can view the video below, or you can just download the   Bookmark and Share     2 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


September 5, 2011  2:00 PM

Tomorrow is my #sqlpass First Timers webcast



Posted by: Denny Cherry
In Person Events, SQL PASS, SQL PASS 2011, SQL Server, Webcast

Don't forget to join me tomorrow at my SQL PASS First Timers webcast (I


August 25, 2011  11:00 AM

Join Thomas LaRock and I for a little Afternoon Ignite



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Confio, SQL Excursions, SQL PASS, Tom LaRock

Tom LaRock is starting up a video series for Confio called Afternoon Ignite.  He has asked me to be his first victim guest on the show.  We will be talking about pretty much what ever comes to mind which will probably involve performance tuning,...


August 19, 2011  6:39 PM

Things that PASS first timers really need to know webcast



Posted by: Denny Cherry
PASS, SQL PASS, SQL PASS 2011, SQL Server, Webcast

As the SQL PASS summit is a big confusing event for people attending the summit for the first time, I'm taking it upon myself to do something about this. On Tuesday September 6th, 2011 at 10am Pacific Time (1pm Eastern, 5pm GMT) I will be putting on a webcast to give first timers (and people...


August 18, 2011  4:30 PM

When working with SQL in a cluster, the account rights on both nodes of the cluster need to be the same



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Clustering, Database, Permissions, Security, SQL Server

Recently I was working with a clients SQL Server cluster.  The managed service provide had installed some Windows patches causing the SQL Cluster to fail over to the other node.  No big deal, everything appeared to be working as normal.

After a couple of days we noticed...


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