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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...


August 11, 2011  3:00 PM

My new storage blog on sqlmag.com



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Blog, SQL Server, SQL Server Magazine, Storage, Troubleshooting

I'm very please to tell you all about my new storage blog on sqlmag.com titled "Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems".  On this new blog (there's just the one post for now, but that...


August 8, 2011  2:00 PM

Now is a good time to start planning your 2012 conference schedule.



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Dev Connections, EMC World, SQL Excursions, SQL PASS, Tech Ed

The 2011 conference season is starting to come to a close.  There are only a few large conferences left such as VM World, SQL PASS, and Dev Connections.  Many people are currently working with their bosses to get sent to these conferences. However while going through these conversations here's...


August 5, 2011  8:49 PM

Using SQL Server “Denali”? Want to be interviewed for an article?



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Jason Sparapani, SQL Server, SQL Server 2012

Have you been using SQL Server "Denali" and want to get your voice heard?  Now's your chance.  Tech Target is looking for SQL Server "Denali" users (either CTP 1 or CTP 3) to interview for an article that they are working on about SQL Server "Denali". To get your voice heard contact Jason...


August 5, 2011  2:00 PM

The SQL peps are invading the NETDA meeting in Redmond next week



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Back To Basics, In Person Events, NETDA, SQL Server

That's right SQL People, the .NET folks at the Redmond, WA NETDA user group has invited me to come and speak at their user group meeting on Monday August 8th, 2011 in the Building 41 cafeteria on the Microsoft Campus. I'll be giving a session...


August 3, 2011  4:21 PM

Lookout Dallas, here I come…



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Indexing, SQL Server, Virtualization

I'm pleased to say that I'm one of the great speakers who will be presenting at the Dallas Tech Fest on August 12th and 13th at the


August 2, 2011  2:00 PM

PASS is a coming, time to start thinking about your party plans



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

Denny Cherry here, your PASS party planner.  PASS is getting closer and closer, just 12 weeks away or so.  You've probably got the basics figured out like are you going, which hotel will you be at, getting your flights setup and figuring out if you are joining the pre-PASS fun at


August 1, 2011  2:00 PM

SQL Server won’t start due to LUNs being unavailable



Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL Server, Storage

This question came up on ServerFault a while back and a wanted to expand on the solution more.  The basic problem that the person was having was that the iSCSI disks were taking a long time...


August 1, 2011  2:00 PM

Slide decks from Dallas Tech Fest Sessions



Posted by: Denny Cherry
In Person Events, Indexing, Virtualization

This last Saturday I spoke at Dallas Tech Fest, where I had two great groups in my two sessions.  As promised here are the slide decks for the two sessions which I presented. Index Internals


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