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November 22, 2008  7:08 PM

PASS 2008 Wrapup



Posted by: Denny Cherry
PASS, SQL

Well the PASS 2008 summit must be official over as I'm sitting at the airport waiting for my plane.  I was expecting a very long security line here at SeaTac but I was through security within maybe 10 minutes.  While means that the two hours I was planning on standing in line I instead get to sit...

November 22, 2008  12:43 AM

PASS 2008 – Day 3



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Kevin Kline, PASS

Today was a pretty slow day. I spent most of the day kicking back in the MVP room talking to the MVPs and the Microsoft folks. I did make it to a couple of sessions however.

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November 20, 2008  8:02 AM

PASS 2008 – Day 1 Recapped



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Max Verun, Michael Rys, Michael Thomassy, PASS, Quest Software, SQLServerPedia.com

The sessions from the first day of PASS were great.

Read on for info about a couple of the sessions.

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November 18, 2008  11:00 AM

PASS Summit 2008 Kick Off tonight



Posted by: Denny Cherry
PASS

For those of you lucky enough to make it to PASS, I'll be seeing you at the Kick Off party tonight at the Welcome Reception in Room 6ABC at the event. For those who aren't able to make it, I'll do my best to keep...


November 17, 2008  8:00 AM

I’ll be speaking at the Inland Empire .Net User Group (reminder)



Posted by: Denny Cherry
In Person Events, Query tuning, Resource Governor

The nice folks at the Inland Empire .NET User Group have invited me to come and speak to them.  This is a great speaking opportunity for me as they are about 20 minutes from my house. I won't be speaking there until...


November 14, 2008  8:36 PM

Microsoft has released more SQL Server 2008 Exams



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Certifications, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008

Microsoft has now released the the majority of the upgrade exams from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2008.

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November 11, 2008  10:54 PM

SQLServerPedia.com/Wiki Launch Party at PASS



Posted by: Denny Cherry
PASS, Quest Software, SQLServerPedia.com

All, I have just been informed that there will be a Lanch Party for the SQLServerPedia.com/Wiki website at PASS on Wednesday the 19th.  If you will be attending PASS be sure to swing by Booth 414 (Quest Software's booth) and pick up your party invite. Details for the location are on the...


November 6, 2008  11:00 AM

Very useful little query to monitor the health of service broker



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Service Broker, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, sys.conversation_endpoints

While dealing with a SQL Server Service Broker issue I needed a quick easy way to see how backlogged the service broker was.  So I came up with this little query which is surprisingly effective. select far_service


November 3, 2008  11:00 AM

Improving SQL Service Broker Performance



Posted by: Denny Cherry
END CONVERSATION, RECEIVE, Remus Rusanu, SEND, Service Broker, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, T/SQL

A while back I was talking to a Microsoft Support Engineer and he had mentioned that in a high load Service Broker environment such as ours there can be some impressive performance improvement can be achieved by reusing the service broker sessions. The cost of creating and closing a new...


October 28, 2008  12:57 AM

New SQL Server Wiki Launching Today



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Brent Ozar, Quest Software, SQLServerPedia.com

Today is the unofficial launch of the new SQLServerPedia.com Wiki.  The official launch for the wiki is during PASS, so you have to go...


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