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October 28, 2015  4:00 PM

My Experience Moving WordPress From @GoDaddy to @Azure

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
Azure, SQL Server, Web hosting, Web hosting providers

leakRecently I got fed up with the lack of...

October 21, 2015  4:00 PM

The MERGE and large data sets

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
SQL Server

Recently I was doing some work at a customer and they were having some performance problems with their ETL into their data warehouse (see I do know at least some BI). One of the steps which was taking a long time was a MERGE statement which was updating existing rows and inserting new rows. The...


October 16, 2015  8:21 PM

Recommended reading from mrdenny for October 16, 2015

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
SQL Server

This week I’ve found some great things for you to read. These are a few of my favorites that I’ve found this week. PASS Elections: Fuzzy Math Getting data into Azure Blob Storage


October 12, 2015  2:00 PM

Your PASS Speaker Idol 2015 Top 12 Are…

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
SQL Server

The time has come. It's time to announce who the 12 people who will be competing for the glory that comes with beating down 11 of your #sqlfamily members in public. These 12 fine folks will be competing for the grand prize ... a speaking spot at the PASS Summit 2016, and an awesome blog graphic...


October 7, 2015  4:00 PM

Basic Database Mirroring Monitoring

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
Database mirroring, Disaster Recovery, DR, High Availability, Monitoring, SQL Server, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2014

If you have database mirroring setup and running, you'll notice that it has a lack of built in monitoring. And if you have a lot of databases having monitoring for each potential state that each database can be in can flood you with email if the network between sites goes down and comes back up. ...


October 1, 2015  1:08 PM

SQL PASS Summit 2015 Discount Code

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
discount coupons, IT conferences, IT conferences and events, SQL Server

Are you looking to register for the SQL PASS Summit and you haven't already done so?  Would you like to save $150 off the current registration price?  Would you like to save that $150 with no strings attached? Have I got a deal...


September 30, 2015  6:00 PM

Upgrading a SQL FCI to Premium Storage in Azure Without Downtime

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
Azure, Cluster computing, SQL Server, Windows Azure, Windows Cluster

Recently I was asked by a client to upgrade their SQL Server Failover Cluster from standard storage to Azure premium storage with as little downtime as possible. Due to the fact that the SQL Server instance was clustered already this was actually a pretty straight forward process. The first...


September 25, 2015  5:00 PM

Recommended reading from mrdenny for September 25, 2015

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
SQL Server

This week I’ve found some great things for you to read. These are a few of my favorites that I’ve found this week. Using Microsoft DiskSpd to Test Your Storage Subsystem DBTA - StretchDB, a Cool New Feature in vNext SQL...

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September 17, 2015  10:59 PM

PASS Summit 2015 1st Timers Webcast Recording

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
IT conferences and events, SQL Server

This year's PASS Summit 1st Timers webcast recording didn't happen as planned. And sadly my voice is currently gone so I'm not able to record a new one in the few days that I'm at home. So because of that I'm reposting a link to last years video (which is mostly the same as this years) and you'll...


September 16, 2015  4:00 PM

Want to speak at the PASS Summit, but haven’t been selected?

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
SQL Server

The Speaker Idol may be your answer to how to get to the PASS Summit as a speaker. The Speaker Idol competition, in it's second year now with PASS, will be held throughout the conference with four different rounds. During the competition people who haven't spoken at the PASS Summit will be giving 5...


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