SQL Server with Mr. Denny:

November, 2017


November 27, 2017  4:00 PM

Should I be blocking outbound ports in Azure by default?

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
Azure

The short answer is that yes there are ports that you'll want to block outbound by default.  There's a variety of amplification attacks that you have the possibility of being a member of. These attacks aren't against your systems, but you run the risk of your machines being used to amplify attacks...

November 20, 2017  4:00 PM

Being critical without being a crank

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

Tweets, facebook posts and blog posts can be powerfull things.  The have the ability to sway peoples opinions of others, to drive people to buy software, to sell stock, and to make bad decissions. Posting cranky posts just to get clicks views and retweets does nothing useful but show that all...


November 13, 2017  4:00 PM

8TB SSD in Azure vs. 8 1TB SSD in Azure

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
Azure, SSD

With the 8TB SSD drives that Azure has, which makes the most sense to use multiple 1TB SFastSDs or the 8TB SSD drives?  Well that depends.  The...


November 6, 2017  4:00 PM

Taking Shortcuts Isn’t Worth It

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

Leaf with a staple in itEveryone takes shortcuts. It's...


November 1, 2017  4:00 PM

Day 1 at the PASS Summit, Welcomes John Morehouse to DCAC

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
SQL Server

John MorehouseToday is Day 1 at the PASS Summit, and there's going to be all sorts of blog posts all about what's being announced during the keynote today (I assume)....


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