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Denny Cherry
Follow /11 Dec 2017 at 4:00pm / SQL Server Blog

Be sure to thank the sponsors

Conferences, no matter the size all have one thing in common, they all require the same thing to run from Br eakfast until Dinner for the day (or multiple days) that the event runs. That thing they need to run on is cash. The less expensive the event...
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Denny Cherry
Follow /27 Nov 2017 at 4:00pm / SQL Server Blog

Should I be blocking outbound ports in Azure by default?

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...
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Denny Cherry
Follow /20 Nov 2017 at 4:00pm / SQL Server Blog

Being critical without being a crank

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...
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Denny Cherry
Follow /13 Nov 2017 at 4:00pm / SQL Server Blog

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

With the 8TB SSD drives that Azure has, which makes the most sense to use multiple 1TB S SDs or the 8TB SSD drives?  Well that depends.  The 8TB SSDs give you 7500 IOPs and 250 MB/sec, but if I take 8 1TB SSD drives I can get 1600 MB/sec of throughput...
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Denny Cherry
Follow /6 Nov 2017 at 4:00pm / SQL Server Blog

Taking Shortcuts Isn’t Worth It

Everyone takes shortcuts. It’s normal. But we shouldn’t be doing it.  It comes with some disadvantages. Sometimes it doesn’t look pretty, sometimes the shortcuts cause performance problems, sometimes they cause bugs in software. Sometimes...
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