I am a Principal Consultant at SQLskills in Parker, Colorado. I have been a SQL Server MVP since 2007. I am @GlennAlanBerry on Twitter.

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  1. Drew Ammann says:

    Hi Glenn!
    I am signed up for your data warehousing class next quarter and I am excited and chomping at the bit already. I am wanting to start reading the book which is why I am contacting you. The University College website lists Data Warehousing Design as the book but the bookstore doesn’t know anything about it. Have you picked a book yet?
    I still read your blog regularly, its great – thanks for sharing all the great info!
    Thanks Glenn,

  2. Dave Schutz says:


    I just finished reading your chapter on using DMVs in the SQL Server MVP book I bought at Summit 2009 (yes, I’m reading it slowly) and thought this would be a good topic for my user group. I’m the chapter leader for CBusPASS, Columbus, Ohio http://columbus.sqlpass.org/ and would love to hear you speak about using DMVs to our user group. I’m looking for speakers to fill in our 2011 calendar and have lots of openings. We meet on the second Thursday of the month from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. and welcome speakers in person or via livemeeting. Usually we ask the speaker for an hour long presentation with a few minutes for questions at the end.

    Please let me know if you are interested and we can arrange a good month for your presentation.

    Dave Schutz
    Chapter Leader CBusPass Columbus, Ohio

  3. Daniel Zrihen says:


    My name is Daniel Zr. from http://nobhillsoft.com/

    We are small company developing high-quality database tools, both in SQL/MySQL languages.

    I’m writing to you because i was impressed with your website and i would like to
    post a guest article at your website, with a link to our site.

    In return, i’m willing to give you one of our products (you’re welcome to check them out here: http://www.nobhillsoft.com/products.aspx)
    which have been years in development and worth 100’s of dollars, free for a lifetime.

    Would like to hear from you and thanks for your time!

    Daniel Zr.
    Nob Hill Software

  4. Keith says:

    Hi, Thanks for the information. I’m studying for the 70-433 and I came across your site in a search. I’ll be visiting again I’m sure.

  5. Maggie Daly says:

    Hi Glenn,
    I wanted to quickly introduce to you a new and informative SQL book called Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 24 Hours, 5th Edition. It gives step-by-step instructions for anyone creating query data, applications and managing databases.

    This book’s 24 sessions takes beginning to intermediate readers through examples and quizzes in learning the fundamentals of modern SQL. It focuses on retrieving data, adding SQL to the enterprise and internet, managing security and performance, as well as coverage of Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server.

    For more information on obtaining a copy of this book in exchange for a review, an author interview, or mentions and chapter excerpt placements please send your availability.

    Thank you,
    Maggie Daly
    Pearson Education

  6. Jean Fox says:


    Can you tell me whatever happened to sys.fulltext_index_fragments? My full text catalog isn’t responding to their queries:

    Invalid object name ‘sys.fulltext_index_fragments’

    Did something happend when I upgraded to 2008 R2?

    Or can you tell me a better way to access my FTS’s indexed words with queries?


  7. MKlein says:

    So who’s idea was it to put a pic of a nuclear power plant cooling tower on the cover of your book? Pretty funny knowing your pov. No photovoltaics? Glad you finally left NG and can use your powers for something useful.

  8. Bill Lugaila says:

    Glenn, Wanted to know what you thought should be covered in documentation for SQL servers in case I hit the powerball and quit? I don’t want to leave them high and dry!

  9. Spencer Frink says:

    You should double check the June 22nd IBM TpcE FDR.
    It used 90 SSDs (in six RAID5 sets of 15 SSDs each), not SAS HDDs.

  10. Sharath says:

    I was really impressed with the detailed explanation on your blogs. Thanks a lot for sharing your knowledge within SQL community.

  11. Thanks a lot on sharing diagnostics query. Its helped a lot on ‘How to start tuning our DB’s’.

  12. Hello Mr Berry.

    I see a bug reported by you at Connect (http://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/feedback/details/720319/sql-server-2008-r2-sp1-cu3-periodically-does-not-accept-connections) and im with this error even wit CU6. Can you please give me some information about it?

    Thanks and congratulations for your great work.

  13. Please ignore the help issue. I found another bug opened by you.

    The congratulations for your great job still valid. 🙂

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