You can still submit abstracts through midnight tonight for SQLSaturday #49 in Orlando on October 16, 2010. Great time of year to visit Florida, and it looks like we’ll have a great variety of speakers again this year. Here’s the list of submitted sessions so far: Title Speaker A Broad look at securing your […]
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Short notes this time, but wanted to get a few thing written down: Attendance was about 20, lower than expected for a good perf tuning presentation. Talked to Jack afterward, think we’re static or declining, need to revisit our chapter plan soon. Nice presentation from David Pless from MS, good audience participation Meeting sponsored by […]
Read more "Notes on the July 13, 2010 oPASS Meeting"
Our regular monthly meeting is tonight featuring David Pless from Microsoft. Here are some notes about his presentation: This discussion will continue to cover how to troubleshoot performance issues on SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008. In this discussion I cover performance impact analysis using DMVs, SET options in SQL Server, and Profiler and […]
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We’re pleased to announce that Louis Davidson will be our pre-con speaker this year at SQLSaturday #49 in Orlando. Louis will be presenting a one day seminar on database design, a worthy topic and one about which Louis is both knowledgeable and passionate, looking forward to attending it myself! The competition was definitely fierce, all […]
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We had adjusted our meeting date to work around previous commitments for both Jack Corbett and I, and that may have been a factor in the low turnout of 13 attendees, along with the hard rain shower around 4 pm. Started just a couple minutes late, ran through the standard PASS chapter deck and talked […]
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We’re meeting from 6-8 pm as usual, with Kendal Van Dyke presenting Paging Dr Availability, You’re Wanted In the Recovery Room, a presentation designed to clarify for our members the differences between the various HA and DR options in and out of SQL. Should be interesting. Our sponsor this month is Tews Company. Details at […]
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We’re still in the early stages so the pace is comfortably slow. We’ve got about 30 sessions in already (plenty of room for more), a few people interested in submitting an abstract for our $99 pre-con, and Jack Corbett toiling away on sponsors and marketing. That gives me time to focus on logistics more. I’m […]
Read more "Preparing for SQLSaturday #49"
Normally we meet on the second Tuesday of the month, but in June we’re going to have to push the meeting to June 15th due to our own perfect storm of events. Jack Corbett was already schedule to be out of town that week, and then I totally goofed and decided to attend TechEd, leaving […]
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We moved to Thursday this month to line things up so that Dean Richards from Confio could do a presentation to our group and then head to Jacksonville for SQLSaturday #38. Attendance was good, about 30, for the presentation on wait state analysis. Jack started the meeting off with the standard intro discussion and as […]
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SQLSaturday #49 will be held in Orlando on October 16th, 2010, and our call for speakers is now open. We’re looking for diversity of topics and speakers; don’t be afraid to submit a niche topic! This year we’re trying two new things: We’re going to do have one set of ‘super sessions’ from 1-3 pm […]
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