We’ve been on a break with regards to most things SQL here in Orlando, but we’re getting things going again with a double-the-content meeting featuring Kendal Van Dyke and Tom Staab. This will be the first time we’ve held a meeting in downtown Orlando so I’m interested to see how that goes. We’ll also be […]Read more "SQLOrlando Meetup Coming Up on May 23, 2018"
I was a last minute volunteer to speak at the March meeting and used it as a chance to talk about Devops for the DBA as a practice run for my session at the upcoming Orlando Code Camp. One of the nice things about having been to the group as a speaker a few times […]Read more "Notes from the March 2017 MagicPASS Meeting"
I think it was 2003 or 2004 when someone from PASS came to Orlando and helped start what became OPASS. They stressed the need to find speakers each month and the need to have multiple people involved so that the group wouldn’t die if someone moved on. The formula was find a sponsor, find a […]Read more "Thinking about Chapters (aka Groups)"
This was a good meeting. About 50 attendees showed up at Nova (we use their space for joint meetings) to see Grant and Denny speak. Grant did an hour, then we had a 30 minute demo/pitch from ScaleArc, then an hour by Denny. That feels like a better investment of time as an attendee and […]Read more "Notes from the January 2017 oPASS/MagicPASS Meeting"
Grant Fritchey will be presenting Faster Provisioning with SQL Clone and Denny Cherry is presenting Optimizing SQL Server Performance in a Virtual Environment. The event is being held at Nova Southeastern in Orlando. Register (Free) at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sql-sons-of-beaches-tour-tickets-30043366518. Hope to see you there!Read more "Joint OPASS/MagicPASS Meeting Tomorrow Night (January 18, 2017)"
Posting here mostly because I’ll need this link again sooner or later! We’re hosting our more or less annual joint meeting of OPASS & MagicPass this month and the facility we use requires an insurance certificate. We use Eventhelper.com. It was $105 for the one day certificate. Takes five minutes or less to fill out the online […]Read more "Insurance For Events"
Register to attend this joint chapter meeting at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opassmagicpass-joint-april-meeting-w-ben-miller-tickets-24457339561. OPASS and MagicPASS are proud to present a special joint meeting with Ben Miller TSQL is a necessity when interacting with SQL Server so knowing can be half the battle. Performance is always good as the database starts to grow, but building in resilience when you begin […]Read more "Ben Miller Speaking to oPASS & MagicPASS on April 19, 2016"
I did my presentation on automated restores for the second time, changed a few things. It was/is a presentation with two different parts; one is about a pattern, the other is about implementing the pattern. We had a much better discussion this second time, but often about the quirks/complexities of my environment rather than the […]Read more "Notes from the January 2016 MagicPASS Meeting"
Sometime in the next couple weeks Rodney & Karla Landrum are moving from Orlando to Pensacola (home). I’m happy for them – going home is good! It’s funny how things work out sometimes. We’ve tried to work at having a plan in place to grow the next generation of leaders (which sometimes means just getting […]Read more "Thanks to Rodney & Karla"
Meeting held at Nova Southeastern here in Orlando Arrived early to meet David Pless, good thing we were early – couldn’t get the display to duplicate, some kind of problem with the projector set up. Finally had to set things up so he could sit facing the screen for the demo part Attendance about 25 […]Read more "Notes From the August 12, 2015 oPASS and MagicPASS Meeting"