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 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"
Quick notes: Chinese food instead of pizza (thanks Shawn!) The wine bar is doing some remodeling to make better use of the space we (and presumably others) use by adding a pass through window to the bar area. That’s good, but the downside is the route to the restrooms appears to now require people to […]Read more "Notes from the March 2016 oPASS Meeting"
I gave my presentation on automating restores. Part philosophy (why you need it) and part tech (one way to do it). Title still needs work, maybe the abstract too, but once we get started it seems to engage people. The biggest thing I’ve noticed from doing this presentation is the…unease?…when PowerShell is brought up. More […]Read more "Notes From the February 2016 OPASS Meeting"
Last month I visited MagicPASS, this month I’ll be at oPASS and presenting again on my pattern for automating database restores. It’s a still evolving presentation, but one that I think engages attendees. They know how to restore, they know why, so it’s just layering some ideas on top of that. If you’re in the […]Read more "Speaking at OPASS on February 25, 2016"
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"