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"
David Pless is presenting: Query Store is a new feature in SQL Server 2016, and is also available in Azure SQL Database V12. Query Store is designed to help with query performance troubleshooting by making it easier to identify poorly performing statements and finding scenarios where performance regresses. In this session we will discuss how […]Read more "oPASS & MagicPASS Meeting Tonight"
The next OPASS meeting is July 23, 2015, featuring David Crook from Microsoft doing a presentation on predicting home value using Azure. Should be interesting!Read more "Next oPASS Meeting is July 23, 2015 with David Crook"
The next oPASS meeting is tomorrow night (June 25, 2015): DBAs do not always have time to work with some of the amazing visual data tools that are becoming common place now for analysts. In this presentation I will show how in just a few very easy steps you can learn more than the basics […]Read more "oPASS June 2015: Using BI Power tools to visualize your SQL Infrastructure with Rodney Landrum"
Really late posting these, forgot to put on my task list! About 20 attendees Lots of good questions, and I saw quite a new faces (or not recent ones) attending. That’s good and bad I guess. I worry that we’re drawing people solely based on the topic/speaker and not because the meeting is the place […]Read more "Notes From The May 2015 oPASS Meeting"
It’s five months until SQLSaturday Orlando, have you thought about your speaking plans for October? We’d love to have you come talk to our attendees! We have 50+ slots we need to fill and we try to build a schedule with a wide assortment of topics and skill levels. Here are my unofficial (because I don’t […]Read more "Come Speak at SQLSaturday Orlando on October 10, 2015"
I’ve been talking to Team Orlando recently about following the great example set by Code Camp Orlando for celebrating 10 annual events. Our first was in 2007. That is an impressive run. We’ve been lucky to be able to transition leadership of the event many times, from me to Jack Corbett to Karla Landrum to […]Read more "Thinking Ahead to SQLSaturday Orlando 2016-Tenth Anniversary"
That’s #9 as in ninth annual SQLSaturday Orlando, being held October 10th, 2015 at Seminole State College, and which is the 442nd event chartered since we started things back in 2007. I’m heading up volunteers this year and will write more on that soon, but I definitely hope to engage many of our local members […]Read more "#9 is Alive!"
This is a follow up to my previous post about Orlando Code Camp. The event team offered oPASS/MagicPASS a free sponsor table and we took them up on it. I wrote a bunch of notes about what worked and what didn’t (below), but the bigger point I want to make is that there are so […]Read more "Notes on Marketing PASS at Non-PASS Events"
Last weekend I attended the 10th annual Orlando Code Camp. I think I’ve missed two of those due to scheduling conflict. Ten years, and ten consecutive years, that’s a really good run! Former ONETUG President’s Joel Martinez and Shawn Weisfeld were present along with current President Esteban Garcia. I like that continuity and hope it’s […]Read more "Notes From Orlando Code Camp 2015"