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Steel City SQL June Meeting

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Join us Tuesday the 15th for the June Meeting of Steel City SQL. This month’s meeting will feature Robert Cain fresh off a trip to TechEd presenting on What I Learned at TechEd. This presentation will include various topics such as PowerPivot, oData, Dallas and Parellel Data Warehousing. Food and beverages for this month’s meeting will be sponsored by PASS. If you plan on attending this month’s meeting let us know by sending us an RSVP email to rsvp@steelcitysql.org so we can make sure we have enough food. Hope to see you there.

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June 14, 2010 at 8:00 pm

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Steel City SQL May Meeting

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Join us on Tuesday the 18th at New Horizons Computer Learning Center for our May meeting. This meeting will feature Kevin Boles, SQL Server Guru and MVP, presenting on Care and Feeding Tempdb and Disk Partition Management. Kevin be reviewing a hodge-podge of goodies related to tempdb configuration and monitoring and IO configuration and optimization. Every database server out there should be doing these things right to get the most out of their hardware! Kevin is a SQL Server expert, working exclusively with the product since version 6.5. With over fifteen years of database experience, he holds virtually every SQL Server related certification including MCT and MVP. Kevin teaches occassionally and has been a very successful independent consultant for the past ten years. He is also a Mentor with Solid Quality Mentors, a top-tier global SQL Server consulting firm. His passion is the relational engine, especially performance analysis and tuning. Food and beverages for this month’s meeting will be sponsored by PASS. If you plan on attending this month’s meeting let us know by sending us an RSVP email to rsvp@steelcitysql.org so we can make sure we have enough food. Hope to see you there.

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May 18, 2010 at 4:36 pm

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Multi-User Group Holiday Party Tonight!

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Just a reminder to all that tonight is the Birmingham Multi-User Group Holiday Party. The Birmingham Software Developers Association (BSDA), Birmingham.Net Users Group (BUG.NET), Steel City SQL Users Group, and the Silverlight Nights Users Group are combining forces for this annual holiday event. Families from these groups will get together at Richards BBQ and Grill on Acton Road for an evening of fun. To make things easy each family will pay for their own meal from their very reasonably priced menu.

If you are or were a member of these groups we want to encourage you to attend and bring the family. Even if you are just interested in user groups in Birmingham we invite you to come on out, the more the merrier. And, we promise our spouses / dates / families no geek talk. Well, not too much.

Happy Holidays!

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December 7, 2009 at 12:14 pm

Steel City SQL August Meeting

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Join us on Tuesday the 25th at New Horizons Computer Learning Center for the August meeting of Steel City SQL featuring Dean Richards, Senior DBA at Confio Software, presenting on Wait-Time Based SQL Server Performance Management.  Using Wait Time Analysis and Wait Types is a newer method for tuning SQL Server instances.  As a result, there is often confusion on exactly what the data means.  The issue typically centers around the fact the wait time data is analyzed at the wrong level or the collected wait time data is not detailed enough.  This presentation will focus on these problems and review several real-life case studies of using SQL Server Wait Type data coupled with Wait-Time based performance analysis to solve the most difficult performance related issues.

Dean has over 20 years of Oracle and SQL Server project development, implementation and strategic database architecting.  Before coming to Confio, Dean held engineering positions at McDonnell Douglas and Daugherty Systems, an object-oriented solution provider for Anheuser-Busch.  Dean was also a technical director for Oracle Corporation managing all aspects of their broadband account including short and long-term technical planning and strategic alliances.  As a highly successful liaison between management and technical staff, Dean has proven to be an effective collaborator implementing cutting-edge solutions. 

As usual the meeting will begin at 6:00pm with a thirty minute networking session with Dean’s presentation will begin at 6:30pm.  Food and beverages for the month’s meeting will be sponsored by Confio Software.  If you plan on attending this month’s meeting let us know by sending us an RSVP so we can get an accurate headcount for the food.  Hope to see you there.

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August 24, 2009 at 2:28 pm

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Steel City SQL July Meeting

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Join us on Tuesday the 21st at New Horizons Computer Learning Center for our July meeting. This meeting will feature Kevin Boles, SQL Server MVP of Indicium Resorces, presenting on SQL Server Service Broker.  Service Broker is the built-in asynchronous messaging subsystem provided with SQL Server.  We will examine new terminology as well as get a grounding in how we can setup and use Service Broker for messaging applications.  We live in an increasingly interconnected world and having a system that can handle intermittent connections and asynchronous processing can solve many business problems.  And if MySpace can use it to pass hundreds of millions of messages around their system per day, it can probably do whatever you need it to do as well!

Kevin is a SQL Server guru, working exclusively with the product since version 6.5. With over fifteen years of IT industry experience, he holds every SQL Server certification including MCT and MVP. Kevin has been a very successful independent consultant for the past ten years.

As usual the meeting will begin at 6:00pm with a thirty minute networking session with Kevin’s presentation beginning at 6:30pm.  If you plan on attending this month’s meeting let us know by sending us an RSVP so we can get an accurate headcount for the food.  Hope to see you there.

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July 21, 2009 at 2:15 pm

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Steel City SQL June Meeting

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Join us on Tuesday the 16th at New Horizons Computer Learning Center for our June meeting. The June meeting will feature Morgan Smith, Senior BI Architect at Teksouth Corporation, presenting on Migrating SSIS Packages Between Environments.  When you have 2 or more environments (Dev & Prod), migrating your SSIS packages between them can be time consuming and tedious. As you add more connections and variables into your packages, the transition just gets worse. This session will show you a few ways to make your migrations faster and easier.

Morgan Smith is the Senior BI Architect at Teksouth Corporation.  He has almost 20 years of experience in relational database systems encompassing DB2, Sybase and of course Microsoft SQL Server.  In 1996, he became a Microsoft Certified Engineer and a Microsoft Certified Instructor after the introduction of Microsoft SQL Server 6.0 and later became a Microsoft Certified Database Administrator.  Morgan began using and teaching Microsoft BI tools when Microsoft first released OLAP Services 7.0.  For several years, he taught SQL and BI classes all over the United States and Canada.  Since 2002, Morgan has worked and consulted full-time on SQL and BI projects.  Today, at Teksouth Corporation, he designs, develops and implements custom database and BI systems and infrastructures using Microsoft technologies.

As usual the meeting will begin at 6:00pm with a thirty minute networking session with Morgan’s presentation beginning at 6:30pm.  Food and beverages for this month’s meeting will be sponsored by Teksouth. If you plan on attending this month’s meeting let us know by sending us an RSVP so we can get an accurate headcount for the food.  Hope to see you there.

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June 16, 2009 at 2:31 pm

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Just a few weeks left before SQL Saturday #7

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SQL Saturday #7 is right around the corner. May 30th will be here before you know it! Come join us right here in Birmingham AL for a free, all day SQL Server training event. We have three full tracks to interest  you, plus lots of great swag!

Space is filling up quick so be sure to register at http://www.sqlsaturday.com/eventhome.aspx?eventid=9 in order to reserve your spot!

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May 12, 2009 at 7:34 pm

Posted in Steel City SQL