Wisconsin SQL Server User Group

Welcome to the Wisconsin SQL Server Users Group

Next Meeting

Tuesday,

April

10

WISSUG April 2018 Meeting

  • In-Person @ 833 E Michigan St Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States (map)
  • 11:30 - 13:00 Central Daylight Time
  • Language: English

WISSUG Apr 2018 Meeting Announcement

April 2018 WISSUG Meeting  - NEW MEETING TIME!

Date:  10 Apr 2018

Time: 11:30 AM     ß NEW MEETING TIME!

Location: Microsoft office (833 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI  53202)  8th floor.

ATTENTION:  New meeting time!  See below for details.

Why not be a presenter?   Check out Kendra Little’s post on speaking.

Here’s a video of Kendra with her Top 5 Tips For Your First Presentation video.

Noteworthy items:

NEW MEETING TIME for WISSUG meeting!

WISSUG meets in Microsoft’s new office in downtown Milwaukee.

The address is: 833 E Michigan Street on the 8th floor. 

Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) details are available here.

In an effort to make the Group meetings accessible to more people, our meeting time has changed to start at 11:30 am Central Time. 

Our meeting date remains the second Tuesday of each month.

SQL Saturday 2018 (Madison, WI) 07 April, 2018

SQL Saturday is approaching returning to the Pyle Center in downtown Madison in April of 2018.

Registration is near or at capacity and the speaker list/agenda is online. 

Free training, but not a free lunch.

There are no less than five pre-cons (which are not free) on Friday, the 6th.

Pre-con topics Azure, R, “Keeping your DBA happy”, Cloud data security, and PowerShell modules for the DBA.

Check out the GroupBy site.

This is a free community-based training event with the next sessions scheduled for 01 June, 2018. Organized by Brent Ozar, the SQL Server community (you) determines the content – thanks, Brent!  Review, rate, submit an abstract at the GroupBy site.     

SQL PASS Summit 2018 – 05-09 November 2018 in Seattle

The Summit is returning to Seattle for 2018 and PASS is working on content selection for the regular sessions (Wednesday through Friday) and the Pro-Cons (Monday & Tuesday).  You can save $150 off the registration fee by using this code: LSDISC9YE

PASS Virtual Groups: Over two dozen (free) virtual groups, focusing on different areas of SQL Server, PowerShell, PowerBI and more.  Go to http://www.pass.org/ and click on the Community tab where you’ll find the Virtual Groups link.

Have you checked out Microsoft Virtual Academy?  There’s a ton of free training just waiting for you.

Not just SQL Server.  PowerShell, Windows Server, Networking, and more.  Have a look. 

April 2018 WISSUG meeting

Common SQL Server Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

presented by Tim Radney (SQLSkills.com)

Making mistakes is natural, but learning from them and avoiding them in future takes effort.

There's no substitute for experience or the shared wisdom of others to help you learn what mistakes to avoid. In this session, Tim will share with you a ton of what he's learned over the years from working and consulting at multiple Fortune-level companies. You'll hear about real-world environments he has worked on where there was a high impact from administrators making mistakes in how SQL Server was configured and administered.

You'll learn many proven and accepted best practices for installing, configuring and supporting SQL Server to help your environment run as smoothly as possible and you'll leave with a checklist of items to take home to make sure your SQL Server environment is configured properly.

Tim Radney (SQLSkills.com)    

Tim Radney is a SQL Server MVP. He has presented at PASS, SQLintersection, SQL Saturdays, user groups and numerous webinars.

In addition Tim runs the Columbus GA SQL Users Group, is a PASS Regional Mentor and was named a PASS Outstanding Volunteer in 2012.

He’s married with three children and has a passion for electronics. He also farms chickens (for eggs), dwarf Nigerian goats, and tilapias in his spare time.

WISSUG Group – Stay Informed

If you would like to continue to receive information about upcoming meetings and events for both WISSUG & PASS, please make sure you get registered with an account on SQLPASS.  All communications about WISSUG will be sent via a mailing list to users registered as WISSUG members with sqlpass.org.

 

Here's how to make sure you can stay up to date:

 

1. Go to www.pass.org

2. If you've never registered with this site before, use the Sign Up For Free link in the upper right-hand corner to create your account.

3. If you already receive messages from PASS, login with your account information.

4. Once you're logged in, click the Community tab and choose Local Groups.  Enter Wisconsin in the Filter by Keyword box and click the Search button. Be sure to join WISSUG as a Local Group.

5. Make sure the Subscribe to Email Newsletter checkbox is checked.

Join the Meeting!   Powered by GoToWebinar

We are using GoToWebinar for remote attendees.

Please be aware of the following: 

1.    You must register (any time before the meeting) here: WISSUG Group Meeting Link   

2.    Choose the appropriate meeting date from the presented list.

3.    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email to join the webinar.

4.    Phone-in audio is not supported; you must use your computer connection for audio.

Upcoming WISSUG Meetings and events

07 Apr 2018 - SQL Saturday - Madison

08 May 2018 - Adopting A DevOps Process for your Database – Steve Jones

12 Jun 2018 - Exploring Why UDFs and Nested Views Hinder the Query Optimizer – Andy Yun

We are pleased to have Manning Press as a continuing WISSUG sponsor.

Manning has generously offered all WISSUG members a 36% discount on all their titles.

Simply enter UG367 in the Promotional Code box when checking out.

Featured Presentation:

Common SQL Server Mistakes and How to Avoid Them presented by Tim Radney (SQLSkills.com)

Tim Radney, Principal Consultant SQLskills

Making mistakes is natural, but learning from them and avoiding them in future takes effort. There's no substitute for experience or the shared wisdom of others to help you learn what mistakes to avoid. In this session, Tim will share with you a ton of what he's learned over the years from working and consulting at multiple Fortune-level companies. You'll hear about real-world environments he has worked on where there was a high impact from administrators making mistakes in how SQL Server was configured and administered. You'll learn many proven and accepted best practices for installing, configuring and supporting SQL Server to help your environment run as smoothly as possible and you'll leave with a checklist of items to take home to make sure your SQL Server environment is configured properly.

About Tim:
Tim is a Data Platform MVP and has a whole collection of Microsoft and other industry certifications. His experience includes HA/DR, virtualization, SSIS, SSRS, and performance tuning, among everything else SQL Server-related. Tim is very active and passionate in the SQL Community. He runs the Columbus GA SQL Users Group, has been a PASS Regional Mentor for a number of years, was named a PASS Outstanding Volunteer in 2012, and is a frequent speaker at user groups, SQL Saturdays and PASS Summits. Tim is one of the top ranked in karma on ask.sqlservercentral.com, answers questions as @tradney on Twitter, and blogs at http://timradney.com and SQLskills blog at http://www.SQLskills.com/blogs/tim.

 

 

 

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