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WISSUG September 2018 meeting

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

WISSUG Sept 2018 Meeting Announcement

September 2018 WISSUG Meeting  - NEW MEETING TIME!

Date:  11 Sept 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.

We need presenters!  Thinking about being 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:


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 PASS Summit 2018 – 05-09 November 2018 in Seattle

The Summit is returning to Seattle for 2018.  The pre-conference sessions are set and registration is open. These usually fill-up quickly, so act soon to avoid disappointment.  Most of the regular conference sessions have been selected and more are on the way.  Check back to see new sessions as they are added.

You can save $150 off the registration fee by using this code: LSDISC9YE

Tip: If you get the All-in-one-bundle, you’ll not only get both pre-cons, but also get a (nice) PASS  backpack and a rockin’ PASS Summit water bottle.

Check out the GroupBy site.

This is a free community-based training event with the next sessions scheduled for 07 Sep 2018. Organized by Brent Ozar, the SQL Server community (you) determines the content – thanks, Brent!  Submit, review, rate an abstract at the GroupBy site.     

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.

Don’t forget about Microsoft Virtual Academy.  Lots of free training on SQL Server, PowerShell, Azure – you name it, it’s probably there.

September 2018 WISSUG meeting

Dr. DMV's Troubleshooting Toolkit

Presented by: Glenn Berry (SQLSkills.com)

Dynamic Management Views and functions allow you to easily see exactly what is happening inside your SQL Server instances and databases with a high level of detail. You can discover your top wait types, most CPU intensive stored procedures, find missing indexes, and identify unused indexes, to name just a few examples.

This session presents, demonstrates, and explains a complete set of diagnostic DMV queries that you can easily use to detect and diagnose configuration and performance issues in your SQL Server instances and databases.  This session goes into exhaustive detail on how to interpret the results of each of the diagnostic queries, including relevant background information on how to properly configure your hardware, storage subsystem, operating system, SQL Server instance and databases in order to avoid performance and scalability issues.

Glenn Berry, Principal Consultant, SQLSkills  (SQLskills.com)    

Glenn has worked as a SQL Server professional for many years in a variety of roles, including stints with NewsGator and Avalara. His expertise includes DMVs, high availability, hardware selection and configuration, and performance tuning. He is also an Adjunct Faculty member at University College - University of Denver, where has been teaching since 2000. Glenn is heavily involved in the SQL Server community, and is a frequent speaker at user groups, SQL Saturdays, SQLintersection, and the PASS Community Summit. He is the author of the book SQL Server Hardware, and he wrote chapters for SQL Server MVP Deep Dives and SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2 books.

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 are 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.


Keep 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

09 Oct 2018 – Rich Benner – Getting Started with Query Performance

Nov 2018 – No meeting.  See you at the PASS Summit in Seattle!

11 Dec 2018 – Frank Gill – The SQL Server Transaction Log for Developers

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.







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