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WISSUG December 2018 meeting

  • In-Person @ 833 E Michigan St Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States (map)
  • 11:30 - 01:00 (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
  • Language: English

WISSUG Dec 2018 Meeting Announcement

December 2018 WISSUG Meeting  - NEW MEETING TIME!

Date:  11 Dec 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.

Check out the GroupBy site.

This is a free community-based training site organized by Brent Ozar. The SQL Server community (you) determines the content – thanks, Brent!  Submit, review, rate an abstract at the GroupBy site.

The next GroupBy event is Friday, December 21st, 2018.    

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, PowerBI, SQL Azure – you name it, it’s probably there.

December 2018 WISSUG meeting

The SQL Server Transaction Log for Developers

Presented by: Frank Gill (Concurrency.com)

SQL Server tracks all changes to a database's data and schema in the transaction log.

This makes it the most important file in any database. Understanding transaction log

architecture and behavior will help you develop code that will maximize performance

and minimize resource consumption. Join me to learn about transaction log architecture,

batching transactions, rollback activity, and the effect these things can have on performance.

Frank Gill  - Senior Data Engineer (Concurrency)

With 19 years of IT experience, the first 8 as a mainframe programmer, he has developed a love of all things internal. When not administering databases or geeking out on internals, Frank volunteers at

the Art Institute of Chicago and reads voraciously.

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

08 Jan 2019 – Frank F Robbins

12 Feb 2019 – Tom Lane – Data Warehousing with SQL Azure

12 Mar 2019 – Erin Stellato (SQLSkills) - Replacing Profiler with Extended Events

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.

Supplementary Materials

The following event attachments are available to you:







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