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CANCELED - WISSUG - February 2019 Meeting

  • In-Person @ 833 E Michigan St Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States (map)
  • 11:30 - 13:30 (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
  • Language: English

WISSUG Feb 2019 Meeting Announcement

February 2019 WISSUG Meeting

Date:  12 Feb 2019



Time: 11:30 AM  (Central 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 office in downtown Milwaukee at 11:30 am on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.   The address is: 833 E Michigan Street on the 8th floor. 

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

Upcoming events:

SQL Saturday Madison (#842)  06.Apr.2019

SQL Saturday Chicago (#825)  23.Mar.2019

PASS Summit 2019 04-08 Nov 2019 in Seattle, WA   (Registration is now open for 2019)

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.

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.

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.

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

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

09 Apr 2019 – Ed Leighton-Dick (Kingfisher Technologies) - Principle of Least Privilege: The Key to Strong Security

14 May 2019 - Tim Radney – SQL Skills.com - Azure SQL Database for the Production DBA

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:

Tracking Data Transitions Using Temporal Tables

Thomas Lane, DW/BI Consultant Talavant

Along with change tracking and change data capture Microsoft has introduced a new method for tracking data changes within its databases called Temporal tables. Microsoft introduced temporal, or system-versioned, tables in SQL Server 2016 as a new database feature. A temporal table truly introduces two tables into the mix: one for current data and another for historical data. This talk will show how the feature is implemented and used along with a discussion on the common usage for temporal tables. Scripts will be explored for the automation of the creation of temporal tables along with its use in data warehousing.

About Thomas:
Thomas has been living and breathing Microsoft databases for over twenty years and is now relishing his position as a DW Consultant at Talavant (www.Talavant.com). After receiving his Ph.D. in Chemistry and following three years as a post-doc at Marquette University, Thomas left the world of science for a career in IT. He has worked as a programming and database instructor, a VB and C# developer, and for the past fourteen years worked with SQL server as a DBA, ETL specialist, and Data Architect at various Midwestern companies. Thomas recently received his MSCE in Data Management and Analytics.







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