Wisconsin SQL Server User Group

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WISSUG May 2019 Meeting

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


May 2019 WISSUG Meeting

Date:   14 May 2019

Time: 11:30 AM  (Central Time)

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



The Microsoft office building now requires that *everyone* be on a visitor list in order to be admitted to the office.  You must register (see below) for the meeting no later than noon of the Monday before the meeting date.  Thus, for the May meeting, please register by noon on Monday, May 13th.


Are you attending in-person?  You must register by noon on Monday, May 13th on the Eventbrite site:

Register to attend WISSUG meeting in-person


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:

PASS Summit 2019 04-08 Nov 2019 in Seattle, WA

Wanna save $150 off registration?  You’re in luck!  Just use this handy code: LGDISC9YE

PASS Summit Pre-cons have been announced: Pre-con session info and so have the first batch of general sessions.


PASS Marathon: The New World of Data Privacy (23 May 2019):
From Europe's GDPR launch to updated legislation the world over, the global data privacy landscape has seen big changes over the past 12 months. Join PASS and Redgate for a series of back-to-back webinars designed to help SQL Server teams navigate in this new world. PASS Marathon: The New World of Data Privacy will take place on May 23, 2019.  Register (free) here.


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.




May 2019 WISSUG meeting

Azure SQL Database for the Production DBA

Presented by: Tim Radney  (SQLSkills.com)

Have you been wondering what Azure SQL Database is and what it means for you as a production DBA?


Azure SQL Database has become an Enterprise-worthy database platform that provides relational

database-as-a-service. In this session you’ll get a grounding in the fundamentals of Azure SQL

Database from a DBA perspective.


First we’ll cover how to create an Azure SQL Database using the Azure Portal and an approach for sizing a new Azure SQL Database. Then we’ll cover some of the similarities and differences between on premises SQL Server and Azure SQL Database. Finally, we will cover how monitoring and performance tuning Azure SQL Database differs from on premises SQL Server. If you’ve been considering Azure SQL Database for your organization, this session is for you!



Tim Radney (SQLSkills.com)

Tim 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 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

11 Jun 2019 - Tracking Data Transformations Using Temporal Tables – Thomas Lane, PhD.

09 Jul 2019 - Deadlocking for Mere Mortals - Jonathan Kehayias  (SQLSkills.com)

13 Aug 2019 – No meeting – summer vacation!


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.



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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