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WISSUG September 2019 meeting

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

WISSUG - Sep 2019 WISSUG Meeting

Date:   10 Sep 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 September meeting, please register by noon on Monday,September 9th.


Are you attending in-person? 

You must register by noon on Monday, September 9th 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. 

You can save $150 off regular registration by using this super-secret discount code:  LGDISC9YE.

Pre-conference sessions have been announced – these tend to fill up quickly. 

The full conference schedule has been announced as well. 


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.



September 2019 WISSUG meeting

SQL Server Management Studio Tips and Tricks   

Presented by: Gary Schultz

This is a session that anyone who uses SQL Server Management Studio (developers and DBAs alike) may find helpful.  We will demonstrate several features that are somewhat hidden, such as split screens, Tab groups, block replacement, RegEx, multi-server queries, SQL Command Mode, templates, query organization tips, connection coloring, Object Explorer Details, and a few FREE add-ins that will make a DBA’s job more simple and more productive.  I presented the session at work and got the following email from a developer: "Very good presentation today. I've been using SSMS daily for almost 10 years and I was surprised by the number of new tricks I learned."


Gary Schultz         

Gary is a full time administrative DBA with West Bend Mutual Insurance.

Before WBMI, Gary worked as the systems administrator for TechSkills, a tech school specializing in training toward tech certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, ISC2, and medical transcription.

Gary moved the entire data center for them physically, virtualized it, and virtualized the online techlab system during his tenure 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

08 Oct 2019 – Dimensional Modeling - Farouq Abukhamireh

Nov 2019 – No meeting – see you at the PASS Summit!

10 Dec 2019 - TBD


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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