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WISSUG December 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 - Dec 2019 WISSUG Meeting

Date:   10 Dec 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 October meeting, please register by noon on Monday, December 9th.


Are you attending in-person?   Please register by noon on Monday, December 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:


SQL Saturday Madison: Saturday, April 4th, 2020

(Session list / schedule TBA)



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.


Some of the PASS Virtual Groups:

Application Development                                            https://appdev.pass.org/

Business Analytics                                                      https://ba.pass.org/

Business Intelligence                                                  https://bi.pass.org/

Cloud                                                                           https://cloud.pass.org/

Data Architecture                                                       https://dataarch.pass.org/default.aspx

Data Science                                                              https://datascience.pass.org/

Database Administration                                             https://dba.pass.org/

DBA Fundamentals                                                    https://fundamentals.pass.org/

DevOps                                                                       https://devops.pass.org/

High Availability and Disaster Recovery                    https://hadrvc.pass.org/

Performance                                                               https://performance.pass.org/

PowerShell                                                                  https://powershell.pass.org/

Professional Development                                         https://profdev.pass.org/

Virtualization                                                                https://virtualization.pass.org/

Women in Technology                                                https://wit.pass.org/



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, vote for an abstract at the GroupBy site.




December 2019 WISSUG meeting

A Beginner's Guide to Seven Practices that Kill Performance

Presented by: Andy Yun

Are you a relative newcomer to SQL Server and want to get into performance tuning? Or maybe you just want to expand your knowledge of hidden performance killers?

Then join me for a survey of seven worst practices that kill performance in SQL Server. In this demo-filled session, we will cover a mix of administrative and T-SQL development practices, making this session suitable for DBAs and developers alike! Topics include server configuration mistakes, T-SQL parallelism, and TempDB headaches.

When you leave, you'll be armed with knowledge and tools to tackle your current workloads and hit the ground running.


Andy Yun (SentryOne.com)       

Andy Yun is a SentryOne Senior Solutions Engineer and a Microsoft MVP. He has been working with SQL Server for over 15 years as both a Database Developer and Administrator. Leveraging knowledge of SQL Server Internals and extensive experience in highly transactional environments, he strives to make T-SQL leaner and meaner.


Andy is extremely passionate about passing knowledge onto others, regularly speaking at User Groups, SQL Saturdays, and PASS Summit. Andy is a co-founder of the Chicago SQL Association, co-Chapter Leader of the Chicago Suburban User Group, and part of the Chicago SQL Saturday Organizing Committee.


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

14 Jan 2020 – TBA

11 Feb 2020 – Erin Stellato - Replacing Profiler with Extended Events

10 Mar 2020 - TBA


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.








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