Wisconsin SQL Server User Group

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May 2015 WISSUG Meeting

  • In-Person & Online @ 833 E Michigan St Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States (map)
  • 16:00 - 19:00 Central Daylight Time
  • Language: English

WISSUG Feb 2015 Meeting Announcement

May 2015 WISSUG Meeting


Date: 12 May 2015

Time: 4:30 PM

Location: Microsoft Office in Waukesha   (N19W24133 Riverwood Drive, Waukesha, WI  53188)


Driving directions: Take I-94 to County J/Waukesha (Exit 294). Take County J north for  about 1/4 mile. Go past the stone entrance to Riverwood office park (on your left), and proceed to the next entrance, which is Riverwood Drive, marked by a street sign.  Go to the building designated Riverwood 2, which will be on your left.


We need presenters.  Really.  Check out Kendra Little’s post on Speaking.

Bonus: here’s a video of Kendra with her Top 5 Tips For Your First Presentation video.

This SQL Server stuff isn’t going to present itself.


Newsworthy items:

PASS Summit 2015 is returning to Seattle, WA and will be held October 28th-30th, 2015.  Registration is now open.   

Pssst!  Use this discount code and get a $150 discount on your registration: LC15HFK3.

PASS Virtual Chapters: Over two dozen virtual chapters, each focusing on a different area of SQL Server.  Go to http://www.sqlpass.org/ and click on the Join a Virtual Chapter button to view the list and just click to the chapters that interest you.        


May 2015 WISSUG meeting

Have you got a large budget for every conceivable SQL monitoring tool available? Didn’t think so. But you do have access to SQL Server, right? Maybe that’s all you need. Ok, almost all. A little elbow grease may be required, but that doesn’t cost that much.   Join us for this month’s meeting and Mike Shelton will take us through a number of these updates.


Presentation Preview

Using BI Techniques for Database Statistics – Presented by Brad Gall (Pragmatic Works)


In this session, we'll look at using BI techniques to track and report on Database metrics for the DBA.  Using real work stats like database growth, stored procedure cache stats, and server wait stats, we'll look at how to store this data for analysis and consume it using PowerPivot. 

Brad Gall is a Business Intelligence Consultant with Pragmatic Works.  Brad has been working with SQL and SharePoint for over 10 Years delivering successful data solutions.  Brad has experience utilizing the full Microsoft BI Stack (SharePoint, SQL server, SSIS, SSAS, and SSRS).  He resides in Cincinnati, OH where he is a member of CincyPASS the local PASS Chapter. 

WISSUG Chapter – Stay Informed

If you would like to continue to receive information about upcoming meetings and events for both WISSUG & PASS, please make sure you get 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.


Here's how to make sure you can stay "in the know".


1. Go to www.sqlpass.org

2. If you've never registered with this site before, use the Register 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, go to MyChapters and make sure to join WISSUG as a Local Chapter.

5. Make sure the Subscribe to Email Newsletter checkbox is checked.


WISSUG Meeting Agenda

* Networking with your peers: Got a problem? Got an answer?  Share it!

* WISSUG Business: Don’t just sit there – participate!  Volunteer, present a topic, share your expertise (or your painful learning experience) with chapter members, suggest a topic for a presentation.  The more people participate, the better the group becomes.

* Presentation by Brad Gall (Pragmatic Works)


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Upcoming WISSUG Meetings


09 June 2015 Jes Borland (TBD)

14 July 2015 (why isn’t your name here?)


We are pleased to welcome Manning Press as a 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.


Special thanks to our sponsors:

WiSSUG sponsors are the best - Please support our sponsors with your patronage.







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