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June 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

June 2015 WISSUG Meeting


Date: 09 June 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.        


June 2015 WISSUG meeting

Bored with your job?  Seeking a new situation?  Then you might want to skip this month’s meeting.


Sooner or later, it will happen.  A backup doesn’t complete.  A hard drive crashes.  A SAN controller has a hissy fit.  All of these scenarios present great opportunities to explore a new position.  Unless you know how to deal with these unpleasant realities that DBAs will face.  But don’t fret – Jes Borland will explain how to clean up the mess when things go awry.


Presentation Preview

Minimize Data Loss with Advanced Restore Methods – Present by Jes Borland (Concurrency)

Data loss can strike any server at any time.  Are you prepared for the inevitable? A good DBA takes regular backups and practices regular restores; a great DBA has advanced restore techniques planned and tested. In this session, I will demonstrate three advanced restore methods that can make you a great DBA - point-in-time restores, page restores, and piecemeal restores, and will discuss the appropriate situations when each should be considered. Attend this session to better protect your business and your job.

Jes Borland is a Senior SQL Server Engineer at Concurrency and a Microsoft SQL Server MVP.  She holds an AAS - Programmer/Analyst degree, is a Microsoft Certified Professional in SQL Server 2012, and has worked with SQL Server as a developer, report writer, DBA, and consultant.  She is a user group president, Tech on Tap founder, and a LessThanDot.com blogger.  She frequently presents at user groups, SQL Saturdays, and other community events.  She is also an avid runner and chef.


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 Jes Borland (Concurrency)


Join the Meeting!

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Upcoming WISSUG Meetings

09 June 2015 Jes Borland (Minimize Data Loss with Advanced Restore Methods)

14 July 2015 Joshua Owen (Powershell for the DBA)

11 August 2015 TBD (your golden opportunity!)


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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