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November 2015 WISSUG Meeting

  • In-Person & Online @ 833 E Michigan St Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States (map)
  • 16:00 - 19:00 (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
  • Language: English

WISSUG Feb 2015 Meeting Announcement

November 2015 WISSUG Meeting


Date: 10 November 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 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.

Have you checked out Microsoft Virtual Academy?  There’s a boatload of free training just waiting for you.

November 2015 WISSUG meeting

“The database is slow!” 

“What’s wrong with the database?”

“Why is this query taking so long?”


Sound familiar?  If you’ve been a DBA for any length of time, you’re probably familiar with questions/accusations like this.  Identifying and correcting the problem is easier when you know where to look.  It’s even easier if you can reach into your DBA toolbox and grab a query or two to pin down the problem.  Come to the November meeting watch Jason Wong demonstrate how you can do this.

Presentation Preview

Diagnosing Performance Issues using T-SQL presented by Jason Wong.       

From experiences, the best arsenal for SQL Server troubleshooting is simply a pair of powerful homegrown queries.


In this session, Jason Wong will simulate workloads, using PowerShell and T-SQL, on a demo SQL server engine and will diagnose and examine the execution process, namely wait type and active sessions via some powerful queries leveraging DMVs and DMFs


Jason Wong has 25+ years of experience working as programmer, apps admin, IT Applications Manager, Sr. DBA in the greater Houston area. He has been a volunteer PASS speaker since 2008. Other interests include: tennis, car repairs, photos in National Parks, cholesterol and Vitamin K2, D and Calcium His career profile, education, publication, travel experiences, along with other interests can be found on

his web site.

Education: MS Rice, MBA UH 

Web site: http://dbace.us 

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 Jason Wong


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Upcoming WISSUG Meetings

08 Dec 2015 – Jes Borland – Extended Events

12 Jan 2016 – TBD

09 Feb 2016 – TBD


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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