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September 2016 WISSUG Chapter Meeting

  • In-Person & Online @ 833 E Michigan St Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States (map)
  • 16:30 - 18:30 Central Daylight Time
  • Language: English

WISSUG Feb 2015 Meeting Announcement

September 2016 WISSUG Meeting


Date: 13 September 2016

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.


Newsworthy items:

PASS Summit 2016  (October 26-28, Seattle, WA)

The 2016 PASS SQL Server Summit is returning to Seattle in October.

Planning to go?  Great!  Thinking of going?  Great idea!

Here’s some help.  Use this super secret code (LC15HFK3) when you register and save $150 off the registration fee. But don’t wait too long; the fee goes up after 18 September.      

SQL Server Developer Edition is now free!

Microsoft has decided to make Developer Edition freely available.  No, it’s not time-bombed.

All you have to do is join (for free) the Visual Studio Dev Essentials program then download the software.    

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 ton of free training just waiting for you. 

September 2016 WISSUG meeting

Beyond CXPACKET: Understanding Wait Statistics  Presented by Jes Borland (Concurrency)

'Time and tide wait for no man', but SQL Server must wait for resources when executing a query.  The life cycle of a query is full of waiting, and SQL Server records when it’s waiting, why, and for how long.  By learning how each query is executed, and observing how waits can accumulate along the way, you can unlock the secrets to what resources or code changes are needed to improve your query and server performance. 


Jes Borland

Jes Borland is a Senior SQL Engineer at Concurrency and a Microsoft Data Platform MVP.

She holds an AAS - Programmer/Analyst degree and has worked with SQL Server as a developer, report writer, DBA, and consultant. She is a user group founder, a blogger, and a frequent speaker. In her free time, she runs, cycles, and cooks.



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 


Join the Meeting!

We are now using GoToWebinar® for a better remote attendee experience.

Please be aware of the following:               


1. You must register (any time before the meeting) here: WISSUG Chapter Meeting Link 

2. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email to join the webinar.

3. Phone-in audio is not supported; you must use your computer connection for audio.


Upcoming WISSUG Meetings

11 October 2016 – Dave Levy (Microsoft) – SQL Server 2016 – Always Encrypted

08 November 2016 – No meeting – see you at the PASS Summit in Seattle!

13 December 2016 – David Klee - Virtualization


Special Offer from Manning Press:


We are pleased to welcome 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.


Special thanks to our sponsors:

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







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