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WISSUG May 2017 meeting

  • In-Person @ 777 E. Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States (map)
  • 16:30 - 18:00 Central Daylight Time
  • Language: English

WISSUG May 2017 Meeting Announcement


Wisconsin SQL Server User’s Group

May 2017 WISSUG Meeting

Date:  09 May 2017

Time: 4:30 PM

Location: Foley & Lardner (40th floor) – US Bank building (777 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI  53202)

ATTENTION:  temporary (still) meeting location!  See below for details.

Why not be 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.

Noteworthy items:


Microsoft is still in the process of moving to their new office in downtown Milwaukee.

833 E Michigan Ave to be precise.  The new office is not available to us until our June 2017 meeting. 

Thus, we will meet in May again at the US Bank building at Foley & Lardner LLP, located on the 40th floor.  Parking is available (limited) on the south side (Clybourn Street) of the building, as well as in the US Bank parking structure.

Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) details are available here.

SQL PASS Summit 2017

The SQL PASS Summit is returning to Seattle this year and runs from 30 October – 03 November.  If you're planning to attend, use this handy discount code LC15HFK3 and get a $150 discount off the registration fee.

Have you seen the GroupBy site?

This is a free community-based training event with the sessions taking place in June of 2017. Organized by Brent Ozar, the SQL Server community determines the content – thanks, Brent!  Review, rate, submit an abstract at the GroupBy site.     

SQL Server Developer Edition (including SQL 2016) is available for 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, focusing on different areas 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. 

May 2017 WISSUG meeting

SQL Server Reporting Services 2016   Presented by David Levy (Microsoft) 

With the release of SQL Server 2016, Reporting Services received many enhancements compared to previous releases. First, we’ll start with a quick overview of SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services – what has changed, then take a look at delivery against the reporting roadmap that was published last year, and review major enhancements in SQL Server 2016.

David Levy   

David Levy is a developer turned DBA. He began his career in 2000 after graduation from Northern Illinois University with a degree in Operations Management and Information Systems with an Emphasis in Information Systems. After several years of increasingly complex development work David moved into a support role that allowed him to indulge his interest in quick fix engineering. In this role he had the opportunity to tune a critical business query reducing the run time from 6 minutes to a few seconds. At this point it was decided that David should move to the database team to work on other poorly performing queries as well as to head off any future issues.

In this new role David worked with the development teams of the company to tune the existing workloads while developing coding standards and a code review process. During this time he developed the skills and experience to allow him to move into a role as a Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft, working with Microsoft customers to ensure they have the best possible experience with SQL Server through a mix of proactive education and mentoring and reactive assistance with system issues. After 5 years as a Field Engineer David became a Technical Solution Professional. In his current role David assists customers in addressing business challenges with an eye toward digital transformation and disruptive uses of Microsoft technologies.

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 up to date.


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.

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Please be aware of the following: 

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

13 Jun 2017 – Tim Mitchell - TBA

11 Jul 2017 – Jonathan Kehayias – Deadlocking for Mere Mortals.

08 Aug 2017 – TDA

We are pleased to have 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.







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