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As a part of the national PASS organization, the Minnesota SQL Server User Group (PASSMN) serves the Minnesota SQL Server community. PASSMN is a forum to exchange knowledge and ideas to better understand, develop, implement and support existing and future SQL Server technologies. Our technical sessions provide a professional, fun and educational environment for all levels of expertise and areas of interest. 

If you're interested in becoming part of PASSMN, please take a moment to register
. By registering with the site, you'll be notified about upcoming events along with any changes to the standard schedule. You will also have access to all of the features and benefits of being a member of the strongest SQL Server user community in Minnesota. 

We are committed to providing the best SQL Server content in the Twin Cities and surrounding area. If you have any suggestions for the group, or if you are interested in presenting, 
please contact us! We value all feedback and will continue to strive to meet the highest standards.


  
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December PASSMN Meeting & Newsletter - Thursday, December 04, 2014

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December PASSMN Meeting & Newsletter

Sponsored by Veredus Corporation

 

 

 

Location:

3601 West 76th Street, Suite 600 Edina, MN 55437

Date:

December 16, 2014

Time:

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

Please click here for meeting details and to RSVP

 

Join an all-star cast of presenters

Join an all-star cast of presenters for what is sure to be an educational evening (OK, maybe not, but it should be hilarious) of surprise topics. Come watch as Jason Strate, Mark Vaillancourt, Paul Timmerman, Mike Donnelly, Dave Valentine, Ben Thul, and Jim Dorame share their knowledge with us. What will they be presenting about? Nobody knows, not even them!

 

PASSMN Board changes

Because the number of open spots matched the number of candidates for board selection we will not be having elections this year. Mike Donnelly, Will Weber, Shirley Morillo, and Tracy McKibben will be rolling off the board at the end of 2014. Please welcome Jim Dorame, Riley Major, Ben Thul, and Dave Valentine to the PASSMN Board starting in 2015.

 

Prizes / Giveaways

SQLSaturday MN gave the speakers very unique speaker shirts, instead of the traditional Polo shirt. At the December meeting, you have a chance to get one for yourself. We will be giving away one of these collectors' items at the December meeting. Wait, there's more. We are also going to have a 2TB USB 3.0 drive that can be yours for the low, low cost of FREE!

 

Questions for presenters

If you have any questions you would like our presenter to answer in the meeting, feel free to submit them ahead of time to support@mnssug.org or to any of the board members before the meeting. All questions will be kept anonymous.

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November PASSMN Meeting & Newsletter - Monday, November 03, 2014
 

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November PASSMN Meeting & Newsletter

Sponsored by Signature Consultants


Location:

3601 West 76th Street, Suite 600 Edina, MN 55437

Date:

November 18, 2014

Time:

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

Please click here for meeting details and to RSVP

 

Database Snapshots - Making Your Life Easier

Abstract: Want to off load some of that reporting workload, make an emergency rollback during a production upgrade faster, or make managing your test databases easier? If any of these appeal to you, then you should be familiar with database snapshots within SQL Server. Available since SQL Server 2005, use of this feature can make your life a lot easier. We’ll spend the first part of this session taking an in depth look at how database snapshots work. We’ll look at what exactly is happening behind the scenes when you create a snapshot and when you query a snapshot. Once we've covered the basics, we'll spend the rest of our time analyzing and discussing a number of real world use cases where snapshots can be very beneficial and save you a great deal of time.

 

About Paul: Paul Timmerman is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP and the Lead SQL Server DBA at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Paul has over fourteen years of experience in database administration and is a past Chapter Leader of the Minnesota SQL Server User Group, PASSMN. Paul is an active member of the PASS community and routinely speaks at user group meetings and SQL Saturday conferences.

Prizes / Giveaways

SQLSaturday MN gave the speakers very unique speaker shirts, instead of the traditional Polo shirt. At the November meeting, you have a chance to get one for yourself. We will be giving away one of these collectors' items at the November meeting. Wait, there's more. We didn't give away the farm at SQLSaturday. We are also going to have a 2TB USB 3.0 drive that can be yours for the low, low cost of FREE!

Questions for presenters

If you have any questions you would like our presenter to answer in the meeting, feel free to submit them ahead of time to support@mnssug.org or to any of the board members before the meeting. All questions will be kept anonymous.

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August PASSMN Meeting & Newsletter - Thursday, August 14, 2014

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August PASSMN Meeting & Newsletter

Sponsored by Tail Wind Informatics

 

 

 

Location:

3601 West 76th Street, Suite 600 Edina, MN 55437

Date:

August 19, 2014

Time:

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

Please click here for meeting details and to RSVP

 

Spatial Data Deep Dive

 

Abstract: A deep dive into the SQL Server Spatial Data Types, the Bing Spatial Data Services, and Spatial Analysis.

About Ross: Ross McNeely is the Principle Consultant & BI Practice Manager at Tail Wind.  Ross has been working with MS SQL Server BI stack for over a decade.  Enterprise Information Management and Business Intelligence are Ross’ primary focus.

PASS Summit 2014

The countdown to the world's largest gathering of SQL Server and BI professionals starts now. Seattle, WA Nov 4-7

PASS Summit is your conference – planned and presented by the SQL Server community for the SQL Server community.

Join 5,000 SQL Server and BI Professionals from over 50 countries and 2,000 different companies to take your SQL Server skills to the next level!!

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Questions for presenters

If you have any questions you would like our presenter to answer in the meeting, feel free to submit them ahead of time to support@mnssug.org or to any of the board members before the meeting. All questions will be kept anonymous.

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