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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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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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October PASSMN Newsletter - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

October PASSMN Newsletter

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SQLSaturday Swag Bag Stuffing and Networking Night

There is NO official meeting in October, because SQL Saturday is happening this month, but you can join us for SQLSaturday Swag Bag Stuffing and Networking Night on October 21, 2014 at our regular time and place.   Our generous #sqlsatmn sponsors have been filling up our office with swag - from pens and rubber bracelets to full color flyers for 350 people. We need your help getting those items into our Swag Bags. Think of the LinkedIn endorsements you could get - paper folding, swag bagging, pile making, box packing and MORE! If you don't need the LinkedIn endorsements, stop by to meet some people and get all of your SQLSaturday questions answered. And, if that wasn't already enough to convince you, we'll throw in some free food! 

Please click here for details and to RSVP.

Spend the day with a SQL Server Expert!

Attend one of the SQL Saturday #332 Pre-Conference Seminars for only $99!

·         DB1 – A Day of SQL Server Internals and Data Recovery - Argenis Fernandez – SQL Server MCM & MVP

·         DB2 – Virtualization for SQL Server DBAs -  David Klee – VMWare vExpert and SQL Server MVP

·         BI1 – Architecting the Modern Data Warehouse -  Jason Strate – SQL Server MCM & MVP and  Adam Jorgensen – SQL Server MVP

·         BI2 - Microsoft Excel: The Business Intelligence Platform for the Masses -  Mark Vaillancourt – SQL Server MVP

Seminars will be held on Friday October 24th from 9AM – 5PM.  At Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount, MN.

Read detailed abstracts and find registration information at http://bit.ly/1r2MLKJ

Contact sqlsaturday332@sqlsaturday.com with any questions!

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!!

Save $150 using the PASSMN discount code. [USNCS28]

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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!!

Save $150 using the PASSMN discount code. [USNCS28]

 

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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