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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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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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September PASSMN Meeting & Newsletter - Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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September PASSMN Meeting &Newsletter

Sponsored by vRad

 

 

 

Location:

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

Date:

September 16, 2014

Time:

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

Please click here for meeting details and to RSVP

 

Checklists for Better Coordination and Performance of SQL tasks

 

Abstract: Complex, repeated tasks, from flying an airplane and removing an appendix to monitoring your SQL Server or installing an upgrade. Use checklists to ensure better and more consistent outcomes.  Can checklists help get better results on something you do? The answer is probably YES. Given that, how do you develop an effective checklist and what should you include in it? Should you just google for the "best" checklist?

About Paula Merns: I have been working in IT since 1995 starting with help desk for Compaq Computers. In 2000, by way of Oracle, I switched to SQL Server support and database management.  Since then I have worked as a developer primarily in SQL Server. Programming is a constant both scripting tasks and creating interfaces to databases for non-technical customers.  I now work as Instructor and Programmer/Database Analyst for Dunwoody College of Technology. I also continue to take classes toward a Master's in Data Science at the University of St. Thomas.

Correlated Concatenation with XML

 

Abstract: Since SQL Server 2005, a popular method for concatenating values across multiple rows has been to use the built-in XML functions. Of course they work well for the simple case involving a single field, but with one small trick, they can be used to make multiple, correlated lists based on different fields.

About Riley: Riley Major is an Enterprise Architect at Manna Freight Systems, Inc., of Mendota Heights, MN. He’s been in the trenches with SQL Server for 14 years, focusing mostly on development and architecture. Riley cut his teeth on SQL Server 7, but has been on a syntactical sugar high since SQL Server 2005. He’s written or architected over a half million lines of SQL still in active use. Riley is particularly grateful that technology has saved him from having to use his law degree.

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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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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