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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.


  
 Announcements
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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July PASSMNMeeting & Newsletter - Tuesday, July 08, 2014

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July PASSMN Meeting &Newsletter

Sponsored by SIOS

 

 

 

Location:

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

Date:

July 15, 2014

Time:

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

Please click here for meeting details and to RSVP

 

Analyzing SQL Server I/O, presented by Mike Matthews

 

Abstract: As an I/O intensive application, SQL Server performance can be greatly impacted by the storage subsystem.  By analyzing the I/O patterns generated by SQL Server, one can gain additional insight that can be used to help identify and address performance issues.  After a brief overview of disk I/O and how SQL Server works with storage, we’ll examine several SQL Server workloads from an I/O perspective and take action to improve their performance.

About Mike: Mike is a SQL Server Product Specialist for Dell Compellent, focused on helping customers use Microsoft SQL Server on Dell Compellent storage.  He has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry, including 15 years as a SQL Server DBA and database developer.

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]

SQL Server Backup Survey

Kroll Ontrack, the sponsor of June's meeting, is inviting all PASS MN members to take an optional survey about how they perform backups of their SQL environment. The feedback from this survey will be used along with other collected information to form a roadmap for a SQL Restore product they are developing. They were under the impression that most people use native SQL backups, but found that not to be the case as the discussion progressed at the June meeting. If you are interested in participating, please take the survey at the link below prior to July 23rd, 2014. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JTYSKZY

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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June PASSMN Meeting & Newsletter - Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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June PASSMN Meeting &Newsletter

Sponsored by Kroll Ontrack

 

 

Networking Events

PASS Summer Picnic on Saturday June 21st

The PASSMN summer picnic will take place on June 21st at Hyland Lake Park Reserve. Information on the park can be found at http://www.threeriversparks.org/parks/hyland-lake-park.aspx .

We have reserved the "Island View" picnic area for the entire day, but the picnic officially begins at 11:00am.

This will be a potluck-style picnic. Each attendee is requested to bring at least one food item. Please let us know what you will be bringing by completing the form found here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6NVZ8TS

 

 

June PASSMN Meeting

 

Location:

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

Date:

June 17, 2014

Time:

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

Please click here for meeting details and to RSVP

 

June speakers:

 

As previously mentioned, the June meeting will consist of a series of lightning talks. The following brave individuals will each be speaking for 10-15 minutes, on the specified topics:

·  Paul Timmerman - The Case of the Missing Backup

·  Rizwan Hassan - Restoring the Master Database in SQL Server 2012

·  Rizwan Hassan - Local Backups to Azure Storage

·  Mike Donnelly - Top 10 Things You Will Hate About Azure

The meeting will conclude with a presentation by Kroll Ontrack, the sponsor of this month's meeting.

 

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.

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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