PASSMN March 2014 Meeting


Today (3/18) is the March meeting for the Minnesota chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASSMN). Our presenter this month is the Joe Sack (Blog|Twitter). Joe will be presenting on Practical SQL Server Cardinality Estimation and filling us in on how this estimation works behind the scenes, plus what changes Microsoft has added in SQL Server 2014. Joe was one of my favorite presenters last year so I am looking forward to this.

Of course before Joe teaches about cardinality estimates we’ll let you know what is going on in the SQL Server community.

After the meeting tonight Joe has agreed to answer all of your questions over a pint at the local saloon. Come join us at Cowboy Jacks in Bloomington to learn even more from Joe or just to talk with other SQL people.

PASSMN is sponsoring a game night on Tuesday, April 1st at 6:00pm Pearson Vue has offered us the use of their offices in Bloomington to have a Tabletop gaming night – PASSMN vs Pearson developers. In traditional IT and gamer fashion we will provide pizza for your consumption. You can sign up for the game night at EventBrite.

In less than two weeks on Saturday March 29th SQL Saturday Madison will be held at the American Family Insurance Training center. Space is limited, but if you get on the wait list now there is a good chance you will get in. There is a great schedule of speakers and three precons this year.

The PASS Business Analytics Conference is coming up fast in San Jose, CA May 7-9. This is the second annual event that PASS has put together just for “learning about analyzing, managing and sharing business information and insights using the Microsoft Data Platform.” If you are interested in attending you can check out the website or ask around at the meeting. Be sure to use the PASSMN discount code when you register. You save $150 and we get part of that money back for our local chapter to pay for fun prizes and/or pizza. PASSMN BA Discount Code = BA2L8P.

Hope to see you at the meeting.


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