PASSMN April 2014 Meeting


Today (4/15) is the April meeting for the Minnesota chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASSMN). Our presenter this month is Jason Strate. Jason will be presenting Are You Following Your Own Best Practices? He’ll show us a solution using Policy Based Management to monitor best practices and report on your own internal compliance. This should be an interesting take on a topic that I am guessing we all struggle with.

Before we let Jason get you worrying if all of your new databases are being set up with backups we’ll let you know what is going on in the SQL Server community.

In less than two weeks on Saturday April 26th SQL Saturday Chicago will be happening. There will be several folks from the Twin Cities heading down to learn and present. They are still accepting registrations ; the event is free and lunch is only $10. There is going to be a key note from Ross LoForte (L) presenting on What’s New with SQL Server 2014. And they have changed up the schedule this year so that you can grab your lunch and still go learn something.

I know I keep  saying this, but it is really true now, the PASS Business Analytics Conference is coming up fast – 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 = BA2L8P.

Hold the date of June 21st for a PASSMN picnic. Tracy McKibben has been hard at work finding us a location and right now it looks like we will be going to the MN Zoo. Families are welcome for this event.

Hope to see you at the meeting.


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