PASSMN May 2014 Meeting


Today (4521) is the May meeting for the Minnesota chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASSMN). Mark Vaillancourt (B|T) is presenting this month on Analysis Services Terms and Concepts for the DBA. Mark is a great presenter and it will be fun to see how he makes SSAS entertaining.

As usual there will be a few announcements before the main event.

In less than two weeks on Saturday June 7th SQL Saturday Iowa City 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. I have never made it to the Iowa event before, but I have only heard good things.  Among the great speakers they have lined up, Joe Celko, author of SQL for Smarties,  will be presenting and I looking forward to it.

Things are moving along for our own SQL Saturday here in Minnesota. It will be held at the University of Minnesota on October 25th, 2014. Save the date. You should probably clear your calendar for that Friday (10/24) as well because we are lining up some amazing precons as well.

The first ever PASSMN picnic will be on June 21st at Hyland Lake Park Reserve from 11am until we get sick of talking about SQL Server.  PASSMN has 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:  Directions to the park can be found at

Hope to see you at the meeting.


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