PASSMN August 2014 Meeting


Next Tuesday (8/19) is the August meeting for the Minnesota chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASSMN). Our presenter this month is the Ross McNeely (twitter | blog). Ross will be presenting a Spatial Data Deep Dive going over Spatial Data types, the Bing Spatial Data Services, and Spatial Analysis. It is a topic I haven’t taken much time to dig into, but it seems like almost every company I have worked at has some sort of geospatial data.

Before we learn how to get our data to tell us where we are in the world there are a few other things going on in the world of SQL.

In just a couple of weeks there will be another PASSMN Rochester meeting. The meeting is on Wednesday August 27th at the Mayo Clinic – Baldwin Building. The topic is still being pinned down.

In mid October (10/13-10/17) the one and only Kalen Delaney (twitter | blog) is coming out teach her SQL Server Internals class. Kalen has written the book (several actually) on SQL Server Internals and doesn’t make it out to MN often. Book now before it fills up – SQL Server 2012 Architecture, Internals, and Tuning. We are also talking to Kalen about speaking to the user group the week she is out here. We’ll announce an October meeting once we have all the details worked out.

SQL Saturday Minnesota is coming up on October 10/25/2014. Come join us for a full day of free SQL Server training.  You can register at the event website. If you are interested in presenting at SQL Saturday MN you have until 8/26/2014 to send in your session topics on our Call for Speakers page. If you have any questions about presenting or attending you can reach the PASSMN Board by emailing

The 2014 PASS Summit follows shortly after that in Seattle, WA from 11/4-11/7. The PASS Summit is the world’s largest SQL Server conference with over 200 technical sessions and 5000 attendees. Make sure you use our Chapter code when you register to save $150. the PASSMN chapter code is USNCS28.

Hope to see you at the meeting.


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