PASSMN September 2014 Meeting


Next Tuesday (9/16) is the September meeting for the Minnesota chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASSMN). Our main presenter this month is the Paula Merns. Paula will be expanding on her checklist presentation from last December and showing us how she uses checklists as a database professional. In addition to the main topic we will have a short presentation on using XML functions to create correlated lists by Riley Major.

Before we start making checklists there are a couple other things going on in the world of SQL.

If you are a member of PASS then it is almost time to vote for the next group of people joining the board. The official slate of candidates for the national PASS Board will be announced on September 17th. Watch your email inbox for your “ballot.” You can read about the process and the current timeline on the PASS website.

We will also be looking at electing three members to the local PASSMN chapter. As usual we have three members (myself included) rolling of the board at the end of 2014. If you are interested in being on the board next year let us know. There will be more information on this in the coming months.

SQL Saturday Minnesota is coming up on October 10/25/2014. Come join us for a full day of free SQL Server training. The schedule for the event has been posted and it is a great lineup with tracks for DBA’s, Developers, and BI professionals. You can register at the event website – don’t wait because we do cap the event to make sure we have room for everyone. You don’t want to end up on the waitlist and then miss out on Dave Valentine (twitter|blog) showing everyone how to make simple T-SQL changes that go a long way or Gina Meronek (twitter|blog) explaining how to use Power BI prototypes to deliver SQL Reporting.

The day before SQL Saturday we have four all day pre-conference sessions. Each one is a full day of training from a Microsoft SQL Server expert for only $99. You can check those out and register here.

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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