West Michigan SQL Server User Group Meeting – July 27, 2010

Tonight is the July meeting for the West Michigan SQL Server Users Group (WMSSUG).  Details are below, including information on our speaker this month, none other than Robert B. Davis aka @SQLSoldier!

The meeting is being presented virtually so feel free to attend even if you aren’t a member.

Robert is a Sr. Production DBA and Operations Engineer at Microsoft and has worked with SQL Server for 10+ years. He is a certified Master in SQL Server 2008. Robert is a frequent blogger at SQL Server Central. He recently served as guest professor at SQL University on the topics of certification (Degree Seeker Week) and Advanced Troubleshooting and hosted July’s T-SQL Tuesday. Robert will be presenting at this year’s SQL PASS Summit on the topic of Automating SQL Buildouts with Hyper-V and SQL Server 2008 R2. Robert is known on Twitter as @SQLSoldier.

 Advanced Tuning: Unconventional Solutions to Everyday Problems

 Performance problems can sometimes be daunting to track down especially when they occur in the middle of the night when you’re not there to check it out immediately. I’ll discuss some unconventional techniques for detecting performance problems and capturing performance data automatically. Demo will include automatically starting a custom SQL trace in response to a performance event such as a CPU utilization spike.

 July West Michigan SQL Server Users Group Meeting – Kalamazoo Michigan, 7/27/2010

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday July 27, 2010 at our new WMSSUG venue: Secant Technologies.  The facilities were great and they welcomed us back after our last meeting.  I’d like to thank Jennifer McGeath, Holly Wickland, Dick Wolthuis, and everyone else involved with arranging and approving space for us at Secant Technologies for our Kalamazoo meetings.  Secant Technologies is located at 6395 Technology Avenue, Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49009.  They are extremely easy to get to off of I-94 and 9th Street so hopefully we’ll get a good turnout from our Grand Rapids-area members this month as well.

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Our agenda is as follows:

6:00-6:30p – Mixer with pizza and soda sponsored by PASS and Secant Technologies.

6:30-6:45p – User Group Business:

  • Update on Website Changes/Migration from Dot Net Nuke to WordPress
  • Future PASS events, Sponsor Contests, Training News
  • Leadership news

 6:45-7:45p – Presentation & Q/A

7:45-8:00p – Prizes and Closing

Hopefully we’ll see you at Secant Technologies on 7/27/2010 at 6:00p!  If you’re coming please be sure to shoot us an email letting us know!  This will be a virtual presentation, but we’re hoping you’ll join us in person just the same.