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September 2015 WISSUG Meeting

  • In-Person & Online @ N19W24133 Riverwood Drive, suite 150 Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States (map)
  • 16:30 - 18:00 Central Daylight Time
  • Language: English

WISSUG Feb 2015 Meeting Announcement

September 2015 WISSUG Meeting

 

Date: 08 September 2015

Time: 4:30 PM

Location: Microsoft Office in Waukesha   (N19W24133 Riverwood Drive, Waukesha, WI  53188)

 

Driving directions: Take I-94 to County J/Waukesha (Exit 294). Take County J north for  about 1/4 mile. Go past the stone entrance to Riverwood office park (on your left), and proceed to the next entrance, which is Riverwood Drive, marked by a street sign.  Go to the building designated Riverwood 2, which will be on your left.

 

We need presenters.  Really.  Check out Kendra Little’s post on Speaking.

Bonus: here’s a video of Kendra with her Top 5 Tips For Your First Presentation video.

This SQL Server stuff isn’t going to present itself.

 

Newsworthy items:

PASS Summit 2015 is returning to Seattle, WA and will be held October 28th-30th, 2015.  Registration is now open.   

Pssst!  Use this discount code and get a $150 discount on your registration: LC15HFK3.


PASS Virtual Chapters: Over two dozen virtual chapters, each focusing on a different area of SQL Server.  Go to http://www.sqlpass.org/ and click on the Join a Virtual Chapter button to view the list and just click to the chapters that interest you.

Have you checked out Microsoft Virtual Academy?  There’s a boatload of free training just waiting for you.


September 2015 WISSUG meeting

By now you’re aware that SQL Trace and Profiler have been deprecated by Microsoft.  I know.  The good news is that Extended Events can provide even more information than Profiler.Not sure where to begin?  Attend (or tune in) to our meeting and learn about this new tool in SQL Server.


Presentation Preview

Making the Transition from Profiler to Extended Events – Presented by Erin Stellato (SQLskills)

If you’re like me, you’ve been using SQL Trace and Profiler since you started using SQL Server. They’re like old friends, tried and true. You know how they work, you know what you can capture, you know how to find the data you need. But now you’ve been told that your good friends have been deprecated in SQL Server 2012, and you need to become best friends with Extended Events. What is THAT all about? It’s ok. Really.

In this session we’ll look at Profiler and Extended Events side by side to see how easy it is to transition to Extended Events. We’ll step through real world examples using Extended Events to do what you’re used to doing with Trace, and even more. You can find the time learn Extended Events…today.

Erin Stellato is a Principal Consultant with SQLskills.        

Erin Stellato is a SQL Server MVP and lives in Cleveland, OH. She has over 13 years of technology experience and has worked with SQL Server since 2003. Her areas of interest include statistics, performance tuning, Extended Events, and helping accidental/involuntary DBAs figure out how SQL Server works.  Erin is an active member of the SQL Server community, is on the board of the Ohio North SQL Server User Group, and is a regular speaker at conferences like SQLintersection and the PASS Summit.  Outside of time with family and friends, she enjoys running, spinning, movies, and all things chocolate.

WISSUG Chapter – Stay Informed

If you would like to continue to receive information about upcoming meetings and events for both WISSUG & PASS, please make sure you get registered with an account on SQLPASS.  All communications about WISSUG will be sent via a mailing list to users registered as WISSUG members with sqlpass.org.

 

Here's how to make sure you can stay "in the know".

       

1. Go to www.sqlpass.org

2. If you've never registered with this site before, use the Register link in the upper right-hand corner to create your account.

3. If you already receive messages from PASS, login with your account information.

4. Once you're logged in, go to MyChapters and make sure to join WISSUG as a Local Chapter.

5. Make sure the Subscribe to Email Newsletter checkbox is checked.

 

WISSUG Meeting Agenda

* Networking with your peers: Got a problem? Got an answer?  Share it!

* WISSUG Business: Don’t just sit there – participate!  Volunteer, present a topic, share your expertise (or your painful learning experience) with chapter members, suggest a topic for a presentation.  The more people participate, the better the group becomes.

* Presentation by Erin Stellato (SQLskills)

     

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Upcoming WISSUG Meetings

October 2015 – NO Meeting – see you at the SQL PASS Summit – Seattle, WA.

10 Nov 2015 – TBD (Here's your chance!)

08 Dec 2015 – Jes Borland

 

We are pleased to welcome Manning Press as a WISSUG sponsor.

Manning has generously offered all WISSUG members a 36% discount on all their titles.

Simply enter UG367 in the Promotional Code box when checking out.

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