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December 2014 WISSUG Meeting
Date: 09 Dec 2014
Time: 4:30 PM
Location: Microsoft Office in Waukesha   (N19 W24133 Riverwood Drive, Waukesha, WI  53188)
We need presenters.  Really.  Check out Kendra Little’s post on speaking.
Take a deep breath and make the commitment. It won’t hurt. Promise.
Newsworthy items:
Attention WISSUG members – Please update your PASS profile and password!
PASS Virtual Chapters: Over two dozen virtual chapters, each focusing on a different area of SQL Server. Go to and click on the Join a Virtual Chapter button to view the list and just click to the chapters that interest you.
SQL Saturday: Is coming back to Madison in 2015. The tentative date is April 11th, 2015. Interested in presenting? Contact one of the WISSUG leaders for details. One of our sponsors, Apress, is requesting each member of a sponsored group (like WISSUG) complete a short survey. This is no doubt tied to the amount of support we will receive, so please take moment to complete the survey (it is 3 simple questions) here:
December 2014 WISSUG meeting
Are you using SSIS? Good! Are you getting the most out of SSIS? Not sure? Shawn Harrison from Pragmatic Works is going to show us some ways to do just that.
Presentation Preview
Performance Tuning SSIS – Presented by Shawn Harrison ( 
SSIS is a powerful ETL tool, but by nature ETL developers are always looking for better performance. In this presentation Shawn will cover many basic options and features that you can use to performance tune any SSIS package. Who wouldn’t want better package performance?
Shawn Harrison is a Product Specialist at Pragmatic Works. He has assisted many organizations with the incorporation of Pragmatic Works tools into their environments, as well as lead training classes on SSIS and SSRS. He also speaks at community events such as SQL Saturday and user group meetings.
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
Here's how to make sure you can stay "in the know".
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 Shawn Harrison (Pragmatic Works)
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Upcoming WISSUG Meetings
13 Jan 2015    Brent Ozar
10 Feb 2015    TBD (here’s your chance!)
PASS Summit 2015 
You ARE planning to attend the SQL Server 2015 PASS Summit in Seattle, right? Early discounted rates and the schedule are available on the PASS Summit registration web site.   
PASS 2015 Summit - Seattle, WA - Oct 27 - 30, 2015
New WISSUG Sponsor! – Manning Press
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.
Special thanks to our sponsors:
WiSSUG sponsors are the best - Please support our sponsors with your patronage.


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