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December 2015 WISSUG Meeting

  • In-Person & Online @ N19W24133 Riverwood Drive, suite 150 Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States (map)
  • 16:30 - 18:30 (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
  • Language: English

WISSUG Feb 2015 Meeting Announcement

December 2015 WISSUG Meeting


Date: 08 December 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.


Newsworthy items:

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 ton of free training just waiting for you.

December 2015 WISSUG meeting

A New Hope. By now, you're aware Microsoft has deprecated Profiler.  I know.

But there is another... (Okay, enough Star Wars)

Extended Events is a powerful tool that can provide more details and a finer degree of control.  It can be intimidating to learn a new tool, especially one with lots of knobs and dials to adjust.

Attend the December meeting and you'll be treated to Jes Borland demonstrating how to transition from Profiler to Extended Events and restore order to the galaxy...

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Moving From Profiler to Extended Events presented by Jes Borland.         

For years, SQL Server Profiler and traces were the way we answered the question, "What’s happening on my SQL Server system?"

A new tool has emerged to answer that question with more options, which ultimately gives you more information: Extended Events.

In this session you’ll learn the building blocks of Extended Events sessions.

You’ll see a side-by-side comparison of how to create a trace and a session, and you’ll learn how much more information you gain from the session! You’ll also learn a step-by-step method to convert existing traces to sessions.

After attending this session, you’ll confidently be able to move from Profiler to Extended Events.


Jes Borland is a Senior SQL Engineer with Concurrency and a Microsoft SQL Server MVP.

She holds a programmer/analyst associate in applied science degree, is a Microsoft Certified Professional in SQL Server 2012, and has worked with SQL Server as a developer, report writer, DBA, and consultant. She is a user group president, Tech On Tap founder, and LessThanDot.com blogger. She frequently presents at user groups, SQLSaturdays, and other community events.  She is also an avid runner and chef.

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 Jes Borland


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Upcoming WISSUG Meetings

12 Jan 2016 – TBD

09 Feb 2016 – Brent Ozar "What Queries are killing my server?"

08 Mar 2016 – TBD

Special Offer from Apress:

One of our sponsors, Apress, is running a special promotion from 27-30 November – all eBooks are $10 each.  Details here: http://www.apress.com 


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.