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April WiSSUG Meeting
Date: 4/8/2014
Time: 4:30 PM
Location: Microsoft Office in Waukesha   (N19 W24133 Riverwood Drive, Waukesha, WI  53188)
April 2014 WISSUG meeting on Lync: April 2014 WISSUG meeting
Are you ready for SQL Server 2014? Ready or not, here it comes. 
It was RTM’d in March and by the time you read this, it should be in GA (Generally Available) status.
You can read Microsoft’s announcement here:
WISSUG Newsletter Changes
Attention WISSUG members!
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. Starting in April 2014, all communications from WISSUG will be sent via a mailing list of users registered as WISSUG members with
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5. Make sure the Subscribe to Email Newsletter is checked.
LiveMeeting is being replaced with Lync
Microsoft is replacing LiveMeeting with Lync, so we will be using Lync for remote access to the presentations beginning with the April 8th 2014 meeting. Please see the links below if you need the (free) Lync client software. 
April 2014 WISSUG meeting
Indexing is a crucial, yet often overlooked aspect of database and application design. It’s no secret that proper indexing can make a significant impact on performance, but it can be a confusing and even intimidating task to implement. Fortunately, we have an expert that can help…
This month we welcome back Jes Borland
She will be presenting the topic Index Methods You’re Not Using.
Presentation Preview
There are index methods in SQL Server that can enhance the performance of your queries - but most likely, you aren't using them! Using examples, I'll show you how filtered indexes, compressed indexes, and indexed views work; how they can improve performance; and what situation each is best used in. If you have a solid knowledge of index basics and want to add to your collection, this is the session for you! 
Jes Borland is a Consultant with Brent Ozar Unlimited and a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. She holds an AAS - Programmer/Analyst degree, is a Microsoft Certified Professional in SQL Server 2012, and has worked with SQL Server as a developer, report writer, DBA, and consultant. Her favorite topics are administration, automation, and SSRS. She is President of FoxPASS, founder of Tech on Tap, and a blogger. She frequently presents at user groups, SQL Saturdays, and other community events. She is also an avid runner and chef.
* Networking with your peers: Networking is the answer.
* WiSSUG Business: Become part of the WISSUG team!
* Presentation by Jes Borland 
Lync Meeting information
April 2014 meeting on Lync: April 2014 WISSUG meeting
Lync downloads: 64-bit   32-bit Other Lync downloads
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