Category Archives: Meetings

This is our monthly user group meeting.

April ~ 2015 ~ SSRS: Interactive Reports and Charts:

Sunil Kadimdiwan SSRS: Interactive Reports and Charts: Microsoft Reporting Services has many exciting features. You can show your business data on Maps or utilize Sparklines, Data bars and indicators to produce outstanding reports. These can be interactive, which will also … Continue reading

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Oct 2014 ~ Basic Database Programming ~ John Miner

I am thrilled about presenting to the Southern New England SQL Server User Group (SNESSUG) on October 8, 2014. I always love the home team advantage by knowing the audience very well. It makes for a relaxing environment to teach … Continue reading

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Sep 2014 ~ What the VLF? ~ Mike Hillwig

Presenter: Mike Hillwig Topic: What the VLF? Downloads: Available at CrankyDBA.com Experienced DBAs know that SQL Server stores data in data files and transaction log files. What is less commonly known is that the transaction log file is broken up … Continue reading

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Aug 2014 ~ SQL Server Statistics: The Secret Sauce ~ Tim Harkin

Presenter: Tim Harkin Topic: SQL Server Statistics: The Secret Sauce Learning how to write a query is a basic SQL skill. Eventually, a curious developer wants to know how SQL actually returns the data. Statistics are the “secret sauce” that … Continue reading

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July 2014 ~ Building a vision for IT ~ Dave Ramsden

Presenter: Dave Ramsden Topic: Building a Vision for IT …is about creating a vision that will make IT more strategic as we move into the dramatically changing IT landscape of the first digital decade. The overall theme stresses focusing on … Continue reading

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June 2014 ~ In-Memory tables: Working with Millions of rows ~ Andy Novick

Presenter: Andy Novick Topic: SQL Server 2014 In-Memory tables, Working with Millions of rows Memory optimized tables are one of the cool new features in SQL Server 2014. They’re being marketed as a high transaction throughput solution for OLTP. We’ll … Continue reading

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May 2014 ~ Advanced Tabular Development ~ Christopher Schmidt

Presenter: Christopher Schmidt Topic: Advanced Tabular Development In this session, we’ll cover some of the more advanced concepts in tabular databases. First we’ll take a look at things like partitions and perspectives, and how we can use them to assist … Continue reading

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April 2014 ~ A brief introduction to Power Tools? ~ John Miner

  Presenter: John Miner Topic: A brief introduction to Power Tools. Downloads: Available on CraftyDBA.com In recent months, there has been a big push for self service business intelligence tools by Microsoft. The center of this universe is Microsoft Excel, … Continue reading

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March 2014 ~ Mind your language!! Cursors are a dirty word ~ Steve Simon

  Presenter: Steve Simon Topic: Mind your language!! Cursors are a dirty word     Although many SQL Server folks become irate at the thought of using cursors, like anything else in life there is a time and place. In … Continue reading

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Jan 2014 – The PowerShell Database Cookbook: Best Recipes ~ Bryan Cafferky

Presenter: Bryan Cafferky Topic: The PowerShell Database Cookbook: Best Recipes Downloads: Presentation Bundle Maybe you’ve heard about all the great features of PowerShell, Windows scripting language, but thought, Ok, so how do I actually put PowerShell to use? In this … Continue reading

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