Tag Archives: South Florida SQL Server User Group

August 18, 2015: SIOS is Proud to Sponsor PASSMN’s August SQL Server User Group Meeting

SIOS is proud to sponsor the PASSMN’s August 18th SQL Server User Group meeting. If you are anywhere near St. Paul, MN, I highly recommend joining! Visit the PASSMN Calendar for the latest meeting details.

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August 18, 2015 at 4:00 PM
Location:
Microsoft (Suite 600)
3601 West 76th Street
Edina, MN 55437
Cost:
This is a free event – Food and Drinks will also be provided at no cost.

August, 5 2015: SIOS Sponsors South Florida SQL Server User Group – Fort Lauderdale

SIOS is proud to sponsor the South Florida SQL Server User Group’s August 5th meeting in Fort Lauderdale. If you’re in the area, I highly recommend joining!

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August 5, 2015 at 6:00 PM
Location:
Microsoft (Map)
6750 North Andrews Ave. Suite #400
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Cost:
This is a free event – Food and Drinks will also be provided at no cost.

This groups meeting registration is managed through meetup.com. If you are not a member of the group, just click the join group button. This group is open and everyone is welcome. You will need to be a member of the group to see additional meeting and group details.

July 22, 2015: SIOS Sponsors South Florida SQL Server User Group – Miami (Updated)

Update: SSSFUG has moved this meeting from July 15th to July 22nd.

SIOS is proud to sponsor the South Florida SQL Server User Group’s July 22nd meeting in Miami. If you’re in the area, I highly recommend joining. Kevin Boles will be presenting “SQL Server Defaults SUCK!!” and we’ve included the abstract for you below the fold.

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July 22, 2015 at 6:00 PM
Location:
Carnival Cruise Lines (Map)
6750 North Andrews Ave. Suite #400
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Cost:
This is a free event – Food and Drinks will also be provided at no cost.

This groups meeting registration is managed through meetup.com. If you are not a member of the group, just click the join group button. This group is open and everyone is welcome. You will need to be a member of the group to see additional meeting and group details.

Abstract: SQL Server Defaults Suck!!!

By Kevin Boles

If you just click next-next-next and think you have a good-to-go SQL Server THINK-AGAIN!! 🙂 There are umpteen things you just GOTTA change right out of the box if you want your potentially very expensive and always precious SQL Server resource to perform and behave optimally. This session will cover a laundry list from data and log file growth factors to Windows power settings and many useful items in between.

Unit Testing SQL Server

In the nearly 20 years I have been working with SQL Server, most of that as an independent consultant, I can count two hands the number of clients I have come across that had ANY database tests constructed. I can count on TWO FINGERS the number of them that had repeatable database tests. Even the most ardent Agile/Scrum/pick-your-new-and-shiny-development-mantra shops hardly ever do anything more than wave a magic wand at testing the database, because it can be REALLY HARD to do and do correctly. In this session we will cover examples of why repeatable database testing is CRITICALLY important and then examine both a free and a low-cost commercial product to ease the pain and improve developer efficiency.