Sacramento SQL Server User Group

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Lightning Talks - A SQLSaturday Preview

  • Harvard Square (map)
  • 2180 Harvard Street, Suite 280 (Second Floor)
  • Sacramento, CA 95815
  • 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • RSVP via Meetup

Join us for a Lightning Talks session with Dan Hess, Glenn Burnett, Mitch Bottel, and Dilip Nayak to enjoy a preview of their session for SQLSaturday Silicon Valley!

Featured Presentation:

"SSRS Report Development for SSMS"

Dan Hess, Database Administrator CoreLogic

Have you ever used the standard Microsoft reports in SSMS, reports that help show server activity, performance counters or missing indexes? Ever thought you could make a better looking report, or just wanted to visualize something else in your environment? This session will outline how to develop SSRS reports for use in SSMS, showing some of the default parameters that SSMS uses. We'll also see some live reports visualizing jobs and databases as an example.

About Dan:
Dan has been in IT for the last 18 years, graduating from California State University, Chico with a computer science degree. He's been focused on SQL Server since 2007 when he was given the "accidental DBA" title. After learning to swim in the deep end and moving jobs to Sacramento, he saw the need to help others who were in a similar position and helped to form the Sacramento SQL Server user group. Database administration is his primary focus.

"Getting Started with SQL Server Data Compression"

Glenn Burnett, Database Administrator Sacramento SQL Server User Group

The Enterprise Edition of SQL Server has offered native data compression since the 2008 version, but are you using it?

About Glenn:
Glenn Burnett is a Sacramento, California-based SQL Server professional working as a database administrator. A technical professional for over 25 years, he's worked with SQL Server for over 20 years. Active in the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) and a board member of the Sacramento SQL Server User Group, he was recognized by PASS as an Outstanding Volunteer in December, 2013. He has spoken at Sacramento SQL Server User Group meetings and SQLSaturday events in Sacramento and Silicon Valley, and was the primary organizer for SQLSaturday 312 in Sacramento and assistant organizer for SQLSaturday 222, 399, 540, 650, 757 and 885, also in Sacramento. You can find him on Twitter as @SQLGB.

"Hidden Gems of SSMS"

Mitchell Bottel, Sr. DBA Innovative IT Consulting

We will show you some of the unknown features of SSMS that will make your life easier.

About Mitchell:
Mitchell Bottel is a senior database administrator with Sutter Physician Services, owner of Innovative IT Consulting and President of the Sacramento SQL Sevrer User Group. He has 14 years of IT experience, focusing on SQL Server for the last ten years with an emphasis on database administration and high availability solutions. He has authored blog posts on the SQLServerPerformance website and written White Papers on using Dynamic Management Views.

"Auditing Using SQL Audit"

DIlip nayak, Senior DBA Cox Communications

This session will provide a quick overview of auditing user actions using SQL Server Audit.

About DIlip:
Dilip works as a Senior DBA at a financial services company. His specialization is in SQL performance tuning, high availability, and database administration. He has over 18 years of IT experience starting as a VB/.NET developer and has been working with SQL for the past 9 years.

Meeting Schedule and Structure

The Sacramento SQL Server User Group meets the first Wednesday of every month. Most meetings will have a presentation, while others are open group sessions which allow attendees to discuss SQL Server questions, issues and news as a group.

We start each meeting with some time to network and get situated. Unless otherwise noted, the schedule for each meeting will be:

6:00 PM - 6:15 PM: Mingle/networking, get food & beverages, presentation setup
6:15 PM - 6:30 PM: Group announcements, agenda, introduce speaker
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM: Presentation
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM: Post-meeting discussions

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