Omaha SSUG – May 2016 Meeting

Our next SQL user group meeting with be on Tuesday, May 10th.

We will have an open topic night. Since we haven’t met in quite a while, it will be a good time to just socialize and catch up with what’s going on in the community as well as the database world.

We will be meeting at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, 1919 Aksarben Drive.

Food will be served around 5:45 PM and we will start at 6 PM.

RSVP Today!

Omaha SSUG – January 2016

Our next Omaha SQL/BI User Group meeting will be Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 at 6PM. We will be sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and we will be located at BCBSNE, 1919 Aksarben DR, Omaha NE 68180.

Our January 2016 speaker will be you, the members of the Omaha SSUG!

The Topic:

BYOSP! (Bring Your Own SQL Problem!)

Synopsis:

Having problems with SQL Server? Bring the issue to the meeting! Can get that report just right? Bring the issue to the meeting! Your cube not slicing & dicing the way that you want? Bring the issue to the meeting! Need clarification on a SQL Server feature? Bring it to the meeting! Don’t have anything but want to help out your fellow IT person? Bring yourself to the meeting!

Nothing is out of bounds for this meeting. We’ll take a list of topics from the members and we’ll use the collective brain power of those present to try to get you pointed in the right direction and/or even present a solution to you!

We’ll have a facilitator and access to a test SQL Server so that we can test some of the questions out on.

So bring your laptops, your questions, and your willingness to speak up and help another!

Food will be provided about 15-20 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. Register today to let us know you’re coming and to be eligible for a chance to win some great SWAG!

Registration Link: http://omahamtg.com/Event/Details/225

Omaha SSUG – July 2015 – SQL Server Databaseology

UPDATE – John has provided his slide and scripts here: http://www.omahasql.com/sql-user-group/omaha-sql-user-group-july-8th-2015/

Our next meeting is Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 at 6PM. We will be meeting at Farm Credit Services of America. (Food will be served 20-30 minutes ahead of time.) We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Speaker – John Morehouse (@SqlrUs)
John Morehouse is currently a Database Architect with Farm Credit Mid-America out of Louisville, KY. He is a blogger, avid tweeter, and a frequent speaker at SQL Saturday’s as well as other conferences. He is also heavily involved with the Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS) . In his spare time, you can usually find John reading up on SQL Server topics as well as chasing his two young sons around the house.

Abstract
Have you ever taken apart a toaster or an alarm clock just to see how it worked? Ever wondered how that database actually functions at the record level, behind the scenes? SQL Server Databaseology is the study of SQL Server databases and their structures down to the very core of the records themselves. In this session, we will explore some of the deep inner workings of a SQL Server database at the record and page level. You will walk away with a better understanding of how SQL Server stores data and that knowledge that will allow you to build better and faster databases.

RSVP Today: http://www.omahamtg.com/Event/Details/214

Omaha SSUG – June 2015 – Migrating to the Cloud

Our next meeting is Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 at 6PM. We will be meeting at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (1919 Aksarben DR, Omaha, NE 68106). (Food will be served 20-30 minutes ahead of time.) We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Speaker – Sudhir Gajre
Sudhir has over 20 years of experience in the Data Management and the Analytics field. He spent the last 14 years at Microsoft where he was a Data Architect and later a Principal Technologist. He has authored SQL Server performance tuning whitepapers, designed VLDB and Highly Scalable SQL Server Architectures, and led technical teams. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and SQL Saturdays and is a recognized expert in the Data Management field. He currently works for DB Best Technologies, a Gold Partner of Microsoft in the Data Platform where he is a Director of Data Services and Cloud and is responsible for managing and running the Central US business for the company.

Abstract
IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, Storage, Hybrid etc. etc. are you confused? If you are, that’s ok. In this session I explore the different capabilities that are available to migrate on-prem workloads to the cloud. I discuss what workloads are more conducive to a cloud migration and how you can determine the ‘low hanging fruit’. I will walk you through a framework I developed to examine all the dependencies that you need to understand and evaluate before migrating to the cloud. I will also lead you through various migration options and architectures that are being commonly deployed in the cloud.

RSVP Today: http://omahamtg.com/Event/Details/211

Omaha SSUG – April 2015 – BYOSP! (Bring Your Own SQL Problem!)

Our next Omaha SQL/BI User Group meeting will be Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 at 6PM. We will be sponsored by TEKSystems and hosted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, 1919 Aksarben DR, Omaha NE 68180.

Our April 2015 speaker will be you, the members of the Omaha SSUG!  After last year’s highly successful event, we’re bringing it back!

The Topic:

BYOSP! (Bring Your Own SQL Problem!)

Synopsis:

Having problems with SQL Server? Bring the issue to the meeting!
Can get that report just right? Bring the issue to the meeting!
Your cube not slicing & dicing the way that you want? Bring the issue to the meeting!
Need clarification on a SQL Server feature? Bring it to the meeting!
Don’t have anything but want to help out your fellow IT person? Bring yourself to the meeting!

Nothing is out of bounds for this meeting. We’ll take a list of topics from the members and we’ll use the collective brain power of those present to try to get you pointed in the right direction and/or even present a solution to you!

We’ll have a facilitator and access to a test SQL Server so that we can test some of the questions out on.

So bring your laptops, your questions, and your willingness to speak up and help another!

Food will be provided about 15-20 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. Register today to let us know you’re coming and to be eligible for a chance to win some great SWAG!

Registration Link: http://omahamtg.com/Events.aspx?ID=273

Omaha SSUG – March 2015 – Building and Managing SQL Server Availability Groups

Our next meeting is Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 at 6PM. We will be meeting at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska. (Food will be served 20-30 minutes ahead of time.) We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Speaker – David Klee
David Klee, Microsoft MVP and VMware vExpert, is a SQL Server performance and virtualization expert. David spends his days handling performance and HA/DR architecture of physical and virtualized critical SQL Servers as the Founder of Heraflux Technologies. His areas of expertise are virtualization and performance, datacenter architecture, and risk mitigation through high availability and disaster recovery. You can read his blog at davidklee.net, and reach him on Twitter at @kleegeek.

Abstract
Have you heard and read everything around SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups but never seen or used it in action? This interactive session from David Klee is going to show you how to build and manage Availability Groups from start to finish – live! Bring your questions and scenarios and let’s build some Availability Groups.

RSVP Today: http://omahamtg.com/Events.aspx?ID=267

Omaha SSUG – February Wrap-Up

Andy was gracious enough to provide his slide shows and scripts for your use.  Please find them in the downloads tab located at the top menu.

Also, as a reminder – we are looking for volunteers for helping with our SQL Saturday event on May 23rd, 2015.  Please contact me at phil.brammer ~at~ omahasql.com if you’d like to volunteer.  Thanks!

Omaha SSUG – February 2015 – Performing a SQL Server Health Check

Our next Omaha SQL/BI User Group meeting will be Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 at 6PM. We will be sponsored by Modis and hosted by Farm Credit Services of America, 5015 South 118th ST, Omaha, NE 68137, in their North building.

Speaker – Andy Galbraith
Andy Galbraith is Microsoft SQL Server DBA of 13+ years, a devoted husband, and a father of three young boys (all aged four and under!) He has been a DBA at a public university, at a major bank, at a healthcare system, and he now works as a consultant and managed services DBA with customers across the United States. He writes and speaks primarily about the tips and tricks that he discovers along his SQL Server journey.

Abstract
How often do you review your SQL Servers for basic security, maintenance, and performance issues? If you say never, I’m not surprised – many of the servers I “inherit” as a managed services provider have many gaping holes. It is not unusual to find databases that are never backed up, constant login failures (is it an attack or a bad connection string?), and servers that need more RAM/CPU/etc. (or sometimes that have too much!) Come learn how to use freely available tools to check your servers for basic issues like backups and CheckDB as well as for more advanced issues like page life expectancy and indexing. If you are responsible in any way for a Microsoft SQL Server (DBA, Windows Admin, even a Developer) you will see value in this session!

RSVP Todayhttp://omahamtg.com/Events.aspx?ID=266