• January SQL Server User Group meeting

    When: Wednesday, 01/09/2019


    • 5:45 - 6:15: Introduction/Food and Drinks

    • 6:15 - 7:30: Presentations

    • 7:30 - Until: Open forum for questions

    Location: Louisiana Tech Park 

    Main Presentation:

    Common SQL Server Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

    Making mistakes is natural, but learning from them and avoiding them in future takes effort. There's no substitute for experience or the shared wisdom of others to help you learn what mistakes to avoid. In this session, Tim will share with you a ton of what he's learned over the years from working and consulting at multiple Fortune-level companies. You'll hear about real-world environments he has worked on where there was a high impact from administrators making mistakes in how SQL Server was configured and administered. You'll learn many proven and accepted best practices for installing, configuring and supporting SQL Server to help your environment run as smoothly as possible and you'll leave with a checklist of items to take home to make sure your SQL Server environment is configured properly.

    Main Speaker: Tim Radney, SQLskills.com - Principal Consultant

    Tim is a SQL Server MVP. He has presented at PASS, SQLintersection, SQL Saturdays, user groups and numerous webinars. In addition, Tim runs the Columbus GA SQL Users Group, is a PASS Regional Mentor and was named a PASS Outstanding Volunteer in 2012. He’s married with three children and has a passion for electronics. He also farms chickens (for eggs), dwarf Nigerian goats, and tilapias in his spare time.

    Posted Jan 9, 2019, 6:22 AM by william assaf
  • November 2018 BRSSUG at Alliance Safety Council - Speaker Idol!

    Join us Wednesday, 11/14/2018 at the Alliance Safety Council for this month's user group! This month will be out speaker idol where we'll have 5 short form presentations by local speakers plus a demo presentation by this month's sponsor Quest Software!  

    Speaker idol generally tends to be one of our more entertaining meetings of the year.  Come get a few nuggets of knowledge and get your final geek-friend fix before your holidays gets into full swing, as we won't be meeting again until January!


    • 5:45 - 6:15: Introduction/Food and Drinks

    • 6:15 - 7:30: Presentations

    • 7:30 - Until: Open forum for questions

    Contestant Topics:

    • Theming Bootstrap
    • Intro to Extended Events
    • Embedded PowerBI: What Good is Data if Nobody Sees it?
    • The Option Pattern: A pattern for eliminiating bugs like null-pointer exceptions, unhandled exceptions, and race conditions
    • The Vim text editor

    All of our meetings are open to the public, open to students, folks looking to get into the field and those looking to move up! Please spread the word and come prepared to learn and share your knowledge and experience!

    This month's meeting is brought to you by Quest Software!

     See you there!

    Posted Nov 13, 2018, 9:23 AM by william assaf
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