June '17 BRSSUG Meeting

Post date: Jun 12, 2017 10:33:23 PM

Our next meeting will be June 14 2017 at the Louisiana Technology Park.


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Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Location: The Louisiana Technology Park - http://www.brssug.org/where


Sponsor: REDGATE - we will giveaway a prize license for SQL Toolbelt! 

Redgate is excited to have just launched v1 of SQL Clone, our database provisioning tool that removes much of the time and disk space needed to create multiple database copies. Here’s the link to the video..



5:45 - 6:15 pm: Networking and Dinner with the other user groups

6:15 - 6:30 pm: Announcements, Sponsor Message, and Lightning Talks

6:30 - 7:00 pm: User Group business/Lightning Rounds

7:00 - 8:00 pm: Speakers

8:00 - 8:30 pm: Raffle and Giveaways

This will be a joint meeting with the Baton Rouge Power BI User Group (BRPBIUG)

 Please also visit our Meetup.com site and RSVP!


Extending DevOps to SQL Server 

Most organizations are under pressure to speed up the software delivery cycle, whether that’s to respond more quickly to the needs of the business, the needs of your customers or just to keep up with the competition.  Unfortunately the database is commonly considered a bottleneck.  Without the right processes in place, database change management can slow things down, adding risk, uncertainty, and getting in the way of development and operations working together to deliver.  Any organization that wants to fully benefit from a DevOps approach is going to have to overcome some specific challenges presented by the database. This session will teach you how to take DevOps principles and practices and apply them to SQL Server so that you can speed up the database delivery cycle at the same time you protect the information contained within. 

Speaker: Grant Fritchey

Grant Fritchey is a Data Platform MVP with over 20 years’ experience in IT, including time spent in support and development. He has worked with SQL Server since 6.0 back in 1995. He has also developed in VB, VB.NET, C#, and Java. Grant has written books for Apress and Simple-Talk. Grant presents at conferences and user groups, large and small, all over the world. He joined Redgate Software as a product evangelist in January 2011. 

Lightning Round

dbatools - The PowerShell module that will make your life easier! 

The dbatools project is becoming more popular by the day and everyone in the industry is talking about it.This free PowerShell tool can be downloaded in less than 30 seconds and immediately gives you the power tosimplify some of your daily tasks. Don't have any PowerShell experience? Don't worry because you don't need it!I will be showing some simple demonstrations on how easy your daily routine can be. 

Speaker: John Wells

Originally from Southern California, I relocated to the state I grew up visiting and enjoy the easier life here.I'm a DBA at Lamar Advertising for the last 10 months after 2 years with an advertising company in Shreveport.Relocating to Louisiana 3 years ago was for a new beginning and something different. I enjoy everything database and some call me "Mr. SQL Saturday".

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!