January PASSMN (Minnesota SQL Server User Group) Meeting

Update and Notes: Not only sponsoring this month’s meeting, but also offering a 10% discount to all PASSMN members to the class “SQL Server 2008 Architecture, Internals and Tuning“, is:  Benchmark Learning

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Again, note the non-standard location, date and time.
Meeting Info:
Note: We will be meeting in the 8000 building this month Please click here for meeting details and to RSVP


8000 Norman Center Drive, 2nd Floor, Bloomington, MN  55437


January 25th, 2011


5:00 – 7:00

Error Logs and Deadlocks, Oh My!
Jason Strate, Digineer

Tired of turning to the SQL Server error log to find out what’s happened?  Would you rather just know about a deadlock when it’s occurred rather than later in the day when the manager as you why HRs bonus distribution application failed?  Find out how to get this information and more delivered to your inbox so that you can head off issues instead of drowning in them.  In this session we’ll look at Event Notifications and find out how to stop having to monitor SQL Server error logs today.

Seeking SQL Server Secrets
Kalen Delaney, SQLearning

Many experienced DBAs are aware that there are many undocumented commands and traceflags in SQL Server, and some DBAs may even keep track of all references to such options whenever they read about them in an article or blog posts, or hear about them at a conference. In this session, I’ll not only tell you about some of my favorite undocumented features, I’ll also tell you some of my tricks for discovering more undocumented secrets.

Training:  f you are looking for some training on SQL Server architecture, internals and tuning in January, then check out Kalen Delaney’s upcoming class at Benchmark Learning.  In her class she’ll talk about SQL Server architecture, the storage structures, index design and tuning, and much more.  There are still a few spots left for the class and it’s a great opportunity to get some instruction from one of the most knowledgeable trainers around.  Benchmark is now offering a 10% discount to this class for PASSMN members!