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Denver SQL Server User Group September Meeting

Warmup Presentation

Data MulchYou have a new assignment – you must write code that will import data into your elegantly designed, highly sophisticated and simply beautiful database. You take one look at the design of the source system – the one you need to import - and tell your boss “This data stinks!” Later that day your boss paraphrases your feelings to corporate executives. “He said it is fertilizer and the flowers will smell wonderful.” Your job now is to be the Fabreeze to this outhouse of data. If your job involves any sort of data transfer, sooner or later you will come across a system filled with bad data, errors and simply awful design that you need to move into your well designed database. This talk, aimed at junior and mid-level developers, will examine just some of the tools that are useful for mulching the contents of this Augean stable and turning it into a wonderful garden.

Mike Sexton

This month's speaker is sponsored by Pragmatic Works.

What Are We Waiting For? SQL Server captures and records wait statistics data for passive and active tasks. Specific Waits can be considered acceptable in one environment yet can be a point of contention in another. This presentation will help guide you to the use of SQL Waits and Queues to monitor your environments and to research potential performance problem areas of an instance.

Kimberly Hathaway is a senior database consultant with experience across several database management systems platforms. She specializes in troubleshooting errors and performance, managing multiple clients in Database services, provisioning SQL Health Assessments, Developing project plans, Upgrading SQL platforms, recommending and implementing High availability solutions, and developing SQL solutions for business needs. She also has hands on experiences with aspects of the Microsoft BI stack including SSIS, SSRS, and Excel Reporting. She is committed to providing quality end to end solutions to each and every business problem. She is continually expanding her skillset with new technologies and gives back to the community through speaking at events.

As usual, we will make time for question and answer sessions, networking, and eating. Prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the meeting.

Location:Microsoft7595 Technology Way, Suite 400Denver, CO[masked])[masked]

Meeting Agenda:17:30 - 18:00 - Food / Socializing18:00 - 18:15 - User Group Business18:15 - 18:30 - Open Panel/Questions & Answers18:30 - 19:00 – Warmup presentation19:00 - 20:00 – Main presentationGive Away / Wrap-Up to follow

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  • Denver SQL Server U.

    Anyone that is looking for Kim Hathaway's presentation to get the links or other info, you can download it from this link:

    September 21, 2013

  • Angie

    Ok, been driving around the DTC and my GPS can't find the building. Sigh...

    September 19, 2013

    • Denver SQL Server U.

      Sorry about that Angie, I know that Google maps used to have trouble finding it, not sure if it still does. The easy way if coming in from the South is to get on S. Syracuse St. and follow it all the way around the circle and take the 2nd left into the building with ProBuild on the sign in front (sign in front and building do not have Microsoft on them). Coming from the North you can get onto Technology Way from S. Ulster St. Hopefully you can make it to the meeting next month on 10/24 (October's meeting only is the 4th Thursday).

      1 · September 20, 2013

    • Angie

      Thanks Steve!

      September 20, 2013

  • Scott W.

    SQL DBA looking to enhance and broaden knowledgebase.

    August 29, 2013

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