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PASSMN is a forum to exchange knowledge and ideas to better understand, develop, implement and support existing and future SQL Server technologies. Our technical sessions provide a professional, fun and educational environment for all levels of expertise.

  • Connect - register with PASSMN and attend meetings with local data professionals, like yourself.
  • Share - attend monthly PASSMN meetings and annual SQLSaturday events to share your knowledge with others. Sign up to speak at the monthly PASSMN meetings at Sessionize Call for Speakers
  • Learn - we typically meet the third Tuesday of every month at the Microsoft Technology Center in Edina.

The Minnesota SQL Server User Group is organized to bring professionals of all career levels that work with Microsoft's SQL Server, together to learn and network with others. There is no charge to attend and you are encouraged to bring your co-workers. Through our sponsors, we provide food and refreshments. We typically meet on the third Tuesday of every month at the Microsoft Technology Center in Edina (3601 76th Street West, Suite 600, Edina, MN 55435).

Upcoming events (1)

February 21, 2023 PASSMN Meeting (Virtual Meeting Only)

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Important Note: This meeting is online only and will not be held at the Microsoft Technology Center

Agenda:
3:30-4:00 Kickoff / Announcements
4:00-6:00 UNIQUEIDENTIFIERs as Primary Keys in SQL Server (Klaus Aschenbrenner)
6:10-6:15 Closing

Presentation topics, abstracts, speaker bio for this meeting:

Speaker: Klaus Aschenbrenner
Topic: Dynamic Search Conditions
Abstract:
UNIQUEIDENTIFIERs as Primary Keys in SQL Server - a good or bad best practice? They have a lot of pros for DEVs, but DBAs just cry when they see them enforced by default as unique Clustered Indexes. In this session we will cover the basics about UNIQUEIDENTIFIERs, why they bad and sometimes even good, and how you can find out if they affect the performance of your performance critical database. If they are affecting your database negatively, you will also learn some best practices how you can resolve those performance limitations without changing your underlying application.

Past events (65)

January 17, 2023 PASSMN Meeting (Virtual Meeting Only)

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