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Archives: October 2010

1st Houston Microsoft Business Intelligence User Group

Tyler Chessman of Microsoft has started a Business Intelligence Users Group in Houston.  The group will meet online and onsite quarterly.  The first meeting is tomorrow at 11:15 CDT.  If you are interested in attending here are the meeting details:

Houston – Microsoft Business Intelligence User Group 

We would like…

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 19 October 2010

MDX Puzzles (New Author)

Well I am sure most of you noticed that I haven't posted an MDX puzzle in some time.  After much consideration I have decided to pass the torch to someone that I feel will devote the time needed to help you all continue with your learning.  So with that, I… Read more

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 19 October 2010

SQL Lunch #40 - Mirroring: The Bear Necessities

I am excited to announce a new speaker to the SQL Lunch, Ryan Adams.  Ryan will be discussing Database Mirroring and how it has become an integral part of high availability and  disaster recovery planning.  See the following meeting details:

Speaker: Ryan Adams

Meeting URL:  https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/usergroups/join?id=6J9BKQ&role=attend

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 18 October 2010

Speaking at SQL Saturday #49 Orlando, Florida

After making the trip last weekend to Houston for Houston Techfest with the kids I am off again, but this time alone.  On Friday I will fly into Orlando for the Speaker dinner, which is always a lot of fun.  On Saturday I will be presenting two sessions.  The first… Read more

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 14 October 2010

Why do I contribute to the SQL Server Community?

As an active speaker and volunteer in the SQL Server community I am often asked why do I do it?  Sometimes, I actually ask myself that question, but when I think about how the community as a whole operates (quick to answer questions and join discussions) any doubt is quickly… Read more

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 12 October 2010

Speaking at South Florida SQL Server User Group

I will be speaking at the South Florida SQL Server User Group on October 13 via Live Meeting.  My topic is Introduction to Change Data Capture with SSIS.  If you have some time logon and watch the meeting.

Meeting URL:  https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/mvp/join?id=PWWZ93&role=attend&pw=47WFd%7EC%5CJ

In the presentation I will Introduce Change Data Capture… Read more

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 12 October 2010

SQL Lunch #32: SSIS Design Patterns, with Andy Leonard

Don't miss SQL Server MVP Andy Leonard on the SQL Lunch, Monday, October 11th.
#32-SSIS Design Patterns 1c: Variables, Events, and Automated Custom Logging Patterns

Speaker: Andy Leonard

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Live Meeting URL:  https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/usergroups/join?id=JG6T72&role=attend

Date and Time: 10/11/2010 11:30:00 AM CST
BIO: Andy Leonard is an…

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 8 October 2010

Speaking at the Houston Techfest

I am heading down to Houston, TX to speak at the Houston Techfest this weekend.  Being a Houston native makes this trip even more exciting.  This is a free event that offers a diverse set of sessions.  The sessions range from What's new in Java to Introduction to Window Azure.… Read more

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 7 October 2010

SQL Lunch: Change of Schedule

There has been a slight change to this weeks SQL Lunch meeting.  Our scheduled speaker cannot present this week, therefore you dedicated host, me, will be presenting.  I know you all were excited to learn about Performance Point, but you will have to wait until later this year.  Here is… Read more

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 5 October 2010

SQL Lunch One Year Anniversary

I am very excited to announce the 1 year anniversary of the SQL Lunch. Last year around this time I was getting the site up and trying to find a couple of speakers to ensure that we had a good start. I was able to convince Tim Mitchell to speak… Read more

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 4 October 2010

Maintain Change Data Capture Configuration when restoring a database

I have been working with a several clients that are leveraging Change Data Capture (CDC) as a tool for incrementally loading their Data Warehouse.  In most cases the clients are using database restores from various environments to create test environments.  When databases with CDC enabled is restored to the same… Read more

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 3 October 2010

SQL Saturday #57 (Houston) Call for Speakers and Registration is Open!!

So many people have been waiting for a SQL Saturday in Houston and now it’s finally here. As a native of Houston I was surprised that it wasn’t one of the first SQL Saturday venues. Well the wait is over. Thanks to Nancy Wilson, the local SQL Server User Group… Read more

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 3 October 2010