Midlands PASS Chapter Meeting Tonight

, 2007-05-03

Our next

meeting will be on Thursday, May

3rd, at 6:30 PM. Training Concepts will once again be our

gracious host. Our speaker will be Sean McLean of

DBA24Hrs (http://www.dba24hrs.net/). His presentation is:

  DBLaunch/SQLNitro - Deployment/Management/Compression

tools designed with you in


DBA24Hrs focuses

primarily on DBA tools to automate normally tedious processes. DBLaunch handles

deployment and management and SQLNitro is a network accelerator for SQL Server.

I know our group is about 50/50 DBA/developer, and there should be some aspects

of DBLauch which will be of interest to our developer members such as the

ability to quickly clone servers, mass deploy scripts across multiple servers

(for those of you working across multiple development servers), etc. SQLNitro,

of course, can make the network layer more efficient, thereby speeding up

response time between SQL Server and the application servers/clients.

As with last time, if you are

planning on attending and you have not already done so, please RSVP so I can

inform our hosts of the approximate number so they can accomodate us

accordingly. Also, I'll need to pass on to you the building code since the doors

lock at 6 PM. If I've heard from you, you should see an email from me tomorrow

afternoon with the code and contact numbers.

Training Concepts is located at 250 Berryhill Road in

Suite 502. You can visit their web site at: http://www.trainingconcepts.com/


One last note: we're

always looking for speakers so if you'd like to talk on a topic or know of a

good speaker with a SQL Server related focus, send me an email. We've had a

request from a couple of members for a good technical talk on SQL Server

Integration Services. If you're working with that technology and think you're up

for a presentation, I'll help you in any way I to put it together.

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