December PASSMN Meeting

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harddisk-christmas-tree Hopefully everyone caught the news that the November PASSMN meeting was cancelled.  We had some scheduling conflicts and things didn’t come together as expected.  But to make up for that, we’ve managed to snag a speaker and room for the beginning of December.

Don’t Wait! Consolidate on 2008!

December 8th
5:00 PM Networking & Social
5:15 PM – 5:30 PM Meet the new PASSMN Board
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Presentation

8300 Norman Center Drive
9th Floor
Bloomington, MN  55437

Don’t Wait! Consolidate on 2008!

Speaker: Rick Heiges

SQL Server 2008 introduces features such as Resource Governor, Compression, Virtualization, and Policy-Based Management that help organizations consolidate to keep TCO down. A discussion of features since 2000 that enable consolidation along with the limitations of each will be presented. Real-world stories will enhance this discussion. The session will also encompass SQL Server on Virtual Machines.

Rick Heiges  is a SQL Server MVP and a Sr. Solutions Consultant with Scalability Experts working with customers on solutions within the SQL Server environment and educating users on SQL Server by speaking at user groups, conferences, labs, and road shows across the USA, Europe, and Africa. He holds an MBA and a M.S. in MIS as well as a B.S. in Computer Science. In addition, he also has attained MCTS:SQL2005 and MCITP:DBA certifications. His career has dealt with a wide array of job responsibilities including professor, developer, trainer, database administrator, and project manager/leader. Rick has been involved with PASS since the spring of 2001 and started up an Official PASS SQL Server user group in North Carolina as well as authoring several articles on for the PASS technical journal, the SQL Server Standard. Rick has served on the PASS Board of Directors since January 2003. You can read his blog at www.sqlblog.com and contact him at rheiges@scalabilityexperts.com.

Show Up And Network

I’d like to encourage everyone to come down and meet someone new at the user group meeting this month.  Walk up to someone you’ve not met before and introduce yourself.  Share a business card.  Make a contact.  Who knows!  The next person you meet just might be a new client or have the answer to solve your next production issue.

Also, with the regular monthly swag, we’ll be giving away CDs from PASS Summit 2008.  This is a library of over 160 sessions covering database administration, development, business development and professional development.  A huge resource of materials that I personally get a lot of benefit out of.