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Archive for January 16th, 2009

Fairwell Circuit City…it was good while it lasted

Posted by denglishbi on January 16, 2009

Liquidation starts tomorrow and the protection plans are still being supported by 3rd party if you have one.  So much for our local Best Buy competition.
Read all of the details here – http://www.circuitcity.com/closed.html.
Apparently the Canadian stores will remain open.

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PASSMN January 20, 2009 Monthly Meeting

Posted by denglishbi on January 16, 2009

The next PASSMN Minnesota SQL Server User Group meeting is coming up next week.  The meeting is on January 20 from 3 PM to 5:15 PM.  You can visit the local site to get registered at http://www.mnssug.org or click on the link to register here.

This month the topics are:

SQL Server 2008 Manageability Overview (speaker Buck Woody, Microsoft) – Microsoft has released the most powerful version of SQL Server to date and with it comes new tools to manage, monitor and tune your database platforms. Buck Woody will explain and demonstrate many of these management improvements. Come ready to learn and ask questions about Policy Based Management, the Data Collector, PowerShell for SQL Server, and more. 

ORM Database Design (speaker Gordon Everest, University of Minnesota) – ORM is a high-level, conceptual data modeling scheme. ORM makes normalization unnecessary. With its associated design tools, you can automatically generate a relational database design which is guaranteed to be in fifth normal form! Then, automatically generate the relational database definition for your favorite DBMS. If you use MS Visual Studio, you may already have an ORM modeling tool.

Just a reminder that the group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  If you are in the area and available to attend please join us and stop by and say ‘Hi’.

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