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PASSMN February 17, 2009 Monthly Meeting

Posted by denglishbi on February 6, 2009

The next PASSMN Minnesota SQL Server User Group meeting is coming up soon.  The meeting is on February 17 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 Data Collection and the Management Data Warehouse (MDW) (speaker Lara Rubbelke, Microsoft) – One of the more powerful new features for database administration, diagnostics, and trending is the SQL Server 2008 Management Data Warehouse.  The new Management Data Warehouse leverages a data collector framework to centralize and store SQL Server system and database performance data.  This session will:

1.  Introduce the data collector architecture.  Walk through how SQL Server 2008 collects performance and diagnostic data and presents the information in Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio.

2.  Show how to set up data collection, and configure the Management Data Warehouse.

3.  Demonstrate how to extend data collection to support your own data centralization requirements.

Performance Monitoring (speaker Amanda Bates, Robert Half International) – In this session, we’ll review some SQL statements that I’ve put together to take a look at the status of my databases and to monitor them over time.

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’.  There will be no meeting in March with the TechFuse 2009 event going on and the NCD BISIG group is also meeting.

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