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PASSMN December 8, 2009 Monthly Meeting

Posted by denglishbi on November 13, 2009

There will be no meeting this month because of scheduling conflicts with the room and also with the presenters.  We will resume next month for a special event on Tuesday, December 8 from 5 to 7 PM.  You can visit the local site to get registered at http://www.mnssug.org or click the link to Register Here.

Don’t Wait! Consolidate on 2008! (Speaker: Rick Heiges, Scalability Experts) 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.

At this meeting we will also be introducing the PASSMN 2010 Executive Board and we will have some giveaways as always including the PASS 2008 Summit Session discs.  Hope to see you there and lets end this year with a bang!

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