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PASSMN January 25, 2011 Meeting

Posted by denglishbi on January 12, 2011

UPDATED (1/14/2011): updated with registration link and sponsor information.

The next Minnesota SQL Server User Group (PASSMN) meeting is coming up and the date, time, and location has been moved from the typical.  The next meeting will be on Tue, Jan 25 from 5 to 7 and it will be in the 8000 building instead of the 8300.

The sponsor for this meeting is Benchmark Learning:

Benchmark Learning

“Error Logs and Deadlocks, Oh My!” and “Seeking SQL Server Secrets”


  • 4:30-5:00 : Registration / hospitality / networking
  • 5:00-5:15 : Announcements etc.
  • 5:15-6:00 : Jason Strate:  Error Logs and Deadlocks, Oh My!
  • 6:00-7:00 : Kalen Delaney:  Seeking SQL Server Secrets


Error Logs and Deadlocks, Oh My! (by Jason Strate, Digineer) – Tired of turning to the SQL Server error log to find out what’s happened? Would you rather just know about a deadlock when it’s occurred rather than later in the day when the manager as you why HRs bonus distribution application failed? Find out how to get this information and more delivered to your inbox so that you can head off issues instead of drowning in them. In this session we’ll look at Event Notifications and find out how to stop having to monitor SQL Server error logs today.

Seeking SQL Server Secrets (by Kalen Delaney, SQLearning) – Many experienced DBAs are aware that there are many undocumented commands and traceflags in SQL Server, and some DBAs may even keep track of all references to such options whenever they read about them in an article or blog posts, or hear about them at a conference. In this session, I’ll not only tell you about some of my favorite undocumented features, I’ll also tell you some of my tricks for discovering more undocumented secrets.

Sounds like some good topics, don’t miss out!


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