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PASSMN May 17, 2011 Meeting

Posted by denglishbi on May 9, 2011

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The next Minnesota SQL Server User Group (PASSMN) meeting is coming up next week.  The topic will be about leveraging SSIS to automate DBA related tasks and SQL Server MVP Ted Krueger will be in town to present.  Prior to Ted’s talk there will also be a brief discussion in regards to how SQL Server Professionals can leverage Twitter.  This month the meeting will be starting at 4 instead of the regular 3 p.m. start time.


  • 4:00-4:15 : Registration / hospitality / networking
  • 4:15-4:30 : Announcements etc.
  • 4:30-5:00 : Andy Lohn: Twitter – a Swiss Army Knife for the SQL Server Professional
  • 5:00-6:00 : Ted Krueger: SSIS: The DBA Multiplier
  • 6:00-6:15 : Closing comments/prize giveaways


Twitter – a Swiss Army Knife for the SQL Server Professional (Andy Lohn, Medtronic) – Andy will be giving an overview of Twitter and will demonstrate multiple ways in which SQL Server Professionals can leverage twitter. The SQL Community is very active on twitter, so don’t miss out on this great resource. Andy’s presentation will give you the twitter basics, how and where to find SQL Server resources, hash tags that help, how to network with and get help from SQL Server MVPs and other tools that maximize the twitter experience.

SSIS: The DBA Multiplier (Ted Krueger, Magenic) – Ever wanted to create clones of yourself to get all your work done faster? I will demonstrate how SSIS can help you perform your DBA tasks as if there were more than one of you. You will leave the session knowing how to use SSIS to automate tasks such as performance monitoring above (and below) the normal health checks and transporting databases from one environment to another. This presentation will not only start ideas on how SSIS can help you daily as a DBA but as a Developer, we’ll see just how SSIS can be controlled conditionally so the outcome becomes much more than static imports and exports. We’re going to take SSIS and make it a standard tool for your administrative tasks and development tools!

Hope to see you there!


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