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PASSMN April 2012 Meeting

Posted by denglishbi on April 11, 2012

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The next Minnesota SQL Server User Group meeting is coming up next week. This month we have a fantastic lineup that you will not want to miss. This month Ted Kummert and Mark Souza will be here in-person directly from Microsoft and Microsoft SQL Server MVP Itzik Ben-Gan from SolidQ will also be in attendance.  Don’t forget the new meeting location which is at the Minneapolis Microsoft Technology Center in Edina.
Minnesota SQL Server Users Group
The sponsor for this month’s meeting is TechFuse (where I will be speaking at along with Brian Larson and Jason Strate).

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Location: 3601 West 76th Street, Suite 600 Edina, MN 55437

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 17 from 4 to 7 p.m.
 
Live Meeting:
• URL: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/usergroups/join?id=F863BG&role=attend&pw=44%2Cj5N%40t7
• Meeting ID: F863BG
• Entry Code: 44,j5N@t7
 
Agenda:
• 4:00-4:30 : Registration / hospitality / networking
• 4:30-4:45 : Intro / Greetings
• 4:45-5:45 : Ted Kummert and Mark Souza – SQL 2012 Discussion and Q&A
• 5:45-6:00 : Break
• 6:00-7:00 : Itzik Ben-Gan – Apply T-SQL Magic
• 7:00-7:15 : Closing comments/prize giveaways

Please click here for meeting details and to RSVP for the event

SQL 2012 Discussion and Q&A: SQL2012 discussion covering the following topics:

  • Running your Business and Mission Critical environments
  • BIG Data and scaling breakthrough insights throughout your organization
  • Unlock New Insights With Pervasive Data Discovery Across the Organization
  • Adopting the Cloud on your own terms

Apply T-SQL Magic: When a new version of SQL Server is released, with most of the new T-SQL features that are introduced you can usually quickly tell what their benefits are and what you can use them for. But with some features, it can take some time before people start discovering their true value and what you can do with them. Such is the APPLY operator that was added in SQL Server 2005. Initially it seemed just like an ordinary language element with a couple of uses, but with time people found very creative and interesting uses for it. This session describes the APPLY operator, and focuses on advanced, creative uses.

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