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Archive for September, 2018

PASSMN September 2018 Meeting

Posted by denglishbi on September 17, 2018

The next Minnesota SQL Server User Group meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday, September 18. This month we are going to try something new and are going to have some of our upcoming MN SQLSaturday speakers attend and do a preview / introduction to their talk which will be on Saturday, October 6.

Be sure to register so that your name badge will be available for you at the Microsoft Technology Center when you arrive and so that we will have an accurate headcount for ordering food.PASSMNLogo

The sponsor for this month’s meeting is PASSMN.

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


  • 3:30-4:00 : Registration, Networking, and Food
  • 4:00-4:10 : Kickoff / Announcements
  • 4:10-5:25 : SQLSaturday #796 MN Preview (multiple speakers)
  • 5:25-5:35 : Closing
  • 6:30-7:30 : Pinstripes social hour and bocce ball

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


SQLSaturday #796 MN Preview

Abstract: For this event we are going to have some of the speakers attend and provide a brief introduction to their session topic that they will be presenting and answer any questions to prepare everyone for the big event in October.

SQLSaturday is a free training event for Microsoft Data Platform professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server, Business Intelligence and Analytics. This event will be held on Oct 6, 2018 at Saint Paul College, 235 Marshall Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55102.

Don’t forget to register and secure your spot for the SQLSaturday event:)


Joshuha Owen, Dan English, Ross McNeely, Eric Zierdt, Rick Bielawski, Chris Kramer, Tim Plas, and more speakers will be added, stay tuned…

Social Hour:

We are planning on meeting over at Pinstripes in Edina afterwards to network, play bocce ball, and have some apps and refreshments.

Bocce ball reservation is from 6:30 to 7:30. Feel free to show up after the meeting ahead of time and socialize prior to the bocce ball.

3849 Gallagher Dr, Edina, MN 55435

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MN SQLSaturday #796 Pre-Cons

Posted by denglishbi on September 13, 2018

We are just a few weeks out from #sqlsatmn and over 250 have registered! Don’t miss out on securing your spot, register today! sqlsat796


Checkout pre-con events and the earl-bird pricing while it lasts:)  Early-bird pricing on pre-cons ends 9/14, so sign-up today and save:)

We have paid, full-day pre-conference sessions on Friday, October 5th, 2018 (also at Saint Paul College).

These full day training sessions are a great value, current early-bird pricing of only $99 plus fees! (early-bird pricing is good through Friday, September 14 and then the price will increase to $125)

Click the links below to get more details about the pre-con training events:

You must register and pay through Eventbrite for these pre-cons.


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