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We meet on the second Thursday of the month at Sonny's BBQ in Viera.  Members begin gathering at 5:30pm and the meetings begin at 6:30pm.  

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October 9th, 2014
Our next meeting is on Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at Sonny's BBQ in Viera, at 6:30pm
 We are very Excited to have Andy Warren as our Guest Speaker

Turbocharge Your Career With a Learning Plan

When:       October 9th, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Where:     Sonny's BBQ in Viera, 150 Sheriff Drive, Melbourne, FL 32940

Free SQL Server Training!
Complimentary food and beverages will be served, plus we've got swag to give away!
Summary:  What will you learn next quarter and why? How will you learn it? How much time and money will it cost? What is the ROI on learning those skills? Those are the questions that you answer by building a learning plan and, if you do it well, you’ll find yourself steadily pulling away from your peers. It starts with a learning list, a place to capture skills you think you need to learn. That’s where you score each topic by estimating the effort to learn it in time and money and the value it adds to your career now and later. It’s absolutely an analog process, but it gives you the framework for answering one question: what do I learn next and why? Once you’ve picked a topic, how do you learn more about it? Do you read blogs, buy books, or attend a class? Or all of the above? How much time makes sense? Join this session and learn how to dig into the topic to answer the questions that lead to a learning plan. After that, it’s just a matter of executing the plan!

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Techaffiliate Program

Techaffiliate Program - SCSUG Needs Points

DOUBLE DOUBLE Points for December for every item downloaded.

We get 20 points when members download Windows Azure FREE 90-Day Trial using our link;

We get 20 points when members register for Windows Phone Gen App using our link; 

We get 10 points For each member who downloads one of these apps using our link;
Windows 8
Visual Studio 2012 Express
Windows Server 2012
Hyper-V Server 2012
System Center 2012 Suite
Microsoft Virtual Academy



Please Welcome Kathleen Branch and the new chapter leader for SCSUG

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Geeks and Fires, not a good mix!

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Quick tips to regain space on your SQL Server

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Microsoft has released performance reports available for SQL Server 2008 and higher

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Frequently DBA's are tasked with restoring databases from servers across the WAN for troubleshooting and other various reasons.  SSIS can be very useful in automating these tasks.

The following demonstrates using SSIS to automate restoring a large database to different location.


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Max Trinidad did an fantastic job presenting Extend you TSQL skills with PowerShell

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My sincere thanks to Red Gate, a premier supporter of our SQL community and their many Microsoft users. They offered a holiday competition for ideas to create the best holiday party and our input won providing the Space Coast SQL Users Group an excellent holiday party evening. We were able to provide dinner, gifts, and a free round of drinks for our members and their spouses and significant others. The party was hosted in the back room of the Broken Barrel, an excellent sports bar/family restaurant in Palm Bay, Florida.  The food was delicious and consisted of Asian potato salad, sweet potato fries, smoked wings and assorted smoked meat sliders.   Broken Barrel’s service was excellent; they even helped with suggestions on food types and combinations. The best part was the gifts weren’t technical books or left over swag like the previous years. I will never forget giving a member s wife a book on Administering Windows Server 2008.  Thankfully everyone in our group loves humor. This year I found a little store in Jensen beach that had a ton of unique gifts. We gave tickets to spouses and significant others and had each person choose a wrapped gift from the table.  I picked out several Florida Santa figurines, threw in a mounted prehistoric shark’s tooth, nice chocolates and a bottle of fine wine.   Then everyone received a ticket for our door prize, a decorated Santa on the beach. The event was an outstanding success, we cannot thank Red Gate enough for their kindness.  Everyone have a wonderful holiday and a safe New Year, I know I will.

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 Thank you Florida Institute of Technology and Dr. Philip Bernhard for sponsoring our group for a new meeting place!

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This was my third year attending PASS, I had the privilege of being apart of my friends first time experience at PASS Summit. It was with great pleasure I was able to introduce my friend to all the people that have helped shape my career over the past 3 years. Everyone was friendly and all the presentations she attended were spot on! Thank you all!   There is a lot of knowledge with in our community and these events really facilitate and encourage collaboration amongst the technical people. Networking and Professional Development has given an increased focus at PASS and I really believe this is critical for career growth. Are you a Linchpin was a great session. I find it very encouraging when those you admire for their technical expertise sit on a panel to and share personal experiences that have help shape their career . This humanizes the technical industry.

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A couple weeks ago a user complained that on one of our development databases, one of the views he was linking to via Access was missing some of the columns.  There were no permissions issues and the columns all showed up properly if they looked at the view via SSMS; but when they went into Access and linked to the view… the columns weren’t there.  After scratching our heads for a bit, we realized that the user didn’t have access to the User defined Types that the columns in the underlying table were designated as.  SQL doesn’t actually care about this, you can view data in the table or view whether you have the references permission or not… but Access is a bit more picky and will ignore the column if the user doesn’t have the proper permissions.  Normally we grant references on these types to Public in all the databases so that we don’t have this issue, but on this particular development server we forgot.  This is another issue that can be very puzzling when it happens out of the blue and is very hard to Google...

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