New Chapter Leader - Posted: Friday, February 15, 2013
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INETA Celebrates 10 Years!! - Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2012

Check out our Photo Gallery page for pictures from our February meeting with Andy Warren and celebrating INETA's 10th Birthday. We had a great time, with pizza, cookies, drinks, tons of raffle prizes and give-aways.

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Great News - Posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2011

NEW LOCATION!!!

Harris Institute for Assured Information on the campus of The Florida Institute of Technology (FIT). 

Thank you FIT!!

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SCSUG has gone Mobile - Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2011

If you have a Windows 7 Phone you can now follow us on the go

click here for demo SCSUG Demo

click here to download app SCSUG Mobile

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Contest for Free Training - Posted: Wednesday, March 2, 2011
WP7 Development - Posted: Wednesday, March 2, 2011

 Build a Windows Phone & app and Make $100 for YOUR user group!

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*FREE BEER! - Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 2010

 

*(the first pitcher of beer is on us at the  RendezVous following the presentation)
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NCWIT Award for Aspriations in Computing - Posted: Monday, September 20, 2010

 honors young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests

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September SCSUG post meet - Posted: Friday, September 10, 2010

While I was unable to attend the meeting was full of great content and applicable information. Compliments to Jack Corbett and his trigger presentation. It was my understanding that one of our members had a real scenario that Jack was able to shed light on.
The subject of blogging was brought up as we are encouraging our members to post some blogs to our group site. If anyone has a post please let me know and I can give you access or email it to me and I will post it for you.
A copy of Windows 7 was raffled off along with a tee shirt.
Most went to the after burner social at the Holiday Inn where SQL Saturday in Orlando was a topic of discussion. Bob Blaydes has a popcorn machine he will be bringing, and all we need now is sponsors for the popcorn bags.
Next month we have a tentative speaker, Jorge Segarra  @SQLChicken.

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SQL RallySQL Rally - Posted: Wednesday, September 8, 2010
SCSUG congratulates Lynn and Elliot Dierksen on their recent weddingSCSUG congratulates Lynn and Elliot Dierksen on their recent wedding - Posted: Friday, August 27, 2010

To the two secrets to a long-lasting happy marriage:

Good sense of humor - and Short memory!

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September 9th Meeting Jack Corbett presents Introduction to Triggers - Posted: Saturday, August 21, 2010

This session will give a brief overview of the different types of triggers available in SQL Server (DDL & DML) and then go into more detail on how and when to use DML triggers. This session will cover misconceptions about how triggers work, when triggers shoul d and shouldn't be used (we will discuss options), common mistakes, and how to fix the most common mistakes. After attending this session a person will: 1. Identify different types of triggers and when to use them. 2. Be able to identify when a trigger is the right solution 3. Be able to write triggers that perform well 

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August Post meeting - Posted: Friday, August 13, 2010

Thank you Chad for your practical presentation filled with new and useful information that was applicable to everyone in the room.   Check out downloads for the code samples and notes. There were 11 people that attended and we served sandwiches, chicken and chips instead of pizza.  Tell us your thoughts on the menu change.   

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August 12 Meeting Chad Miller Presents SQL Server and PowerShellAugust 12 Meeting Chad Miller Presents SQL Server and PowerShell - Posted: Saturday, July 31, 2010

Chad Miller DBA for SQL Server and Manager of Database Administration department supporting SQL Server, Oracle and Informix. Strong technical knowledge of SQL Server development/administration and PowerShell. Author of various technical articles published in SQL Server Central and SQL Server Magazine. Project Coordinator/Developer of Codeplex projects SQL Server PowerShell Extensions (SQLPSX) and PoshRSS

 

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Great Meeting Last Night with David Pless - Posted: Friday, July 16, 2010
We had about a dozen folks turn out last night to hear David Pless' continuation on SQL Server Performance Tuning. Once again, David did not let us down. His year's of experience as a Microsoft Premiere Field Engineer provided us with in depth practical advice. David provided us with his SQL scripts and a list of his 'Must Have' links for the SQL DBA. They're available for download on the Event Downloads tab. Much thanks to David for coming out to talk to us. He will be back again if you missed him. read more ...

PASS Summit 2010 is Coming in November - Posted: Friday, July 16, 2010
July Meeting with David Pless on Thursday July 15th! - Posted: Friday, July 9, 2010
So, never use thje subject line of an email to indicate what's inside. This is my lesson. David Pless will speaking on Thursday, July 15th, at the Pace Coast SQL User Group (not the 12th). Please update your calendar and tell your friends. read more ...

Goodbye Seth - Posted: Thursday, July 1, 2010
Last night we gathered to say goodbye to our Director of Communications Seth Phelabaum. Seth has been a true asset to the SCSUG by creating the group’s first blog. He has posted great technical information as well as the social updates of our group’s events. We will truly miss him. Hopefully the users group in Raleigh North Carolina will recruit him to contribute to their group and find him equally as inspirational. Good Luck Seth! read more ...

Check the July Meeting Date - Posted: Friday, June 4, 2010

Just a reminder for the July meeting to check the date. We havea great presentor who couldn't accomodate the regualr date. So rather than pass, we are being flexible. On Monday, July 12th, we have Microsoft PFE David Pless visiting us for a second time to continue on his advanced performance tuning topic.  This speaker is not to be missed. So Please! Pay attention to the date and we look forward to seeing you there!

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June Meeting - Don King on 'How to get your boss to buy you stuff' or SQL Data Storage techniques - Posted: Monday, May 24, 2010
Modern disk technologies can drastically improve database performance, while also reducing datacenter costs. This presentation will focus on two case studies that illustrate the technical and business benefits of modernized disk technologies in the datacenter, and their impact on SQL Server performance. read more ...

May Meeting Info - Posted: Wednesday, May 5, 2010
We did not secure a speaker for this month's meeting. However, we have several group members coming forward to deliver a couple mini-sessions. We're getting the final details now and will publish the topics.  read more ...

Belated Thank You to Herve Roggero - Posted: Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Belated Thank You to Herve for a great presentation. We got a great deep dive under the cover of SQL Joins, Hints and what really happens in the execution & execution plan. If you missed the meeting, keep an eye out for Herve. Follow him on his blog.

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1 Year Technet Subscription Raffle!1 Year Technet Subscription Raffle! - Posted: Monday, March 29, 2010

SCSUG has two one year subscriptions to TechNet plus that will be raffled off at the next meeting which is April 8th. You don't want to miss this opportunity to pick up a one year subscription to TechNet for only $1.

More info on Technet Plus

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Website Updates - Posted: Saturday, March 20, 2010
New and exciting changes to the SCSUG website!

The Group Blog is now online, let me know if you'd like to contribute. You don't have to post regularly and you don't need to post advanced topics. Anything pertaining to SQL server or the Users group in any way is welcome. This is an easy way to tiptoe into blogging, so just shoot me an email if you're interested to spacecoast@sqlpass.org. It may take me a few days to get back to you (I don't check that email address every day), but once you're set up the first time you should be good to go.

The calendar has changed. The old calendar is still available, but we've implemented a new Google Calendar with a lot more features. You should be able to subscribe to the calendar, submit events and much more. Let me know if you have any problems with it and I'll try to get it sorted ASAP.

Also, let us know if there is anything you think is lacking from the website and we'll see if we can make it happen.

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David Pless' SQL Server Performance Power Points Available - Posted: Friday, March 19, 2010
David Pless' Power Point deck is now available on the Event Downloads page. If you missed his presentation or even if you were there, how slide deck contains everythig he talked about and more. read more ...

Super meeting with David Pless last night - He performed as promised! - Posted: Friday, March 12, 2010
The rain didn't keep away a nice group of attendees for David Pless' presentation on SQL Server Performance. This wasn't a presentation for the fain of heart. Within 3 minutes of its start, I had to fire up One Note to capture all of the SQL wisdom pouring out of him. This was a session not to be missed! However, if you did miss it, we will definately be getting David's slides and queries for the Meeting Archive. We'll let you know as soon as it is up. read more ...

What's New in SQL Server 2008 R2 with Brian Knight - Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Join Brian Knight on March 4th/5th at the local Microsoft Office in Tampa or Fort Lauderdale as he reviews the latest features in SQL Server 2008 R2 including PowerPivot.  read more ...

South Florida Code Camp this Saturday! - Posted: Monday, February 22, 2010
Don't forget the South Florida Code Camp is this Saturday and it has a SQL track! It's no SQL Saturday but maybe you can use your spare time at the event to do Developer Outreach. Help bridge the developer/DBA gap. Take one of them under your wing!  read more ...

Didn't Get Enough SQL Azure from this Month's Meeting?Didn't Get Enough SQL Azure from this Month's Meeting? - Posted: Friday, February 19, 2010
If you missed Joe Healy's SQL Azure presentation this month, be not troubled. Joe Healy & Brian Hitney will be bringing the MSDN Tiki Hut Roah Show Azure Edition to Oralndo on March 9th. Come and learn about SQL Azure plus more. 3 Full sessions of content. read more ...

February Meeting Review - Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The February Meeting was a great success.  Joe demonstrated the use of the SQL Azure and covered all the things it is and all the things it is not.  SQL Azure is a very interesting choice for hosting SQL Server from a cost and scalability standpoint.

After the meeting we raffled some swag from both the group and Joe.  We then adjourned to the Rendez Vous with the largest crowd yet.  Social networking, technical discussions and conversation conitnued through the night.

Special thanks to Joe Healy for making the one year anniversary of Space Coast SQL User Group a success.

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On April 8th, 2010, Herve Roggero will Speak at the Space Coast SQL User Group. - Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2010

SQL Server Performance! Herve Roggero will discuss SQL Server best practices on indexing, dive deep into execution plans, how JOIN operators are selected by the SQL Server Engine, and NEW indexing capabilities in SQL Server 2008!

Herve Roggero (MCSE, MCSD, MCDBA) is Managing Partner of Pyn Logic, a company focusing on SQL Server security and performance. Herve has over 15 years of experience in software development, management consulting and architecture. To learn more about Herve and his company, visit www.pynlogic.com.

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Joe Healy and SQL Azure this Thursday! - Posted: Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Don't miss the February Meeting with Joe Healy on SQL Azure. Come by early for a slice of pizza. Stay to learn about SQL Azure from Joe Healy who is both informative and entertaining. Stay after for networking and socializing at the Rendez Vous Lounge. read more ...

On March 11th, 2010, Microsoft PFE David Pless Presenst SQL Server troubleshooting - Posted: Monday, January 25, 2010
This discussion will cover how to troubleshoot performance issues on SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008. In this discussion I cover performance impact analysis using DMVs, SET options in SQL Server, and Profiler and perfmon analysis. In this discussion I will cover SQLNexus, PAL (Performance Analysis of Logs), RML Utilities, SQLDiag, and other tools. Finally I discuss reading query plans graphically and what you can learn from reading the XML plans. read more ...

On February 11th, 2010, MS Dev Evangelist Joe Healy to Speak at February Meeting on SQL Azure - Posted: Wednesday, January 20, 2010
SQL Azure is a true relational database in the cloud.  Joe will be talking about SQL Azure firewall, logins and passwords, Database creation, deployments and migrations, Database management using SQL Management Studio and Programming against SQL Azure databases. read more ...

SQL Saturday #32 is this Saturday in Tampa! - Posted: Tuesday, January 19, 2010
SQL Saturday is this Saturday in Tampa. Are you going to? Need a ride? Contact one Chris or Bonnie for more information. Hope to see you there! read more ...

Scott Klein Meeting a Success - Posted: Friday, January 15, 2010
We had a great turn out for Scott's presentation on Entity Framework. Lot's of questions from the crowd and some good discussions. We gave away a wireless mouse and a copy of Windows 7. We're looking forward to seeing even more folks next month for Joe Healy on SQL Azure. read more ...

On January 14, 2010 Scott Klein presents ADO.NET Entity Framework - Posted: Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Scott Klein is a SQL Server MVP with a passion for all things SQL Server and .NET. Scott has authored several books including Professional SQL Server 2005 XML and Professional LINQ by Wrox, and is currently authoring a book on the ADO.NET 4.0 Entity Framework for APress. Scott runs the South Florida SQL Server User groups and the South Florida SQL Saturday. His focus (besides the Entity Framework) is SQL performance tuning and BI/DW. He also is heavily involved in the SQL Azure area. read more ...

Looking for a Speaker For January's Meeting - Posted: Friday, December 11, 2009
Interested in speaking? First time speakers welcome. Got a presentation for SQL Saturday in Tampa and need a dry run? Please contact us! read more ...

Christmas Social Meeting at Pizza Gallery - Posted: Tuesday, December 8, 2009

We've decided to use Pizza Gallery for the Christmas Social on Thursday December 10, 2009.  We've got a bar inside and outside plus a good menu.  We'll show up and see how many people we have.  We can decide then on hanging in the bar or getting tables.  Hope to see everyone there at 6:30pm.

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SQL Saturday #32 in Tampa Call for Speakers - Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2009

SQL Saturday #23 is set for January 23rd in Tampa and they're looking for speakers.  So!  Sign up and represent the Space Coast! It's a great opportunity to share your expertise and gain speakin experience.  Not ready to do it on your own?  Partner up with somebody or propose a mini-session.  Regardless, we'll see you there!

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November Meeting a Huge Success - Posted: Friday, November 13, 2009

The November meeting with James McAuliffe and sponsored by Catapult Systems was a huge success.  There was ample Pizza and a presentation that felt more like a converation with your SQL 2008 friend.  Plus some nice swag (1GB Key drives) was given away and some reserved for later meetings. 

 

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Laura Ball appointed Director of Membership and Treasurer - Posted: Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Laura Ball has been appointed Director of Membership and Treasurer for the Space Coast SQL User Group. Laura is an IS manager at Space Coast Credit Union. She’ll be responsible for the expansion of the group’s membership and financial records.
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SQL Saturday #21 Video on Channel 9 - Posted: Friday, October 30, 2009

Joe Healy sat down with Andy Warren at SQL Saturday #21 for this interview & recap.  See if you can spot the Space Coast SQL User Group members in the video. http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/dpeeast/SQL-Saturday-21-Orlando-October-2009/

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SQL Saturday #21 in Orlando was Awesome! - Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Over a half dozen folks from the Space Coast SQL User Group attended SQL Saturday #21 in Orlando.  The presentations were great along with plenty of swag.  There were world class speakers along side your local community members presenting over 50 sessions.  Local Microsoft Developer Evangelist Joe Healy (aka DevFish) snapped some photos and has shared them with us here.  He manged to capture a bunch of the Space Coast folks togeather.  Thanks to Group President Bonnie for driving her van.  It was appreciated by those who participated in the post-event social at Jax 5th Ave.

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On Nov. 12th - James McAuliffe tells us about new features and data types in SQL 2008 - Posted: Saturday, October 17, 2009

James McCauliffe will be talking about the new features and data types in SQL Server 2008 and how they will change your life.

James McAuliffe is a Senior Consultant for Catapult Systems. He has been working as a professional software developer since 1993, using a variety of database development tools on the Microsoft stack, and has worked with clients of all sizes, from local businesses to Fortune 500 companies. James has been using SQL Server since 1999, with a recent concentration on the Business Intelligence methodologies. He is excited to share about the capabilities that the Team Foundation System brings to database design and deployment.

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Orlando SQL Saturday Car Pool on October 17th - Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2009

Want to go to SQL Saturday in Orlando on October 17th? Don't want to drive? Space Coast SQL User Group is forming a car pool! Chip in a few bucks for gas and enjoy a worry free ride (unless Bonnie is driving). For more information email spacecoast@sqlpass.org.

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On Oct. 8th Hear about Slowly Changing Dimensions and SSIS with Christian Loris - Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Slowly Changing Dimensions (SCDs) are a common in BI implementations, however they still manage to confound many developers when they come to implement them. This presentation takes a look at what SSIS does to help us handle them more effectively followed by a demonstration of implementing varios types of SCD's in SSIS.

Chris Loris is a Software Engineer currently working in Data Warehousing, BI and BizTalk middleware at Harris Corporation.  In the past  Chris has worked as an ASP.Net developer, Engineering Manager, Professional Services Engineer, Test Engineer and a Technical Writer.  He's been active in the Microsoft Developer Community for over 6 years and enjoys giving whatever free time he has to it.  He lives in Viera, Florida with his wife, daughter and no dogs because he's allergic. Register Here!

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Christian Loris Named Director of Communications - Posted: Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Christian Loris has been appointed the Director of Communications for the Space Coast SQL User Group.  Christian is a local Software Engineer and speaks at local community events on topics ranging from Software Development to Data Warehousing.  He'll be responsible for maintaining the group's web site and facilitating communication with members.

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On Sept. 10th Dive into the Default Trace with Jack Corbett - Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2009

Beginning with SQL Server 2005 Microsoft included a Default Trace auditing many events. This trace is used by many of the reports included with SSMS and can be mined for information about who has logged into your server, who created/changed/dropped objects, and much more! Learn how to use this resource to audit and manage your SQL Servers!

Jack has been working with SQL Server since 1999 and have worked with versions 6.5 - 2005. He is experienced in VB 6 and .NET (ASP.NET, VB.NET, C#). He is currently working as a Software Developer for New Tribes Mission (www.ntm.org). He has spoken at OPASS, TBBSUG, SQLSaturday #8 - Orlando, and SQLSaturday #14 - Pensacola, written several articles for SQLServerCentral and is one of the more active forum participants. He is also the author of a video series on Profiler available on JumpstartTV. Check out his blog at: http://www.wiseman-wiseguy.blogspot.com.

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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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