Posted on September 21, 2015 by Nancy Hidy Wilson
The first SQLSaturday I ever attended was #35 in Dallas and the North Texas SQL Server User Group (NTSSUG) set the bar high as host. That was several years ago and scheduling conflicts have prevented me from making the drive up I-45 from Houston to attend another SQLSaturday there. However, this year, I’m honored to be presenting at SQLSaturday #447 Dallas on October 3, 2015. My topic is “Managing SQL Server in the Enterprise with TLAs”. What are TLAs, you ask? Why Three-Letter-Acronyms, of course! The TLAs that I will be discussing which you as a SQL Server DBA should be utilizing are CMS, PBM, and EPM. Come to my session in Room 100 at 8:30am (updated 9/30 for schedule change) and find out how using these features will improve your productivity and help you ensure standards are being followed in your environment.
If you are a data professional within driving distance of the DFW Metroplex, you should consider attending this free day of learning at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) hosted by the North Texas SQL Server User Group.
Check out the entire schedule, including low-priced Pre-con sessions on Friday, and register today to take advantage of this free training!
If you can’t attend this event, then check here for all the currently scheduled SQLSaturdays in the US and around the world! There is likely one occurring near you soon!
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Posted on May 14, 2015 by Nancy Hidy Wilson
As Chapter Leader of the Houston Area SQL Server User Group, I’m happy to announce that we are having our 4th SQLSaturday in Houston; and we are returning to the great facility we used last year at San Jacinto College – South! Coordinating the event again this year is Allen Kinsel along with a host of other volunteers. Set aside Saturday, June 13, 2015, for a day of free SQL Server training.
The schedule is now posted and we have 48 sessions covering Database Administration, Application Development, Business Intelligence, Cloud, and Professional Development. We also have a great range of speakers presenting all those topics from local gurus to Microsoft MVPs. And, of course, we are having Texas BBQ again (there will be a vegetarian option) for lunch. Plus, during the lunch break our Gold Sponsors will be holding additional sessions where you can go learn more about their product offerings.
So, register today (last year we had a waitlist!) and join 400 other SQL Server professionals in a great day of networking and learning! You’ll be requested to pay $10 via PayPal when you register to help defray the cost of lunch and snacks, but otherwise, this is a free event.
If you are wondering about the #408 – each SQLSaturday event gets assigned a number when it goes on the schedule. Our first SQLSaturday back in 2011 was #57, so there have been approximately 350 other SQLSaturdays held around the world in the past 4 years! That’s a lot of awesome free training!
Oh – and did I mention that at the end of the day, our sponsors will have lots of great prizes they’ll be raffling off! So, plan to stay until the end!
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