Thursday, August 7, 2014

SOSSUG Meeting is in August 13th at 6:00 PM

Hello all,

This is a Salem Oregon SQL Server User Group Meeting reminder for the evening of August 13, 2014. 

Time: 6:00
Food: Pizza and soda will be provided
Location:  PHTech
   3993 Fairview Industrial Drive SE
   Salem, OR 97302
Speaker: Theresa Iserman

Theresa will be presenting Backup and Recovery Basics.  The description  of the presentation is the following:
As a DBA, two of your most important responsibilities are backing up data and knowing how to recover it. In this presentation, we'll talk about backup types, recovery models and recovery point objectives. I'll demonstrate backing up data and recovering it to a point in time. By the end of the session, you'll know what a copy-only backup is, when to take a tail-log backup and what it means to restore a database with no recovery.

Theresa Iserman Bio:

Theresa Iserman is a DBA based in Hood River, Oregon with over 15 years of experience in the IT industry. She has held roles in Business Intelligence, Web Application Development, and Technical Project Management at companies such as Sybase, Macromedia, and a Boeing subsidiary.  Theresa is passionate about SQL Server and enjoys speaking and participating in the PASS community. When not experimenting with the latest SQL technologies, Theresa enjoys windsurfing and road-biking in the Columbia Gorge.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

SOSSUG Meeting is in June 11th at noon

Good morning,

This is a Salem Oregon SQL Server User Group Meeting reminder about today’s meeting. 

Time: Noon to 1
Food: Pizza and soda will be provided
Location:  PHTech
   3993 Fairview Industrial Drive SE
   Salem, OR 97302
Speaker: Trent Mera

Trent will discuss wait state analytics and how to find which statements hitting your SQL Server will give you the most benefit when tuned. 
Methods to find bottlenecks at both the server resource and individual statement level will be discussed. 
Native utilities for accomplishing this will be covered first, and then we will take a look at two Dell Software Tools that use these approaches: Spotlight on SQL Server and Performance Analysis for SQL Server.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Next SOSSUG Meeting is in January 15 at noon

Hello all,

Our next SOSSUG meeting is going to be January 15th at noon. More to come later on the details. Have a wonderful holiday season and we shall see you next year.

Ben Pickett

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

SOSSUG Meeting

Friday Sept 20th at 12 -1 is our next meeting. Lunch will be provided.


Monday, July 15, 2013

July Meeting Wednesday July 17 at 12 Noon – 1PM LUNCH PROVIDED

SOSSUG July Meeting. We are mixing it up a bit and moving to a lunch time meeting.

When: Wednesday July 17 at 12 Noon – 1PM LUNCH PROVIDED
What: Jeremiah Peschka MCITP, MVP - Nobody Got Fired For Buying SQL Server

If you've worried about outgrowing your current database or wasting countless hours moving to the wrong data platform, listen up. There is an overwhelming array of database options on the market, knowing which to pick is difficult. Before jumping in, it's important to have a list of questions to make your decision easier. In this session, we'll cover a set of questions to get your team started in the decision making process.

Where: PH Tech 3993 Fairview Industrial DR SE, Salem Oregon 97302

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

June Meeting - Featured Speaker Kendra Little


Kendra Little will be our featured speaker tomorrow. Come join us for an exciting session on Index Tuning with the Execution Plan Cache.

Index Tuning with the Execution Plan Cache
Can you prove how much your index tuning work is improving performance? Kendra Little will teach you how to use SQL Server's execution plan cache to find, validate, and document performance improvements from index changes.
Kendra Little helps people make SQL Server faster, more reliable, and easier to manage. She is a Microsoft Certified Master in SQL Server and a Microsoft MVP. Kendra draws free posters about her adventures with databases-- check them out at

Networking Time
Chapter News
Speaker Kendra Little Topic: Index Tuning with the Execution Plan Cache

Ben Pickett Twitter: @benptweet # SOSSUG

Our featured Sponsor is:

PH Tech

Meeting Location:

PH Tech
3993 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE
Salem, Oregon 97302


Ben Pickett
Twitter: @benptweet #SOSSUG

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

March Meeting

Good Morning Everyone,

Our upcoming meeting is today March 20th at 5:30. 

Today's meeting will be a chance to bring you SQL challenges and questions for a round table discussion. Drinks and Pizza will be provided.


Networking Time
Chapter News
Round Table SQL Server Challenges and Questions
We have a couple of books to give away

Ben Pickett Twitter: @benptweet # SOSSUG