Friday, December 14, 2012

December 2012 Meeting

Happy Friday Everyone,

Next Wednesday is our Monthly SOSSUG Chapter Meeting. We are excited to have Vern Rabe as our Speaker. He will be speaking on The Significance of Choosing and Using Data Types. 




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Speaker: Vern Rabe

Title: The Significance of Choosing and Using Data Types


It’s an all too common occurrence to have table columns or variables that have been assigned less than ideal data types. My goal in this presentation is to show you the importance of choosing the proper data type; show you some guidelines in determining what an appropriate data type would be; and once chosen, give you some tools for its usage and management. I will demonstrate several performance and accuracy issues, along with their possible solutions, caused by either the assignment of inappropriate data types or improper usage of them. In addition I will cover several data type related functions, and point out caveats in their usage.

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About Our Speaker:

Vern Rabe is an independent SQL Server consultant and contract trainer in Portland, OR. He has attained MCSE, MCITP (both Administration and Development), and MCT certifications, among others. Vern has been working with databases for almost 20 years, and has worked with SQL Server since version 4.21a. He provides broad technical SQL Server skills gained from the mixture of academic and practical experiences acquired from his classroom instructing and consulting contracts.


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Up and Coming Meetings and Speakers:


Arnie Rowland will be speaking on Understanding Query Execution Plans and RedGate's Source Control


Jeremiah Peschka Will be Speaking on a yet to be determined topic.