Coming up this week is the Vegas UG meeting. Keith Tate has been gracious enough to accept our speaker invitation and will be presenting.
The meeting will be held 10 July 2014 at 6:30 Pacific. Location and time details can be found on our meetup page.
Keith Tate is a Microsoft Certified Master in SQL Server 2008 and a Senior Database Administrator with over 14 years of experience as a data professional. During Keith’s professional career he has been a developer, DBA and data architect. Keith is also active in the SQL Server community and is currently the chapter leader of the Albuquerque SQL Server User Group.
The Curious Case of Isolation Levels
Have you ever seen or used “WITH (NOLOCK)” in T-SQL? Do you know what it does and its side effects? Is SQL Server optimistic or pessimistic when it comes to locking? Can it be both? In this session we will cover these questions and discuss how and why SQL Server takes locks and how that affects other users. We will go over alternatives for using NOLOCK and discuss when it is appropriate to use. In addition, we will discuss what are the ACID properties and how to monitor locks and blocks.
Attendee URL: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/UserGroups/join?id=BSG34W&role=attend
Meeting ID: BSG34W
Managing concurrency is one of the most challenging aspects of working with any enterprise DBMS. There is much confusion out there about locking, blocking, and deadlocks. In this demo heavy session we will clear up the confusion.
Randy Knight, MCM, is an IT professional who has worked with Microsoft technology for over 20 years, focusing on SQL Server for the last 16. He has worked in a variety of settings, including 6 years as a Database Architect for Match.com, one of the largest and most successful dot-coms. He is currently the President and Principal Consultant for SQL Server Solutions Group LLC, a Utah-based SQL Server consultancy.
Meeting ID: 9KSDPD
This is really late notice. We had some extenuating circumstances this month and then a last minute cancellation. Now that everything is squared away, we have some great news.
If you are in the Las Vegas area, you are welcome to attend our monthly meeting which is now being held at the south end of the strip. This should put you a bit out of the way of the CES 2014 crowds – though you will probably have a fantastic time getting through the crowd.
Then again, maybe you just can’t peel yourself away from these types of things at CES.
Or maybe you are just too busy trying to find the right pair of speakers for your car at CES 2014.
Well good news! S3OLV holds the meetings in the evening and the main show at CES should be pretty close to wrapping up.
Come join us this month for a presentation by Julie Koesmarno. She hails from down under and is making time in her schedule last minute to help us out. You can read all about the presentation and Julie at our Meetup site here.
Guess what else you can do by visiting our Meetup site. You can find out about how we have changed venues to the South end of the Strip. That’s right, S3OLV has moved. We are now meeting at the Tahiti Village. Details of the location are in the meetup. Check it out.
Oh, and don’t forget. We still offer an online virtual meeting space for the user group just in case you can’t make it in person. Details for joining the virtual meeting are also in the Meetup page.
Tis the season once again. We have SQL gifts a plenty for any and all who wish to partake.
This month, we have Stacia Misner (twitter) that will be playing SQL Clause for the Las Vegas chapter of PASS. In this season of giving, it is nice to have a little SQL giving too. Then again, we get SQL giving all year long.
You can read all about the meeting and what Stacia would like to present to us at our meetup site. The link is here.
Besides the meeting, we have some news for the group. Stacia will also be assuming the role of President for S3OLV. Charley had a long run and started the group. Now Stacia and I will continue the group. If you see Charley, tell him thanks for everything he did.
Wow, I can’t believe it is already September of 2012. Labor day has come and gone, school is in session and the SQL Community is still busy. With that, I am trying to be a bit busier within the community.
September is already bringing us some good things. Just this morning I read some excellent news from the people at SQLSkills. They have teamed with Pluralsight to bring even more SQL Server goodness to the community. Paul, Kimberly and crew are providing tons of video training materials through Pluralsight. You can get all the skinny from their announcement on the matter. This is an opportunity you probably should not pass on.
Next up is a little thing called SQL Saturday. The one in particular that I am talking about is happening in Rhode Island. September 15 is the date and all day is the time. This is the 156th installment of this free training event. I have two sessions that I will be presenting. One is on Table Compression and the other is on SSRS for us mere mortal DBAs. You can discover a bit more information about that from the SQL Saturday site, here.
As a part of that SQL Saturday there are a bunch of presentations that I hope to get to. Unfortunately, many are at the same time so seeing them all will be a bit of a problem. I am looking forward to at least chatting with a few other presenters (like Jeff Moden, Grant Fritchey (Twitter), Wayne Sheffield (Twitter), Jack Corbett (Twitter), Mike Walsh (Twitter), Aaron Bertrand (Twitter), Andy Roberts and Mike Corey (Twitter)) while there. Yes, it looks to be a very good cast coming up on September 15th. With such high class presenters as Grant, Aaron and Wayne presenting at the same time as me in the afternoon though, I will probably have an opportunity to catch a session then though .
Also coming up this month is a special SSIS workshop in Las Vegas by Brian Knight and company. While he is in town, he will be presenting to the Las Vegas User Group called “SQL Server Society of Las Vegas.” The date on that is September 18th. Details can be found in meetup, here.
Those events pretty much cover the month of September from coast to coast and practically worldwide (at least virtually). Check them out. I hope to see you at the minimum at one of these events.