Winnipeg SQL Server User Group

Next Meeting: Wed, Nov 22 2017

November SQL Server / PowerBI Meetup

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person
Online Meeting URL: None

We'll hear the highlights from the PASS Summit in Seattle Oct 31-Nov 3.


Also, we are going to hear about using SQL Server in containers, like Docker.


Please RSVP so we can order pizza (how much should we get this time? and have they fixed their reordering prices yet?)




Event Time : Wed, Nov 22 2017 17:30 - 20:30 (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)


100-131 Provencher Blvd

Winnipeg, Manitoba
Direction: Meeting room upstairs

Featured Presentation

PASS Summit Review

Speaker: Mike Diehl, Practice Lead, Databases and Business Intelligence Imaginet

Summary: The highlights from the PASS Summit in Seattle, Oct 31-Nov 3.

About Mike: Mike Diehl is the practice lead for Databases and Business Intelligence at Imaginet Resources, a Microsoft partner with offices in Dallas, Calgary, and Winnipeg. Mike has over 20 years of experience using Microsoft database technologies and is an expert in Agile Analytics, Scrum, Kanban, and Microsoft Team Foundation Server.

Using SQL Server with Docker

Speaker: Leandro Ribeiro, Database Administrator Wawanesa Insurance

Summary: In this session, we'll cover the fundamentals of Docker, talk about what it differs from hypervisors, how to install Docker, what are docker images and how to use them, how to use data volume to persist data, and the different types of network drivers. The Docker subject will be approached from a DBA perspective.

About Leandro: Leandro Ribeiro (@sqlleroy) é DBA SQL Server com mais de 9 anos de experiência na plataforma. Possui certificações MCTS SQL Server 2008, MCSA SQL Server 2014. Tem compartilhado conhecimento desde 2012 sendo um membro da PASS e palestrante em SQL Saturday, 24Hop e Microsoft MVP Webcast entre outros eventos no meu país de origem.


Welcome to the Winnipeg SQL Server User Group, a PASS Associated Organization!

We highly recommend attending the PASS Summit 201 7, October 31-November 4 in Seattle.

We meet approximately monthly Fall through Spring at the St. Boniface library branch, 131 Provencher Boulevard (just over the Provencher Bridge).

If you haven't registered for a free membership, please do so now! And make sure you add the Winnipeg SQL Server Users Group to your affiliations. There are tons of great resources and virtual chapters you can join too. Register here.

We are always looking for the next topic to present - so if you want to try out an idea with a friendly group, please let us know.

Here are some ideas for topics that might help you think of something you can present.

  • What I learned about indexing that changed my life.
  • Data warehousing - is it just a bigger data mart?
  • I love/hate Entity Framework
  • I could not live without these tools
  • My personal naming conventions, and why I will defend them to the death!
  • Big data - so what?
  • How I implemented a fault tolerant, highly available database on the cheap (or not so cheap)
  • How to convince the network/server guys that you need more resources for your virtual machine
  • What I learned when I tried to restore a database and it didn't go well
  • Power Query saved me weeks!
  • SQL Management Studio shortcuts you should know
  • How much control should DBAs and Developers have?
  • Techniques for masking or sanitizing data
  • Managing private data securely - encryption and decryption
  • What to ask for from the SAN administrator
  • How can I put my database into Azure? Is it safe? Is it expensive?
  • How I discovered bad queries and optimized them and saved the world!
  • T-SQL Smells
  • Backups, transaction logs, and recovery settings - myths debunked
  • Determining how to prevent deadlocks
  • How to use the SSIS Catalog
  • How I use Policies to manage servers
  • Maintenance plans - hero or zero?
  • Life with Replication





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