Winnipeg SQL Server User Group

Next Meeting: Tue, Dec 11 2018

December SQL Server / PowerBI Meetup

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

Free Pizza and Drinks at 5:30. Session starts at 6.


Event Time : Tue, Dec 11 2018 17:30 - 20:30 (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)


100-131 Provencher Blvd

Winnipeg, Manitoba
Direction: Upstairs meeting room

Featured Presentation

SQL Server & The Case of the Missing User Interface

Speaker: Anthony van Orizande, Founder dbFrontWorks

Summary: Relational Databases represent a powerful tool and store a treasure trove of information. In this session you will learn how to use dbFront to extend the power of your SQL Server database and its valuable data to your users quickly, economically and safely (well managed). This helps eliminate the Silos and Dark I.T. created by users frustrated with the limitations of existing systems. Included is a solid introduction to dbFront and detailed examples showing how to implement several common scenarios. A free PRO license will be awarded to everyone who attends!

About Anthony: Anthony van Orizande formed dbFrontWorks, a tech startup focused on creating a powerful and natural database interface targeted at regular users but managed by DBAs. Anthony is a former DBA / Analyst, Development Lead, Mobile Developer, Web Developer, and all round computer geek. Anthony gave up a perfectly good career to fill what he saw as a huge void with Relational Databases.


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

We highly recommend attending the

PASS Summit 2018, November 6-9, 2018 in Seattle.


Save $150 USD
Register for PASS Summit and as a member of Winnipeg SQL Server / Power BI User Group you can save $150 USD off your conference registration price. 
To access your exclusive discount, use code LSDISTIV9 when you register and your savings will calculate at time of registration.
*Unique discount code cannot be applied retroactively and cannot be combined with any other offers

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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