Seacoast SQL Users Group

Misc
Tomorrow is the Seacost SQL Server User's Group inaugural meeting. I'll be presenting a session called "Understanding Execution Plans." It's my introductory session on execution plans and I love giving it. Please come by and support this new user group. Mike Walsh (blog | twitter), the new user group president, is under the impression I draw a big crowd. While that isn't true, please show up anyway just so that Mike has a successful first meeting. I promise a bit of free stuff. Remember, interactivity is bribed encouraged.
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SNESSUG Speaker

PASS, SNESSUG
Tonight we have Rob Walters of Microsoft speaking on Visual Studio 2008 Reporting Services. This should be a good one. Rob also recently published a book, Accelerated SQL Server 2008. I'm going to a party at the MS building in Waltham next week to celebrate the release of Rob's book. Hopefully that means I can finagle a copy too.
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Community Building

SNESSUG
Building a community is hard. I'm one of the leaders of the Southern New England SQL Server Users Group, SNESSUG, a PASS affiliate. We've been going for just over a year. We were launched by the drive and initiative of one person, who got us going and then had to leave. We've been on our own for about four months now. It's been difficult without the drive of the founder, but we're getting the job done & moving things forward. Andy Leanard, MVP, Solid Quality Mentor, nice guy (for a DBA), has a series of posts that, while short, are very helpful guide-posts for those attempting to start a community or keep one running (read them bottom to top). If you're in that position or thinking about volunteering at your…
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