Welcome to SQL Saturday #314

SQL Saturday is a FREE training event for IT professionals and those wanting to learn about the Microsoft product. This event will be held October 18, 2014 at New England Technical Institute (NEIT), 1408 Division Road, East Greenwich, RI 02818.  

Admittance to this event is free but we do charge a non-refundable lunch fee of $10! Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.

Featured Speakers

Steve Simon is a Senior BI Development Engineer with Atrion. He has been involved with database design and analysis for over 29 years MVP and has been a SQL Server MVP since 2013.

Steve has presented papers at the following conferences: 8 SQL PASS Summits, 5 Information Builder's Events, PASS Europe 2009 and 2010. He recently presented a Master Data Services talk at the PASS Amsterdam Rally.

He is a PASS regional mentor and helps out with special events such as SQL Saturday 314.

Chris Bell (MVP, MCSE) has been working with Microsoft technologies for over 20 years and using SQL Server for over 18 of those years.

He is currently the Owner and Lead consultant for WaterOx Consulting, a Maryland based company focused on helping companies that can’t afford or justify a full time data team, get the most from their SQL Server environments.

For more information please visit www.WaterOxConsulting.com

George Walters is a Technical Solutions Professional at Microsoft working with Tier 1 customers in the Northeast District.

His focus is on the data platform and he has worked with Microsoft SQL Server since 1997.

Prior to 2012, he was a Premier Field Engineer, performing proactive and reactive support for Microsoft customers.

He has taught various customers about SQL Server High Availability, Disaster Recovery, Performance Tuning, and Architecture.

In his spare time, George loves playing video games, spending time with his wife and kids, and riding around on his John Deere tractor

Aaron Bertrand is a Senior Consultant for SQL Sentry, makers of Event Manager, Performance Advisor, and Plan Explorer.

In his spare time he is either playing volleyball, blogging at SqlPerformance and SqlBlog, or contributing to SQL conversations on Twitter, StackOverflow and Dba.StackExchange.

He has worked with SQL Server since 6.5 and has been an MVP since 1997.

Jason Brimhall is a principle consultant at SQL Solutions Group. His credentials include a MIS degree from Utah State University, a Microsoft Certified Master in SQL 2008, and twenty years experience in the IT industry.

One of the highlights his my career was co-authoring "SQL Server 2012 T-SQL Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach". He is a frequent presenter at SQL Server events worldwide and co-leads the Las Vegas SQL Server Users Group.?

He loves finding that magic turbo button to make queries go faster which ultimately leads to huge relief and satisfaction for the client.

Andy Novick is a SQL Server MVP in the Boston area with 25 years of database and application development experience.

His consulting practice, Novick Software, focuses on building applications, including software products that use SQL Server’s capabilities to the maximum.

He has developed both OLTP and data warehouse databases with multi-terabytes scale.

He has particular expertise in automating data management for such large databases.

Other recent projects have included ETL, Security and SQL Injection prevention.

Andy is the originator of the popular “SQL Server Load-fest” event conducted in Waltham, MA.

Randy Knight founded the SQL Solutions Group in October 2010, after more than 20 years in the technology industry.

What I love about my work is solving, fairly easily, what can seem to others to be insurmountable problems. I was once called the “database whisperer” by a customer. I thought that was pretty cool.

Prior to founding SSG, he spent many years as a Database Administrator in a variety of industries including financial services, telecommunications, and dot com / internet properties.

He is a Microsoft Certified Master in SQL Server 2008 and has been a certification junkie for most of his career.


We always need volunteers to help run the event.

Most assignments run 1-2 hours, and might range from picking up ice the morning of the event to putting out direction signs to stuffing event bags.

If you are interested in volunteering, please register below and click the checkbox next to "Would you like to volunteer to help conduct the event?"

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Event News

Oct 15,2014

A big thank you to New England
Technical Institute for sponsoring the SNESSUG group for the last decade.

Special thanks to Cheryl Booker, the NEIT training coordinator, for
accommodating our requests.

Oct 7,2014

A big thank you to McGraw-Hill
education for being the top
book sponsor! Please check out their site.

We will be raffling off the books at the end of the day.

Oct 6,2014

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training by not signing up.

Sep 29,2014

Bridge Technical Talent to Host
8th E-Waste Recycling Drive &
Fundraiser on October 18th
at the Texas Roadhouse.

Sep 26,2014

Apress is offering all attendees
30% off anything in their eBook
catalog. Use code UGTR14 at checkout to take advantage of this offer.

Sep 19,2014

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Sep 10,2014

Topics have been chosen.
Draft schedule for event is
now posted.

Sep 2,2014

Speaker selection notice emailed.
Working on draft schedule for next

Aug 29,2014

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