July 16th 2014 Meeting RSVP


Please join us this Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 5:30pm for the Charlotte SQL Server User Group meeting at the local Microsoft campus. We will meet at the Microsoft Charlotte campus in the AP2 (right) building, Mt Everest Conference room, 8050 Microsoft Way.

Please RSVP here so we may plan enough food for the event.  Only RSVP if you will attend.


The event is free, so invite a friend and network with Charlotte’s finest SQL Server experts. If you can attend, please make an effort to introduce yourself to newcomers and welcome them to the group.

Food usually starts at 5:30pm and the presentations start at 6pm and last until 7:45pm at the latest.Please sign in and make a name tag when you arrive so we may verify attendance and encourage networking. 

  • 5:30 PM Networking with Food & Refreshments
  • 6:00 PM Short Presentation How to Train Your DBA (or Yourself) by Patrick Keisler
  • 6:30 PM Long Presentation TempDB 101 Plus  by Andrew J. Kelly 
  • 7:30 PM Meeting End

Short Presentation: How to Train Your DBA (or Yourself) by Patrick Keisler


The database world never stops moving, and if you don’t keep your skills up-to-date, it will pass you by. If you are waiting for management to send you to a training class, then it’s already too late. Be proactive and do it yourself right now. Not all training classes cost thousands of dollars; much of it is free or very low cost. Learn how you can train your DBA or yourself.

About Patrick Keisler

I’m a husband, a father, an Atlanta Braves fan, and oh yeah…I’m also a Microsoft SQL Server database administrator for a major investment bank, Wells Fargo Securities.  I have over 10 years of DBA experience and have gained considerable knowledge in SQL Server by supporting hundreds of applications ranging from high-volume trading applications to large data warehouses.


Long Presentation: TempDB 101 Plus by Andrew J. Kelly

TempDB should not be treated like an ordinary user database as it plays such an important role in almost everything that happens in SQL Server. There are certain characteristics and nuances that you need to be aware of in order to get peak performance from your SQL Server Instance. Let’s get a handle on just what those are and what you can do about them to ensure you always get the performance you need. We will do lots of demos to hammer home these concepts and show you how you can use some of these very same scripts and queries to keep track of your TempDB usage.


About Andrew J. Kelly

Andrew J. Kelly is a Mentor with SolidQ (www.solidq.com) and lives in Crozet, VA. He has over 20 years experience with relational databases and application development on both UNIX and Windows platforms but his main focus now is SQL Server. In addition to general SQL Server training and Mentoring he specializes in Performance, Scalability and Maintainability of large scale SQL Servers. He is a regular speaker each year at many conferences and user groups and has been a SQL Server MVP since 2001.

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