Louisville SQL Server and Power BI User Group



Welcome to the Louisville SQL Server Users Group! We represent the SQL Server community in Louisville, the surrounding metropolitan area, and throughout most of Kentucky. As a technical users group, we focus on monthly meetings, but also provide networking, learning opportunities, speaking opportunities, training, and collaboration for SQL Server professionals throughout the Ohio Valley area. Our monthly meetings occur on the second Thursday of each month, either at lunchtime in the downtown Louisville area or in the evening outside downtown. This alternating approach to meeting times and locations allows us to support as many of our users as possible and provides different venue and time options for our meetings and our attendees. We also partner with various volunteer groups to bring special events to the area, such as SQL Saturdays. Those events typically draw large crowds of SQL Server professionals from Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, and beyond!



Next Meeting




Writing Faster Queries

Join us on Thursday, January 8 for our first 2015 meeting of the Louisville SQL Server Users Group! We will meet at the Humana Training Center in the Waterfront Plaza in downtown Louisville. We plan to have food arrive at 11:30am with the meeting starting at 11:45pm. Our featured presentation will begin at 11:50pm.


Our meeting sponsor this month is PASS:


PASS is an independent, not-for-profit organization run by and for the community. With a growing membership of more than 100K, PASS supports data professionals throughout the world who use the Microsoft data platform.


PASS strives to fulfill its mission by:


  • Facilitating member networking and the exchange of information through our local and virtual chapters, online events, local and regional events, and international conferences


  • Delivering high-quality, timely, technical content for in-depth learning and professional development


PASS was co-founded by CA Technologies and Microsoft Corporation in 1999 to promote and educate SQL Server users around the world. Since its founding, PASS has expanded globally and diversified its membership to embrace professionals using any Microsoft data technology.  Visit the PASS website at http://www.sqlpass.org today!


Please come out for our January meeting, learn about writing faster queries, and help us kick off our 2015 meetings!

Featured Presentation:

Writing Faster Queries

Tim Chapman, Sr. Premier Field Engineer Microsoft CSS

CPUs are running faster now than ever before, solid-state drives are replacing spinning disks, and database servers have terabytes of RAM. And yet we still suffer from poor database performance. Why? Because a poorly written query will bring even the best hardware to its knees. A poorly written query will bring even the best hardware to its knees. For truly great performing systems there is no substitute for properly written queries, good indexes, and a database design that takes advantage of all SQL Server has to offer. And for this we rely on the skills and expertise of DBAs and database developers. Join Senior Microsoft Engineer and MCM, Tim Chapman, to learn how to spot common query performance killers and what you can do to make queries execute as fast as possible.

About Tim:
Tim Chapman is a Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) and works as a dedicated field engineer (PFE) at Microsoft specializing in performance tuning and high availability. Tim is from Louisville, KY and has over 12 years of database architecture, programming, and administration experience.

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