Louisville SQL Server and Power BI User Group

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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!

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Next Meeting

Wednesday,

April

15

Index Fragmentation: Internals, Analysis, and Solutions

Join us on Wednesday, April 15 (NOTE THE SPECIAL DATE) for the next meeting of the Louisville SQL Server Users Group! We will meet at the Humana Training Center in the Waterfront Plaza in downtown Louisville. Our featured presentation on index fragmentation (by SQL Server MVP Paul Randal) will be longer than usual, so our meeting will start at 11:30am and last until 1:30pm.  We plan to have food arrive at 11:20am so that we can give Paul as much time as possible!

Our meeting sponsor this month is TEKsystems:

With more than 6,000 clients and over 80,000 consultants deployed annually, we offer our IT consultants an extensive network and endless opportunities on a contract, contract-to-hire or direct placement basis. For nearly 30 years, we have established successful relationships with thousands of hiring managers at Fortune 100 companies, government agencies and small entrepreneurial firms across all industries. As a result, we are positioned to help you identify engagements that are in line with your career goals.

Our reach is global, spanning over 100 locations across North America, Europe and Asia, but TEKsystems takes an individualized approach when partnering with each of your consultant.  By truly getting to know you and staying in contact throughout your entire career, TEKsystems isn’t just an employer – we are your personal career advocate.

Join our team of IT professionals who work on exciting and innovative projects at client locations across the global. We specialize in placing consultants in the following categories on a contract, contract-to-hire or direct hire basis: Technical Applications, Functional Applications, Network/Infrastructure and End User Support.  Visit http://www.teksystems.com today!

Please come out for our April meeting (on Wednesday), learn about index fragmentation from a true master, and thank TEKsystems for being our sponsor!

Featured Presentation:

Index Fragmentation: Internals, Analysis, and Solutions

Paul Randal, CEO and Owner SQLskills.com

As soon as you have more than one index on a table, you're going to start seeing fragmentation. Many people know that this fragmentation is bad, but why is it bad? And what is the best way to get rid of it? Come find out from the person who wrote the tools for detecting and removing index fragmentation. In this session, you’ll learn how fragmentation occurs and why the process that leads to it can often be as damaging to performance as the fragmentation itself. You'll also learn how to test for fragmentation, the different methods of removing it, and everything you need to consider when putting together an appropriate fragmentation-management strategy.

About Paul:
Paul’s an author, consultant, and top-rated speaker having spoken at PASS, TechEd, SQLintersection, and numerous other events around the world. He spent 9 years working on the SQL Server team, writing DBCC CHECKDB, and ultimately responsible for the entire Storage Engine. In 2007 Paul left Microsoft to co-own and run SQLskills.com, and has been a SQL Server MVP ever since. When he's not tweeting, blogging, or helping someone recover from a disaster, he's likely to be underwater somewhere in the world with his wife, Kimberly L. Tripp. Full bio at http://www.sqlskills.com/about/paul-s-randal/

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