Calgary PASS

Meeting Archive

26 August 2020

When : Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Where : Microsoft Teams (Online only)
Sponsor session : Nutanix Era
Mark Pokorny
Feature session : Streamline Database Deployments
Elizabeth Noble
  [ Slides and Demos ]

24 June 2020

When : Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Where : Microsoft Teams (Online only)
Intro session : Accelerated Database Recovery
Randolph West
  [ Demo ]
Feature session : Replacing Profiler with Extended Events
Erin Stellato
  [ Slides and Demos ]

22 April 2020

When : Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Where : Microsoft Teams (Online only)
Intro session : Building a SQL Server code generator in Python
Evin Fenton
  [ Slides ]
Feature session : Azure Databricks Automation
Shamir Charania
  [ Slides ]

26 February 2020

When : Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Where : Microsoft Canada Ltd
Intro session : Changing Perceptions in the IT Workforce
Anna Mae Alexander
Feature session : Deploying SQL Server in Kubernetes
Anthony Nocentino
  [ Slides and Demos ]

Visual Guidance for Power BI

When : Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Where : Microsoft Canada Ltd
Presenter : Yana Berkovich
Downloads : [ Slides ]
Sponsor : Databricks

Power BI for Enterprises: Robust, Reliable, and Scalable

When : Thursday, April 25, 2019
Where : Microsoft Canada Ltd
Presenter : Reza Rad
Sponsor : Rubrik

ETL Best Practices and Techniques

When : Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Where : Microsoft Canada Ltd
Presenter : Marc Beacom
Downloads : [ Slides ]
Sponsor : Robert Half Technology

Push your app to Enterprise Scale with advanced SQL Server features

When : Thursday, September 27, 2018
Where : Microsoft Canada Ltd
Presenter : Kevin Kline
Sponsor : Robert Half Technology

Back to the Future with Temporal Tables

When : Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Where : Microsoft Canada Ltd
Presenter : Randolph West
Downloads : [ Slides and demos ]
Sponsor : Robert Half Technology

Never Say Hacking SQL Server Again

When : Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Where : Microsoft Canada Ltd
Presenter : André Melancia
Sponsor : Robert Half Technology

Demystifying Data Compression

When : Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Where : Microsoft Canada Ltd
Presenter : Andy Mallon
Downloads : [ Demos ]
Sponsor : Born SQL

Virtual SQL Server Architecture

When : Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Where : Microsoft Canada Ltd
Presenter : David Klee
Downloads : [ Slides ]
Sponsor : Born SQL

Q & A with an MVP

When : Tuesday, 20 June, 2017
Where : Microsoft Canada Ltd
Presenter : Randolph West
Sponsor : Born SQL

Statement Execution and the Plan Cache

When : Wednesday, 8 March, 2017
Where : Microsoft Canada Ltd
Presenter : Kimberly L. Tripp
Downloads : [ Slides and Demos ]
Sponsor : Born SQL

SQL Server R Services

When : Wednesday, 1 February, 2017
Where : Microsoft Canada Ltd
Presenter : Tyler Becker
Sponsor : Quest

When Database Corruption Strikes

When : Wednesday, 23 November, 2016
Where : Microsoft Canada Ltd
Presenter : Steve Stedman
Downloads : [ Slides and Demos ]
Sponsor : Born SQL

SQL Server 2016: What's new in Database Engine?

When : Wednesday, 14 September, 2016
Where : Microsoft Canada Ltd
Presenter : Mohit K. Gupta
Downloads : [ Slides ]
Sponsor : AMTRA

Migrating to SQL Azure Database: Tips, Tricks and Lessons Learned

When : Wednesday, 17 August, 2016
Where : Microsoft Canada Ltd
Presenter : Randolph West
Downloads : [ Slides ]
Sponsor : SimplicityBI

Database Design Fundamentals

When : Thursday, 14 April, 2016
Where : Microsoft Canada Ltd
Presenter : Louis Davidson
Downloads : [ Slides ]
Sponsor : Simplivity

Dr McCoy’s Field Guide to system_health (and the default trace)

When : Thursday, 10 March, 2016
Where : Microsoft Canada Ltd
Presenter : Ed Leighton-Dick
Downloads : [ Slides | Demos ]
Sponsor : Nevron

How to Become a World Class SQL Server Performance Tuner

When : Thursday, 21 January, 2016
Where : Microsoft Canada Ltd
Presenter : Mike West
Sponsor : Dell

Common SQL Server Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

When : Wednesday, 7 October, 2015
Where : Microsoft Canada Ltd
Presenter : Tim Radney
Downloads : [Presentation]
Sponsor : Zerto

SQL Server Performance Tuning Starter Kit

When : Wednesday, 19 August, 2015
Where : IBM Canada Ltd
Presenter : Randolph West
Downloads : [Presentation]
Sponsor : Simplivity

Inside Microsoft Power BI

When : Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Where : IBM Canada Ltd
Presenter : Felipe Ferreira
Sponsor : Microsoft

Proactively Identifying and Dealing with SQL Server Database Corruption

When : Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Where : AltaGas Ltd
Presenter : Edwin M. Sarmiento
Sponsor : Born SQL

SSD Flash Storage and the Microsoft Application Stack

When : Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Where : Altius Building
Presenter : Michael Morris, EMC
Sponsor : EMC

Performance Tuning - How to Think Like the SQL Server Engine

When : Wednesday, March 12, 2015
Where : IBM Canada Ltd
Presenter : Brent Ozar, Brent Ozar Unlimited
Sponsor : ExtraHop

Performance Troubleshooting Using Wait Statistics

When : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Where : Microsoft Calgary Office
Presenter : Paul S. Randal, SQLskills
Downloads : [Presentation] - [Scripts]
Sponsor : MSSQLTips.com

An Overview of In-Memory OLTP

When : Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Where : Microsoft Calgary Office
Presenter : Mohit K. Gupta, Microsoft PFE
Sponsor : Nevron

Index-Fu: Getting the most out of your indexes

When : Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Where : Microsoft Calgary Office
Presenter : Michael DeFehr
Sponsor : Global Knowledge Canada

Faster insights from any data

When : Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Where : Microsoft Calgary Office
Presenter : John Cooper

Deep dive on new features of SQL Server 2014

When : Thursday, May 15, 2014
Where : IBM Building Calgary
Presenter : Colin Stasiuk

Kimball Lifecycle 101

When : Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Where : Microsoft Calgary Office
Presenter : Frank Bergdoll
Sponsor : SAIT Polytechnic

Real Life Business Continuity/HADR with SQL Server

When : Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Where : Calgary Stampede Park
Presenter : Utsab Chattopadhyay
Sponsor : NetApp

SQL Server Indexes Under-the-Hood

When : Thursday, August 30, 2013
Where : Ideaca Calgary Office
Presenter : Edwin Sarmiento, MS SQL Server MVP

SQL Table Partitioning, Break It Up!

When : Thursday, June 13, 2013
Presenter : Kirby Richter

Doing More With Less using Policy Based Management

When : Thursday, June 28, 2012
Presenter : Colin Stasiuk

SQL Server 2012 User Group Community Launch Event

When : Thursday, May 10, 2012
Where : Microsoft Canada - 8th Floor, 9th Avenue SW Calgary AB
Presenter : Darren King, Microsoft Canada
Sponsor : Calgary SQL Pass Chapter and Calgary IT Pro Community Association

Windows Azure Boot Camp

When : Saturday, October 2, 2010
Presenter : Scott Klein

Diagnosing and Addressing Performance in SSIS / In-Depth with the SSIS Script Component

When : Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Where : 5th Floor, 715-5th Avenue SW
Presenter : Todd McDermid, Microsoft MVP, MCSD.Net, MCTS (SQL08BI)
Sponsor : INTEQNA & Red Gate Software

SQLPASS & CalSPUG presents SQL Server 2008 R2 (Bonus bonus - PowerShell)

When : Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Where : TriCon Technical Services (#5 - 1709 8th Ave NE Calgary, AB, T2E 0S9)
Presenter : Damir Bersinic
Sponsor : Microsoft

Tuning SQL

When : Thursday, February 18, 2010
Where : Annex Theatre at the Nexen bldg.
801 7 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 3P7
Presenter : Janis Griffin, Senior DBA of Confio Software
Sponsor : Confio Software Inc.

SQL Server - Migrating to NTFS Junction Points

When : Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Where : Nexen Annex Theatre, 801 7th Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3P7
Presenter : Steve Recsky of First4 Database Partners Inc.
Sponsor : Idera

SQL Server Data Services

When : Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Where : CGI, 7th Floor, 800 5th Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Presenter : John Bristowe of Microsoft Canada
Sponsor : DevTeach/SQLTeach

SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) 2008 - New Features and Upgrading

When : Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Where : Web Age Solutions Inc., 550 6th Ave SW, Suite 475, Calgary, AB T2P 0S2
Presenter : Paul Twigg, Director, Microsoft Technologies, Web Age Solutions Inc.

 

 

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