Welcome to SQL Saturday #328

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SQL Saturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This is the fifth event to be hosted in Birmingham, but the first at our new location on the campus of Samford University at 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35229.  The event will be held Aug 23 2014 in Thomas D. Russell Hall. 

Admittance to this event is free, but we do charge a lunch fee of $10.00 if you eat lunch at the event.  Register soon as space is limited.  
 
 
What is in store for you this weekend at SQL Saturday #328?
  • A full day of quality training with the first session starting at 8am and the last finishing at 4pm.
  • 36 total sessions relating to SQL Server Database Administration, SQL Development, Business Intelligence, PowerShell and Professional Development from 24 local, regional and national experts and MVPs.
  • Five Gold Sponsor Lunch Session which include:
    • Database Performance Analyzer Demo presented by Confio/Solarwinds
    • Master Data Services and Maestro Demo presented by Profisee
    • SQL Diagnostic Demo presented by Idera
    • The Top Dog Challenge presented by Sparkhound
    • Intelliflash Technology Demo presented by Tegile
  • A Women in Technology Panel Lunch Discussion 
  • The best networking opportunity you will find to meet and mingle with like-minded SQL Server professionals in Birmingham and the surrounding area. 
  • Awesome swag and prizes.
Will there be prizes?
 
Of course there will be thanks to our generous sponsors that provide the financial support that makes SQL Saturday #328 possible.  So plan on sitting in on one of their lunch demo sessions and be sure to stop by and visit them in vendor rooms 223 and 323.  While you are there, thank them for their support and drop your raffle ticket into their jars for a chance to win one of the following prizes:
 
  • An XBOX One for filling out the yellow Event Evaluation and turning it in at 4pm.
  • A $1500 value training package courtesy of Platinum Sponsor Pragmatic Works
  • A $150 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of Gold Sponsor idera
  • A $100 Gift Card courtesy of Gold Sponsor Sparkhound
  • A FitBit courtesy of Gold Sponsor Confio/Solarwinds
  • A $100 Gift Card courtesy of Gold Sponsor Tegile Systems
  • A Kinect for XBOX courtesy of Gold Sponsor Profisee
  • A $100 Best Buy Gift Card courtesy of Silver Sponsor embarcadero
  • A Kindle Fire HD courtesy of Steel City SQL
  • A PASS Summit 2013 Sessions on USB courtesy of PASS
  • Plus books and shirts for filling out your session evaluations
Where do you need to go for SQL Saturday #328?
  • The event is in Thomas D. Russell Hall on the campus of Samford Univeristy.
  • The address for Samford is 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35229.  Your GPS might get you to the campus, but it might not get you to Russell Hall.
  • Turn into the main entrance of Samford University coming from either direction off of Lakeshore Drive which will put you on Sherman Circle.
  • Take the first right onto Montague Drive.
  • Follow it around take the first left in the parking lot and you are in front of Thomas D. Russell Hall.
  • If the parking lot at Russell is full you can park on the right hand side of Montague Drive or the right hand side fo the top of Sherman Circle
  • Click here for a map of the Samford campus.  Russell Hall is building 42
  • Registration check in will be outside on the Quad side of the building which is opposite the parking lot right where the 42 circle is on the map.


If for any reason your plans change please help us use our limited funds effectively by cancelling your registration.

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*We do ask that you consider to OPT-IN for the Sponsors of this event. Without their assistance, we cannot bring this FREE event to you. You can always opt-out if and when they contact! Thank you for your consideration.

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Event News

Aug 18,2014
PowerShell Tip of the Day sponsored by Pragmatic Works
One of the first commands people learn in PowerShell is Get-Help. Using Get-Help, you can find detailed information about any commands, such as:
Get-Help Get-Command
There are additional switches one can pass in which will further expand on the command, with the –Full switch providing all possible detail. Unfortunately, the text driven help which appears in the command window is not the easiest in the world to read.
New with PowerShell version 3 is the –Online switch:
Get-Help Get-Command –Online
Adding the new Online switch will open your web browser, and take you directly to the MSDN page with detailed, nicely formatted help.

Aug 6,2014
Idera will be raffling off a $150 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky winner that stops by their booth and drops in their SpeedPass ticket with the Idera logo on it.
Aug 6,2014
SolarWinds will be raffling off a FitBit to one lucky winner that stops by their booth and drops in their SpeedPass ticket with the Confio SolarWinds logo on it.
Jun 11,2014
The SQL Saturday#328 Full Day Pre-con on Friday, August 22nd with Louis Davidson presenting How to Design a Relational Database for a  is open for registration.  For more details or to register visit sqlsat328precon.eventbrite.com

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