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EDMPASS – September Meeting w/Brent Ozar

On September 30th 2009 the Edmonton Chapter of PASS is having it’s next meeting. Details below:

Please be sure to not only click the “Add to my calendar” but also the “Register” button so that we can plan accordingly for food and drinks. 

Date:  Sept 30th 2009
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Stanley A. Milner library
Map: 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Meeting Room: 6th Floor – Room 7
Speaker: Brent Ozar
Topic: Hit The Ground Running with SQL Server 2008

Session Abstract: SQL 2008 has a lot of new features to help make database administration easier – but who has the time to learn ‘em all? Brent will get you started fast with the features that give you the most bang for the buck. Attendees will learn how to use these new 2008 features:

  • Central Management Server
  • Policy-Based Management
  • Group Query Execute
  • Resource Governor

Presenter Information:  Brent Ozar

Brent is a SQL Server Domain Expert with Quest Software. Brent has a decade of broad IT experience, performing systems administration and project management before moving into database administration. In his current role, Brent specializes in performance tuning, disaster recovery and automating SQL Server management. Previously, Brent spent 2 years at Southern Wine & Spirits, a Miami-based wine & spirits distributor.

Brent has experience conducting training sessions, has written several technical articles, and blogs prolifically at He’s currently writing SQL Server Internals and Troubleshooting for Wiley/Wrox along with Christian Bolton, and Justin Langford.  He’s Editor-in-Chief at, where he also records video podcasts.

5:00 pm – Pizza and Socializing
5:30 pm – Sponsor Presentation
5:45 pm – Feature Presentation
7:00 pm – Wrap Up and Draws

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Hope to see you there.


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