Welcome to the Ohio North SQL Server Users Group

Our group meets at the Microsoft Office in Independence on the first Tuesday of every month.

To maximize the SQL Server content, we run a video from a previous PASS conference presentation starting at 5pm.  Unless noted in the meeting notes the schedule for each meeting will be:

5:00 pm : PASS Presentation Video
6:00 pm :  Introduction, PASS update and Event Update
6:15 pm  :  Feature Presentation
7:30 pm : Social Gathering – Location TBA

Microsoft Corporation
6050 Oak Tree Blvd.
Suite 300
Independence, OH 44131

September Meeting 9/2 (Please note the time change)

September’s meeting is on Tuesday September 2nd at 5:30pm.  Please note the time change, Craig and Colleen are going to present their Summit 2014 sessions.

Session #1 Begins at 5:30PM

Topic: The Professional Networking Toolbox

Track: Professional Development

Abstract: There is no getting around it: your long-term career success depends on your ability to network. Networking is not difficult and, in many cases, can be quite fun. In this session, we will review of some of the tools you need to have in your networking toolbox, such as LinkedIn and other social media. You will learn about the proper use, etiquette, and handling of business cards, as well as how you locate and get the most out of events.

Additionally, we will go over some tips for small talk and conversation; protocol for following up with contacts and staying in touch with your network; tips on how to correctly handle an introduction; and how to build bridges to different networks and the value therein. Attend this session and get the edge on leveraging networking to further your career.

Speaker: Craig Purnell

Bio: Craig Purnell is a career database professional, trainer, and community activist. He has spent over 10 years as the Database Administrator at a large Midwestern law firm. He has been in IT for 15 years and has spent his entire career working with enterprise databases and ERP systems. Craig is an active member of the Ohio North SQL Server User Group and has presented at many user groups, SQL Saturdays, and the PASS Summit in 2012 and 2013

Session #2 Begins at 6:45PM

Topic: SQL Audit: from Introduction to Automation

Track: Enterprise Database Administration & Deployment

Abstract: Audit. The very word strikes fear in the bravest of hearts. But, as a DBA, the need to know who is doing what in your production databases is critical. In SQL Server 2008, Microsoft finally gave us a true auditing tool. But, how does it work, what exactly can it track, and how will you handle its output?  In this session, we’ll cover SQL Audit from the ground up. We’ll go from the basics of creating a database or server audit, all the way to using PowerShell to manage it at the enterprise level.

Speaker: Colleen Morrow

Bio: Colleen Morrow is a database professional living in Cleveland, OH. For more than 12 years, she was a Database Administrator at a large law firm where she developed an appreciation for auditing, automation, and performance tuning. Colleen is currently a Database Engineer at Hyland Software. She is an active member of the Ohio North SQL Server User Group and has presented at several SQLSaturday even


Social Gathering: Mavis Winkles – 5005 Rockside Rd., Independence, OH 44131

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