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Please join use for our next meeting:  Tuesday April 29 - Microsoft Office, 3:00 till 5:00

We have two speakers lined up for this meeting:

Steve Hood will present Indexing Fundamentals, including a discussion of types and components of indexes, signs that you need better indexes, and trending.  In preparation for the meeting, you can take a look at Steve’s blog http://simplesqlserver.com/2013/11/20/indexing-fundamentals/.     

Adam Mikolaj will also present at this meeting on Index maintenance - How to find indexes that need rebuilding/reorganizing.  Not reinventing the wheel - see what options are already out there for you to use for free

Adam is a Senior Database Administrator at dbMotion and has been working with all things SQL for over 6 years. He occasionally blogs at sqlsandwiches.com and SQLServerCentral.com and is on twitter at @Sqlsandwiches. 

Raffle:  We will be raffling off a seat to John Sterrett’s class at the April and May meeting! (see info about the course below.)

Walkins are welcome, but to help us plan, please register HERE for the April meeting.


Special Training Session - May 22:  

John Sterrett, at the Microsoft office, will also offer a full day paid SQL training session along with David Klee. The all-day training would be introduction to High Availability and Disaster Recovery. It would include, log shipping, mirroring, replication, clusters, AlwaysOn, backups and recovery.  Training proceeds benefit our user group!  For more information or to register for this training see this link:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-high-availability-and-disaster-recovery-with-sql-server-tickets-11102454741We thank our lunch sponsor SIOS.  http://us.sios.com/


It's an exciting time for the Pittsburgh SQL Server User Group! 
We have a fantastic lineup of presenters for our monthly meetings.
In addition, we are in the planning stages for SQL Saturday 2014! 
We are currently looking for Sponsors and Volunteers for the 3rd annual SQL Saturday in Pittsburgh. 
Please contact us for more info.  


Pittsburgh SQL Saturday 2013 was a HUGE SUCCESS!  The event was held on Sept 14 at ITT Technical Institute.  We had over 250 people registed and everyone enjoyed a fantastic day of FREE SQL Training!  Thanks to all who attended and we hope to see you again next year!  Look for details soon!



The Pittsburgh SQL Server User Group (PSSUG) was established to provide a forum for exchanging information, ideas and expertise on SQL Server and related products. The mission of PSSUG is to further the use of the SQL technology platform and products in southwestern Pennsylvania by providing local support, peer networking opportunities and educational events for IT professionals utilizing these technologies.  And to have fun!!

 PSSUG – Call for Volunteers!

The PSSUG leadership seeks those who want to assist with the planning and implementing of the monthly meetings. In addition, we need presenters!  New speakers are encouraged to apply.  If you are interested in helping or have additional thoughts and ideas, please contact Gina Walters.

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Membership is available at no cost and is open to employees of all size companies, including technical experts, novice users, Microsoft partners and Microsoft employees.
Member Benefits:
·         Exposure to best practices and technical expertise 
·         Networking with peers
·         Opportunity to improve knowledge and skills
·         Discussion forums
·         Technology updates
·         Book reviews
·         Discounts
·         Technical resource center
To join, e-mail your name, company, title, phone number and e-mail address to Gina Walters 
The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) is an independent, not-for-profit association, dedicated to supporting, educating, and promoting the Microsoft SQL Server community. From local user groups and special interest groups (SIGs) to webcasts and the annual PASS Community Summit � the largest gathering of SQL Server professionals in the world � PASS enables knowledge sharing, in-depth learning, access to the Microsoft SQL Server team, and the ability to influence the direction of SQL Server technologies. PASS was founded in 1999 by Microsoft and CA and continues to enjoy executive level endorsement from both organizations. As the number one user community for Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft looks to the PASS community for valued feedback, input, and inspiration. PASS Mission Empower the global Microsoft SQL Server community to connect, share, learn and be inspired through networking, knowledge sharing, peer-based learning, and the ability to influence the direction of Microsoft SQL Server products and services.