It has been a long time coming, but NJ will finally see the return of a SQL Server User Group. I’ve been trying to get this group going for about a year now, and the biggest hang-ups has been trying to get a location, and finding volunteers to help run the group. Well, we solved both issues with the help of the great folks at SetFocus (who run the Northern NJ .Net User Group N3UG). My wife, Melissa (aka SQL Diva), is going to run the user group, and SetFocus will let us hold the meetings in their facility in Parsippany, NJ (which is very close to where I live, and makes it possible for Melissa to run the group). The meeting will be held the 3rd Tues. of the month (a week after the .Net User Group), and will start on Jan. 17th. Informal networking begins at 6PM and the presentation starts at 6:30 (until about 8PM).
This SQL group will not be like most other SQL groups, as it is dedicated to the Data Tier Developer (sprocs, integration services (aka DTS), Analysis Services (aka OLAP), Reporting Service, etc.) , and will not contain presentations relavent to the Support DBA (back-up, recovery, etc.). The user group will join both PASS, and INETA, and we plan on taking advantage of the INETA Speaker’s Bureau. I’m going to be doing the first presentation, Intro SQL Server 2005. If you are interested in presenting, please contact Melissa, via the website www.njsql.org or her website, www.sqldiva.com. The NJ SQL site isn’t 100% complete. I’ve still got a lot of skinning of CommunityServer to do, and we have a lot more content to put up, but we wanted to let everyone know about the group, ASAP.
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