Capital Area Central Texas User of SQL Server

PASS affiliated user group for Austin, TX

Contact us: Email: CACTUSS.SQL (at) (gmail) (dot) (com)

Upcoming Meeting Dates

Jan 2020 Tue 1/21/2020
Speaker: Mike Burek
Topic: Great tools to use as a DBA or SQL Developer
Feb 2020 Tue 2/18/2020
Speaker: Kevin Boles
Topic: TBA
Mar 2020 Tue 3/17/2010
Speaker: Open
Topic: Submit your topic to speak
Apr 2020 Tue 4/21/2020
Speaker: Open
Topic: Submit your topic to speak
May 2020 Tue 5/19/2020
Speaker: Open
Topic: Submit your topic to speak
Jun 2020 Tue 6/16/2020
Speaker: Open
Topic: Submit your topic to speak

Meeting Location


  • Meeting dates: 3rd Tuesday of the month
  • Meeting starts: 5:30 pm with food and a QA session
  • Presentation: 6:00 pm and goes to 7:15 pm
  • Address
    • Quarry Oaks II
    • Microsoft Office
    • Suite 225
    • 10900 Stonelake Blvd.
    • Austin, TX 78759
      • * Free parking
      • * Coming from Braker, go right/straight at the traffic circle and it's the building on the left.
      • * The building is also across from the outdoor basketball court
      • * Not the building attached to the parking garage
      • * Inside the Microsoft office, go right, past the reception desk, to the far back and left
      • * If there is interest, there is sometimes an after-gathering at a local place to talk casually
    • Map:

Next Meeting




NORTH Austin - Common TSQL Mistakes - Kevin Boles

10900 Stonelake Blvd. Suite 225 - Microsoft Office
Austin, Texas 78759
Time: 17:30 - 19:30

Title: Common TSQL Mistakes
by: Kevin Boles

Summary: We are going to examine a variety of oopsies MANY developers fall prey to - some obvious, some pretty subtle and some downright sneaky! Lots of code examples with the bad AND good code presented. I GUARANTEE that you will find things here that will either prevent you from getting bad data, throwing unwanted errors or vastly improving your database application's performance and concurrency. I have given this talk over 100 times now and it is always very highly rated!

Speaker: Kevin Boles, Consultant Indicium Resources, Inc.:
Bio: Kevin Boles is a SQL Server expert, working exclusively with the product since v6.5. With over 25 years of database experience and over 45,000 man hours of SQL Server engine experience, he holds many related certifications, is an MCT and was a SQL Server MVP from 2007 to 2012. Kevin has been a very successful independent consultant for over 20 years. His passion is the relational engine, especially designing, building, analyzing and tuning high-performance database applications.

Title: Quick Introduction to GitHub
by: Shawn Weisfeld

Summary: Quick Introduction to GitHub, 10-20 minutes.

Speaker: Shawn Weisfeld
Bio: Shawn (, is passionate about building awesome applications and websites with .NET technologies and Azure. He is currently a Technical Evangelist for Microsoft based in Austin TX and founder of Read his full bio at

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