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

Mar 2020 Tue 3/17/2010
Speaker: Open
Topic: Submit your topic to speak
Apr 2020 Tue 4/21/2020
Speaker: Jeffrey Palermo
Topic: DevOps
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 - Great tools to use as a DBA or SQL Developer - Mike Burek

10900 Stonelake Blvd. Suite 225 - Microsoft Office
Austin, Texas 78759
Time: 17:30 - 19:15

Title: Great tools to use as a DBA or SQL Developer
by: Mike Burek

Summary: Do you feel like you are stuck in SSMS all day long? Do you run into situations when you feel like there has got to be a better tool to get something done? I'll show you the reasons I use particular tools in these areas: * Writing SQL Queries * Analyzing and comparing execution plans * Comparing text for differences * Copying and pasting * Formatting SQL code * Looking at comma (CSV) or tab delimited files * Text Editing * Migrating / Copying SQL Servers * SQL Server backups Bring questions about what type of software you are looking for, and some suggestions of your favorite tools to use.

Speaker: Mike Burek, SQL Developer:
Bio: He started by building a complete computerized inventory management system for a multi-state store. Next, he managed Texas Medicare and Medicaid claim data to keep it processing, and building new monitoring metrics. Afterwards, he processed and analyzed marketing data on tens of millions of customers and sent hundreds of millions of multi-lingual marketing messages worldwide. Upgrading those marketing skills, he then worked to process and query tune marketing data for tens of thousands of worldwide enterprise customers, bringing in tens of millions of dollars per campaign. Now he monitors database servers to keep them running well, tunes queries, and helps businesses build new ETL processes. He also runs the Austin, TX user group.

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