Welcome to the South Florida SQL Server User Group website!

Our group has regular monthly meetings, as well as organizes, and/or participates in, many local special events and conferences. Our regular meetings are free and open to anyone who wishes to attend. They currently are on the 1st Wednesday of every month in Fort Lauderdale at Microsoft's office at 6750 North Andrews Avenue, Suite 400, and the 3rd Wednesday of every month in Doral at the Carnival Cruise Lines Conference Center, 3655 NW 87th Avenue. The meetings begin at 6pm with refreshments, then presentations start at 6:30pm. Come to this site for more details, and to find out what great meeting or event is happening next with the South Florida SQL Server User Group!



Coming to Ft Lauderdale, June 14, 2014 - SQLSaturday #288

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held at the NOVA Southeastern University Campus, Carl De Santis Building, in Davie Florida, just lik last year. Admittance to this event is free, so click on the SQL Saturday logo above to register. Make sure you register soon, as seating is limited. Be sure to bring some friends too and if you can, volunteer to help us run this community event.


Upcoming Meetings & Events

Our Next Meeting


DateLocationSpeakersTopic
RSVP5/7/2014Fort LauderdaleJeff GarbusHow to be a Great DBA
This presentation describes the tasks a DBA needs to perform to do a great job. Formal training classes and certifications only take you so far; this session talks from experience about everything from preventive maintenance to planning to scaling to communication. Great for beginner to intermediate DBAs, as well as Developers who think this is a direction in which they might want to move.
Jeff Garbus has been consulting on and performing technical training for MS SQL Server since 1989, Version 4, on OS/2. Since then, he has worked extensively with each release of the product, specializing in performance and tuning, from concept through legacy system, on systems of all sizes, from small start-up company applications to multi-terabyte data warehouses.
 
He has been working on large-scale systems for most of that time, having tuned a 100-gig/week throudghput application on MS SQL Server 6, and has scaled many multi-terabyte databases in SQL server.
 
Jeff ‘s background includes work experience from PC's to Mainframes and back again, in all aspects of IT, from developer, to DBA Manager, to IT Executive. His specialty is performance and tuning with a special emphasis on large-scale projects with very large databases. He is very well known in the industry, having spoken at user conferences and user groups for many years, written articles and columns for many magazines nationally and internationally, as well as having written over a dozen books. He was first certified to teach MS SQL Server in 1989, and is currently an MCT.
 
He can be easily found at http://www.soaringeagle.biz. Check out his blog, http://mssqlperformance.blogspot.com/

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Interested in speaking at one of our meetings or have an idea for a topic you'd like to see us cover?

We are always looking for people interested in presenting at our meetings. It doesn't matter if you have never presented before, as long as you are interested in sharing your knowledge of the SQL Server family of products, or related technology.

Would you like to see a presentation on a topic we haven't covered before? Do you know someone who wants to speak, or you think would make a good speaker?

Whether you are interested in speaking, or have a topic suggestion, please contact us at sfssug@gmail.com