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Tuesday, November 3, 1998


Dear SQL Server Professionals,

The purpose of this message is to provide you with the latest information
about the Heartland Users Groups' SQL Server SIG.  This e-mail message was
sent to you as a "blind copy" to protect your privacy.  Please feel free to
forward this message on to whomever you feel may have an interest in the
Heartland Users Groups and/or the SQL Server SIG.  If you wish to be removed
from this e-mail list simply send a reply to this message and indicate so.


NEXT SQL SERVER SIG MEETING: Thursday, 11/05/1998
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The November SQL Server SIG meeting will be held on Thursday, November 5,
1998 at 5:30 PM.  This meeting will be hosted at the offices of Analysts
International Corporation, located in the Broadway Summit Building, 3101
Broadway, Suite 101, Kansas City, MO.  This building is situated on the
SOUTHEAST corner of 31st Street and Broadway.  AIC's offices are on the
first floor.  Please use the entrance located on the SOUTH side of the
building.  Parking in the building lot is FREE.  The focus of this meeting
will be a roundtable discussion to allow all participants to "show and tell"
what their environments are doing with SQL Server.  Come prepared to discuss
how your organization is using SQL Server and also to find out what other
SQL Server SIG participants are doing with SQL Server.


WINDOWS NT SIG MEETING: Tuesday, 11/10/1998
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The Windows NT SIG will have it's inaugural meeting at 5:30 PM on Tuesday,
November 10,1998 at the offices of Solutech, 7300 College BLVD, in Overland
Park, KS.  This is in the Lighton Tower Building, which is located NORTHWEST
of College BLVD and Metcalf AVE. Come prepared to talk about NT 4.0 and the
upcoming Windows 2000 (formerly known as NT 5.0).


SQL SERVER 7.0 LAUNCH: Monday, 11/16/1998
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Microsoft will launch SQL Server 7.0 at Comdex in Las Vegas on November 16,
1998.  Locally, you can join in the celebration by viewing the event live
via satellite.  This FREE event runs from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Monday,
November 16, 1998 at the Conference Center of the Business Technology
Association, 12411 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO.  See the flyer at
http://home.gvi.net/~spyder/sqlmsevent.html for more details or to register,
go to http://www.microsoft.com/midamerica/events and enter event code 20411
and VIP code E99.  To register by phone: 800.550.4300 or by FAX:
800.896.9329.


BUILDING GREAT SQL SERVER 7.0 APPS:  Wednesday, 11/18/1998
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Join Microsoft as they provide specific recommendations for building
well-designed SQL Server 7.0 applications for the Windows DNA platform.
Topics include API selection, server extensibility methodologies and
approaches to multi-tier application development with SQL Server 7.0. Also
discussed are locking/concurrency strategies, cursor selection and
application migration issues.  This FREE event runs from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
on Wednesday, November 18, 1998 at Penn Valley Community College, 3201
Southwest Trafficway, Kansas City, MO.  To register, go to
http://www.microsoft.com/midamerica/events and enter event code 20945.  To
register by phone: 800.550.4300 or by FAX: 800.896.9329.


GENERAL INFORMATION
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1. The regular meeting time for the monthly SQL Server SIG meeting is
5:30 PM on the first Thursday of every month.  This time is in effect for
all SQL Server SIG meetings for the rest of 1998.

2. Please let me know if you have an opinion about what time to hold
SQL Server SIG meetings in 1999.  Some persons have expressed that 5:30 PM
is too early to allow for some persons to attend.  I need to know your
feedback, whether it is in favor of 5:30 PM or for another time.  Please
submit your feedback to me via e-mail or by telephone (see below for contact
information).

3. Here is the schedule for the next three SQL Server SIG meetings:

   a. Thursday, November 5, 1998 @ 5:30 PM at AIC, 3101 Broadway, Suite 101
   b. Thursday, December 3, 1998 @ 5:30 PM at AIC, 3101 Broadway, Suite 101
   c. Thursday, January 7, 1999 @ time and place TBA


VOLUNTEERS WANTED ! ! !
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The SQL Server SIG board is looking for two volunteers to serve as the SIG's
membership chair and programs chair.  Please contact me or any other SQL
Server SIG officer if you would like to volunteer to serve in either
position.  See the following web page for descriptions of the duties of all
of the SQL Server SIG offices:  http://home.gvi.net/~spyder/sqlofficers.html
. 

Also, we are always looking for volunteers to be presenters for SQL Server
SIG meetings.  If you or someone you know is interested in presenting a
topic of interest to SQL Server professionals, please contact me or any
other SQL Server SIG officer.


UPCOMING HEARTLAND USERS GROUPS EVENTS
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All Heartland Users Groups' meetings are open to the general public.
Joining the Heartland Users Groups entitles you to receive door prizes and
the monthly newsletter.  Please consider joining -- an annual membership is
only $25.00.  You can obtain a membership form at any of the Heartland Users
Groups' events.  Here is a calendar of upcoming Heartland Users Groups
events:

Wednesday, November 4, 1998 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
JAVA SIG
At Step 1, Inc.
10551 Barkley, Suite 117, OP, KS
See http://www.qni.com/~brisk/JavaSIG/Default.html for details

Thursday, November 5, 1998 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM	
SQL Server SIG -- Roundtable discussion; "Show and Tell" what your
environment is doing with SQL Server
At Analysts International Corporation
3101 Broadway, Suite 101, KC, MO
See http://home.gvi.net/~spyder/sqlserver.html for details

Tuesday, November 10, 1998 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Windows NT SIG
At Solutech
7300 College BLVD, OP, KS

Wednesday, November 11, 1998 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
C++ SIG
At Step 1, Inc.
10551 Barkley, Suite 117, OP, KS
See http://www.kcx.com/c/ for details

Thursday, November 12, 1998 at 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Digital Nervous System (presented by Microsoft)
At American Heartland Theater - Crown Center
2450 Grand BLVD, KC, MO
See http://www.microsoft.com/midamerica/events
Register in advance; use event code 20948
Phone:800.550.4300 / FAX:800.896.9329

Saturday, November 14, 1998 at 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Win 9x SIG
At COMP-USA
11421 Metcalf, OP, KS

Monday, November 16, 1998 at 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
SQL Server 7.0 Launch (presented by Microsoft)
At Business Technology Center
12411 Wornall RD, KC, MO
See http://www.microsoft.com/midamerica/events
Register in advance; use event code 20411
Phone:800.550.4300 / FAX:800.896.9329

Monday, November 16, 1998 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
General Meeting - "Encryption", presented by Jim Wilson of KCX
At Johnson County Community College
Room CEC 211, OP, KS
see http://www.hugkc.org for details

Tuesday, November 17, 1998 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Smalltalk SIG
At location TBA
See http://www.kcx.com/smalltalk/ for details

Wednesday, November 18, 1998 at 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Guidelines for Building Great SQL Server 7.0 Applications (presented by
Microsoft)
At Penn Valley Community College
3201 Southwest Trafficway, KC, MO
See http://www.microsoft.com/midamerica/events
Register in advance; use event code 20945
Phone:800.550.4300 / FAX:800.896.9329

Wednesday, November 18, 1998 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Access SIG
At Johnson County Community College
Room CEC 211, OP, KS
See http://www.kcx.com/accessvb/logon.asp for details

Tuesday, November 24, 1998 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Visual Basic SIG
At Johnson County Community College
Room CEC 234, OP, KS
See http://www.kcx.com/accessvb/logon.asp for details


MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS
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The Heartland Users Groups' home page is at:  http://www.hugkc.org .

The SQL Server SIG's home page is at:
http://home.gvi.net/~spyder/sqlserver.html .  Feel free to offer any ideas
for improving the SQL Server SIG's page or for adding any links.

Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, criticisms, and/or
referrals of persons who may be potentially interested in the SQL Server
SIG.  

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