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Thursday, March 24, 1999

NEXT SQL SERVER SIG MEETING
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The next SQL Server SIG meeting will be held on Thursday, April 1, 1999 at
6:00 PM.  This meeting will be hosted at the offices of Solutech, Inc.
located in the Lighton Plaza at 7300 College BLVD, Suite 165, Overland Park,
KS.  See http://home.gvi.net/~spyder/img/solutech_map.gif for a map.
Solutech's offices are on the first floor, and parking in the building lot
is FREE.  The topic will be "Creating SQL Server Stored Procedures".  The
first part of the presentation will be introductory and geared for those who
have little or no experience writing stored procedures.  The second part of
the presentation will be an open forum to discuss stored procedures.  Please
feel free to bring samples of your own stored procedure creations to share
and discuss with the group.  Please feel free to print out and distribute
the flyer for this meeting; the flyer is located at
http://home.gvi.net/~spyder/sqlflyer.html .


SEEKING SQL SERVER AUTHORS
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Have you ever dreamed about writing a book? Or read a book and said, "I
could do that"? If so, now is your chance. Certification Insider Press (an
imprint of The Coriolis Group) is looking for qualified SQL Server
administrators and designers who may have the skills to author or review
books in this area.  Qualified individuals should be SQL Server certified,
in the process of acquiring their MSDBA certification,  have strong writing
skills, and the ability to develop a well-organized book manuscript. Also, a
teaching or instructing background is helpful as the books they are looking
to publish focus on the certification arena.  To find out more, contact Jeff
Kellum, acquisitions editor, at mailto:jeff.kellum@coriolis.com .


SQL ON MULTIPLE RDBMS PLATFORMS
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Rob Kraft, leader of the Heartland Users Groups' Visual Basic SIG has been
developing an application this last year that runs on multiple RDBMS
platforms (Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft Access).   Rob ran
into a number of interesting things during the course of the project.  Check
out Rob's findings at the following web location:
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/robkraft/professnl/sqldb.doc .


INTERNATIONAL SQL SERVER USERS GROUP
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Microsoft Corporation and PLATINUM technology are founding an independent
SQL Server user group known as the Professional Association for SQL Server
(PASS).  The new association will be launched at its inaugural conference,
COMPASS, held in Chicago, Illinois on Sept. 29 - Oct. 2, 1999.  Check out
the PASS web site at http://sqlpass.org/tracks.html for additional details.


SQL SERVER FAQs
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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) pertaining to SQL Server 7.0 and 6.x are
available from the Microsoft support site at the following locations:
*	SQL Server 7.0:  http://support.microsoft.com/support/sql/70faq.asp
*	SQL Server 6.x:  http://support.microsoft.com/support/
sql/content/faq/default.asp


SALARY SURVEYS
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Check out these online salary surveys to see how your pay stacks up with the
national averages:
*	SWYNK: http://www.swynk.com/salarysurvey/
*	InformationWeek: http://www.informationweek.com/salary


UPCOMING SQL SERVER EVENTS
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All Heartland Users Groups meetings are open to the general public.  Anyone
may attend any of the various monthly SIG meetings and the HUG general
meeting.  If you are not already a member of the Heartland Users Groups,
please consider joining -- an individual membership is only $25.00.  Just
ask the SIG leader or any Heartland Users Groups officer for a membership
form.  Your membership entitles you to receive the monthly newsletter and
makes you eligible to receive door prizes at Heartland Users Groups events.

Thursday, April 1, 1999 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM	
Maximizing SQL Server 7.0: Data Warehouse Solutions
At Solutech Inc.
7300 College BLVD, Suite 165
Overland Park, KS
Register via the web at http://www.solutechinc.com or call 913.451.8703

Thursday, April 1, 1999 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM	
Monthly SQL Server SIG Meeting
Topic: Stored Procedures
At Solutech Inc.
7300 College BLVD, Suite 165
Overland Park, KS
See http://home.gvi.net/~spyder/sqlserver.html for details

Thursday, April 15, 1999 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM	
Maximizing SQL Server 7.0: Performance and Tuning
At Solutech Inc.
7300 College BLVD, Suite 165
Overland Park, KS
Register via the web at http://www.solutechinc.com or call 913.451.8703

Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at 9:00:00 AM - 10:15:00 AM
MSDN Workshop - Migrating to Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 (Overview)
AMC Theatre - Town Center 20
119th and Nall
Leawood, KS
Register via the web at
http://events.microsoft.com/isapi/events/event.asp?s=436988

Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at 10:30:00 AM - 11:45:00 AM
MSDN Workshop - Integrating Sybase apps with SQL Server 7.0
AMC Theatre - Town Center 20
119th and Nall
Leawood, KS
Register via the web at
http://events.microsoft.com/isapi/events/event.asp?s=436986

Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at 1:15:00 PM - 2:30:00 PM
MSDN Workshop - Migrating Access databases to SQL Server 7.0
AMC Theatre - Town Center 20
119th and Nall
Leawood, KS
Register via the web at
http://events.microsoft.com/isapi/events/event.asp?s=436987

Thursday, May 6, 1999 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM	
Monthly SQL Server SIG Meeting
Legato Storage Systems
At Solutech Inc.
7300 College BLVD, Suite 165
Overland Park, KS
See http://home.gvi.net/~spyder/sqlserver.html for details

Thursday, June 3, 1999 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM	
Monthly SQL Server SIG Meeting
Database Stress Testing -- Cyrano
At Solutech Inc.
7300 College BLVD, Suite 165
Overland Park, KS
See http://home.gvi.net/~spyder/sqlserver.html for details


MICROSOFT NEWS
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Microsoft Technology Day for the Kansas City metropolitan area will be held
on April 20, 1999 at the AMC Theater in Town Center Plaza at 119th and Nall.
See the SQL Server workshops in the list above or go to the following web
site to search for a complete listing of all 14 workshops that will be held
on that date:  http://www.microsoft.com/midamerica/events .

See http://www.microsoft.com/mcp/certstep/mcdba.htm for details about
Microsoft's new Database Administrator certification program.

Get a voucher worth $500 towards the 5-day System Administration for
Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 course (course #832).  See
http://www.microsoft.com/train_cert/sql7/offer for details (this offer
expires March 31, 1999 and the training must be completed by April 30,
1999).

Order your free* Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 trial CD today at 
http://www.microsoft.com/sql/go/imdb.htm
*Shipping and handling charge of $9.95 will apply to all CD orders. Trial CD
is only available in the U.S.  The trial period is limited to 120 days.


MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS
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The SQL Server SIG board is looking volunteers to be presenters for future
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.

The regular meeting time for monthly SQL Server SIG meetings is 6:00 PM on
the first Thursday of each month at Solutech, Inc.,  7300 College BLVD,
Suite 165, Overland Park, KS.

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

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

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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