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Wednesday, May 19, 1999

Phil Zupan of CYRANO will give a demonstration and presentation of how
CYRANO's database stress testing products can benefit SQL Server database
developers and DBAs. CYRANO creates, develops and markets leading tools and
solutions focused on the quality, performance, reliability and change
management of software applications.  The meeting will be held on Thursday,
June 3, 1999 at 6:00 PM and will be hosted at the offices of Solutech, Inc.
located in the Lighton Plaza at 7300 College BLVD, Suite 165, Overland
KS.  See for a map. Solutech's
offices are on the first floor, and parking in the building lot is FREE.

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, June 3, 1999 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monthly SQL Server SIG Meeting
Database Stress Testing -- Phil Zupan of CYRANO
At Solutech Inc.
7300 College BLVD, Suite 165
Overland Park, KS
See for details

Thursday, July 1, 1999 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monthly SQL Server SIG Meeting
At Solutech Inc.
7300 College BLVD, Suite 165
Overland Park, KS
See for details

Thursday, August 5, 1999 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monthly SQL Server SIG Meeting
At Solutech Inc.
7300 College BLVD, Suite 165
Overland Park, KS
See for details

Microsoft has just announced the beta for SQL Server 7.0 Service Pack 1
(SP1), which fixes several problems in SQL Server 7.0. You can download SP1
Beta 1 from the Microsoft FTP site at

Microsoft has separated the service pack into the following self-extracting
  - sql70sp1a.exe - Alpha server components
  - sql70sp1i.exe - Intel server components
  - sql70olapsp1a.exe - Alpha OLAP Services components
  - sql70olapsp1i.exe - Intel OLAP Services components

Localized versions of SP1 Beta 1 are also available, with the above
filenames preceded by a language identifier: JP_ for Japanese, GR_ for
German, FR_ for French, and ES_ for Spanish. Note that localized Alpha
versions are not available in German, French, or Spanish.

To install SQL Server or OLAP SP1, download the appropriate file(s) and
execute them. The installer will prompt you for a password. Enter "SP1BETA"
for the password, and choose a location to extract the files to. Make sure
you read the readme.txt files before you install anything. As always, any
beta software is not production software and you shouldn't install it on
production systems.

Microsoft has set up a newsgroup for bug reports, questions, and general
feedback on this beta release. To access the newsgroup, use the following

User Name: sql7sp1beta
Password: A7G49CV9

You can post messages to either microsoft.private.sqlserver7.server for
client- and server-related concerns or
microsoft.private.sqlserver7.olap for OLAP Services-related issues

Microsoft and PLATINUM Technology have formed an independent SQL Server
user group, the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) to assist
customers in learning how to leverage SQL Server. PASS provides SQL Server
technology customers tools and knowledge through education, professional
networks, and direct advocacy to Microsoft. For the full  story, go to .

OneSystem Group, LLC, the information technology unit serving Farmland
Industries, Inc., is seeking a full-time SQL Server DBA with 2 - 3 years
experience with Microsoft SQL Server version 6.5, experience with Microsoft
SQL Server 7.0 Standard and Enterprise editions, and knowledge of
Transact-SQL for writing and supporting triggers and stored procedures.
The ideal candidate will also have strong experience with database backup and
recovery methodologies and tools and logical database design and physical
implementaton skills.  Visual Basic application development experience and
experience with other NT or Unix-based database systems (Oracle, Informix,
Sybase, Access) are a plus.  Desired personal characteristics include
strong communications skills and the desire to work on a variety of
cross-functional teams.  This person will provide technical guidance and
leadership with SQL Server on the NT platform and will work on a wide
variety of development and support projects.  OneSystem Group is a
team-oriented organization with heavy emphasis on providing associates
personal development opportunities. Qualified individuals are encouraged to
contact Bill Parolin, Data Management Team Leader & Manager, OneSystem
Group, LLC (at Farmland Industries, Inc.), at 816-459-4796 or .

Pims Technology Corporation, located in Shawnee, Kansas, is seeking a
part-time database administrator.  Work hours will be after 5:00 PM.
Candidates should have at least 2 years of experience with SQL Server 6.5
and should have experience developing dynamic database-driven web
applications.  Interested parties should contact Ehab Z. El Ahmar by phone,
FAX, or e-mail.  PHONE:  913-962-0247, FAX: 913-962-2490, .

The SQL Server SIG board is looking volunteers to be presenters for future
SQL Server SIG meetings.  In particular, we are actively seeking presenters
for our August 5, 1999 meeting.  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: .  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: .

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

Good luck and happy SQLing!

Brent Huscher
Datacore Marketing - SQL Server DBA
Heartland Users Groups - SQL Server SIG leader

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