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SQL South West User Group

SQL South West is a chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS)

PASS Chapter

If you are using SQL Server in any way and are interested in meeting other SQL professionals in the South West then please contact us.

We are a group of DBAs and developers from Cornwall, Devon and Somerset who get together in Exeter once a month to talk about anything related to SQL. If you live or work in the South West of the UK or are in the area on business or holiday then we’d be happy to see you; scroll down or contact us for details of upcoming meetings.

The group is for anyone working with SQL Server or anyone interested in starting to work with it. You may be a full time DBA or developer or someone looking to understand SQL Server things more clearly or maybe you are the guy that didn’t run fast enough when the last DBA left.

New: We’re now on Meetup!

October Meeting

We are back to our normal third Thursday routine for October’s user group – we are meeting on Thursday the 16th of October at the Jury’s Inn in Exeter city centre.

At this month’s User Group, we have two great sessions from Jonathan Allen (b | t) and Rob Sewell (b | t).

Jonathan is going to take you through some free tools and resources to help manage both large and small SQL environments. There are so many great free tools out there to help with anything from identify where you have slow running queries to alerting you to deadlocks and giving you a heath assessment of your server.

Rob also has something great planned that will most likely involve a little Powershell. ; )

If you have a particular issue, database design question, slow running query or anything related to SQL Server that you need help with or you have something you want to share with the group then bring it with you! As always there will be Pizza in the break and drinks after in the Bar at the Jury’s Inn.

If you can’t make it to our October meeting, we will be back at the Jury’s Inn in Exeter on 27th November, and we hope to see you there.