The August 2013 PASSMN is going to be another outstanding event! If you are in the Twin Cities area this coming Tuesday, August 20th, you’ll want to make sure you have this is on your calendar.

PASSMN is excited to welcome Minnesota and SQLSkills’ own, Joseph Sack (Blog | Twitter)! Joe is a SQL Server MVP and SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master. Before his time with SQLSkills, Joe worked for Microsoft as a Premier Field Engineer and managed the SQL Server MCM program. We are extremely excited to have Joe speaking this month and are expecting another overflow crowd!

Performance Issues and Patterns – Joseph Sack

Abstract: While a SQL Server professional may encounter various one-off situations over the course of a career, there are also several shared patterns and scenarios. In this session we’ll walk through a few of these patterns interactively – where I’ll reproduce the issue and we’ll work through the scenario until we get to the root cause.

About Joe: Joe Sack is a Principal Consultant with SQLskills. He has worked as a SQL Server professional since 1997 and has supported and developed for SQL Server environments in financial services, IT consulting, manufacturing, retail and the real estate industry. Prior to joining SQLskills he worked at Microsoft as a Premier Field Engineer supporting very large enterprise customer environments. He was responsible for providing deep SQL Server advisory services, training, troubleshooting and ongoing solutions guidance. His areas of expertise include performance tuning, scalability, T-SQL development and high-availability. In 2006 Joe earned the “Microsoft Certified Master: SQL Server 2005” certification and in 2008 he earned the “Microsoft Certified Master: SQL Server 2008” certification. In 2009 he took over responsibility for the entire SQL Server Microsoft Certified Master program and held that post until 2011.

There are only a few spots left, so if you are going to be in the area, RSVP now.


Microsoft Technology Center – 3601 West 76th Street, Suite 600 Edina, MN 55437


Tuesday August 20th, 2013


4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Click to RSVP

Happy Hour:

For those interested, we will be having an end of summer happy hour after this month’s meeting. We’ll be making our way over to Cowboy Jack’s, likely around 6:30PM. Feel free to stop on over for some #sqlfamily time! A big thanks to Merrill Aldrich (Blog | Twitter) for getting this setup!

We look forward to seeing everyone on the 20th!