Before we know it, October will be upon us and it will be time for another SQL Saturday Minnesota!  If you have not yet registered for this free day of training on Saturday October 1st, please visit the site and sign up now!

Since no SQL Saturday Minnesota would be complete without a full slate of pre-cons, PASSMN and the organizers of SQL Saturday #557 are proud to announce the addition of four day long pre-cons to be held on Friday, September 30th from 9AM – 5PM. Sessions will once again be held at Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount, MN.

For the low price of only $110 you join Jes Borland and get started with SQL Server in Azure, learn about using R in SQL Server from Pragmatic Works very own Ginger Grant, get a complete primer on infrastructure tuning for your SQL Server from David Klee, or craft a complete strategy for securing your data platform assets with Ed Leighton-Dick.

Visit the links below to review the complete abstracts for these amazing sessions.

Any one of these sessions represents an amazing value for your training dollars!

Jes Borland: Get Started With SQL Server in Azure

Ginger Grant: R School for SQL Pros

David Klee: The Complete Primer to SQL Server Infrastructure Tuning

Ed Leighton-Dick: Securing the Data Platform: Crafting a Strategy That Works

Upon successful registration, you will receive a confirmation email from the SQLSaturday #557 team within 48 hours.

You may also access this information by visiting the SQL Saturday #557 homepage.

Please direct any questions regarding the pre-cons to the SQL Saturday #557 team at