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Friday, September 11, 1998

Dear SQL Server Professionals,
 
This is another update message about the Heartland Users Groups' SQL
Server SIG.  This e-mail message was sent to you as a 'blind copy' to
protect your privacy.  Please feel free to forward this message on to
whomever you feel may have an interest in the Heartland Users Groups
and/or the SQL Server SIG.  If you wish to be removed from this e-mail
list simply send a reply to this message and indicate so.
 
SEPTEMBER 16th SQL SERVER SIG MEETING
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The September SQL Server SIG meeting will be on Wednesday, September 16,
1998 at 5:30 PM.    This meeting will be held at the offices of Empower
Training Consultants located at 2600 Grand, Suite 400.  This building is
located SOUTHEAST of the Westin Crown Center hotel.  Please park in the lot
on the east side of Grand Street across the street from this building.  The
speaker for this meeting will be Sean Baird of Empower, who will be
addressing "SQL Server Performance Tuning and Optimization:  Tips and
Tricks".  This same presentation will be given at the MCP Tech Mentor
conference later this year.  Sean is a project manager, technical architect,
and co-author of "MCSE Training Guide:  SQL Server 6.5 Design and
Implementation" (New Riders) and is currently working on another book for
SQL Server DBAs.  We will also continue to accept nominations for SQL Server
SIG officers at this meeting.  Please let me know if you would like to add
any agenda items for this meeting.  

SQL SERVER 7.0 BETA 3
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I will have a few more copies of the SQL Server 7.0 beta 3 to give to those
who are interested in testing it.  Please let me know either by phone,
e-mail, or in-person at the meeting if you want a copy of it.  See the
following web page for all the details about SQL Server 7.0's new features
and capabilities:  http://www.microsoft.com/sql/beta/default.asp .  You may
also use this link to request Microsoft to send you a copy of the beta.

GENERAL INFORMATION
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1.	Effective immediately and until the end of 1998, SQL Server SIG
meetings will commence at 5:30 PM.  Based on feedback, we may decide to have
meetings in 1999 and beyond at a later hour.

2.	Effective October 22, 1998 and until the end of 1998, AIC (Analysts
International Corporation) will be the place for SQL Server SIG meetings.
AIC's offices are located in the Broadway Summit Building at 3101 Broadway,
Suite 101, Kansas City, MO.  Please note that the September 16th meeting
will still be held at Empower (same place as the August meeting).

3.	Effective November 5, 1998, the regular meeting day of the month for
the SQL Server SIG will be the FIRST THURSDAY of the month.

4.	The following is the calendar of SQL Server SIG meetings for the
rest of 1998:

September 1998:	Wed.	09/16/98 @ 5:30 PM at Empower, 2600
Grand, Suite 400

October 1998:	Thurs.	10/22/98 @ 5:30 PM at AIC, 3101
Broadway, Suite 101

November 1998:	Thurs.	11/05/98 @ 5:30 PM at AIC, 3101
Broadway, Suite 101

December 1998:	Thurs.	12/03/98 @ 5:30 PM at AIC, 3101
Broadway, Suite 101

5.	See the following web page for links to good books about SQL Server:
http://home.gvi.net/~spyder/sqlreading.html .  Let me know if you have any
other books you would like to see on the list.

OCTOBER 22nd SQL SERVER SIG MEETING
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The October SQL Server SIG meeting will be held on Thursday, October 22,
1998 at 5:30 PM.  This meeting will be held at the offices of AIC, located
in the Broadway Summit Building, 3101 Broadway, Suite 101, Kansas City,
MO.  This building is situated on the SOUTHEAST corner of 31st Street and
Broadway.  AIC's offices are on the first floor.  Please use the entrance
located on the SOUTH side of the building.  Parking in the building lot is
FREE.  We still need to decide on a topic and a speaker for this meeting.
We will be electing SIG officers at this meeting.

BE A SQL SERVER SIG OFFICER
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For the next few months I will continue to act as the SQL Server SIG's
provisional leader; however, we need to have official elections of SQL
Server SIG officers.  Interested parties are encouraged to nominate
themselves for any of the following five offices:  president,
vice-president, programs committee chair, membership committee chair, or
treasurer.  See the following web page for descriptions of the duties of
these offices:  http://home.gvi.net/~spyder/sqlofficers.html . Elections
will be held at the Thursday, October 22, 1998 meeting.  The following
persons have been nominated thus far:  Bob Van Cleave - nominated for
treasurer, Brent Huscher - nominated for president.  Call or send me an
e-mail message if you are interested.

UPCOMING HEARTLAND USERS GROUPS EVENTS
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All Heartland Users Groups' meetings are open to the general public.
Joining the Heartland Users Groups entitles you to receive door prizes and
the monthly newsletter.  Please consider joining -- an annual membership
is only $25.00.  You can obtain a membership form at any of the Heartland
Users Groups' events.  Here is a calendar of upcoming Heartland Users
Groups events:

Saturday, September 12, 1998 at 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Win 9x/NT SIG -- Y2K evaluations
At COMP-USA
11421 Metcalf, OP, KS

Tuesday, September 15, 1998 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Smalltalk SIG -- Progressor Framework, Monty's browser enhancements
At Information Systems Corp.
City Center Square, 1110  Main, Suite 1540, KC, MO
See http://www.kcx.com/smalltalk/ for details

Wednesday, September 16, 1998 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM	
SQL Server SIG -- Performance Tuning & Optimization
At Empower
2600 Grand, Suite 400, KC, MO
See http://home.gvi.net/~spyder/sqlserver.html for details

Wednesday, September 16, 1998 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Access SIG -- Graphing in Access and Beginner's Session - Enhanced Form
Design (Lesson 5 Book 2)
At Johnson County Community College
Room CEC 211, OP, KS
See http://www.kcx.com/accessvb/logon.asp for details

Monday, September 21, 1998 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
General Meeting -- "Riding the Waves of Technology" by Greg Riess of Baan
At Johnson County Community College
Room GEG 233, OP, KS
see http://www.hugkc.org for details

Tuesday, September 22, 1998 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
`Visual Basic SIG -- "Activating Controls & Error Handling"
At Johnson County Community College
Room CEC234, OP, KS
See http://www.kcx.com/accessvb/logon.asp for details

Monday, October 5, 1998 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
HUG Board Meeting (for HUG officers and SIG leaders)
At Security Benefit Companies
Corporate Woods, Building #27, Suite 150, OP, KS
(northeast of College BLVD and Grandview RD)

Wednesday, October 7, 1998 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
JAVA SIG -- JAVA tutorial (second session)
At Step 1, Inc.
10551 Barkley, Suite 117, OP, KS
See http://www.qni.com/~brisk/JavaSIG/Default.html for details

Saturday, October 10, 1998 at 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Win 9x/NT SIG -- topic TBA
At COMP-USA
11421 Metcalf, OP, KS

Wednesday, October 14, 1998 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
C++ SIG -- topic TBA
At Step 1, Inc.
10551 Barkley, Suite 117, OP, KS
See http://www.kcx.com/c/ for details


SQL SERVER JOB OPPORTUNITY
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This position is a permanent position with IntelliMark in St. Louis,
Missouri.  It includes performing various projects for IntelliMark's St.
Louis office including support of internal systems.  PeopleSoft experience
is a plus, but not a requirement as training will be provided.  2 years of
SQL Server DBA experience is required.  Salary and benefits are excellent.
Interested candidates should contact me at the number below.  I will be able
to give additional information about the position.
 
Janice Butts
IntelliMark
913.722.1611

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS
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We still need to determine a discussion topic and presenter for the
October 22nd meeting.  If you would like to volunteer to present at this
or any other upcoming meeting, please contact me by phone or e-mail.

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

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

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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