Feb 9, 2011: Introducing Microsoft StreamInsight

Mark Simms: Introducing Microsoft StreamInsight

    SQL Server 2008 R2 StreamInsight makes it possible to build event driven applications that process huge volumes of data in near real-time. In this session we will explore how to use StreamInsight to implement typical event processing patterns. We will provide a “code along” walkthrough and illustrate common data access and query patterns. These will cover scenarios across a range of industry scenarios in an interactive format.

    Mark Simms is a Senior Program Manager on the SQLCAT (SQL Server Customer Advisory Team), focused on enabling cross-product integration scenarios for enterprise customers. Centered on event-driven distributed systems, including complex event processing applications and RFID, he focuses on delivering best practices and guidance for StreamInsight based on deep technical engagement with partners and customers.

The February meeting will be sponsored by Edgelink –be prepared for some more great food!

Future Meetings

March 9, 2009: Buck Woody, MS Azure Team

    “The Cloud” – great – another buzzword. What is “the cloud”, and what are the differences between the vendors that provide it? Where can I use it? What is it for? Buck Woody, Microsoft’s Distributed Computing expert here in the Pacific Northwest will help unravel the terms, provide the use cases, and discuss the technologies behind this new/old way of computing. Systems and Data Architects, senior developers and technical managers will gain knowledge and resources they can use immediately to put Distributed Computing to work for their projects right away.

April 13, 2011: Yi Liao, SQL Azure Reporting

    This session will provide a brief introduction to the SQL Azure Reporting service that was announced at PDC 2010. We will outline the scenarios that will be enabled in SQL Azure Reporting v1 and discuss capabilities supported in this version. This session is a great forum to provide feedback on future direction of SQL Azure Reporting to help you address your business needs.

    Jennifer Wilmoth -Getting a Handle on Chaos

May 11, 2011: Tim Lafferty, Code First Development in Entity Framework 4.1

    Entity Framework (EF) is making it easier than ever to build data-centric applications as quickly as possible. A key piece to this is the new Code First workflow that enables a code-centric experience for interacting with models and databases. You’ll see how Code First uses convention over configuration to improve developer productivity. Its flexibility allows for either automatic database provisioning or the ability to work with an existing database.

June 8, 2011: Speaker Challenge

    You are invited to offer a 5 minute presentation on some aspect of developing with SQL Server. Make it fun and informative; and take the opportunity to practice public speaking. The first place award is a $100 gift certificate at Portland’s Daily Grill restaurant and the Second place award is a $50 Barnes and Noble gift certificate. Plan now to Submit Your Topic and abstract by May 10, 2011.

July 13, 2011: Peter Myers, Business Intelligence

    Taking Your Application Design to the Next Level with Analysis Services Data Mining. This presentation is a must for any developer looking to embed “Artificial Intelligence” into their solution.

SQLSaturdays are FREE all day training events with some of the best SQL presenters, writers, and MVPs in the country. Consider attending one of these upcoming events.

    February 26th, Vancouver, BC
    April 9th, Olympia, WA
    October 8th, Portland, OR

We would love to hear from you! If you have a unique or interesting solution to a SQL development problem, or if you have developed methodologies to utilize specific SQL Server technologies, please consider sharing your expertise with the community by offering a 20-30 minute presentation to a future Oregon SQL -developers meeting. Let us know.

Featured Sponsor

    EdgeLink is a boutique Technology Recruiting and Staffing Firm based in Portland, Oregon. We recruit the area’s best mid- to executive-level Technology Professionals on a contract, contract-to-hire and direct-hire basis.

OSQL-d Website

    We’re looking for someone knowledgeable to help transition the OSQL-d website to WordPress (currently DotNetNuke). The needs are relatively simple; announcements, blogs, newsletter and mail list management, including subscribe/unsubscribe, and event registration (similar to Eventbrite). It seems like there are WordPress plugins that could meet our needs. We need guidance and help putting it all together. If you have some time, and would be interested in helping, please let us know.


    Oregon SQL –developers User Group is growing. We have opportunities for you to help us. And maybe you see a potential need that we are not addressing. We invite you to join as a volunteer in helping make the meeting and events even more exciting and useful for folks that choose to give their time and effort to attend. If you would like to volunteer to help make OSQL-d even better, let us know.

Last Meeting

    The January meeting started 2011 off with the combination of excellent presentations, and very good food. Apex Systems, the January meeting sponsor, provided great food from Qdoba –a wonderful and healthy change from the typical pizza offering.

We wish to acknowledge Robert Half Technologies for supporting Oregon SQL by generously sponsoring the meeting venue.

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