Boulder SQL Server Users' Group (BSSUG)

Welcome!  We are a community of professionals interested in Microsoft SQL Server database products. 

Monthly Meetings are usually the 3rd Wednesday at 5:30pm.  Please see below for the specific dates. 


Nov 19th Meeting

Thanks to Tom Normal for a superb presentation on “Ready, Set, Build a Cube”!

Dec 10th Meeting

Thanks to all who enjoyed the SQL Holiday Networking Social!

Jan 21st, 2014

Thanks to Andy Leonard and his excellent presentation on BIML for SSIS!

Feb 18th, 2014

Thanks to Rick Lowe and his excellent presentation on SQL Performance Tuning!

Mar 18th, 2014

Thanks to Jason Horner and his excellent presentation on Advanced Spatial Analysis!

Apr 15th, 2014

Thanks to Doug Brendle and his excellent presentation on Taking your Skills to the Next Level!




May 21st, 2014

Main Presentation – Wed, May 21st, 2014 



Policy-Based Management

Description coming…


Tom Norman

Bio coming…




Meeting Location

Confio Software in Boulder

4772 Walnut Street

Suite 100

Boulder, CO 80301


NOTE:  You must take Walnut east and go under Foothills Freeway.


From the NORTH

Go south on Foothills Freeway.  Get off at Pearl, turn right (west).  Turn LEFT (south) onto 30th.  LEFT again at Walnut.  Go east, under the Foothills Freeway, look for 4772 on your right.  Enter Confio at the WEST entrance.


From the SOUTH

Go north on Foothills Freeway.  Get off at Arapahoe, turn left (west).  Turn RIGHT (north) onto 30th.  RIGHT again at Walnut.  Go east, under the Foothills Freeway, look for 4772 on your right.  Enter Confio at the WEST entrance.


From within Boulder

Go east on Walnut, past 30th, go under Foothills Freeway, look for 4772 on your right.  Enter Confio at the WEST entrance.


MAP to meeting location

Look for the letter "A"


Meeting Agenda

5:30 – 6:00 – Food / Socializing 
6:00 – 6:15 – User Group Business 
6:15 – 6:45 – First Presentation 
6:45 – 8:00 – Main presentation 
8:00 – 8:30 – Questions/Answers, general SQL discussions 

Benefits of Attending User Group Meetings

1.  Network and make friends with other SQL professionals.

2.  Listen to top-notch presentations given by seasoned SQL professionals on various aspects of SQL Server.

3.  Have a challenging technical problem from your work week?  Ask the group.


Upcoming Events


May 8th, 2014

SQL 2014 Launch in Denver

Register here:



June 18th, 2014

Main Presentation – Wed, June 18th, 2014 


The Life Cycle of a Query

Have you ever wondered what really happens behind the scenes when you execute a query? In this unique demonstration, Todd will use a video game engine (Unreal Development Kit) and will dramatically show The Life Cycle of a Query in 3D. We will follow a query from beginning to end and "run through" the various SQL Server components all queries must use including the Protocol Layer, Relational Engine, Storage Engine, Buffer Pool and then back out to the client. A volunteer at the end will then don an Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset for 3D Gaming and then race through the sections in under a minute to win a prize. Participants will leave with a better understanding of the major components and with a conceptual framework to explore the components more in-depth.


Todd Kleinhans  has been working with SQL Server since 1999. He has worked as a dba, developer, data architect, manager, and consultant. Todd has served in the past on the board of the Denver SQL Server User Group and is the current VP of Marketing. He enjoys presenting at user groups, virtual groups, and SQL Saturday events



July 16, 2014 –  Open

Aug 20, 2014 –  Steve Jones



Paul Paiva


Boulder SQL Server Users' Group


Mark Tillman

Vice President of Events

Boulder SQL Server Users' Group


Tom Norman

Vice President Sponsors / Treasurer

Boulder SQL Server Users' Group




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Monthly Meeting switched to 3rd Wednesday - and a message from last presenter Doug Brendle Paul Paiva 4/21/14
Next Meeting - Tue Apr 15 at 5:30pm - Doug Brendle - Taking your Skills to the Next Level Paul Paiva 4/8/14
Next Meeting - Tue March 18, 2014, 5:30pm - Jason Horner - Advanced Spatial Analysis: Beyond Bubble Charts Paul Paiva 3/14/14
Next Meeting - Tue Feb 18, 2014, 5:30pm - Rick Lowe - SQL Performance Tuning Paul Paiva 2/14/14
Meeting Tonight (Tue 1/21). Andy Leonard, on BIML for SSIS Paul Paiva 1/21/14
Next Meeting - Tue Jan 21, 2014, 5:30pm - Andy Leonard - Using BIML to accelerate development in SSIS Paul Paiva 1/8/14
SQL Holday Social - Today!! Paul Paiva 12/10/13
SQL Holiday Networking and Social - Dave & Buster's, Dec 10, 5:30pm Paul Paiva 12/4/13
SQL Holiday Happy Hour - Save the date - 12/10/13 Paul Paiva 11/26/13
Next Meeting - Tue Nov 19, 2013, 5:30pm - Tom Norman - Build a Cube Paul Paiva 11/6/13
Next Meeting - Tue Oct 15, 2013, 5:30pm - Mike White - OLAP Paul Paiva 10/9/13
Next Meeting - Tue 9/24/13, 5:30pm - Extended Events Paul Paiva 9/20/13
Next Meeting - POSTPONED by one week - 9/24/13 - Extended Events, Eric Peterson Paul Paiva 9/15/13
Next Meeting - Tue Aug 20, 5:30pm - Data Vault Paul Paiva 8/13/13
Next Meeting Tue July 16 - Hekaton in SQL 2014 Paul Paiva 7/12/13
Next Meeting Tues, June 18 at 5:30pm Paul Paiva 6/14/13
Next Meeting - Tue 5/21/13, 5:30pm Paul Paiva 5/14/13
Next Meeting - Tue 4/16/13 - Building an Affordable SQL Server 2012 Lab Paul Paiva 4/12/13
Next Meeting - Tue March 19, 2013 - Tim Mitchell - 5:30pm Paul Paiva 3/12/13
Next Meeting - Tue March 19, 2013 - Tim Mitchell Paul Paiva 2/19/13
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