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. 


Jan 2014

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

Feb 2014

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

Mar 2014

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

Apr 2014

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

May 2014

Thanks to Tom Norman for his excellent presentation on Policy-Based Management!

Jun 2014

Thanks to Todd Kleinhans for his excellent presentation on The Life Cycle of a Query!



Wed July 16th, 2014

Main Presentation


Managing Log File Obesity

Have your efforts to trim a few pounds off your log file been met with frustration? Are you scratching your head on why that DBCC SHRINKFILE doesn’t seem to do anything? Log file obesity is a problem that can challenge DBAs of any level. This session will help you deal with your overweight database by covering how log files grow, why truncating the log is a bad idea, and what you can do to keep your files trim and fit.


Mike Fal is a musician turned SQL Server DBA, with 10+ years of experience as a database administrator. He has worked for several different industries, including healthcare, software development, marketing, and manufacturing and has experience supporting databases from 1 GB to 4 TB in size. Mike received his a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1996 and has been caught playing trombone in public on more than one occasion.




NEW Meeting Location

Solar Winds  Software (formerly Confio) in Boulder

5665 Flatiron Parkway

Suite 100

Boulder, CO 80301


This is east of 55th, between Valmont and Arapahoe.


From the NORTH

Go south on Foothills Freeway.  Get off at Valmont, go east.  South on 55th, east on Flatiron Pkwy.



From the SOUTH

Go north on Foothills Freeway.  Get off at Arapahoe, go east, north on 55th, east on Flatiron Pkwy.


From within Boulder

Go east on Valmont to post office, south on 55th, east on Flatiron Pkwy.


Go east on Arapahoe, north on 55th, east on Flatiron Pkwy.



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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

Aug 20th, 2014

Main Presentation


Unstructured Data in SQL Server (Filestream/Filetable)


Steve Jones


Sept – Jason Kassay



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



Please let us know how we can serve your SQL needs!


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Next Meeting - Tue, April 17, 5:30pm Group Owner 4/10/12
Next Meeting - Tue, Mar 20 - Indexes and Fragmentation Group Owner 3/16/12
Next Meeting - March 20, 2012 - New Location in Louisville Group Owner 2/20/12
Meeting Tomorrow (Tuesday, 1/17/12) - Table Partitioning Group Owner 1/16/12
SQL SERVER BI training Sivakumar Ramasamy 12/21/11
Reminder - SQL Holiday Happy Hour is Today, 5-7:30pm Group Owner 12/9/11
Boulder SQL Holiday Happy Hour (SHHH!) on Fri, Dec 9 Group Owner 12/2/11
Convert question Paul Paiva 11/15/11
CONVERT question Sivakumar Ramasamy 11/14/11
Next Meeting Tues, Nov 15 at 5:30 Group Owner 11/11/11
ANSI SQL HELP Sivakumar Ramasamy 11/11/11
T-SQL Question / Help Sivakumar Ramasamy 10/24/11
Link to Oct Presentation, and Are you in the Google Group? Group Owner 10/19/11
Next Meeting: Tue, Oct 18, 2011, 5:30pm Group Owner 10/13/11
Reminder: SQL Lunch in Boulder, Thursday 11:30 - Please RSVP if you are going Group Owner 10/4/11
SQL Lunch in Boulder - 10/6/11 at 11:30 Group Owner 9/27/11
Janis Griffin 9/20 VMWare Presentation Posted Group Owner 9/26/11
SQL Server Users' Group Meeting - Tue, Sept 20, 5:30pm Group Owner 9/19/11
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