Author: Kristen Dean

RIP: Ken Henderson, 1966 – 2008

It is with great sadness that I report that at the young age of 41, Ken Henderson passed away on January, 27th.  Many of us are familiar with his many “Guru’s Guide to SQL” books.  I’ve spent many hours with his books. I’m sorry that I never got a chance to meet Ken. So Sad…. Ken’s Books on Amazon.Com:

Crystal Reports 2008: Free 30-Day Trial

Crystal Reports is currently offering a 30 Day Trial available for download so developers can sample first hand the new features and interface. Please see additional resources listed below: Crystal Reports 2008 Home Page (Features & Demos/What’s New/Sample Reports) Webinar – Introduction to Crystal Reports 2008: Productivity and Visualization (Pre-recorded) Webinar – Getting to Know Crystal Reports 2008: XML, What-If Analysis, and

NJSQL February 19th Meeting: Stored Procedure Code Generation w/ Kathleen Dollard

We are please to announce that INETA Speaker, Kathleen Dollard will be joining us for the February meeting.   Join us and explore different ways to create stored procedures for general/complex SQL scripting tasks. Have you ever wanted to generate stored procedures on the fly using the underlying metadata/catalog vews?  How about a simple insert, update, delete stored procedure for every fact table in

European PASS Conference: Why not spend a few April days in Neuss, Germany!!!

The next European PASS Conference will take place between the 14th – 16th of April 2008 in Neuss, Germany! The NJ SQL Server Group is a member of “PASS”, the Professional Association for SQL Server & Business Intelligence which boasts having more than 25 thousand Database administrators, Business Intelligence Experts and Application Developers as members, from

Senior DBA Position: NJM in Trenton, NJ

Job Description: The candidate will be responsible for the operational support of NJM’s SQL Server Database environment. This advanced position plays an integral role in the maintenance and support of business critical applications.  Candidates should be team players with excellent communication skills and have the ability to manage a multitude of database assignments independently. Responsibilities include:

Free Business Intelligence/Business Objects Session: 2/21 at the Hanover Marriot (Whippany, NJ)

Calming the Information Storm A seminar focused on optimizing trust and visibility into your data using Business Intelligence (BI), and maximizing the effectiveness through BI user adoption You’ve automated your business processes and invested in CRM, ERP and other operational systems. Yet, you feel inundated by the storm of data coming in and out of

SetFocus is partnering with Conversion Services International

SetFocus has partnered with Conversion Services International to combine the power of CSI’s leading-edge expertise in information management with SetFocus’ world-class training in Microsoft Business Intelligence and Microsoft Performance Point Server™.   CSI is a leading provider of professional services focusing on strategic consulting, data warehousing, business intelligence, and business process reengineering, as well as

PASS Database Adminstration SIG Live Meeting Event: February 27th at 12pm EST

PASS hosts several SIGs (Special Interest Groups) in the area of Database Administration, Business Intelligence, Application Development and Women in Technology. The PASS Database Adminstration SIG is offering a live meeting event featuring TJay Belt. TJay will give a talk about SQL Server Logical Query Processing Abstract: The first noticeable aspect of SQL that is

SQL Server 2005 SP3 – Your Vote is Needed!!!

The current “buzz” about SQL Server is the upcoming release of SQL Server 2008 and all the new features that will help to revolutionize the way data is used.  This is awesome and it’s great that Microsoft is sticking with their promise to release new versions of the product every 2-3 years.  But, I feel it’s just

SQL Server 2008 Training: Saturday, April 5th (Microsoft-Iselin Office/Registration Required)

SQL Server 2008 Training SQL Server 2008 is an evolutionary step forward in database technologies.  Join Hilary Cotter as he introduces you to the exciting new features and works with you in “Hands On” Labs. Date: Saturday, April 5th Location: NJ Microsoft Office 194 Wood Avenue South (Prudential Building), Sixth Floor Iselin, NJ 08830 Required Registration