FREE Microsoft Conference in Atlantic City, NJ April 22-24

Event Overview: This is a unique event designed for developers, architects, technical and business decision makers in the healthcare industry. Please join us to discover how Microsoft, its partners, and customers make possible the delivery of Software + Services in Health & Life Sciences.


Agenda and Tracks: (adding a few more!)

NOTE: Discounted Hotel Rooms are available until 4/8.


SQL Server 2005 Developer: Princeton, NJ (Contract to Hire)

SQL Server 2005 Developer must have a strong demonstrable experience in creating detail designs for relational databases to achieve high performance and to be able to develop through development lifecycle.

Study Requirements and High Level designs specs and produce detailed designs

Define Database layer logic and interfaces and document them

Define Physical Data Models

Contribute to database layer coding efforts

Ensure that quality and performance standards are met

5+ years of database design and development

Solid knowledge of SQL Server 2000 and familiarity with new features of SQL 2005

Excellent Data modeling skills (Erwin or other modeling tools)

Experience in developing large multi-tier, database applications

Expert in strategies and approaches for physical database design, performance optimization/tuning

Interact with peer teams effectively

Good communication and team skills

Good experience SDLC and/or other development methodologies

BSCS or MS Degree or concentration in a technical field

If you are interested in this position, contact Thomas Glatz with Job Code NJSQL.

Thomas W. Glatz
Global Employment Solutions
IT Consulting Division
Business Development Manager
One Presidential Blvd, Suite 310
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004


Redmond Magazine April, 2008(Cover Story): The New Face of User Groups

Redmond Magazine April, 2008(Cover Story): The New Face of User Groups

The current issue of Redmond Magazine includes a cover story on “The New Face of User Groups”.  This 4+ page article goes through the history of User Groups and illustrates why they are so vibrant and required in today environment.  For some time, I’ve wanted to blog about the reason why user groups are needed and what they provide to their attendees.  But, this article has already done it.  Thanks, Redmond Magazine!!!


Redmond Magazine Article:

SQL Programmer – Northern NJ

Long term contract opportunity.At least 2-3 years as programmer, a minimum of 1-4 years in
analytical role.  Must has Strong SQL experience. a plus.

* Analysis, design, coding, and testing of components of large systems.
* Develop detailed specifications from which code will be written.
* Develops project plans
* Excellent Communication skills

If you are interested in this position, please contact Maggie with job code NJSQL.

Maggie DaRonco
Senior IT Staffing Specialist
Vega consulting Solutions
Phone: 973-335-7800

2008 PASS Community Summit Call to Speakers Extended

The Deadline for the 2008 PASS Community Summit Call to Speakers has been extended until Midnight ET on Monday April 7th. Join other industry professionals and help build the SQL Server community as a 2008 PASS Community Summit speaker in Seattle, Washington, November 18-21.

Act now and submit an abstract by the April 7th Deadline.

All speakers receive:
Complimentary registration to the 2008 PASS Community Summit
Industry recognition
Networking opportunities with thousands of attendees
Microsoft employees are encouraged to submit presentations using the online submission website.  Please note that any Microsoft submissions will be reviewed and abstract status will be determined by Microsoft.

For more information, please visit the PASS Call To Speakerswebsite at or e-mail any questions to


Local User Group Websites (NJ/NY/CT/PA/DE)

I attended the NYC Microsoft Heroes Happen Here Launch event on 3/4/08.  My role in attending this event was to represent PASS and the local user groups at the Community User Group Table.  As the day went on, it became more apparent to me that folks are having a difficult time finding the websites of the local user groups.  Peter Laudati (NY/NJ/CT Developer Evalgelist) does a great job of blogging about the monthly events scheduled for the local user groups (, but selfishly I wanted to capture just the user group websites for me (and of course for you…).



New Jersey

New York




NJSQL April 15th Meeting: An overview of SSIS with Jay Krishnaswamy

On April 15th, the NJ SQL Server User Group will host New Jersey based author Jay Krishnaswamy(See details below).  One of my goals for the NJSQL group is to grow the SQL Server Community in New Jersey.  It’s awesome to be able to host all types of presenters at the NJSQL meetings, but it’s important to encourage New Jersey bases folks to present at a NJSQL meetings.

If you are a New Jersey based SQL Server Professional who is thinking about becoming a speaker, please contact me.



Date: Tuesday, April 15th

Sponsor:  Microsoft

Refreshments:  Pizza/Soda

Give-A-Ways:  TBD

Topic:  An overview of SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)

Presenter:  Jay Krishnaswamy

Dr. Jay Krishnaswamy is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore writes on database and web development related topics to several computer programming related web sites. Before working in the IT industry as a Microsoft Certified Trainer and a Siebel Certified consultant he taught and worked at several institutes of technology and universities in India, Australia, Brazil and the USA. His book on SQL Server Integration Services was published by Packt Publishers, Birmingham, UK.

This session will allow beginners to get a jump start on the SQL Server Integration Services concepts using Visual Studio 2005. The emphasis of this talk will be mostly on the Microsoft wizardry that puts rapid application development on a stable platform.