Microsoft SQL Server 2008 LoadFest

Those of you, who know me, know I have spent a good part of my professional Career volunteering in User Groups.  I spent many years as President of the Independent Oracle Users Group and helped it become what it is today.  Along the way I met some great people and got to work closely with some of the most prominent people in the IT industry today. Along the way I also help found the Professional Association of SQL Server. I would encourage you if you have not become active with a professional association you should do it. You will look back on it as a very rewarding experience.

When I was approach to see if Ntirety would consider being  sponsor for the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Loadfest Ntirety was happy to do it. 

More About Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Loadfest

Join us for the SQL Server Installfest and do a hands-on installation of SQL Server 2008.

Recommended Audience: IT Professionals

Location: Micriosoft, 201 Jones Road; Waltham MA; 6th Floor MPR

Date/Time: Friday 3/27/2009 8:00am – 5:00pm

Registration 8:00am – 9:00am

Click To Register for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Loadfest

The Installfest session starts with a discussion of the different editions of SQL Server and where each might be appropriate. Before the installations there will be a discussion on preparation steps:

Server sizing

• Preparing disks for SQL Server

• Security preparation

During the install process you’ll receive step-by-step instruction and live demonstration of the installation process. Several SQL Server experts will be on hand to help with any issues that might arise.

The session will follow up with post-install steps to prepare your SQL Server for production use. Tasks such as:

Creating a backup strategy

• Database maintenance tasks like index-reorganization and DBCC

• Managing database growth

After the Loadfest session the day will continue with breakout sessions

Sponsored by:

New England SQL Server User Group

Boston Area Windows Server User Group

Novick Software, Inc.

Ntirety Database Administration As a Service “TM”


Breakout Sessions

• SQL Server Clinic – One-on-one help with installation or other SQL Server problems.

• Securing SQL Server – Configuration, encryption, auditing, and Defense Against the Dark Arts (hackers).

• Business Intelligence and Reporting

• Data in the Cloud – Moving data to the internet

• New features of T-SQL

So bring your laptop (or server if you like) and install SQL Server 2008. Plenty of power will be available but you will have to bring everything else (including media). There is limited capacity for people to bring computers so to reserve your spot send an email to Dan Stolts with “2009 SQL Loadfest” as the subject letting him know that you would like to bring a server for the load.  You can email him through his website at However, a computer is not required. There will be a demo install on a large screen for everyone to follow.  If you do want to participate, you should have the operating system already setup.  There will NOT be time to setup the OS before installing SQL.

Pizza and soda’s supplied for lunch by

COST… FREE … Thanks to the generous donations from  If you get stuck with your server deployment afer all this great training or need help in maintaining any of your SQL servers, they will be happy to service you.

We may wrap up a little early but we will have some goodies to give out at the end of the day so plan on staying as long as you can.   Hope to see you there!


About Boston User Groups
Boston User Groups is a non-profit service organization established by community leaders for community leaders.  We are volunteers that want to give back to the community.  We want to share our many years of experience and develop community programs that truly make the New England Area a model for how the “technology community” can help the community.   We are committed to the success of the community leaders and their groups.  We will do anything and everything that we can to help these groups succeed.  We are mostly a collaboration mechanism to help user group leaders meet and exceed their group objectives. Boston User Groups known as BUG is a group that helps collaboration amoung technology groups and community leaders in the New England Region.  Vist online at


About Ntirety
Ntirety – Database Administration As a Service “TM”.  Ntirety Database Administration service provides U.S. Based Database professionals leveraging best of breed technologies at an affordable monthly cost to Proactively Monitor, Manage, and Optimize, while providing additional bandwidth in the management of your Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server Database environments.


Posted Michael Corey,

Founder & CEO, Ntirety


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