A friendly reminder of the SQL Server User Group meeting tomorrow afternoon:
Bill Fellows will be presenting:  SSIS Project Deployment Model: Deployment and maintenance
Please RSVP for free here (so we have have an idea on how much food to order):     http://kcssug.eventbrite.com

In this session, you'll learn everything you need to know to successfully deliver a modern SSIS solution. We'll cover the mechanics of deployment; creation, configuration and migration of Environment variables; monitoring execution & troubleshooting.
The 2012 release of SSIS focused on improving the management of SSIS packages - post development. This session is going to provide a walkthrough of how you're going to deploy a project to a server and use the new Environments variables to configure its execution. After passing UAT, we'll then deploy to production, migrating our change scripts, monitor package execution and learn how to troubleshoot troublesome packages without editing them.
Session Goal 1
Attendees will understand the project deployment model and their available deployment mechanisms.
Session Goal 2
Attendees will understand how to create, configure and migrate SSIS Environment variables and projects across instances.
Session Goal 3

Attendees will understand the native capabilities for monitoring SSIS package execution and the amazing new tools for natively troubleshooting a package.

Please note, this will be an afternoon meeting at the Microsoft office, drinks and snacks will be available.
Meeting Schedule for Thursday, April 17th, 2014:
  • 2:30 - 2:40 - Greeting and Housekeeping
  • 2:40 - 3:40 - Presentation
  • 3:40 - 4:00 - Door Prizes and wrap up
We look forward to seeing you all soon!
Microsoft Office
10801 Mastin Blvd.
Suite 620
Overland Park, KS  66210


Monday, April 21, 2014

5:30 PM

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    Part I: Walk-through Windows Azure

    Lately Microsoft has been adding a new set of features to Windows Azure nearly every month, giving developers more tools to use in the cloud. At the same time, they continue to enhance the existing features that have been available since the beginning. This adds a new complexity to the development process as the tools are changing and it is not based on installing a new version of the .NET framework or Visual Studio. AJi Software will present an update-to-date session covering what is available in Windows Azure and how you can use it to make better cloud applications.

    Part II: Walk-through ASP.NET Content Management Systems

    Long over are the days where it made sense to open Visual Studio, clicked new Web Project, and started building your corporate website. Online presence is all about content and marketing departments now need tools that allow for a steady stream of content to be produced. In this session we will walk-through some of the top Content Management Systems (CMS) written with on the ASP.NET platform and discuss the features designed for developers and marketing teams to help bridge the gap between departments.

    Event Details

      • Date: April 24, 2014
      • Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
      • Speakers: Jeff Julian, John Alexander
      • Address: Microsoft - Corporate Woods, 10801 Mastin Street, #620, Overland Park, KS 66210

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    May Breakfast- B2B Social: 3 Perspectives | May 2nd at Grand St. Cafe
    Social media is different in the B2B world, or is it? How do top agencies, brands & entrepreneurs in the business to business space leverage social media to reach out to new prospects, communicate with current clients and create brand awareness?
    At our May breakfast we'll hear from two marketers who do all these things through their company's social channels.
    Whether you work in the B2B or B2C space, this breakfast will give tips on how social can be used in the business world to help meet objectives and create valuable growth.


    April Happy Hour- Social Experience is Customer Experience |
    April 23rd at 28 Event Space 
    Customer Experience. We're all part of it, whether experiencing it or trying to create it. It's how we react to our favorite, and sometimes not-so-favorite, brands & businesses. Yet either way, once we've had it, we share it: the great, the good, the bad & the ugly for everyone to see.
    So which brands & businesses out there offer us the best ones and how do they do it?
    At the April Happy Hour, Oracle will offer insight into how they've seen brands & businesses use social media to enhance customer experience. They will discuss Oracle's Customer Experience Strategy, the role Sales, Marketing & Service all play in the experience, and profile three companies who leveraged Social Media to successfully enhance the customer experience.
    The event is being held at the fun and modern 28 Event Space, where you can enjoy arcade games, pool, tasty treats from SPIN and an array of beverages in between discussions with Oracle and fellow SMCKCers. Plus, they'll be giveaways! It's sure to be a great time - Hope to see you there!


    Thursday! Facebook Ads Workshop - SMCKC April Pro Luncheon | April 17th at Barkley
    Facebook advertising has become an integral aspect of many marketing campaigns, yet remains mysterious and difficult to manage for most practitioners.
    If you're among the marketers looking to better understand and unlock the power of Facebook ads, then join us at our April pro luncheon - Jason Harper, former SMCKC board member and current Manager of Interactive Strategy at Summit Marketing, will share insights and knowledge he's gained from being trained by the Facebook team and using Power Editor to manage multiple, complex campaigns. You'll leave the luncheon armed with basic knowledge of Facebook advertising as well as the advanced tools needed to build and launch your own campaign in Power Editor smartly and effectively. Hope to see you there!


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    7:00 PM

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