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Welcome to the Tacoma Chapter of PASS


The next meeting will be on Jan 23rd

The location will be Clover Park Vocational Technical College.  We will be meeting in Building 16 room 116 at 7 pm. 

Hope all is going well for the new year.  To kick off the new year we will be holding the Tacoma SQL Server User group meeting on Jan 23rd at 7 pm.  It will be held at the Clover Park Technical College campus in Lakewood at 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA 98499-4004.  We will be meeting in room 116 in building 16.  You can use the following links to help locate our meeting room.  




Below is information about the speaker and the presentation.  If you have questions please let me know.

Here is the abstract and bio.

DBA Toolkit


As a DBA you need tools to do your job.   In this presentation we will be discussing the different types of tools that are available, and those that can be easily added to your DBA tool kit.    We will be discussing tools that help you with:

-          Maintaining your database environment

-          Monitoring your environment

-          Verifying your installation is set up correctly

-          Simplifying complicated and time consuming tasks

To goal of this presentation is to make sure you have some ideas as to the types of tools that will help your manage and maintain your SQL Server database environment.  Keeping a well-stocked DBA tool kit allows you to quickly react and resolve problem, as well as efficiently managing your SQL Server environment.



Greg Larsen has been working with SQL Server since version 6.5. He works for the State of Washington and does part-time consulting for DesignMind, a San Francisco–based consulting company. Greg has written over 175 articles related to SQL Server. He manages the website www.sqlserverexamples.com. Greg is also an adjunct professor at South Puget Sound Community College. He has been an MVP since 2009. In his spare time, he races and cruises on his sailboat. 






Below is information about the speaker and the presentation. If you have questions please let me know.





Greg Larsen

Chapter Leader





If you have any questions about this group and would like to be involved please feel free to e-mail us at

gregalarsen@msn.com or  ryan@lence.us

and we will get right back to you. 



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The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) is an independent, not-for-profit association, dedicated to supporting, educating, and promoting the Microsoft SQL Server community. From local user groups and special interest groups (SIGs) to webcasts and the annual PASS Community Summit � the largest gathering of SQL Server professionals in the world � PASS enables knowledge sharing, in-depth learning, access to the Microsoft SQL Server team, and the ability to influence the direction of SQL Server technologies. PASS was founded in 1999 by Microsoft and CA and continues to enjoy executive level endorsement from both organizations. As the number one user community for Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft looks to the PASS community for valued feedback, input, and inspiration. PASS Mission Empower the global Microsoft SQL Server community to connect, share, learn and be inspired through networking, knowledge sharing, peer-based learning, and the ability to influence the direction of Microsoft SQL Server products and services.






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