CACTUSS 5/21/2013

This month we have a special guest speaker Vicky Harp. She will be speaking at both the Central and North meetings so come on out.

Vicky will be presenting

Care and Feeding of Your System Databases

Master, model, msdb, tempdb. You see them on all of your servers, but what do you really know about them? If you ever wanted to learn about the SQL Server system databases, their purpose, and the maintenance and configuration required to keep your server running its best, then this session is for you! Learn best practices and techniques, including how to restore master and how to configure tempdb to reduce contention. You'll leave with a better understanding of these shared resources and how they affect your database applications.


With 12 years of professional software development experience, Vicky is always interested in learning new ways to improve performance and maintainability of database code. Vicky is a product manager with Idera, where she has worked for the past 9 years creating software to make DBAs' lives easier. She speaks frequently at PASS events and is active on Twitter.


Vicky mentioned she is interested in dinning locally after each meeting and just hanging out with some Austin SQLPeople. If you are interested we will figure the details after the meeting. 


The meeting starts at 6:00 PM CST with food, Introduction by Experis 

and a QA session. The main presentation starts at 6:30 PM


Experis IT

301 Congress Avenue, Suite 360

Austin, TX 78701


Upon arriving at Experis, you may part on the street for free after 5:30PM CST. 

We will not validate parking in the building garage. 


The meeting starts at 5:30PM CST with food and a QA session. The main presentation is at 6:00PM CST.


Quarry Oaks II

10900 Stonelake Blvd., Suite 225

Austin, TX 78759

Phone: (512) 795-5300

Fax: (512) 343-8498


Upon arriving at Quarry Oaks II, you may park on the surface lot in the front of the building or in parking garage at the back of the building.