Baltimore SQL Server Users Group

Join the Baltimore SQL Server Users Group to expand your knowledge and network!  We hold free monthly meetings focusing on SQL Server DBA, Development, Business Intelligence and Professional Development topics.  We meet at the Charles I. Ecker Business Training Center located at 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive Columbia, MD 21046. Our meetings are typically on the third Tuesday of the month from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM and they are free to attend.  We generally have pizza, drinks and sometimes dessert, besides one or two valuable educational sessions.       

Come check out our next meeting and spread the word!

Join the BSSUG and expand your SQL Server knowledge.  Here's how to get started:
> Official mailing list (Constant Contact)
> General announcements and job postings (Yahoo Group)
> LinkedIn
> Meetup 

The BSSUG was started in the days before SQL Server 7.0, back in 1999, by Raymond Barley.  The group has met in a few different places and been co-lead by a few different individuals, but the group has always been in the BWI-Columbia area.  We are a constantly growing group and always interested in meeting new members.  We are a member of the Capital PC Users Group and a SQL PASS official chapter.

Interested in speaking or sponsorship?  We are looking to round off our speakers and sponsors for the year. If you are interested in speaking or sponsorship opportunities please contact Jeremy Kadlec.

Who are the leaders of the Baltimore SQL Server Users Group?

Raymond Barley

Jeremy Kadlec
- BSSUG Founder in 1999
- Principal Architect at RDA Corporation
- Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)
- Champion Award Recipient  
Jeremy is the CTO @ Edgewood Solutions,
co-founder of,
co-leader of the Baltimore SSUG and
a SQL Server MVP since 2009.  

  Our Next Meeting - December 16, 2014 @ 6:30 PM

Time Topic
6:30 PM Announcements and Knowledge Sharing
6:45 PM Title - Starting a new job on the right foot
Abstract - Your first couple months at a new job can really set the tone for your career path at the company. If you want to set yourself apart and grow, you’ll want to make every effort to establish yourself as a reliable, eager and competent professional right from the gates! In this session, we’ll highlight our top recommendations to get started on a high note, and demonstrate both your capabilities, initiative, and desire to grow within the organization!

- Erica Woods and Vivek Mehta of Apex Systems
7:15 PM Ray BarleyTitle - Implementing a Team Foundation Server (TFS) Automated Build for a Business Intelligence (BI) Project
Abstract - TFS automated build allows you to implement continuous building and testing of Visual Studio / SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) solutions.  

A typical BI solution has the following project types:
- SQL Server Database; i.e. Data warehouse based on dimensional model; e.g. Kimball
- SSIS packages to perform ETL
- SSAS cube for ad-hoc querying and analysis
- SSRS for reporting  

The TFS automated build only handles the SQL Server database project.  For the other project types (SSIS, SSAS and SSRS) you have to roll your own MSBuild project files and possibly create your own  MSBuild custom tasks.   

This session will walk through setting up a TFS automated build for a typical BI project.  I will cover:  

- A quick introduction to MSBuild
- Creating MSBuild project files for SSIS, SSAS and SSRS projects
- Creating MSBuild custom tasks
- Creating the build definition
- Running the TFS automated build

Speaker - Ray Barley of RDA Corp

8:15 PM Raffle, networking and wrap-up



Meeting Sponsor:  Apex Systems


Apex Systems Inc





   Food for the Meeting:  Hunan Manor (Chinese Food), Pizza, Drinks and Dessert...




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