Just got the following from my friends at the Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group:

Good afternoon. 

The Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group (www.novasql.com) is announcing its second session for 2005 to benefit IT Professionals (DBAs, Developers, Admins, etc.) in the Northern Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland areas interested in SQL Server.  The second session will be focused on SQL Server performance tuning and is titled “SQLTuner - A repeatable methodology for identifying application level database bottlenecks” (http://www.novasql.com/presentations.htm) which will be delivered by Brian Moran of Solid Quality Learning on 02.28.2005 @ 7:00 PM.  The meetings are held at the AT&T Government Solutions Building @ 1900 Gallows Road Vienna, VA  22182.  To RSVP for the meeting visit - http://www.novasql.com/meetingrsvp.asp.  Future meetings will cover core SQL Server topics for administrators and developers such as performance tuning, disaster recovery, development, SQL Server 2005, etc. 

Please come join us for information packed sessions and spread the word!

Brian's a good friend and a terrific speaker (despite his taste in friends) and has been working on performance tuning database apps for many a year. If you want to know a bunch of simple things that you can do to make your database queries faster and more efficient, Brian's the guy you want to hear from.