From our friends at NoVaSQL:

The Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group (www.novasql.com) is announcing its FINAL session for 2005 to benefit IT Professionals (DBAs, Developers, Admins, etc.) in the Northern Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland areas interested in SQL Server.  This session will be the SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio .NET Launch.  This will be our year end blow out.

  • Title – SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio Launch
    http://www.novasql.com/presentations.htm
  • Speaker – Papa Niang and Jeremy Kadlec of Edgewood Solutions (www.edgewoodsolutions.com)
     
  • Date and Time – Monday, December 19, 2005 @ 7:00 PM
     
  • Location – AT&T Government Solutions Building @ 1900 Gallows Road Vienna, VA  22182.  
     
  • Directions – http://www.novasql.com/directions.htm
     
  • Meeting RSVP – http://www.novasql.com/meetingrsvp.asp
     
  • NOVA SQL Founding Sponsors
  • NOVA SQL’s Monthly Sponsor - IDERA
    • At Idera (www.idera.com), we've engineered a new generation of tools for managing and administering the world's fastest growing database management system – Microsoft SQL Server. Battle proven and easy to use, our products are designed to install in minutes, configure in hours and deploy worldwide in just days.
       
  • NOVA SQL’s 2005 Sponsors – NOVA SQL would like to thank our 2005 sponsors for their support of our group:
     
    • The Ablaze Group (www.ablazegroup.com) Crystal Reports®...We Wrote The Book  *** OUR PUBLICATIONS *** Crystal Reports XI: The Complete Reference - On Sale Now!  Crystal Reports Professional Results, written by George Peck Get more information and order online at (www.crystalbook.com) Still available and valuable: Crystal Reports: The Complete Reference for versions 7, 8, 8.5, 9 and 10
       
    • ApexSQL (www.apexsql.com) is a leading provider of value SQL tools for Microsoft SQL Server developers.  We offer a variety of high quality SQL software products with NO Support Costs or Upgrade Fees. ApexSQL is the home of Studio Universal, the single most comprehensive suite of SQL Server developer tools including a wide range of value added functionality including Auditing, Scripting, Comparison & Synchronization, Reporting, Documentation, Code Generation and Editing/IDE.
       
    • If it pertains to Microsoft SQL Server, Edgewood (www.edgewoodsolutions.com) is your answer. Our Company is focused on designing, implementing, and supporting industry leading Microsoft SQL Server solutions.  Our goal is to provide the ideal solution to your organization via processes and technology to best manage, protect and optimize your biggest asset, your data.  We offer a full spectrum of SQL Server solutions to benefit your business.  We are able to fulfill these critical needs by our ability to address both business and IT needs in an accurate, efficient and high quality manner. We have formulated our best practices with a standardized approach that can be customized to meet your unique business characteristics.
       
    • FMS (www.fmsinc.com) is the world’s leading developer of products for Microsoft Access developers, and a top vendor of products for the SQL Server, Visual Studio .NET and Visual Basic communities. With tens of thousands of customers in over 100 countries, FMS customers are comprised of a variety of organizations from small to large including 90 of the Fortune 100 and every US federal government department.
       
    • At Idera (www.idera.com), we've engineered a new generation of tools for managing and administering the world's fastest growing database management system – Microsoft SQL Server. Battle proven and easy to use, our products are designed to install in minutes, configure in hours and deploy worldwide in just days.
       
    • Imperva (www.imperva.com) SecureSphere™ is the first gigabit solution to provide activity monitoring, audit and protection for the Microsoft SQL Server database as well as for other major database vendors. SecureSphere meets the most stringent requirements for performance, accuracy, scalability and regulatory compliance, while also being practical to deploy and operate.
       
    • The Mann Publishing Group (www.mannpublishing.com) was formed in 2002 to address the needs of the public in ways that were not being addressed by other publishing companies. The Mann Publishing Group and all of its imprints are dedicated to the utmost quality, timeliness, professionalism, and economical publications on the market today.
       
    • Quest (www.quest.com), the leading provider in backup and recovery, database administration, and development solutions for SQL Server and Exchange environments. Imceda’s Signature product SQL LiteSpeed is based on high performance, low impact compression technology. Also look for Imceda’s: Speed SQL IDE, Speed Coefficient, and Speed Change Manager.
       
    • Solid Quality Learning (www.solidqualitylearning.com) is the trusted, global provider of advanced education and solutions for the entire Microsoft database platform.
       
    • SQL Farms Solutions, Inc. (www.sqlfarms.com) is an Alexandria (VA) start-up company that develops user centric software products for database programmers and database administrators. Our software solutions are designed to meet the many challenges that arise in the development, deployment, management, and the maintenance of SQL server farms of all sizes.  Our first tool, the SQL Farm Combine (TM) will be demonstrated in this presentation of the SQL user group. Interested parties are invited to join our Beta program, and to test and evaluate the pre-release version of the SQL Farm Combine (TM).
       
    • sqlSentry (www.sqlsentry.net), the premier scheduling and notification management system for SQL Server, raises DBA  productivity to a whole new level, giving them unprecedented vision and control over their SQL Server enterprise, even in the largest and most demanding environments.  sqlSentry allows the busy DBA to leap beyond the daily administration workload and optimize SQL Server performance.
       
    • SQLServerCentral.com (www.sqlservercentral.com) is striving to be the SQL Server portal on the Internet. The founders are focused on providing a central location for information about SQL Server and related technologies. Original content is being added constantly, much of it developed from the real work experiences of the authors as well as in response to questions from the readers.
       
    • Continuous data protection software, like TimeData™ from TimeSpring (www.timespring.com), automatically captures all changes to application data in real-time so you can recover from data loss, corruption or security breaches within minutes. You can ensure business continuity even in the event of a disaster.  Additionally, TimeData software makes it easy to use your time-dimensioned data repository for analysis so you can improve operations and decision-making.
       
  • Monthly Give-A-Way – Many goodies!
     
  • New Attendee Starbucks Gift Card – Bring someone new to a NOVA SQL meeting to qualify for a $5.00 Starbucks gift card - while supplies last.  Many thanks to our monthly sponsor for the gift cards!
     
  • Year End Blow Out – This is the big meeting!  Come see what our sponsors have provided for us!
     
  • Please support our sponsors - http://www.novasql.com/sponsors.htm
     
  • NOVA SQL News - http://www.novasql.com/News.htm
     
  • NOVA SQL Jobs - http://www.novasql.com/Jobs.htm
     
  • Call for 2006 speakers and sponsors – We are looking for the latest and greatest sessions.  Come share your knowledge as a speaker and/or sponsor for the 2006 calendar.  Our calendar is filling up quickly, so make your plans today!

Don’t miss Monday’s meeting with great information, answers from Microsoft, pizza’s, soda, prizes and more!  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! 

Thank you,

Jeremy Kadlec and Brian Moran