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News Brandy Favilla is currently the Community Engagement Manager at New Horizons of Minnesota ( In this position, she helps people define and build their careers through educational events. Brandy focuses on networking with members of the Information Technology community to form partnerships in education. She strives to maintain New Horizons’ reputation as a high-quality learning center throughout the Twin Cities and beyond. Some of her accomplishments include chairing the committee for both the TechFuse and MindSurf Conferences hosted by New Horizons, co-chairing Twin Cities Code Camp and Twin Cities SharePoint Camp, Co-host of the Twin Cities Developers Guild, VP of PR for TechMasters (, Communications Chair of PACT (, Programs chair for IAMCP, President of the Business Intelligence User Group ( and actively participating in the SharePoint User Group ( *the thoughts and opinions in this blog are my own and do not reflect the opinions of New Horizons of Minnesota
Twin Cities IT and Developer Events Postings by Brandy Favilla
This month's System Center User Group meeting will feature John Nelson and Brian Mason from Wells Fargo. They are speaking on the first day of MMS about SQL Performance Tips, but if you can't make it to MMS, you can see that very same presentation on Thursday 4/16 at the Microsoft Bloomington office. This event does not cost anything, but we're going to try something different for food and beverages. This month a few of us will bring some pizza and drinks and we'll have a spot for everyone to chip in a few dollars on your own free will.

Food arrives at 4:30, presentation starts at 5:00.

SY30 SQL Performance Tips for SMS and ConfigMgr Reporting Gurus
Microsoft ConfigMgr MVPs Brian Mason and John Nelson will show you how to speed SQL & web reports so that they don't melt your server, time out, or make your boss wonder if you know what you're doing. Brian will create reports using SQL Design Editor, and then John will show how powerful a couple easy changes can be in speeding reports and reducing server load. See how Brian and John plan to install and configure SQL for their 400K client infrastructure so that SQL is optimized for all of ConfigMgr, not just reports. From web reports to RAID and disk partitioning, see how to keep your reports responsive and your system snappy whether your database size is measured in Megs or Terabytes.

This month for swag, we have a copy of Windows Home Server and a nice Microsoft Laptop bag (Courtesy of Brian and John). Please sign up for the event using for a chance to win.
Posted on Monday, April 13, 2009 10:54 AM | Back to top

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