Following SQL Saturday we were happy with the number of people who attended this month’s regular meeting. Attendance has traditionally been lower than usual but we had over 20 attendees. The Meeting began with Carel demonstrating some of the cool new functionality that SQL windowing functions allow, including a cool de-dupe trick that the audience was very impressed by. This was followed by Michael Johnson who dug out an often forgotten feature in SQL server, SQL spatial. After the presentation we had an opportunity to talk to the attendees about what they would like to see out of the user group, below are some of the common themes
- More BI Focused topics
- More beginner\foundational talks
- Earlier time slot
- More communication
- More “soft skill” talks
- Specific technologies talks.
We will try to incorporate all this feedback into the user group meetings and perhaps offer a revised format for the next year.