Fort Worth SQL Server Users Group



SQL Server 2008 Administration Sept 11th - Oct 9th  

Friday, September 3, 2010 11:30:00 PM


To the community of learners who have joined us before, thank you for coming and asking great questions. For those that jumped in on the advanced courses and began learning about SQL Server the hard way, here's the introductory class to fill in any gaps. For the seasoned professionals, this is still a great reminder of all the tools available in the stack, a great class discussion and a refresh on the newer features.


 5 Saturday classes from Sept 11th - Oct 9th


Intended Overview topics:


Database Design


Relational engine


Full Text Indexing

Service Broker


High Availability

Disaster Recovery


Integration Services

Reporting Service

Analysis Services

Power Pivot

Stream Insight

Master Data Services


Class Text: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Step by Step


Principle Instructor: Mike Hotek

Auxiliary instructors to be determined


To those of you new to the community and don't know the instructor, former Microsoft MVP Michael Hotek has been doing SQL server since before it was a Microsoft  product (remember Sybase?). He has authored 8 SQL Server books, spoken at numerous conferences, taught a large number of classes  and amassed two jam packed decades of experience  consulting in a huge breadth of industries . 


Price $25 to support the Users Group


Special thanks: Michael Hotek for donating his time and years of expertise

Mark Valentino and Freese & Nichols for getting us the space


SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services 

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 11:30:00 PM


February 14, 2010

SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services (SSAS) 4 Saturdays | Feb 20 – March 13 | 8:30AM – 4PM | Fort Worth, TX This class will focus exclusively on the OLAP piece of the engine. See an actual small business OLTP database be extracted and built into cubes for analysis. They always skip this all important [...]

SQL Server 2008 Integration Services (SSAS) 

Sunday, January 3, 2010 11:28:00 PM

January 15, 2010

SQL Server 2008 Integration Services (SSIS) 2 Saturdays | Jan 30 – Feb 06 | 8:30AM – 4PM | Fort Worth, TX


Mike Hotek is once again donating his very valuable time to the Fort Worth SQL Server User’s Group and the local SQL community. Tuition is merely a $25 donation to the Users Group.

Halloween SQL Developer Class 

Saturday, October 31, 2009 11:27:00 PM


Yeah…I know we all where a lot of hats…but it Halloween brought out a few quirks…

Class Notes: SQL Server 2008 Development 77-433 

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 11:21:00 PM




Greetings everybody,

We had a great turnout and great questions for class last time!  So far we have had nearly 80 folks show up and contribute to the experience .


We finished class last time on indexes. Mike Hotek left us with this question to ponder: Why create a clustered index and enforce a table to be sorted?


He also mentioned a quiz. Yes, you have homework.  Everyone should do this on their own. The instructor will discuss it in detail on the last day of class. Instructions are included in the attachment.


Course content questions should be directed to the instructor/author:

Mike Hotek


Remaining Class Dates:

·         10/31

·         11/07

·         --NO CLASS the 14th

·         11/21


Once again we have audio files for those who attended class and they are NOT for re-distribution. These are not professional recordings, just Mike graciously allowing students to set up MP3 recorders.  

SQL Server 2008 Development 77-433 

Monday, October 12, 2009 11:20:00 PM


This Saturday (Oct 24) kicks off Michael Hotek's SQL Server 2008 Developer training. He just finished writing the official  Training kit for the cert and is now volunteering his time to teach the class to benefit the user group.