Upcoming Meetings  

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - Henry Treftz - Lessons from the Software Company 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - Lori Edwards - SQL Server Statistics 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - Lightning Talks 

We meet at Concordia University, 4351 W College Ave, Appleton WI 54914. This is just west of Hwy 41. 

Next Meeting: Wed, Sep 07 2016

FoxPASS September 2016 Meeting

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person & Online
Online Meeting URL: http://TBD

5:30 pm - Announcements 

5:40 pm - Roundtable discussion 

6:00 pm - Presentation 


Event Time : Wed, Sep 07 2016 17:30 - 19:30 Central Daylight Time
Your Local Time: Wed, Sep 07 2016 22:30 - 00:30


4351 W College Ave
Appleton, Wisconsin

Direction: None

Featured Presentation

Lessons From The Software Company

Speaker: Henry Treftz, Senior DBA DRW Trading

Summary: A former ISV database developer and DBA tries to explain why software companies who have products that run against SQL Server database do some of things that they do, including those things that may frustrate you. Also some suggestions of software company practices that you may want to take a look at using in other development and production environments. The presentation also offers some suggestions on how to get better support from your vendors.

About Henry: I have worked with SQL Server since the mid 90's starting with SQL Server 4.21 running under OS/2. I have worked as a developer, designer and DBA for a variety of organizations, ranging from trading firms, real estate services companies a water testing lab as well as software companies. As part of my past I spent 8 years working on systems that were either designed from the ground up to be installed as third party applications or designed as internal products that were later bundled and sold as applications to customers. I also spent some time in .com land and though I did not end up a millionaire but did end up with some great stories and a bias for working at places that provide free soft drinks. Along with SQL Server, I have worked with Oracle, Sybase, MySQL, Postgress and RDB