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Thu, Sep 26 2013 11:00 Eastern Daylight Time

Improving Query Efficiency with Data Access Layers



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11:00 - 11:10 - General Q&A session & Announcements
11:10 - 11:50 - Presentation(s)
11:50 - 12:00 - Question & Answer session

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What are our goals?  To provide a conducive environment where through the use of online webinars( from both the SQL Server and Oracle Camps), web based  articles and cross product/ cross pollination of concepts and ideas, our members are  able to prosper and to pass the knowledge on to others.
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Improving Query Efficiency with Data Access Layers 



September 26th, 2013 11:00aM EDT (15:00 GMT)







Speaker: Steve Simon  


  Steve Simon is a SQL Server MVP and a senior BI Development Engineer with Atrion Networking. He has been involved with database design and analysis for over 25 years. Steve has presented papers at eight PASS Summits and one at PASS Europe 2009 and 2010. He has just recently presented a Data Quality Services presentation at the PASS Nordic Rally in Copenhagen. Steve has also presented 5 papers at the Information Builders' (IBI) International Summits. He is a PASS regional mentor & chair of the Oracle/SQL Server VC






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Improving Query Efficiency with Data Access Layers



Business and Power Users who create their own queries often lack the query tuning skills that a DBA or seasoned developer would possess. 

In this presentation Steve Simon will show us an alternative to permitting Business and Power users ' free range' to their data and the ability to create unruly queries. 

Please join us for this meeting. I promise that it is an eye opener.





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Interested in being a presenter..we would love to hear from you. Please contact Steve Simon at

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