Hillsborough SQL User Group

Welcome to the Hillsborough SQL Server Chapter

The Hillsborough SQL User Group is interested in sharing information about Microsoft SQL Server and related topics.  The meetings are free to all who wish to attend.  Food and drinks will be served at most meetings.

We meet at the Corporate Center I at 6:30pm on the last Thursday of every month except November and December. Food usually arrives at 6:00pm to allow networking until the meeting starts at 6:30pm.  The address is 2202 North Westshore Boulevard, Suite 122, Tampa, FL.

We look forward to seeing you there. 

Next Meeting




Thomas Phaneuf presents Making the SQL Server Metadata Useful and Fun!

  • In-Person @ 2202 North Westshore Boulevard Tampa, Florida, United States (map)
  • 06:00 - 08:00 (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Language: English


Please join us Thursday night, January 31st where Tom Phaneuf will present:

Making the SQL Server Metadata Useful and Fun!

The address is: 

2202 North Westshore Boulevard
Suite 122
Tampa, FL 33607

Parking is available at the west entrance (airport side). Please follow the Visitor parking signs past the garage and around the fountain.

To RSVP CLICK HERE to assure we have enough food and drinks. 

Food will be provided and will arrive at 6:00 pm and the meeting start at 6:30 pm. Also, plan to join us at Kona Grille for the meeting after the meeting for more networking.

Featured Presentation:

Making the SQL Server Metadata Useful and Fun!

Thomas Phaneuf, Director of Development Buddy's Home Furnishings

What is the SQL Server Metadata? It is the data about the objects in the SQL Server database. It allows you to ask questions about how your data is structured, and pretty much everything you ever wanted to know about not just your tables, views, functions and procedures – but other supporting information as well! Why a Metadata Sub-System? The SQL Server metadata can be difficult and awkward to work with directly. This meetings talk will present a framework to wrap the power of the Metadata system in a set of easy to use, intuitive and consistent objects. So, what will we be talking about? We will be taking a trip through the SQL Server Metadata and presenting an extendable collection of views, procedures and functions to make using that SQL Server Metadata not just less painful to use, but fun! The objects in this collection are incredibly useful for a variety of tasks such as ETL, dynamic scripting, and writing your own procedures, functions and views. By the end of this talk, you will wonder how you ever managed to work without it. So, bring your popcorn and your interest and settle in!

About Thomas:
Thomas is Director of Development at Buddy's Home Furnishings.  He has been developing quite a while.  We first worked together back in 1989.  He is passionate about data.  His strong belief is that a database needs to be designed to protect itself.  We spend a lot of time making sure that our database is strong enough to survive the users.  He is multi talented in that he can design and build a user application from the ground up.  His only limitation seems to be the hours in a day.



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