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On July 28, 2015, Ben Aminnia presented the new features of Virtual Information Portal (VIP) system to a national autdience of IT managers and executives.

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On June 28, 2014, Ben Aminnia spoke at the Southern California Code Camp at UC San Diego and presented the following topics:
  • Four Dimensions of Report Authoring for Executives and Upper Management
  • SQL Azure vs. Amazon RDS - An In-Depth Comparison
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Ben Aminnia spoke at the Southern California Code Camp at USC on November 9, 2013 and presented the following topic:
  • Four Dimensions of Report Authoring for Executives and Upper Management


On March 21, 2013, Ben Aminnia spoke at UCLA Anderson School of Management and presented the following topic:
  • SQL Azure vs. Amazon RDS - An In-Depth Comparison
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On January 8, 2013, Ben Aminnia presented the following topic to an executives forum in Newbury Park, CA:

    A Manager's Perspective on Cloud Technologies:
  • Functional Compatibilities
  • Performance Gains
  • Labor Savings
  • Cost Savings
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On September 20, 2012, Ben Aminnia spoke at UCLA Anderson School of Management and presented the following topic:
  • From Zero to SQL Azure in 10 Cloudy Steps
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Ben Aminnia spoke at the Orange County SQL Server User Group on April 5, 2012 and presented the following topic:
  • SQL Server 2012 - A Journey through the Landscape of New Features
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On March 24, 2012, Ben Aminnia spoke at SQL Saturday in Huntington Beach, California and presented the following topics:
  • A Journey through the Landscape of New Features in SQL Server 2012
  • From Zero to SQL Azure in 10 Cloudy Steps
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Ben Aminnia spoke at the Southern California Code Camp (UC Fullerton) on January 28, 2012 and presented the following topic:
  • SQL Server 2012 - A Journey through the Landscape of New Features (including a discussion on strategies for DBAs, Developers and Managers)
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On January 19, 2012, Ben Aminnia spoke at UCLA Anderson School of Management and presented the following topic to Los Angeles SQL Server Professionals Group:
  • SQL Server 2012 - A Journey through the Landscape of New Features
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Ben Aminnia spoke at the Southern California Code Camp (USC) on October 16, 2011 and presented the following topics:
  • A Business Intelligence Walk-through in 48 Minutes
  • SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) Planning and Implementation
  • Building a Scalable Document Repository and Generating Letters on a .NET Website
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Ben Aminnia spoke at UC San Diego on June 26, 2011 and also on September 17, 2011 on the following topic:
  • A Business Intelligence Walk-through in 48 Minutes
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Ben Aminnia spoke at the Santa Barbara .NET Group on February 28, 2011 and presented the Virtual Information Portal (VIP) System with a focus on the following topics:
  • Architectural Background of the VIP System for Generating Letters on the Web
  • Version 2.0 Enhancements for Generation of Multi-lingual Letters and Four Archival Options

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Ben Aminnia spoke at the Southern California Code Camp at Cal State Fullerton on January 29-30, 2011 on the following topics:
  • SQL Server Panel of Experts - An open forum for opinion exchange on the future of SQL Server
  • Generating Multi-lingual Letters on the Web using ASP.NET, XSLT and WordML - Architectural Background & Major Enhancements in Version 2.0 of the VIP System www.vipletters.com
  • Developing Reports and Charts for Executives and UpperManagement
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Ben Aminnia spoke at the Southern California Code Camp at USC on October 24, 2010 and also at the SQL Server meeting at UCLA on November 18, 2010, presenting the following topics:
  • Exploring Database Archival Strategies
  • Four Phases of Report Authoring for Executives and Upper Management



Ben Aminnia spoke at the Southern California Code Camp at UC San Diego on June 26-27, 2010 on the following topics:
  • SQL Server Panel of Experts - An open forum for opinion exchange on the current status of SQL Server and its future direction.
  • A Journey Through SQL Server Analysis Services – From Planning to Implementation.
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Ben Aminnia spoke on April 24, 2010 at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, California, as part of an all-day event called SQL Saturday.  The topic of Ben's presentation was SQL Server as a Document Repository.  If you would like to learn more about his presentation, please visit our feedback page.


Ben Aminnia spoke at the Southern California Code Camp at USC on November 22, 2009 and presentated the following topics:

On September 2, 2009, Ben Aminnia was the moderator of the 23rd hour of 24 Hours of PASS. This was a world-wide event which was attended by several thousand enthusiasts around the globe.


At the May 4, 2009 meeting of the Los Angeles .NET Developers Group www.ladotnet.org, Ben Aminnia presented the Virtual Information Portal (VIP). This was a topic which he had also presented at two previous occasions.  The VIP system is a web-based letter generation system (www.viplettes.com), using ASP.NET, XSLT, and XML technologies in a SQL Server environment.  If you would like to learn more about his presentation, please visit our feedback page.


Ben Aminnia spoke at the Southern California .NET Developers Group www.socaldotnet.org on March 4, 2009.  This was a more in-depth discussion of his recent presentation on the web-based letter generation system (www.viplettes.com), using ASP.NET, XSLT, and XML technologies in a SQL Server environment.  If you would like to learn more about his presentation, please visit our feedback page.


At the February 5, 2009 meeting of the Orange County SQL Server Group, Ben Aminnia presented on: A Journey Through SQL Server Analysis Services - From Planning to Implementation, including an end-to-end live demo of the system. If you would like to learn more about his presentation, please visit our feedback page.


Ben Aminnia spoke at the Southern California Code Camp at Cal. State Fulleron in January 2009 on the following topics:


At the November 13, 2008 meeting of the Los Angeles SQL Server Professionals Group www.sql.la, Ben Aminnia spoke on: A Journey Through SQL Server Analysis Services - From Planning to Implementation. If you would like to learn more about his presentation, please visit our feedback page.


At the March 15, 2007 meeting of the Los Angeles SQL Server Professionals Group www.sql.la, Ben Aminnia spoke on How to Split a SQL Server Database ... without using any sharp objects. If you would like to learn more about his presentation, please visit our feedback page.


Ben Aminnia has developed a Project Workflow and Document Management System, using .NET, C#, Crystal Reports, Visual Studio 2005, and OLEDB technologies. This is part of the Simple Solution Series with the following features:
  • Archival and retrieval of all documents associated with each task
  • Project tracking and historical reporting of all additions and changes
  • Timestamp of every change, with User ID of the person making the change
  • Role-based security of who can do what (e.g. developers, project managers, etc.)
  • ClickOnce deployment (both to the web and to a UNC share on the corporate network)
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Using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS files) in an ASP.NET Website With Master Pages to Bridge the Gap ... A white paper by Ben Aminnia


Converting an ASP.NET Website from 1.1 to 2.0 Using Visual Studio 2005 ... A white paper by Ben Aminnia


Ben Aminnia spoke at the Los Angeles SQL Server Professionals Group (at the UCLA Anderson School of Management) about A Roadmap to Reporting Services in SQL Server 2005.
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A Decision-Maker's Overview of Business Intelligence in SQL Server 2005 Including the development roadmap presented by BenAminnia.


Ben Aminnia spoke at the Southern California Code Camp about TAKEaTEST system.
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Ben Aminnia, who's the president of Pointer Corporation and also the president of Los Angeles SQL Server Professionals Group, recently spoke at the Launch Event of SQL Server 2005 which was held on December 15, 2005.  Ben's presentation included the following topics:
  • CLR
  • TOP Clause with a Parameter
  • CROSS APPLY / OUTER APPLY
  • XML as a Native Entity Embedded within SQL Server 2005
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Press Release #5 Ben Aminnia elected president of L.A. SQL Server Professionals Group.


Enabling Your .NET System to Send E-mail It's easier than what you might expect.


Converting Excel Data to XML using Visual Basic .NETOut with the Old; in with the New.


The Professional Evolution of a Computer Consultant: Ben Aminnia spoke at the UCLA Student Accounting Society (SAS).


Commercial Software Development   Presented by Ben Aminnia at the Information Superhighway Conference, this article is a step-by-step outline for developers and decision makers.


How Secure is "Secure?" - Part 2


How Secure is "Secure?" - Part 1


And last but not least, an immortal piece of code by the late Tom Rettig, 1941-1996 www.foxprohistory.org/remember.htm