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Thursday,

September

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OPASS September 2014 Meeting W/ Gareth Swanepoel

  • In-Person @ 1400 South International Parkway Lake Mary, Florida, United States (map)
  • 18:30 - 20:30 Eastern Daylight Time
  • Language: English

The Orlando SQL user group (OPASS) meets the last Thursday of every month at ITT Technical Institute in Lake Mary, FL. We feature a different speaker every month covering a variety of topics. This is a free event centered around Microsoft SQL server, where everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. Come join us for free learning, networking, food, and fun.

Featured Presentation:

A practical guide to Windows Azure SQL Database for the DBA

Gareth Swanepoel, Sr. DBA Consultant Pragmatic Works Consulting, Inc.

What is "Windows Azure SQL Database" all about ? What does this mean for me as a DBA ? What is the process for setting up a Windows Azure database ? How would I go about migrating one of my databases to "The Cloud" ? How do I possibly leverage this new technology in my production environment ? If you are a production DBA and have contemplated one or more of these questions, this session is for you! Maybe, you have been tasked with finding out about "The Cloud". Join me in exploring the cloud where I will show you how SQL Server works in the Windows Azure SQL Database world. We will run through the simple process of configuring a Windows Azure SQL database. We will investigate the similarities and differences between on premises SQL Server and Windows Azure SQL Databases. We will even look into the DR, HA, monitoring and performance tuning options available with Windows Azure.

About Gareth:
Gareth Swanepoel is a sysadmin-turned-SQL Server DBA. He has been working in the IT industry doing support and administration for over 20 years. He enjoys solving the complex problems that his clients encounter when deploying SQL Server in a data warehouse environment. He is an accomplished author and speaker. Current projects include contributing content for the SQL 2014 Extended Events book. He also currently serves as one of the PASS Regional Mentors for the US SouthEast region.

Register for OPASS September 2014 Meeting!

 Meeting Time

We typically meet on the third Thursday of each month from 6 - 9 pm. 

 NEW Meeting Location

ITT Technical Institute

1400 South International Parkway
Lake Mary, FL 32746

We normally start with about 10 minutes of news and announcements.  We then have 10-15 minutes of networking.  Right before the food is served, we give our sponsor for the month a chance to present for 10-20 minutes.  At about 6:45 we start our feature presentation. Finally we end by raffling off any SWAG our sponsors have graciously supplied.

 

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