Please join us April 20th, from 2:30PM – 4:00PM at the Microsoft office in Corporate Woods.

Topic: Demystifying Azure SQL – Hyperscaling the DBA!
Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft has said that SQL Server is the edge of the cloud.  The reality is that most Senior IT Leaders in Kansas City are developing their cloud strategy.   Are you as a DBA ready?  Can you properly give your leadership advice on that strategy?  We will begin with an overview of Azure Cloud Data Strategy.  Discuss the reality of hybrid cloud.  We will discuss the architecture and DBA basics including:

  • How to create a database, backup, restore it
  • Security
  • How to move on premise to SQL DB (bacpac/dacpac)
  • Performance, Scaling, Monitoring
  • Brief overview of Hybrid Technologies (Stretch, Backup to Azure, Always On Replicas in the Azure)
These skills will allow you to be the “hyperscale” DBA.

About Steve Howard:
Steve Howard is a Data Platform Technical Specialist for Microsoft.  He is an advocate for data culture delivered through faster insights by more people everywhere.  He is a life-long learner and a Microsoft Certified Cloud and Big Data Architect. Prior to joining Microsoft he worked in telco, utilities, eCommerce, and consumer loyalty as a developer and solutions architect.

Please note, this will be an afternoon meeting.
Meeting Schedule for Thursday, April 20th, 2017:
·  2:30 - 2:40 - Greeting and Housekeeping
·  2:40 – 2:50 – Sponsor Welcome
·  2:40 - 3:40 - Presentation
·  3:40 – 4:00 - Wrap up and Q&A
We look forward to seeing you all soon!

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KC User Group Slack Channel!
Our user group treasurer Matt Jones has set up a Slack site for our user group! The site address is Since we are using the free version of slack, you must be sent an invitation email in order to join. If you would like to join our slack site, please reply to this email and we will send you an invitation!  Please note: Once you receive the invitation please join right away because we can only send out a limited number of invitations at a time. Any unaccepted invitations will block our ability to send out more invitations.
Call for Speakers!
We are looking to fill up the year with speakers for the coming months! If you have any interest at all in speaking at one of the meetings this year, please let me know and I will get you scheduled! If you are more interested in doing a 10-15 minute lightning talk, then we can definitely make that happen as well! Please reply to this email if you have any interest at all.
Call for Sponsors!
We are also looking for sponsors for these future meetings! If your business has any interest in promoting their brand, please let me know by replying to this email!
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