Please join us TOMORROW Wednesday, August 30th, from 2:30PM – 4:00PM at the Microsoft office in Corporate Woods.
Register HERE
Topic: LIVE SQL Server 2017 LINUX Availability Group buildout!
Full LIVE buildout of a 2-node SQL Server 2017 CTP 2 Availability Group, on Linux! We're going to start from scratch, and cover allocating VMs in Hyper-V, loading the OS, general configuration of the operating system, installing SQL Server, and finish with a controlled failover of SQL Server using native Linux utilities. We'll talk about each step along the way
About Dave Walden:
Dave is the Practice Director at Tallgrass Technologies.
With over 15 years of experience in large, high performance, mission critical environments, Dave brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. While his primary focus is the data platform, Dave has deep expertise in other fields, including Cloud (Private/Public/Hybrid), Storage, Virtualization, Compute and Networking.  Dave also has experience in the "Big Data" space, having worked in technologies such as Hadoop, Cassandra and MongoDB. Dave is currently Practice Director for Tallgrass Technologies.
Please note, this will be an WEDNESDAY afternoon meeting.
Meeting Schedule for Wednesday, August 30th, 2017:
  • 2:30 - 2:40 - Greeting and Housekeeping
  • 2:40 – 2:50 – Sponsor Introduction
  • 2:50 - 3:50 - Presentation
  • 3:50 – 4:00 - Wrap up and Q&A
We look forward to seeing you all soon!
Since our founding in 1987, we have grown to over 100 consultants.  Our focus continues to be on understanding and delivering results within relevant technology areas that enable our Clients to realize business success.
​Technology has become the most Strategic Business Asset for organizations to compete in today's Better, Cheaper, Faster economy.  Business executives expect that their investments in IT should just work." To accomplish these objectives Tallgrass has relevant Technology Practice Areas to support our clients.
What we have learned, is that while our Clients' Business objectives may vary across different industries, their core challenges are very similar - they must Enable Strategic Capabilities. We believe that the approach to helping you acquire these Strategic Capabilities begins with.....
  • Understanding the business goals and expected benefits/impacts of the proposed initiative
  • Confirming the current state process/ solution/existing investments and skill sets
  • Evaluating potential key technology/alternatives 
  • Collaborating with you to develop an action plan to achieve the business goals and impacts
  •  Implementing an effective solution guided by our Project Management Disciplines
Tallgrass will help your organization respond to managing your infrastructure and delivering business responsiveness.  Our competencies, experience, and partner relationships across key technologies are what we offer.  Tallgrass doesn't make the technologies - Tallgrass helps you get more value from them in your environment.
SQLSaturday 680 in Kansas City:
SQLSaturday is a free training event for Microsoft Data Platform professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server, Business Intelligence and Analytics. This event will be held on October 7, 2017 at Rockhurst University.  
The call for speakers closes August 8th.
Please see the SQLSaturday website for more details: http://www. aspx.
Pass Summit 2017 Discount Code:
Please use the following discount code to save $150 off of your registration for this year’s pass summit: LC15CCJ3

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!
KC SQL Server User Group web site: http://kansascity.

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