Denver SQL Server User Group – February User Group Meeting – Feb 15

Please join us for the February meeting.

February 15, 2018
5:30 – 8:30

Microsoft Office
7595 Technology Way Suite 400 
Denver, CO 80237

Meeting Agenda
5:30 – 6:00 Food / Socializing
6:00 – 6:15 User Group Business
6:15 – 6:30 Open panel/Questions & Answers
6:30 – 7:00 Warmup presentation
7:00 – 8:30 Main presentation

30-minute presentation:
Intro to CosmosDB
If you’ve been paying attention CosmosDB has quickly been gaining all the spotlight on Microsoft Azure.  Join Russ Thomas, long time SQL Server expert on an introductory tour of CosmosDB.  What it is, what it does, and what problems it solves.  Together we’ll set up a quick sample, wire up some code, and demonstrate some of the features that people are most excited about.  If you have been a relational DBA or SQL Server pro your entire career – you might just be surprised at how much knowledge transfers easily across.  Come find out what all the excitement is about.

Download slides here.

Russ Thomas
Currently an IT leader in Denver Colorado’s financial sector Russ has focused on database development, modelling, administration, and BI since 1997 across the Microsoft stack. Russ is a passionate trainer and SQL community volunteer presenting regularly at PASS SQL Saturday events and local user groups around the US.


60-minute presentation
Migrating to the Amazon Cloud with High Availability

These days you can’t get away from working with the Cloud.  Along with Microsoft, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is arguably the largest cloud provider with impressive $16 billion in cloud revenue generated over the past 12-month period.

Amazon offers lots of services from fully managed Amazon RDS to self-managed Amazon EC2.    How to decide which product is right for your company, and how to get the best performance will be discussed along with how to implement a 24X7 high availability system in the Amazon and multiple clouds.

Eric Peterson is director of Database Administration at PayGo.


·         Over 30 years of Database Experience SQL Coding , database design, DBA

·         Former Sybase Lead Architect

·         Worked with SQL Server from version 4.2

·         Based in Atlanta


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Twitter: @denversql



Make sure to attend SQL Saturday Colorado Springs next month


Feb 15 2018


5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Microsoft Denver HQ
7595 Technology Way Suite 400 Denver, CO 80237


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