Denver SQL User Group – March 21, 2019

Please join us for the Denver SQL Server User Group meeting!!

March 21, 2019
5:30 – 8:30

Microsoft Office
7595 Technology Way Suite 400 
Denver, CO 80237

Food this month is Jimmy John’s (I swear this time!!)

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

Warmup Presentation:

Preparing a Technical Presentation
by Dana Braatz

Sooner or later in our careers, we all must do technical presentations, we often dread doing them; I will present a few ideas for doing them better. Find out why 18 (not 397) is a magic number. Learn how to keep the audience focused on you (not their cell phones). In addition, get the answer to the age-old PowerPoint question: “To bullet point; or not to bullet point?”

Dana is a database developer at Beacon Health Options’ Colorado Engagement Center. Dana began his database journey in the mid 90’s developing healthcare solutions in Microsoft Access. It’s been a great education working with Sybase, SQL Server, COBOL, Oracle, and now AWS. He looks forward to learning about the next big things with his PASS colleagues.Dana has a Master’s degree from the University of Colorado.

Main Presentation:
High Availability/Disaster Recovery 101
By Glenn Berry

How do you design a SQL Server 2017 infrastructure in order to meet specific Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO) service levels? There are many aspects to consider, from technology choices and licensing, to policies and procedures. This session outlines and compares the various HA/DR technologies available in SQL Server 2017, showing how you can combine them to design and build a solution to help meet your HA/DR goals. This session also teaches you how to formulate policies that enable effective use of technology in your organization.

Glenn Berry is a Principal Consultant with SQLskills. He has worked as a SQL Server professional for many years in a variety of roles, most recently as Database Architect for Avalara in Parker, CO.Glenn has been a SQL Server MVP since 2007, and has a whole collection of Microsoft certifications, including MCITP, MCDBA, MCSE, MCSD, MCAD, and MCTS, which proves he likes to take tests. His expertise includes DMVs, high availability, hardware selection and configuration, and performance tuning. He is also an Adjunct Faculty member at University College –University of Denver, where has been teaching since 2000. He has completed the Master Teacher Program at University College.Glenn is heavily involved in the SQL Server community, and is a frequent speaker at user groups, SQL Saturdays, and the PASS Community Summit. He is the author of the bookSQL Server Hardware, and he wrote chapters for SQL Server MVP Deep Dives and SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2 books.

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Twitter: @denversql

Look forward to upcoming meetings featuring Steve Jones and Carlos Robles talking about SQL Server and Containers

Make sure to sign up for SQL Saturday Colorado Springs, coming this April


Mar 21 2019


5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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


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