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Date Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Speaker Dan Hess

Topic: Intro to Azure from a DBA's Perspective - How to Cover Your a.a.s.

Head in the "cloud"? Looking for a "cloud" with a silver lining? There are many clichés that can be used when talking about "cloud" technology but really, how does Microsoft's "cloud" offering, called Azure, actually work? Let's take a look at some basics and maybe even take a dive into the deep end. We'll look at terminology ("subscriptions", "Infrastructure as a service", "resource manager" etc.), how to create various resources (virtual machines, databases, virtual networks etc.) and maybe even log into a "cloud" database. I'll present a solid foundation that will enable you to get comfortable with the technology and allow you to expand your "cloud" skills.

Dan Hess has been in IT since 1997, graduating from California State University, Chico with a computer science degree. He's been focused on SQL Server since 2007 when he was given the "accidental DBA" title. After learning to swim in the deep end and moving jobs to Sacramento, he saw the need to help others who were in a similar position and helped to form the Sacramento SQL Server user group. Database administration is his primary focus.

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The Sacramento SQL Server User Group meets the first Wednesday of every month. Most sessions will have a presentation; however, throughout the year we schedule a few group sessions designed to provide a forum that allows attendees to discuss real-world SQL Server related questions, issues and concerns which are addressed as a group.

We start each meeting with some time to network and get situated. Unless otherwise noted, the schedule for each meeting will be:

6:00 PM - 6:15 PM: Mingle/networking, get food & beverages, presentation setup
6:15 PM - 6:30 PM: Group announcements, agenda, introduce speaker
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM: Presentation
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM: Post-meeting discussions

Meeting Location:

Patrick Hays Learning Center
2700 Gateway Oaks Drive
Suite 2600
Sacramento, CA 95833

Once inside the building, take the stairs or elevator to the second floor, then enter Suite 2600.

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