Colorado Springs SQL Server Users Group

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Epicentral Coworking

415 N Tejon St · Colorado Springs, CO

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Between Boulder and St. Vrain on Tejon

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We invite you to join us for our September meeting on Wednesday, September 18th sponsored by Datavail at Epicentral Coworking, featuring a presentation by Manguirish Sardessai on SQL Server Migration to Azure and a 101 session by Greg Miller on Managed Service Accounts.

When: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: Epicentral Coworking, 415 N Tejon, Colorado Springs, CO
What: We'll begin with networking and dinner from 5:30 to 6:00 PM. At 6:00, we'll have a few announcements, a word from our sponsor and peer Q&A time followed by our presentations. After the presentations and some SWAG, we'll have time for socializing and additional networking. The CSSUG will provide drinks while you network.

Our main presentation:
Topic: Assessing and Planning SQL Database Migrations to Azure by Manguirish Sardessai

Today's enterprise is evolving at a rapid pace by taking advantage of what cloud services can offer. By leveraging cloud's scalability, companies are re-architecting their data centers while doing cost optimization. In this presentation, we will do assess the on-premises environment and determining what workloads and databases are ready to make the move and what can you do to improve their Azure readiness while reducing downtime during the migration. Planning and assessment plays a critical role in moving to the cloud. We would see wide range of resources and tools to get assessment completed with ease while identifying workload dependencies with practical tips and tricks focusing on sizing and costs. And finally, we'll assess the SQL instances and identify their readiness for Azure as well. By the end of this presentation , you'll be able to confidently identify your on-premises workloads and databases that are Azure-ready, or almost ready.

About Manguirish:

Manguirish is a AWS Professional Cloud Certified DBA with 14 years’ experience in IT Industry specializing in Web Development, Database Development /Administration and Data Reporting.
He also undertakes business assessments and does project planning to deliver high-end pragmatic solutions for each client environment. He is currently working as Senior SQL Server DBA at Datavail corporation. When he’s not looking to play with databases, he enjoys traveling to new places and reading fiction literature. You can reach him at [masked]

Our 101 Presentation:
Using Managed Service Accounts with SQL Server
Greg Miller, Compassion International
Are you tired of all the after-hours outages to change the passwords for your instances' service accounts? Active Directory can do this for you without the outage if you use Managed Service Accounts. Find out more about them and if they would work for you.

About Greg:
Greg is a Senior Database Administrator at Compassion International where he has been since 2003. He’s been on the board of the Colorado Springs SQL Server User group for five years and is currently serving as VP of Marketing.

Our sponsor, Datavail is one of the largest remote data services companies In North America. They are a single source for application development, integration and support and a full-lifecycle resource for analytics and EPM.