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Birmingham Data Platform - SQL Server Managed Instances
Microsoft Data Platform Group Birmingham - 12th July 2018, 6.15pm *** Registration on MeetUp required for venue security *** SQL Server Managed Instances in Azure - with John Martin (MVP) What are Azure SQL Database Managed Instances? The range of options for storing data in Microsoft Azure keeps growing, the most notable recent addition is the Managed Instance. But what is it, and why is it there? Join John as he walks through what they are and how you might start using them. Managed Instances add a new option for running workloads in the cloud. Allowing near parity with a traditional on-premises SQL Server. Including SQL Agent, Cross Database Queries, Service Broker, CDC, and many more. Overcoming many of the challenges to using Azure SQL Databases. But, what is the reality, how do we make use of it, and are there any gotcha’s that we need to be aware of? This is what we will cover, going beyond the hype and looking at how we can make use of this new technology, working through a full migration including workload analysis, selecting the appropriate migration pathway and then putting it in place. Agenda 6.15pm – 6:30pm Meet & Greet 6:30pm - 7:30pm SQL Server Managed Instances in Azure - with John Martin (MVP) - Part 1 7:30pm - 8:00pm Break & Pizza 8:00pm – 9:00pm SQL Server Managed Instances in Azure - with John Martin (MVP) - Part 2 Venue This session will be held at Matthew Boulton College. Room: MB114 Address: Matthew Boulton College Jennens Road Birmingham B4 7PS https://www.bmet.ac.uk/our-locations/matthew-boulton/find-us/ On site parking is very limited and likely to already be taken by college staff/students. There are several car parks in the area, see Park-O-Pedia for more details: https://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/locations/jennens_road_birmingham_b4_7ps_united_kingdom_gcqdt422cgm/?arriving=201709071700&leaving=201709072130 Other Details We'll be putting on food for the event, so please do register so we know numbers. If you then can't make it we'd really appreciate it if you'd unregister and/or let us know. Dress code: relaxed Event Organiser Contact Details If you need any further details or have any requests for this or future Data Platform Group events, please contact get in touch. Alex Whittles Twitter: @PurpleFrogAlex (https://twitter.com/purplefrogalex) Email: [masked] ([masked]) Microsoft Data Platform Group - Birmingham Twitter: @MSDataGroupBrum (https://twitter.com/MSDataGroupBrum) Speaker Profiles John Martin (@SQLDiplomat) is the Product Manager at SentryOne, responsible for SQL Sentry and the core monitoring suite. John is also a Microsoft Data Platform MVP with more than a decade of experience with SQL Server and the Microsoft Data Platform. John is an experienced DBA, Developer, and former Microsoft Premier Field Engineer. Having worked with SQL Server for the last decade, he has gained a broad understanding of how you can use, and misuse, SQL Server

Matthew Boulton College

Jennens Road · Birmingham

What we're about

Microsoft Data Platform Group - Bringing the West Midlands Microsoft data platform community together.

WHAT?

We normally hold meetings every other month, usually on a Thursday after work in the centre of Birmingham. It's an informal gathering of like minded people, with a couple of speakers presenting hour long sessions including tips, techniques and information on old, new and upcoming technology.

We like to get a mixture of world leading speakers as well as providing an opportunity for our members to present. We tailor the speakers and sessions to your requests so if you have any specific topics that you want to go through, then come along and let us know. Each meetup consists of two speakers presenting topics for an hour each, with a break in the middle for some food and networking.

We're part of the UK SQL Server community and an official PASS chapter (the Professional Association for SQL Server) covering the Midlands in the UK.

WHERE?

Matthew Boulton College

Jennens Road
Birmingham
B4 7PS

https://www.bmet.ac.uk/our-locations/matthew-boulton/find-us/

There's no parking on site, but there are a couple of NCP car parks nearby, which you can find on the above link.

WHEN?

The 2nd or 3rd Thursday of the month.

Door open at 6:15pm to meet and greet.

The first session starts at 6:30pm, second session finishes at 9pm with a break for refreshments in between.

ANYTHING ELSE?

Dress code: Casual

Size: Usually between 20 and 40 people

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