• NOVA SQL User Group - Monthly MeetUp- Torsten Strauss - In-Memory OLTP Design

    Time for meeting moved back for Sept 24 by 30 minutes! This meeting will start at 11:00AM ET

    Hello Everyone! The speaker for this month will be Torsten Strauss and he will discuss In-Memory OLTP Design Principles.

    Title: In Memory OLTP – Design Principles

    Description: In this session (level 300) we will look at the design principals of the in-memory OLTP engine. We will understand how the in-memory engine optimizes data storage for main memory, eliminates latches and locks, and uses native compilation to reduce the CPU overhead.

    For this we will compare the traditional on-disk engine with the in-memory engine to decide when it makes sense to use in-memory OLTP.

    Speaker: Torsten Strauss

    Speaker BIO: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-strauss/

    Torsten (MVP, MCSE, MCT) has been working with Microsoft SQL Server since the turn of the millennium and is specialized in performance optimization for large SQL Server environments.
    He has been with bp as a database engineer for over two decades and collaborates closely with Sarpedon Quality Lab as a Principal Microsoft SQL Server Consultant.

    Torsten is the founder of inside-sqlserver.com and has given more than 120 presentations on Microsoft SQL Server performance optimization at national and international conferences and user groups.
    Torsten has been recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Data Platform since 2018.

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    This monthly Friday lunch time webinar series running from January 29th through October 29th, 2021. All of our meeting on 2021 will be online/virtual until we are well past COVID19 issues. This MeetUp is designed to help you on your professional and technical development. We will do two conferences in 2021, June 25 and Nov 12. We will talk about a range of Azure related topics, of course covering SQL Server and Azure Data Services, but also Azure compute, networking, storage, security, monitoring and governance.

  • NOVA SQL User Group - Model Explainability & Responsible AI w/ Azure ML

    Hello Everyone! Our topic this month will be "Model Explainability & Responsible AI with Azure Machine Learning" by Microsoft Senior Cloud Solution Architect. Jon Tupitza.

    Title: Model Explainability & Responsible AI with Azure Machine Learning

    Description - TBA

    Speaker: Jon Tupitza

    Speaker BIO: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jontupitza/

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    This monthly Friday lunch time webinar series running from January 29th through October 29th, 2021. All of our meeting on 2021 will be online/virtual until we are well past COVID19 issues. This MeetUp is designed to help you on your professional and technical development. We will do two conferences in 2021, June 25 and Nov 12. We will talk about a range of Azure related topics, of course covering SQL Server and Azure Data Services, but also Azure compute, networking, storage, security, monitoring and governance.

  • NOVA SQL User Group - Monthly MeetUp - Azure Machine Learning w/ Power BI

    Hello Everyone! Jack Bender, Microsoft Principal Cloud Solution Architect, will discuss Azure Machine Learning integration with Power BI. Come join us as we will cover Azure Machine Learning (AML) basics where Jack Bender from Microsoft will walk through AutoML, the Designer and how other services such as Power BI can consume published endpoints.

    Title: Azure Machine Learning w/ Power BI

    Description. Azure Machine Learning integration with Power BI

    Speaker: Jack Bender

    Speaker BIO: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jack-bender/

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    This monthly Friday lunch time webinar series running from January 29th through October 29th, 2021. All of our meeting on 2021 will be online/virtual until we are well past COVID19 issues. This MeetUp is designed to help you on your professional and technical development. We will do two conferences in 2021, June 25 and Nov 12. We will talk about a range of Azure related topics, of course covering SQL Server and Azure Data Services, but also Azure compute, networking, storage, security, monitoring and governance.

  • Global Azure Data & AI Fest (Summer)

    Online event

    Hello Everyone!

    We are pleased to announce that registration is open for the "Global Azure Data & AI Fest June 2021 ", a free/no charge, 1-day community-driven virtual conference on Friday, June 25th, 2021, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT. We will send out the online session links no sooner than 2 days before the event, and also post the online session track information to meetup.com

    Our event sponsor is Withum https://www.withum.com/ - so lets please make sure to thank the folks at Withum for their support!

    Here is the MS Teams Link for the Event:
    https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YmEzZmM3M2EtZTExNy00MzJjLWIwMmYtNDkwMjdiZjY3OGRi%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2272f988bf-86f1-41af-91ab-2d7cd011db47%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22c9f34171-87cd-4b3f-8458-3c6e9e43ffd9%22%7d
    Or call in (audio only)

    [masked],,[masked]# United States, Seattle

    Phone Conference ID:[masked]#

    RSVP Here/ Event Schedule -
    https://june2021azuredataandaifest.eventbrite.com

    10:00AM - Event Welcome and Introductions - Timothy McAliley and Prashant Bhoyar

    10:15AM - Keynote - Trends and Future of AI - Frank La Vigne

    11:00AM - Accelerate Your Data Science Projects with Azure Machine Learning’s AutoML Feature - Jon Tupitza

    12:00PM - Make your applications interactive with Speech Services - Veronika Kolesnikova

    1:00PM - Leverage Cognitive Language Services to analyze text, determine intent and natural language - Kiran Bakshi

    2:00PM - Introduction to AI and Cognitive Services for Developers and Information Workers - Prashant Bhoyar

    3:00PM - Event Wrap Up/Next Steps (10 mins)

    Speaker BIO Links:

    Timothy - https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothymcaliley/
    Prashant - https://www.linkedin.com/in/pgbhoyar/
    Frank - https://www.linkedin.com/in/frank-lavigne/
    Veronika - https://www.linkedin.com/in/vkolesnikova/
    Kiran - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kiran-bakshi-6b654625/

    We will be covering the following Microsoft Learn Paths/Modules focused on AI and Machine Learning. This means that each session will be represented by a corresponding Microsoft Learn course or courses.

    Evaluate text with Azure Cognitive Language Services: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/paths/evaluate-text-with-language-services/

    Process and Translate Speech with Azure Cognitive Speech Services https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/paths/process-translate-speech-azure-cognitive-speech-services/

    Process and classify images with the Azure cognitive vision services https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/paths/process-classify-images-with-azure-cognitive-vision-services/

    Use automated machine learning in Azure Machine Learning https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/use-automated-machine-learning/

    Please help spread the word via twitter ( @azuredatafest ), LinkedIn, etc. Thank you for registering and we look forward to seeing you all at the event!

    If you have a question about the event email us at [masked]

    For further information about the event please follow the following links:

    Presentation Slides Download Link - https://aka.ms/novasqlug-downloads

    Recorded Video Content - https://aka.ms/azurecloudevents

  • NOVA SQL User Group - Monthly MeetUp / Setting up SQL Server in Azure

    Hello Everyone! Doug Strother, Microsoft Senior Customer Engineer will talk about "Setting up SQL Server in Azure".

    Title: Setting up SQL Server in Azure - A Structured Walk Through

    Topic: Setting up SQL Server in Azure - A structured walk-through of setting up SQL server in Azure plus a interesting demo. The best part is the automatic distribution of SQL Server infrastructure as well as standard physical/logical separation of data files, logs, etc. Backups are built-in.

    Speaker: Doug Strother

    Speaker BIO: https://www.linkedin.com/in/douglas-m-strother-935677a/

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    This monthly Friday lunch time webinar series running from January 29th through October 29th, 2021. All of our meeting on 2021 will be online/virtual until we are well past COVID19 issues. This MeetUp is designed to help you on your professional and technical development. We will do two conferences in 2021, June 25 and Nov 12. We will talk about a range of Azure related topics, of course covering SQL Server and Azure Data Services, but also Azure compute, networking, storage, security, monitoring and governance.

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  • NOVA SQL User Group - Azure Data Factory/Synapse Data Transfer

    Hello Everyone!

    Art Rask, Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect will be out speaker and the topic will be Azure Data Factory/Synapse Data Transfer

    Title: Make Your SHIR Go BRRR - High Throughput data movement from on-premises SQL to Azure Data Services

    Description: Azure Data Factory (and Synapse Pipelines) provide the ability to do ETL/ELT orchestration that spans Azure, on-premises data stores, and other cloud platforms. This talk will focus on the scenario of moving data from SQL (or other databases) on-premises to Azure Data Services, which could include Synapse, Azure SQL DB, Azure Data Lake, and more. ADF can achieve very high throughput with some relatively simple configuration. We'll dig into how that is done.

    Speaker: Art Rask

    Speaker BIO: https://www.linkedin.com/in/art-rask-55239029/

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    This monthly Friday lunch time webinar series running from January 29th through October 29th, 2021. All of our meeting on 2021 will be online/virtual until we are well past COVID19 issues. This MeetUp is designed to help you on your professional and technical development. We will do two conferences in 2021, June 25 and Nov 12. We will talk about a range of Azure related topics, of course covering SQL Server and Azure Data Services, but also Azure compute, networking, storage, security, monitoring and governance.

  • NOVA SQL User Group - Monthly MeetUp - Azure ARC Enabled Data Services

    Hello Everyone! Our speaker for this month will be Mike Ray, awesome person and friend of mine. Mike will discuss Azure Arc Enabled Data Services. Mike will be connecting with us from Redmond, WA - so lets make him feel welcome.

    Title: Azure ARC Enabled Data Services

    Description. Azure Arc makes it possible to run Azure data services on-premises, at the edge, and in public clouds using Kubernetes and the infrastructure of your choice.

    Currently, the following Azure Arc enabled data services are available in preview:

    SQL Managed Instance
    PostgreSQL Hyperscale

    docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-arc/data/overview

    Speaker: Mike Ray, Microsoft, Senior Content Developer

    Speaker BIO: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-ray-8170476/

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    This monthly Friday lunch time webinar series running from January 29th through October 29th, 2021. All of our meeting on 2021 will be online/virtual until we are well past COVID19 issues. This MeetUp is designed to help you on your professional and technical development. We will cap of 2021 with a one or two day virtual conference at some point in November 2021. We will talk about a range of Azure related topics, of course covering SQL Server and Azure Data Services, but also Azure compute, networking, storage, security, monitoring and governance.

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  • NOVA SQL User Group - Azure Purview (Data Governance /Classification)

    Hello Everyone! The speaker for this month will be Timothy McAliley and the topic will be Enterprise Data Cataloguing, Classification and Governance, and the Azure service now in preview, Azure Purview:

    "Azure Purview is a unified data governance service that helps you manage and govern your on-premises, multicloud, and software-as-a-service (SaaS) data. Easily create a holistic, up-to-date map of your data landscape with automated data discovery, sensitive data classification, and end-to-end data lineage. Empower data consumers to find valuable, trustworthy data."

    https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/purview/

    Title: Azure Purview - An Introduction and Demo (Data Catalog/Data Classification / Data Governance)

    Description: We will discuss what Azure Purview is and demo how to spin up the Azure Purview service and interact with data.

    Speaker: Timothy McAliley, Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect

    Speaker BIO: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothymcaliley/

    I am currently a Microsoft Senior Cloud Solutions Architect (CSA) (Azure-Data & AI). Prior to this role, I was a Technical Solutions Professional TSP). Prior to this, I was a Microsoft Account Technology Strategist (ATS), and prior to that I was a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer (PFE) for SQL Server in Washington, D.C.

    Specialties: IT operations, IT auditing, IT audit frameworks, IT service management (ITSM), ITIL, information security, project management, and database/application tier high availability solutions.

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    This monthly Friday lunch time webinar series running from January 29th through October 29th, 2021. All of our meetings in 2021 will be online/virtual until we are well past COVID19 issues. This MeetUp is designed to help you on your professional and technical development. We will cap of 2021 with a one or two day virtual conference at some point in November 2021. We will talk about a range of Azure related topics, of course covering SQL Server and Azure Data Services, but also Azure compute, networking, storage, security, monitoring and governance.

  • NOVA SQL User Group - Monthly MeetUp

    Online event

    Hello Everyone! This meeting will be two parts - the first part we will discuss the impact of the SQL PASS (Professional Association of SQL Server) going away, and the second part we will do an overview of Azure Database offerings and any public roadmap updates which are available.

    Title: Aftermath of PASS Going Away / Azure Database Offering and Updates

    Description- Discussion of PASS, options without PASS, Azure Database offerings.

    Speaker: Timothy McAliley, Microsoft Senior Cloud Solution Architect (Data & AI)

    Speaker BIO:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothymcaliley/
    @sysframeworks
    @novasql

    I am currently a Microsoft Senior Cloud Solutions Architect (CSA) (Azure-Data & AI). Prior to this role, I was a Technical Solutions Professional TSP). Prior to this, I was a Microsoft Account Technology Strategist (ATS), and prior to that I was a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer (PFE) for SQL Server in Washington, D.C.

    Specialties: IT operations, IT auditing, IT audit frameworks, IT service management (ITSM), ITIL, information security, project management, and database/application tier high availability solutions.

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    This monthly Friday lunch time webinar series running from January 29th through October 29th, 2021. All of our meeting on 2021 will be online/virtual until we are well past COVID19 issues. This MeetUp is designed to help you on your professional and technical development. We will cap of 2021 with a one or two day virtual conference at some point in November 2021. We will talk about a range of Azure related topics, of course covering SQL Server and Azure Data Services, but also Azure compute, networking, storage, security, monitoring and governance.

  • November 2020 Azure Data and AI Fest (Mini - conference) RSVP via Eventbrite!

    Hello Everyone!

    We are pleased to announce that registration is open for "November 2020 Azure Data and AI Fest (Mini-conference)", a free/no charge, 1-day event on Friday, November 13th, 2020, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST online/virtual. We will send out the online session track links no sooner than 2 days before the event, and also post the online session track information to meetup.com

    Our event sponsor is Withum https://www.withum.com/ - so lets please make sure to thank the folks at Withum for their support!

    RSVP / Info here: https://aka.ms/november2020-globalazuredataandaifest

    Presentation Slides Download Link - https://aka.ms/downloads-fall2020datafest

    Recorded Video Content - https://aka.ms/azurecloudevents

    Schedule - https://aka.ms/november2020-globalazuredataandaifest

    We are running three tracks, one track will be focused on Azure Data Services and the other track will be focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning and the third one will be focused on Reporting and Analytics. We will also line up an event keynote speaker to kick off the event.

    Tracks: (you have to click on the Keynote and General Session Link to join, you have to click on the Track links to join a session in a track)

    Keynote and General Session Link– 9AM - 11AM EST - https://aka.ms/keynote-global2020fallazuredataandaifest

    All Tracks Begin at 11AM EST
    Data Engineering / Data Platform Track
    AI / ML Track
    Reporting and Analytics Track

    Keynote and General Session Link– 9AM - 11AM - https://aka.ms/keynote-global2020fallazuredataandaifest

    Session Tracks – 11AM – 3PM EST
    • Data Engineering / Data Platform Track
    • AI / ML Track
    • Reporting and Analytics Track

    Track Links

    Data Engineering / Data Platform Track 11AM – 3PM EST
    https://aka.ms/dataplattrack-fall2020datafest

    • Or call in (audio only) [masked],,[masked]#

    AI/ ML Track 11AM – 3PM EST
    https://aka.ms/aimiltrack-fall2020datafest

    • Or call in (audio only) [masked],,[masked]#

    Reporting and Analytics Track
    https://aka.ms/reportingtrack-fall2020datafest

    • Or call in (audio only) [masked],,[masked]#

    Please help spread the word via twitter ( @azuredatafest ),

    LinkedIn, etc. Thank you for registering and we look forward to seeing you all at the event!

    If you have a question about the event email us at [masked]

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