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  • Global 2020 Summer Azure DataFest (free/virtual)

    Online event

    Hello Everyone! We are pleased to announce that registration is open for "Global 2020 Summer Azure DataFest ", a 1-day virtual event on Thursday, July 2, 2020, 10:00AM to 3:30PM EST online. The URLs for the session tracks will be sent to RSVPs on July 1st. You have to RSVP via EventBrite to get the email with the session URLs! Event RSVPs - https://summer2020-globalazuredatafest.eventbrite.com Call for Speakers - https://sessionize.com/cfs-summer2020-globalazuredatafest/ The event schedule is currently being developed and will be published around June 19th. The event day schedule should look like this: 10:00AM - 11:00AM 11:00AM - 12:00PM 12:00PM-12:30PM Lunch /Ask the experts 12:30PM - 1:30PM 1:30PM - 2:30PM 2:30PM - 3:30PM (wrap up at 3:30) 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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  • NOVA SQL User Group - Weekly Friday Meetup Webinar

    Online event

    Hello Everyone! Our eighth Friday webinar will be about BUILD updates regarding Azure Cosmos DB and connecting Azure Cosmos DB to Synapse Analytics. Session Title: Building near real-time HTAP solutions using Synapse Link for Azure Cosmos DB Session Summary - Traditional analytical pipelines are complex with multiple Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) stages between transactional and analytical storage tiers. This results in complex data processing architectures with high costs and high latency due to massive volumes of data being transferred between various stages of storage. In this session learn how you can now leverage Synapse Link for Cosmos DB to run near real-time analytics over your operational data in Cosmos DB with no-ETL and full performance isolation from your transactional workloads. You will also learn how this seamless integration takes today’s ETL processes from hours and days, to mere seconds, enabling business analysts, data engineers & data scientist to run near real-time BI, analytics and ML pipelines over transactional data. Speaker: Sri Chintala, Microsoft Program Manager, Azure Cosmos DB BIO /LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/srichintala/ Hello Everyone! This Friday lunch time webinar series running from May 8th through July 24th and then picking back up Friday, September 4th, is designed to help you on your professional development. 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. We know some sessions we will have ALOT of attendees and some sessions might have less than 10. We will roll with it.

  • NOVA SQL User Group - Weekly Friday Meetup Webinar

    Online event

    Hello Everyone! Our seventh Friday webinar will be about migrating your data in Azure SQL Databases / Azure SQL Managed Instances. We will look at the preparation / assessment tools, do a live migration, and post migration tasks. Session title: Migrate Your Data to Azure SQL DB / Azure SQL Managed Instance Sessions speaker: Timothy McAliley, Microsoft Senior Cloud Solutions Architect BIO/LinkenIn Profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothymcaliley/ Hello Everyone! This Friday lunch time webinar series running from May 8th through July 24th, is designed to help you on your professional development. 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. We know some sessions we will have ALOT of attendees and some sessions might have less than 10. We will roll with it. Upcoming Sessions: May 22 - Ayman El-Ghazal- Overview Azure Databricks May 29 - Jim Boriotti - Azure Synapse (formerly known as Azure Data Warehouse) June 5 - Chris Seferlis - Azure SQL Managed Instances June 12 - Speakers TBA - Cloud Adoption Framework June 19 - Tim McAliley - Migrate Your Data to Azure SQL DB / Azure SQL Managed Instance

  • NOVA SQL User Group - Weekly Friday Meetup Webinar

    Online event

    Hello Everyone! Our sixth Friday webinar will be about the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework The Cloud Adoption Framework is "Prescriptive guidance to define and execute a successful cloud adoption journey, covering from business justification, organizational change to technology implementation. Provide simplified architecture design guides, best practices and resources to deploy on Azure and guidance in helping mitigating risks (control, compliance, cost, security) as cloud adoption journey progresses. Our presenters will be Microsoft Cloud Solution Architects, Jay Kumar and Sana Khan. We will cover the main pillars of the Cloud Adoption Framework: Define strategy Plan Ready Adopt Govern Manage Session title: The Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework Speaker/BIO LinkedIn links: Jay Kumar Sr. Cloud Solution Architect, Customer Success https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayvkumar/ Sana Khan Sr. Cloud Solution Architect, Customer Success https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanaaftabkhan/ This Friday lunch time webinar series running from May 8th through July 24th, is designed to help you on your professional development. We will be recording the sessions. 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. We know some sessions we will have ALOT of attendees and some sessions might have less than 10. We will roll with it. The Speaker/agenda is for next week is TBA, but being posted by May 1.

  • NOVA SQL User Group - Weekly Friday Meetup Webinar

    Online event

    Hello Everyone! Our fifth Friday webinar will be about Azure SQL Managed Instance. We will walk through the architecture, configuration and capabilities of Azure SQL Managed Instances. Title: Azure SQL Server Managed Instance – A *mostly* fully featured SQL Server in the cloud Description: In this session we will compare the offerings of Azure SQL Databases, then dig in and show what separates SQL Managed Instances from the rest. We’ll take a look at challenges that previously prevented migrations to Azure, the current features available, some common architectures, and backup and restore options. Biography: Chris Seferlis is a Data and AI Specialist with Microsoft. He has 20+ years’ experience working in IT and solving technical challenges from a business perspective. Chris is a former CIO with an MBA from UMass, bringing a mix of business acumen with practical technology solutions, primarily focusing on Business Intelligence within the Microsoft SQL stack, including MCSA and MCT designations. BIO/LinkenIn Profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/cseferlis/ Hello Everyone! This Friday lunch time webinar series running from May 8th through July 24th, is designed to help you on your professional development. 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. We know some sessions we will have ALOT of attendees and some sessions might have less than 10. We will roll with it. Upcoming Sessions: May 22 - Ayman El-Ghazal- Overview Azure Databricks May 29 - Jim Boriotti - Azure Synapse (formerly known as Azure Data Warehouse) June 5 - Chris Seferlis - Azure SQL Managed Instances June 12 - Speakers TBA - Cloud Adoption Framework June 19 - Tim McAliley - Migrate Your Data to Azure SQL DB / Azure SQL Managed Instance

  • NOVA SQL User Group - Weekly Friday Meetup Webinar

    Online event

    Hello Everyone! Our fourth Friday webinar will be about Azure Synapse (formerly known as Azure SQL Data Warehouse). We will walk through the architecture, configuration and capabilities of Azure Synapse. Title: Overview of Azure Synapse Speaker - Jim Boriotti, Microsoft Senior Cloud Solution Architect BIO/LinkenIn Profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimboriotti/ Hello Everyone! This Friday lunch time webinar series running from May 8th through July 24th, is designed to help you on your professional development. 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. We know some sessions we will have ALOT of attendees and some sessions might have less than 10. We will roll with it. Upcoming Sessions: May 22 - Ayman El-Ghazal- Overview Azure Databricks May 29 - Jim Boriotti - Azure Synapse (formerly known as Azure Data Warehouse) June 5 - Chris Seferlis - Azure SQL Managed Instances June 12 - Speakers TBA - Cloud Adoption Framework June 19 - Tim McAliley - Migrate Your Data to Azure SQL DB / Azure SQL Managed Instance

  • NOVA SQL User Group - Weekly Friday Meetup Webinar

    Online event

    Hello Everyone! Our third Friday webinar will be about Azure Databricks. We will walk through the architecture, configuration and capabilities of Azure Databricks. Session title: An Overview of Azure Databricks https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/databricks/ Sessions speaker: Ayman El-Ghazali, Microsoft Senior Cloud Solution Architect BIO/LinkenIn Profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/aymansqldba/ Hello Everyone! This Friday lunch time webinar series running from May 8th through July 24th, is designed to help you on your professional development. 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. We know some sessions we will have ALOT of attendees and some sessions might have less than 10. We will roll with it. Upcoming Sessions: May 22 - Ayman El-Ghazal- Overview Azure Databricks May 29 - Jim Boriotti - Azure Synapse (formerly known as Azure Data Warehouse) June 5 - Chris Seferlis - Azure SQL Managed Instances June 12 - Speakers TBA - Cloud Adoption Framework June 19 - Tim McAliley - Migrate Your Data to Azure SQL DB / Azure SQL Managed Instance

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  • NOVA SQL User Group - Weekly Friday Meetup Webinar

    Online event

    Hello Everyone! Our second Friday webinar will be about SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters. We will walk through the architecture of big data clusters, container structure, relational (SQL Server) and non-relational (Spark) data processing. Session title: SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clustering Sessions speaker: Mohammad Darab, SQL Server Data Professional BIO/LinkenIn Profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mwdarab/ Hello Everyone! This Friday lunch time webinar series running from May 8th through July 24th, is designed to help you on your professional development. We will be recording the sessions. 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. We know some sessions we will have ALOT of attendees and some sessions might have less than 10. We will roll with it. The Speaker/agenda is for next week is TBA, but being posted by May 1.

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  • NOVA SQL User Group - Weekly Friday Meetup Webinar

    Online event

    Hello Everyone! Our first Friday webinar will be about Azure Data Services and we will dive into Azure SQL Databases and the various deployment options. We will discuss singleton databases, elastics pools, Managed Instances, serverless and hyperscale deployment options. We will also discuss the "DTU" model and the "vcore" model and which one you might chose, based on the workload. Session title: A Tour of Azure SQL Databases Sessions speaker: Timothy McAliley, Microsoft Senior Cloud Solution Architect Slide Location: https://www.slideshare.net/TimothyMcAliley/a-tour-of-azure-sql-databases-nova-sql-ug-2020 BIO/LinkenIn Profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothymcaliley/ This Friday lunch time webinar series running from May 8th through July 24th, is designed to help you on your professional development. We will be recording the sessions. 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. We know some sessions we will have ALOT of attendees and some sessions might have less than 10. We will roll with it. The Speaker/agenda is for next week is TBA, but being posted by May 1.

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  • Apache Cassandra Workshop (Eventbrite RSVP only)

    Microsoft Offices, Reston

    We’re bringing Apache Cassandra™ Workshop to Reston! Join us to learn how Cassandra distributed database delivers a consistent, low-latency data fabric for both on-premises data centers and public clouds with zero downtime. The workshop will be on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 9:30AM to 3:30PM in room 3062, Microsoft offices, 12012 Sunset Hills Road, Reston, Virginia 20190. Please bring your laptop. Wifi is available along with Azure passes. Parking is paid, BUT, bring your parking ticket to the 3rd floor receptionist, and the team will validate your parking. RSVP Here: https://datastax-winter2020restoncassandraworkshop.eventbrite.com Attendees will easily get started with Cassandra and be introduced to the latest in our developer toolset to get you quickly up and running! Attendees will also be introduced to the additional toolset of the DataStax Enterprise (DSE) platform including Solr search, Spark analytics and streaming, as well as graph deployed in Azure. Don’t miss your chance to partner up with the Cassandra experts for a day of practical hands-on learning and a glimpse at the products that are soon to be released. DataStax and Microsoft have been partnered together since 2014 to bring together enhanced enterprise-grade offerings for Azure customers in the Azure Marketplace reducing the complexities of deploying and provisioning. With a few clicks developers can easily deploy clusters into their Azure subscription allowing customers time to focus on creating powerful distributed cloud applications across Azure’s global network. This event is sponsored by: Datastax - https://www.datastax.com/ Northern Virginia SQL User Group - www.meetup.com/novasql

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