What we're about

We have re-branded the NorthEast SQL Server User Group (SQLNE) as Newcastle Data Platform and Cloud (DPaC) User Group. SQLNE was established in 2013 to bring together the SQL Server Community.

At our regular bi-monthly meetings we host presentations from first timers to internationally renown speakers.

A group for anyone interested in learning more and/or sharing their knowledge of the Microsoft Data Platform. All skill levels are welcome. Topics and technologies will be varied but along the lines of SQL Server, SSIS, SSAS, Power BI, Azure DB, Azure automation, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, SQL Server on Linux and containers.

If Power Bi is your thing, have a look at our other Newcastle Power BI (http://www.meetup.com/Newcastle-PUG) meetup.

Join us on our Newcastle-DPaC slack channel (https://tinyurl.com/y9kpv5na)

Upcoming events (1)

Azure-d Availability: SQL Server HA In and To the Cloud

Online event

We're back! With the current situation in the world we took a bit of a break. We have worked with the Manchester and Leeds Data Platform User Groups to bring you a Northern Collaborative online meetup. We're hoping to have 2 sessions on the night but still waiting to get the second one confirmed. Network, learn, ask a question, meet other folks - these are all things that happen at PASS user group events. These events are a really great opportunity to socialise in an informal learning experience. Remember to tell your friends and the people you work with; make sure you register as soon as you can. Online event only - Link provided to those who sign up . Not being recorded. 17:45 – 18:00 - Intro and updates 18:00 - 19:00 - Matt Gordon - Azure-d Availability: SQL Server HA In and To the Cloud Has your manager come to you and said "I expect the SQL Server machines to have zero downtime?" Have you been told to make your environment "Always On" without any guidance (or budget) as to how to do that or what that means? Are you facing pressure to have data in Azure as well? Help is here! This session will walk you through the high availability options in on-premises SQL Server, the high availability options in Azure SQL Database and Managed Instances, and how some or all of those can be combined to enable you to achieve the ambitious goals of your management. Beyond the academic knowledge, we'll discuss frequently seen scenarios from the field covering exactly how your on-premises environments and Azure services can work together to keep your phone quiet at night. About Matt:- Matt is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and has worked with SQL Server since 2000. He is the leader of the Lexington, KY PASS local group and a frequent domestic and international community speaker. He's an IDERA ACE alumnus and 2020 Friend of Redgate. His original data professional role was as a database developer, which quickly evolved into query tuning work that further evolved into being a full-fledged DBA in the healthcare realm. He has supported several critical systems utilizing SQL Server and managed dozens of 24/7/365 SQL Server implementations. He currently utilizes that real world experience as a data platform consultant helping clients design solutions that meet their ever-changing business needs. 19:00 - 19:15 - Break 19:15 - 20:15 - Craig Porteous - Supercharge your Reporting Services: An essential toolkit Get the most out of your Reporting Services (SSRS) environments with this arsenal of PowerShell, SQL and admin tools. You'll leave this session knowing and controlling more about your SSRS environments than you thought possible. Get the most out of your Reporting Services (SSRS) environments with this arsenal of PowerShell, SQL and admin tools. You'll leave this session knowing and controlling more about your SSRS environments than you thought possible covering monitoring, security, administration and deployment. About Craig - Craig is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP working with Incremental Group as a Senior Data Engineer. He has more than 10 years working with data and related technologies, supporting global BI Environments, automating processes with PowerShell and implementing data platform solutions. Craig is actively involved in the data community as a co-leader of the Glasgow data user group & founder of the DATA:Scotland Conference in Scotland.

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