Next Meetup

AzureSQL - Lessons from the Field
Presentation: NWEA is finishing up the first phase of a transition of company tools from a local datacenter to the Azure Cloud. This was no ordinary lift-and-sift but a transition to the platform-as-a-service to take advantage of some of the great features the cloud has to offer. We'll discuss topics of cost: estimate vs reality, hybrid environment concerns, high availability, and setting up dev and qa environments. Then we'll dive deep into topics like worker counts, profiling, user and connectivity management and more. Bio: Tim Giorgi is a Solution Architect with NWEA. Currently he's working on transitioning the company's .NET applications, services, and SQL databases to the Microsoft Azure cloud, doing high level architecture of the next-gen version of the company tools, and getting VERY familiar with AzureSQL. Tim has over 30 years of software and database development experience and has worked with SQL Server since the 1990's

PacificSource Health Plans

13010 SW 68th Parkway, Suite 140 · Tigard, OR

What we're about

The goals of this group are to increase our knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server, network with other members, pass along job opportunities, and solve common problems of programming. We have been meeting since 1996 on the fourth Thursday of each month except for a combined meeting for November and December.

We are an official PASS chapter ( and meet at PacificSource Health Plans in Tigard. You can also find more information at our website ( and on LinkedIn (

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