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John Deardurff - Cloudy with a Chance of Data
Session Details: This course is intended as an Introductory look at the Cloud and Azure Data Services. We begin our session explaining what the cloud is and the differences between Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). Then we turn our attention to Azure and the Microsoft Cloud Data Platform to see what solutions are available for Data Archtitects, Developers, and Administrators. Finally, we close the session with a tour of SQL Server in an Azure Virtual Machine as well as an Azure SQL Database. Speaker Details: John Deardurff, Senior Technical Instructor, New Horizons For over 15 years John has taught Microsoft SQL, Exchange, and Windows Server certification courses. He has been a database and networking consultant for over 20 years and currently holds over 40 Microsoft Certifications. He is a MCT Regional Lead for the Eastern United States and a Data Platform MVP. Twitter - Blog - John will be joining us live via WebEx.

Samford university

800 Lakeshore Drive · Homewood, AL

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Steel City SQL Server Users Group is the Birmingham, AL chapter for the Professional Association for SQL Server or PASS.

PASS is the world's largest, user-run community dedicated to Microsoft SQL Server technologies including Database Administration, Database Development and Business Intelligence. Steel City SQL is promoting the goals of PASS locally in Birmingham through the monthly meetings by giving attendees the opportunity to connect with other SQL Server users, learn from a presentation on a relevant SQL Server or Business Intelligence topic and share by giving attendees the opportunity to present to group or simply share solutions to problems that they have seen that other users might be challenging other attendees.

Steel City SQL meets monthly on the third Tuesday of the month on the Third Floor of Thomas Russell Hall on the campus of Samford University starting at 6PM. Each meeting starts with a 30 minute networking session followed by a technical presentation at 6:30PM which generally last for an hour.

There are no membership fees or dues to belong to the group and there is no cost other than your time to attend a monthly meeting. All that we ask is that you let us know that you plan to attend so that we can plan accordingly for food and beverages.

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