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Azure SQL DB: keeping your business running when disaster strikes
Please join us Tue Dec 18 from 6:00-8:30 at NERD in Cambridge for a Boston Azure event featuring a talk that will educate you on keeping your business running in the face of disaster presented by Taiob Ali. To complement the featured talk on created advanced/complex Azure Functions, we will open with a talk to answer the question: Who logged into my Azure SQL Database? The answer is trickier than you expect! Featured talk: Azure SQL Database: How to keep your business running when disaster strikes? by Taiob M Ali. Government-issued ID needed: - Please check in at the security desk with photo id on street level. They will direct you to the first floor. AGENDA 6:00-6:30: Gather, eat, drink, and be social 6:30-7:00: Opening talk - Who logged into my Azure SQL Database? 7:00-8:15: Featured talk - Azure SQL DB: keeping your business running when disaster strikes 8:15-8:30: Announcements then done! FEATURED TALK: Azure SQL Database: How to keep your business running when disaster strikes? by Taiob M Ali. FEATURED SPEAKER: Taiob M. Ali @sqlworldwide ABSTRACT: Azure SQL Database is a relational database-as-a-service (DBaaS) based on the latest version of Microsoft SQL Server Database Engine. You can build a data-driven applications and websites in the programming language of your choice, without needing to manage infrastructure. While considering Azure SQL Database two of the most important questions you need to answer is what are my options for business continuity and how to implement these options? In this demo intensive session, I will talk about five specific options and show you how to implement those. You will walk out of this session equipped with knowledge and scripts to implement appropriate High Availability and Disaster Recovery solution for your Azure SQL Database. OPENING TALK: Who Logged into my Azure SQL Database? SPEAKER: Bill Wilder @codingoutloud ABSTRACT: SQL Server has many ways to track logins - but they aren't available in Azure SQL Database! In this talk we cover how you can use the auditing feature of Azure SQL Database to capture the data needed to answer this question - then explain how to structure database queries (that actually will query blob storage) to get the results you need.

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Boston Azure is a community-run group with the goal of learning about cloud computing with the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform. We have been meeting since October 2009, making us the oldest such Azure-focused community group in the world. The group was founded by Bill Wilder (@codingoutloud (

The group is run by volunteers. So far for all the events we've hosted over the years, we've managed to provide them for free to attendees. This is in large part to Microsoft offering free space at NERD where we've held 90% of our events, but also to the occasional meeting/event sponsor.

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Boston Azure usually meets in the Boston/Cambridge area. You may also be interested in the North Boston Azure group, run by Jason Haley (@haleyjason (, which meets in Burlington, MA.

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