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The Jacksonville SQL Server Users Group (JSSUG) was founded by Brian Knight in January 2003, creating a community for database developers and administrators in the Jacksonville area. The goal of JSSUG is to share knowledge, best practices, and network. Today, it is a community focusing on development, administration, and business intelligence. Free meetings are open to the public the third Wednesday of every month. Meetings include presentations, technology announcements, local job opportunities, and quick brainstorming/guidance for users experiencing difficulty.

Upcoming events (5)

Security in Azure an On-Prem SQL Server

Keiser University

In the session, we will be looking at security in Azure SQL and On-Prem SQL Server Speaker: Scott Gleason Bio: Scott Gleason has Over ten years DBA experience with SQL server in Development, Operations, & Performance Tuning. He is a Senior Director of Database Operations at PaySpan and is involved with the Jacksonville Local SQL server users group.. Sponsor: CSI

JSSUG Speaker Idol 2019

Keiser University

JSSUG supports new speakers and giving them opportunities to show their talents. April 17th, 2019, JSSUG will be running our annual Speaker Idol. Speaker Idol is for anyone that’s interested in exposing themselves as a community speaker but would like a safe place to get their feet wet. Sessions are 10-15 minutes long (timed) on a variety of technical topics. Come join us and support our local growing speaker community. Featured Speakers: Presentation #1: Title: Exploring SQL Server with Powershell Speaker: Rilwan Musa - AWS-ADEV ,OCA,ITIL,Scrum Master 5+ years SQLServer/Oracle/MySQL DBA Description: Do you know powershell is truly "POWERful" for SQLServer administration,analysis services,auditing,automation,calculations,monitoring,configuration,error handling,security,troubleshooting and many more? During this short presentation, we will explore SQLServer with Powershell and you will not only admire this great utility but also consider to adopt it, as automating tasks is essential in today's fast pace IT environment. Presentation #2: Title: Digital Storytelling: The SQL Speaker: Ben Curtis - I am Intern at Pragmatic Works and earned my degree in Computer Information Technology recently from Florida State College of Jacksonville. If you are interested in speaking please email [masked] The winner will have the opportunity to speak at SQL Saturday Jacksonville in May. Sponsor: SNI

PreCon: Designing Solutions with Microsoft’s Power Platform - Devin & Mitchell

Session Details: Power BI, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow have made for an amazing trio of business ready applications. Citizen Developers are now able to use PowerApps to design line of business applications faster than ever with this “low code” tool. Then leveraging Microsoft Flow users can control business workflows and automate tasks. Then last but certainly not least Power BI can be implemented for reporting and analytics. In this hand-on full day session you will get a taste of all of what the Power Platform has to offer. Speakers: Devin Knight a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and the Training Director at Pragmatic Works. He is an author of seven SQL Server and Business Intelligence books and speaks at conferences like PASS Summit, PASS Business Analytics Conference, SQL Saturdays and Code Camps. He is also a contributing member to several PASS Virtual Chapters. Making his home in Jacksonville, FL, Devin is the Vice President of the local Power BI User Group and SQL Server User Group (JSSUG). Mitchell Pearson - For the last six years Mitchell has worked in the capacity as a Business Intelligence Consultant and Trainer for Pragmatic Works, Mitchell’s focus is on the full BI Stack (SSIS, SSAS, and SSRS). In addition to the BI Stack he also has experience with Data Modeling, T-SQL, MDX, Power Pivot and the Power BI Tools. Mitchell recently authored the Power BI Quick Start Book and can be found blogging at mitchellpearson.com. Mitchell graduated from the University of North Florida in 2007 and is constantly expanding his knowledge on all things Business Intelligence and Tabletop games. **Special Notes** You will also be required to buy a pay-by-plate daily parking permit ($5) on the day of the event. You may do this online or at one of the kiosks located in the garage. Kiosk map and pay by plate instructions. https://bit.ly/2NE9H41

PreCon: Move your DB to the Cloud: Migrate, Manage, and Monitor Azure SQL DB

University of North Florida


This Azure SQL Database pre-con provides you the knowledge and tools necessary to understand the capabilities and usage of cloud databases. It will help you get familiar with the Azure SQL Database concepts. It will also help to learn how to migrate, manage, monitor and troubleshoot your Azure SQL Database solution. You will learn the difference between the Azure SQL Database (PaaS) and SQL Server on-premises and which benefits Azure SQL Database can have for your applications and SQL environment. After attending this pre-con, you will be able to: • Understand how Azure SQL Database works • Know the newest and most important features to manage your Azure SQL Database • Design scalable architectures • Design Disaster Recovery plans • Manage security on your Azure SQL Database • Monitor and troubleshoot Azure SQL Database • Face a migration project Agenda Module 1: Introduction to Azure SQL Database This module provides an overview of the basic concepts of Azure SQL Database and will cover: • Architecture, service tiers and DTUs • Create and connect to Azure SQL Database • Difference between SQL Server on Azure VM and Azure SQL Database • How to choose between IaaS and PaaS solution Module 2: Azure SQL Database Administration This module covers the different Azure SQL Database administration tasks like: • Scaling up or down your database • Scheduling jobs • Commonly used DMVs and supported features in Azure SQL Database • Various Disaster Recovery options Module 3: Manage Security This module covers the different options to manage security for an Azure SQL Database like: • Configuring Active Directory security • Always Encrypted • Row Level Security and Dynamic Data Masking • Auditing and threat detection Module 4: Monitoring and Troubleshooting This module covers the different tools for monitoring the performance of your database like: • Query Store • Extended Events • Index Advisor • Configure alerts to enable proactive monitoring Module 5: Database Migration This module covers the different strategies to migrate your on-premises database to Azure SQL Database and will cover: • How to analyze the database for compatibility issues • The different migration methods Speakers: Bio Roberto Cavalcanti Roberto Cavalcanti is a Mission Critical Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft's customers with the most critical systems running in the Azure Data Platform. He is a database specialist with 20+ years of experience. He is passionate about SQL Server support, focusing on working to improve Microsoft database products, and on helping users make the most of their Azure Database implementations. Roberto has written many articles about SQL Server/Azure SQL DB for MSDN/TechNet, SQL Magazine, and has been a speaker in events such as TechReady, Microsoft Insights/TechEd, SQL Saturday. He has delivered SQL trainings in multiple countries in the Americas, and in Europe. Roberto is based on the Microsoft Support Center in Las Colinas, Texas, USA. https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertocavalcanti Bio Jose Manuel Jurado José Manuel Jurado currently works as SQL Support Escalation Engineer and Subject Matter Expert in Azure SQL Database at Microsoft Spain. With over 15+ years of experience in SQL Server environments (administration and database development), he is a speaker for internal events at Microsoft and for public events as SQL Saturday, SQL Nexus, TechReady, DotNetConference and Azure BootCamp. In the past, he worked as Project Manager for large Global Retail Company for more than 10 years developing projects using different Microsoft Technologies. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jose-manuel-jurado-diaz-5a586014/ **Special Notes** You will also be required to buy a pay-by-plate daily parking permit ($5) on the day of the event. You may do this online or at one of the kiosks located in the garage. Click Here for Map https://bit.ly/2NE9H41

Past events (72)

Introduction to Azure Machine Learning Studio

Keiser University

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