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The Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group was started in early 2005 by members of the Microsoft SQL Server community who were interested in sharing experiences and disseminating knowledge to other members in the Northern VA/DC/Central MD area. NOVASQL is also a chapter of the Professional Association of SQL Server ( http://www.sqlpass.org ), an international Microsoft SQL Server training and advocacy organization (membership is free). As data platform roles and responsibilities have evolved, we have broadened our scope to include Microsoft Azure Advanced Analytics, Big Data, and general Azure topics. The goal of the leadership of NOVASQL is to provide a comfortable environment where members can participate in multi-disciplinary discussions of Microsoft data platform related issues.

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Have you registered for the 2020 PASS Summit in Houston, TX on Nov 10-13? Here is the RSVP URL - https://www.pass.org/summit/2020/home.aspx and the discount code for Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group: LGDISIFE7

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Benefits to NOVASQL Attendees include:

• We host at least two full-day technology conferences a year (e.g., Global Azure Bootcamp, Azure DataFest)
◾Networking with local data platform professionals
◾The latest and greatest Microsoft SQL Server news
◾Microsoft SQL Server and Azure Advanced Analytics and Big Data questions answered by Microsoft insiders
◾Valuable information for career development
◾Free food, drinks, and giveaways

Upcoming events (5)

NOVA SQL User Group - Weekly Friday Webinar (Think Like The SQL Query Engine)

Hello Everyone! Our October 2 webinar will feature Deepthi Goguri who will discuss how to really understand the SQL Query Engine. Title: Start thinking like the SQL Engine Abstract: Many DBAs and Developers work with SQL Server but don’t fully understand how it really works behind the scenes. Join Deepthi on her dive into the internals of SQL Server to explain why knowing what goes on under the covers will help you make better decisions quickly when solving performance problems in SQL Server. This session will cover ACID properties, key components of the Cache in SQL Server, Relational Engine, Storage engine and the Transaction manager. You will learn how SQL Server manages Plan cache and Buffer pool and how SQL Server optimizer chooses the plans. We will also cover what happens under the covers during read and write operations within SQL Server. This session also has Demos showing how components of SQL Engine works for queries. Deepthi will show you how the SQL engine thinks – enabling you to think like it! Biodata: Deepthi is a Database administrator with 7 years of experience.She completed her Masters in Computer Technology at Eastern Illinois University and she is a Microsoft certified solution expert (MCSE). You can find her blog at dbanuggets.com and follow her on twitter: @dbanuggets ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// This Friday lunch time webinar series running from May 8th through July 24th, and then September 11th through October 30th, is designed to help you on your professional development. We will talk about a range of Azure related topics, of course covering SQL Server and Azure Data Services, but also Azure compute, networking, storage, security, monitoring and governance.

NOVA SQL User Group - Weekly Friday Webinar (Azure Data Science Services)

Hello Everyone! Our October 9th webinar will feature Tony McGovern and will focus on Choosing the Right Data Science Services in Azure. Here is the GitHub repository for Tony's presentation: Choosing the Right Data Science Services in Azure: Scale, Automate, and Deploy with Ease https://github.com/emdata-design/azure-data-science Speaker: Tony McGovern Founder & Data Scientist at emdata.ai https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonmcg/ ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// This Friday lunch time webinar series running from May 8th through July 24th, and then September 11th through October 30th, is designed to help you on your professional development. We will talk about a range of Azure related topics, of course covering SQL Server and Azure Data Services, but also Azure compute, networking, storage, security, monitoring and governance.

NOVA SQL User Group - Weekly Friday Webinar

Online event

Hello Everyone! Our October 16th webinar will feature Jay Kumar and will focus on Azure Security. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/solutions/network-security/ "Design enterprise-grade cloud networks and secure them using a principled approach. Perform network micro-segmentation using cloud-native controls and services. Apply threat protection to applications and virtual networks, and integrate network security into your DevOps model to build your infrastructure in the cloud" Speaker: Jay Kumar Microsoft Senior Cloud Solution Architect https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayvkumar/ ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// This Friday lunch time webinar series running from May 8th through July 24th, and then September 11th through October 30th, is designed to help you on your professional development. We will talk about a range of Azure related topics, of course covering SQL Server and Azure Data Services, but also Azure compute, networking, storage, security, monitoring and governance.

NOVA SQL User Group - Weekly Friday Webinar

Online event

Hello Everyone! This Friday lunch time webinar series running from May 8th through July 24th, and then September 4th through October 30th, is designed to help you on your professional development. We will talk about a range of Azure related topics, of course covering SQL Server and Azure Data Services, but also Azure compute, networking, storage, security, monitoring and governance.

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