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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. 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 Meetup Webinar

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Hello Everyone! Our fifth Friday webinar will be about Azure SQL Managed Instance. We will walk through the architecture, configuration and capabilities of Azure SQL Managed Instances. Title: Azure SQL Server Managed Instance – A *mostly* fully featured SQL Server in the cloud Description: In this session we will compare the offerings of Azure SQL Databases, then dig in and show what separates SQL Managed Instances from the rest. We’ll take a look at challenges that previously prevented migrations to Azure, the current features available, some common architectures, and backup and restore options. Biography: Chris Seferlis is a Data and AI Specialist with Microsoft. He has 20+ years’ experience working in IT and solving technical challenges from a business perspective. Chris is a former CIO with an MBA from UMass, bringing a mix of business acumen with practical technology solutions, primarily focusing on Business Intelligence within the Microsoft SQL stack, including MCSA and MCT designations. BIO/LinkenIn Profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/cseferlis/ Hello Everyone! This Friday lunch time webinar series running from May 8th through July 24th, 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. We know some sessions we will have ALOT of attendees and some sessions might have less than 10. We will roll with it. Upcoming Sessions: May 22 - Ayman El-Ghazal- Overview Azure Databricks May 29 - Jim Boriotti - Azure Synapse (formerly known as Azure Data Warehouse) June 5 - Chris Seferlis - Azure SQL Managed Instances June 12 - Speakers TBA - Cloud Adoption Framework June 19 - Tim McAliley - Migrate Your Data to Azure SQL DB / Azure SQL Managed Instance

NOVA SQL User Group - Weekly Friday Meetup Webinar

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Hello Everyone! Our sixth Friday webinar will be about the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework The Cloud Adoption Framework is "Prescriptive guidance to define and execute a successful cloud adoption journey, covering from business justification, organizational change to technology implementation. Provide simplified architecture design guides, best practices and resources to deploy on Azure and guidance in helping mitigating risks (control, compliance, cost, security) as cloud adoption journey progresses." We will cover the main pillars of the Cloud Adoption Framework: Define strategy Plan Ready Adopt Govern Manage Session title: The Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework Sessions speaker: Team / TBA BIO/LinkenIn Profile - TBA This Friday lunch time webinar series running from May 8th through July 24th, is designed to help you on your professional development. We will be recording the sessions. 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. We know some sessions we will have ALOT of attendees and some sessions might have less than 10. We will roll with it. The Speaker/agenda is for next week is TBA, but being posted by May 1.

NOVA SQL User Group - Weekly Friday Meetup Webinar

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Hello Everyone! Our seventh Friday webinar will be about migrating your data in Azure SQL Databases / Azure SQL Managed Instances. We will look at the preparation / assessment tools, do a live migration, and post migration tasks. Session title: Migrate Your Data to Azure SQL DB / Azure SQL Managed Instance Sessions speaker: Timothy McAliley, Microsoft Senior Cloud Solutions Architect BIO/LinkenIn Profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothymcaliley/ Hello Everyone! This Friday lunch time webinar series running from May 8th through July 24th, 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. We know some sessions we will have ALOT of attendees and some sessions might have less than 10. We will roll with it. Upcoming Sessions: May 22 - Ayman El-Ghazal- Overview Azure Databricks May 29 - Jim Boriotti - Azure Synapse (formerly known as Azure Data Warehouse) June 5 - Chris Seferlis - Azure SQL Managed Instances June 12 - Speakers TBA - Cloud Adoption Framework June 19 - Tim McAliley - Migrate Your Data to Azure SQL DB / Azure SQL Managed Instance

NOVA SQL User Group - Weekly Friday Meetup Webinar

Online event

Hello Everyone! This Friday lunch time webinar series running from May 8th through July 24th, 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. We know some sessions we will have ALOT of attendees and some sessions might have less than 10. We will roll with it. The Speaker/agenda is for next week is TBA, but being posted by May 1.

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