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Azure SQL Managed Instances - November 13th, 2018 (daytime /new location)
Hello everyone and apologies for the crappy formatting - not how I actually typed this out! This will be our last event for 2018 and our friends at Cleverspeck offered us a chance to host the meeting at the Cleverspeck facilities. Rick Heiges from DB Best will cover Azure SQL Managed Instances for our topic. Lunch from Jimmy Johns will be served. Here is basic info about the meetup- Where: Co-Op Conference, 1st floor, 2201 Cooperative Way, Herndon, VA 20171 When: 11:30AM to 1:00PM, Tuesday, November 13, 2018 What: lunch, networking/user group admin from 11:30AM to 12:00PM, then core session from Rick from 12:00PM to 1:00PM Core Session topic: Azure SQL Managed Instance will be covered, as its the latest major Azure Data Service to go into General Availability. Rick Heiges BIO: Rick is a Principal Solutions Architect and Data Platform MVP [masked]), more can be read about Rick here on his LinkedIn profile: Chris Blevins, from DB Best will co-present with Rick.

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2201 Cooperative Way · Herndon, VA


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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 ( ), 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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