What we're about

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 (2)

NOVA SQL User Group - Weekly Friday Webinar (Ignite Updates)

Hello Everyone! Our October 30th webinar will feature Chris Seferlis, Microsoft Specialist, and will focus on updates from Ignite 2020 (https://myignite.microsoft.com/home). Updates from Ignite 2020: Chris will update us on key feature enhancements to existing products and awesome new services. Ignite date: September 22- September 24, online/virtual "Microsoft Ignite is for anyone who is motivated to be on the frontier of innovation and tech. We recognize that the role of IT has shifted considerably, as has the way IT decisions are made. Therefore, our key segments and sessions are meant for all roles, from developers and IT implementers to those who make large-scale purchasing decisions for enterprise tech and security solutions." Speaker: Chris Seferlis Microsoft Specialist LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/cseferlis/ 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. ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// 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 break from the end of our November 13th Mini Conference through the February 5th, 2021 Mini Conference. 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.

November 2020 Azure Data and AI Fest (Mini - conference) RSVP via Eventbrite!

Hello Everyone! We are pleased to announce that registration is open for "November 2020 Azure Data and AI Fest (Mini - conference)", a free/no charge, 1-day event on Friday, November 13th, 2020, 9:30AM to 3:00PM online / virtual. We will send out the online session track links no sooner than 2 days before the event, and also post the online session track information to meetup.com RSVP Here - https://nov2020azuredataandaifest.eventbrite.com Call for Speakers Here - https://sessionize.com/cfs-nov2020azuredataandaifest/ Event Schedule/Speakers - TBA We are running two tracks, one track will be focused on Azure Data Services and the other track will be focused on Artificial Intelligence (AL) and Machine Learning. We will also line up a event keynote speaker to kick off the event. Please help spread the word via twitter ( @azuredatafest ), LinkedIn, etc. Thank you for registering and we look forward to seeing you all at the event! If you have a question about the event email us at [masked]

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