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The Redmond SQL User Group (https://www.redmondsql.org/) (formerly known as the Pacific Northwest SQL Server User Group> is a professional community organization that meets on the Microsoft Campus monthly. Join us to hear talks from Microsoft program managers, Microsoft Data Platform MVPs (https://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/MvpSearch?ex=Data+Platform&sc=e), and community product experts to discuss all things data related including Microsoft data technologies including SQL Server, Reporting Services, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Azure Cosmos DB, SQL Server on Linux, and others.

But we aren't limited to Microsoft data tech! We will also discuss open-source data technologies like Hadoop and Spark, advanced analytics solutions like Azure Machine Learning, R, and Python, as well as data visualization solutions like Power BI and Tableau.

Job seekers and those hoping to recruit are encouraged to participate!

Also - FREE BEER!

Upcoming events (5)

SQL Server Configuration with dbatools and dbachecks - Tracy Boggiano

Topic: SQL Server Configuration with dbatools and dbachecks

Description:

Automating the configuration of SQL Server instances and being able to check the configuration for standard configuration is an important role for any DBA when you have lots of instances. But how can we automate the configuration easily? How can we check to make sure the proper configuration is in place and hasn’t changed? In this session, we will look at how to configure your SQL Server Instances using PowerShell and the dbatools module. Then we will look at how to use dbachecks to confirm the configuration of our instances and how to check for changes in the future of the configuration. Attendees will see how easy it is to use PowerShell via dbatools to configure their SQL Server instances. Attendees will see how easy it is to use PowerShell via dbachecks and PowerBI to see if their servers are configured properly. Attendees will be given a set of scripts that take back to use to configure and test the configuration of their SQL Server instances.

Speaker: Tracy Boggiano

Tracy Boggiano is currently a Data Platform MVP, PASSion 2020 Award winner, and works as a Senior Database Administrator for DocuSign. Tracy has worked on SQL Server since 6.5. She has spoken at numerous local user groups and SQLSaturdays, virtual groups, Data Relay, and Summit. She is currently a co-leader of the TriPASS Local SQL Server User Group in Raleigh, NC and co-leader of the PASS DEI Virtual Group. Tracy tinkered with databases in middle school to keep her sports card collection organized and got an early start on databases. Her passion outside of SQL Server is volunteering by advocating for abused and neglected foster children in court through the North Carolina Guardian ad Litem program. This is her favorite and most important job. She has been an Guardian ad Litem for 18+ years and advocated for over 50+ children. As someone who experience mental health issues she has for the past two years started being a mental health advocate by being a part of the PAIMI (Protection and Advocacy of Individuals with Mental Illnesses) Advisory Council with the DRNC (Disability Rights of North Carolina).

Agenda:
5:30 PM - 5:45 PM Networking & User Group updates
5:45 PM - 6:00 PM Sponsor Spotlight & Speaker Introduction
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Featured presentation
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM Q&A and continued networking

We've love to keep in touch! Visit https://www.redmondsql.org/membership-registration/ to join our user group to get access to free learning content.

Looking for the presentation from a previous monthly meeting? Visit our meeting archive: https://www.redmondsql.org/archives/.

Cheers,

Redmond SQL User Group Leadership Team
https://www.redmondsql.org

Redmond SQL User Group Meeting

Online event

Check back for the updated speaker name and presentation description.

Agenda:
5:30 PM - 5:45 PM Networking & User Group updates
5:45 PM - 6:00 PM Sponsor Spotlight & Speaker Introduction
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Featured presentation
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM Q&A and continued networking

We've love to keep in touch! Visit https://www.redmondsql.org/membership-registration/ to join our user group to get access to free learning content.

Looking for the presentation from a previous monthly meeting? Visit our meeting archive: https://www.redmondsql.org/archives/.

Cheers,

Redmond SQL User Group Leadership Team
https://www.redmondsql.org

Need to Monitor Any Azure Resource? Must Learn Kusto Query Language – Taiob Ali

Description:

Kusto is a service for storing and running interactive analytics over Big Data. Kusto was designed from scratch to be a “big data” repository for Azure and easy to query using Kusto Query Language (KQL). As we make progress in our migration to the cloud, we are learning new ways to monitor and alert on resources and services. Microsoft has consolidated many services under the umbrella of ‘Azure Monitor.’ Whether you are ‘detecting and diagnose issues across applications and dependencies,’ ‘correlate infrastructure issues with Azure Monitor for VMs,’ ‘drill into your SQL database monitoring data with Log Analytics’ you will be using ‘Azure Monitor.’ Azure Monitor uses a version of the KQL used by Azure Data Explorer that is suitable for simple log queries but also includes advanced functionality such as aggregations, joins, and smart analytics. Going forward, the KQL must be your primary resource for querying the Azure Monitor log.

In this 95% demo session, I will show you some ‘getting started’ tips and a few sophisticated queries using KQL. I will do a live demo, generating an alert using KQL. At the end of this session, beginners will have a solid knowledge about KQL that they can build upon by themselves; others will also learn many advanced operators, including machine learning ones. Come and learn about the future of monitoring and investigations of Azure services.

Speaker: Taoib Ali

Taiob Ali, Microsoft Data Platform MVP, is an accomplished technical leader with a proven record of success. During his last 14 years, he has worked with the Microsoft Data Platform and MongoDB, both on-premises and cloud. His experience includes all three major business sectors: finance, e-commerce, and healthcare. Taiob has hands-on experience in managing large database projects, including massive
data migration, intricate process design, testing and deployment, performance tuning, long term capacity planning.
Taiob is currently working at “GMO LLC” as Data Solutions Manager, focusing on cloud migration, automation, improving, and streamlining operational workflow. He is a regular speaker at local and virtual chapters, SQL Saturdays, and Azure conferences. He is a board member of New England SQL Server User Group, and organizer of Boston SQL Saturday.

Agenda:
5:30 PM - 5:45 PM Networking & User Group updates
5:45 PM - 6:00 PM Sponsor Spotlight & Speaker Introduction
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Featured presentation
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM Q&A and continued networking

We've love to keep in touch! Visit https://www.redmondsql.org/membership-registration/ to join our user group to get access to free learning content.

Looking for the presentation from a previous monthly meeting? Visit our meeting archive: https://www.redmondsql.org/archives/.

Cheers,

Redmond SQL User Group Leadership Team
https://www.redmondsql.org

Redmond SQL User Group Meeting

Online event

Check back for the updated speaker name and presentation description.

Agenda:
5:30 PM - 5:45 PM Networking & User Group updates
5:45 PM - 6:00 PM Sponsor Spotlight & Speaker Introduction
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Featured presentation
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM Q&A and continued networking

We've love to keep in touch! Visit https://www.redmondsql.org/membership-registration/ to join our user group to get access to free learning content.

Looking for the presentation from a previous monthly meeting? Visit our meeting archive: https://www.redmondsql.org/archives/.

Cheers,

Redmond SQL User Group Leadership Team
https://www.redmondsql.org

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