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Welcome to the Triangle SQL Server User Group (TriPASS)! We are an active group of SQL Server professionals that meet monthly for formal presentations on many SQL Server topics. We cover everything from database design, development, deployment, performance, and IT support. We also Business Intelligence topics like data warehousing, reporting, ETL and Big Data. Visit us at our monthly meetings where our sponsors always provide us with free food and beverages. Many times we will have a raffle for books and other items provided by our sponsors.

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Unlock powerful data models and query patterns using Graph features in Azure SQL

Graphs (as in nodes and edges) are well known data structures which make representing complex real-world scenarios much easier. Using node and edge tables, MATCH predicates, and regular T-SQL skills, developers can implement powerful query patterns for both OLTP and some analytical scenarios, all operating on the same efficient and secure data store that Azure SQL provides. In this session we will examine some examples representing typical customer scenarios, and queries ranging from simple filters to complex analytical graph algorithms.
Arvind Shyamsundar is part of the Product Management team for Microsoft Azure SQL Database. His areas of focus include Azure SQL Hyperscale, SQL Graph, and DevOps. Previously Arvind was part of the AzureCAT / DataCAT / SQLCAT group at Microsoft, and prior to that was a Principal PFE with Microsoft Services. He is also the author of the popular SQLCallStackResolver tool and has published many other interesting samples at https://github.com/arvindshmicrosoft

Shreya Verma is a Program Manager on the SQL Server team. She has over 15 years of experience in the database industry, working on both SQL and NoSQL products. As a Program Manager in the SQL Server team, Shreya focusses on graph data processing capabilities and database backups. Prior to this, Shreya has worked on Amazon DynamoDB and ANTs Data Server products.

Surviving the work from home burnout by Gilda Alvarez

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After the tragic terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 I began the work from home experience. It was a time of uncertainty in the world and I became the lab rat of working from home. It was the beginning of a trend that will eventually culminate in the norm during this 2020 pandemic.

I had to reinvent myself without a guide and eventually burned-out. My physical and mental health slowly deteriorated until I decided to learn more about the human body and the way energy is processed. I want to share my experience with others and help them reduce burnout and become highly productive.

Gilda graduated from the University of Central Florida with MIS and Computer Science degrees. She has over a decade of experience in Enterprise Information Technology for several Fortune 500 companies. She has specialized in database design, implementation and optimization with emphasis on high availability and business continuity. She has designed and performed security audits, database health-checks, capacity planning, resource utilization analysis and database migrations for organizations like IBM, Disney, IRS, US federal defense agencies and many others.

She’s a big advocate of technical and leadership education in her community. She loves to travel and spend time with her family and friends and dance Latin music.

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