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This meetup is all about connecting, learning and networking with other people passionate about SQL Server. We will currently encompass both the SLC SQL Server users group and the Utah County Users group. In the future we can continue to grow to other SQL Server groups in the area. We adhere to the posted Code of Conduct.

Upcoming events (3)

SLC and UC SQL Server User Group October Meeting

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Title: SQL Server 2022 is ON IT’S WAY!!!
Speaker: Ben Miller

Join me for a run around the SQL 2022 Square. I will introduce you to this release as it is a very compelling release for many features that have been a long time coming. We will cover as many as possible in the time we have.
Here are some features:

  • Parameter Sniffing fixes (Intelligent Query Processing)
  • Contained Availability Groups
  • Ledger
  • New TSQL statements
  • Backup set improvements
  • New Server roles
  • Tempdb improvements
  • Columnstore improvements
  • Query store on ReadOnly Replicas
  • Memory Grant feedback

And the list goes on. Join me for some great fun.

Ben has been a member of the SQL Server Community since 1999. He also consults on SQL Server problems. He is a SQL Server MVP and SQL Server MCM and has spent time in the field using SQL Server since 1997. He has worked at various companies throughout the US, as well as at Microsoft for seven years. He is passionate about SQL Server and automation and integration and uses SMO and PowerShell regularly. He teaches DBAs how to use PowerShell as well. He is @DBAduck all around the web (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook).

SLC and UC SQL Server User Group December Meeting

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Title: Postgres for the SQL Server DBA
Speaker: Pat Wright

Postgres is an amazing product and many people are quickly adopting it. This also means that many DBA’s are coming from different technical disciplines. Sometimes from Oracle, SQL Server or Mysql. Learning the tools and the differences between the systems can be daunting for some. I’ll go through the differences in the tools, administration and some of the internals between SQL Server and postgresql. This session is perfect for any SQL Server DBA that finds themselves working on a Postgres Database.

Pat Wright has been a DBA for the past 15+ years and working in the Big Data space with Hadoop/Elastic search for the past 3 years. Pat has been working on Postgres for the last 2 years and runs the local postgres users group. Pat has been a SQL Server MVP, PASS Board of director and organizer of several users groups.
Pat has a night job running Utah Geek Events(501c(3)). Which helps to run events for the community. Utah Geek Events partners with Utah SQL Saturday, Sharepoint Saturday, Utah game jam and many other conferences and user groups.

SLC and UC SQL Server User Group January Meeting

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Title: Data Lakehouse, Data Mesh, and Data Fabric (data architecture soup!)
Speaker: James Serra

So many buzzwords of late: Data Lakehouse, Data Mesh, and Data Fabric. What do all these terms mean and how do they compare to a modern data warehouse?
In this session, I’ll cover all of them in detail and compare the pros and cons of each. They all may sound great in theory, but I’ll dig into the concerns you need to be aware of before taking the plunge. I’ll also include use cases so you can see what approach will work best for your big data needs. In addition, I’ll discuss the Microsoft version of the data mesh.

I work at Microsoft as a big data and data warehousing solution architect where I have been for most of the last eight years. I am a thought leader in the use and application of Big Data and advanced analytics, including data architectures such as the modern data warehouse, data lakehouse, data fabric, and data mesh. Previously I was an independent consultant working as a Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence architect and developer. I am a prior SQL Server MVP with over 35 years of IT experience. I started my career as a software developer, then was a DBA for 12 years, and for the last twelve years I have been working extensively with business intelligence and data warehousing using numerous Microsoft technologies and tools. I have been at times a permanent employee, consultant, contractor, and owner of my own business. All these experiences along with continuous learning have helped me to develop many successful data warehouse and BI projects. I am a popular blogger and speaker, having presented at dozens of major events including SQLBits, PASS Summit, Data Summit and the Enterprise Data World conference. I am the author of the book “Reporting with Microsoft SQL Server 2012”. I have numerous Microsoft certifications, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

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SLC and UC SQL Server User Group September Meeting

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