Kansas City SQL Server User Group


We're currently looking for feedback on a number of items from the group in order to make the meetings more beneficial to everyone.  Please take a moment to fill out this survey (It should only take a minute or two).


We typically have meetings on the third Thursday on the month (times and locations may vary). 

We strongly encourage you to register and sign up using the registration link above to receive updates and announcements regarding our local chapter.  

Still have questions, please email me at: watts.tee@gmail.com.



Next Meeting




August 2017 - KC SQL Server User Group Meeting Sponsored by Tallgrass

  • In-Person @ 10801 Mastin Blvd. Overland Park, Kansas, United States (map)
  • 14:30 - 16:00 UTC
  • Language: English

Please join us Wednesday, August 30th, from 2:30PM – 4:00PM at the Microsoft office in Corporate Woods.

Please note, this will be an WEDNESDAY afternoon meeting.

Meeting Schedule for Wednesday, August 30th, 2017:

  • 2:30 - 2:40 - Greeting and Housekeeping
  • 2:40 – 2:50 – Sponsor Introduction
  • 2:50 - 3:50 - Presentation
  • 3:50 – 4:00 - Wrap up and Q&A

We look forward to seeing you all soon!


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Since our founding in 1987, we have grown to over 100 consultants. Our focus continues to be on understanding and delivering results within relevant technology areas that enable our Clients to realize business success.

​Technology has become the most Strategic Business Asset for organizations to compete in today's Better, Cheaper, Faster economy. Business executives expect that their investments in IT should just work." To accomplish these objectives Tallgrass has relevant Technology Practice Areas to support our clients.

What we have learned, is that while our Clients' Business objectives may vary across different industries, their core challenges are very similar - they must Enable Strategic Capabilities. We believe that the approach to helping you acquire these Strategic Capabilities begins with.....

  • Understanding the business goals and expected benefits/impacts of the proposed initiative
  • Confirming the current state process/ solution/existing investments and skill sets
  • Evaluating potential key technology/alternatives
  • Collaborating with you to develop an action plan to achieve the business goals and impacts
  • Implementing an effective solution guided by our Project Management Disciplines

Tallgrass will help your organization respond to managing your infrastructure and delivering business responsiveness. Our competencies, experience, and partner relationships across key technologies are what we offer. Tallgrass doesn't make the technologies - Tallgrass helps you get more value from them in your environment.

Featured Presentation:

Topic: LIVE SQL Server 2017 LINUX Availability Group buildout!

Dave Walden, Practice Director Tallgrass Technologies

Full LIVE buildout of a 2-node SQL Server 2017 CTP 2 Availability Group, on Linux! We're going to start from scratch, and cover allocating VMs in Hyper-V, loading the OS, general configuration of the operating system, installing SQL Server, and finish with a controlled failover of SQL Server using native Linux utilities. We'll talk about each step along the way

About Dave:
With over 15 years of experience in large, high performance, mission critical environments, Dave brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. While his primary focus is the data platform, Dave has deep expertise in other fields, including Cloud (Private/Public/Hybrid), Storage, Virtualization, Compute and Networking. Dave also has experience in the "Big Data" space, having worked in technologies such as Hadoop, Cassandra and MongoDB. Dave is currently Practice Director for Tallgrass Technologies.

Special Announcements

SQL Saturday 53 - Tuesday, June 15, 2010

SQL Saturday 53

SQL Saturday is a free one day training events for SQL Server professionals. Come and learn more about SQL Server, share your knowledge with others and network with other SQL Server professionals in the area and around the nation.


Oct 2 2010 @ the Cerner Riverport Campus

Call for speakers

Would you like to present? First time speakers are definitely welcome.

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No special announcements at this time. - Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Speakers Needed - Sunday, September 7, 2008
The Kansas City SQL Server Users Group has a strong commitment to making our community of users stronger. Part of this commitment is met by brining meaningful and timely content to our meetings as presentations or topics for discussion. In our ongoing efforts to provide this service we are continually looking for presenters to share their knowledge and experience. If you so someone you know would like to speak the group please contact Andrew Cross at crosan@gmail.com.

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