Kansas City SQL Server User Group


We typically have meetings on the third Thursday of 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 us at: KansasCity@pass.org



Next Meeting




April 2017 - KC SQL Server User Group Meeting Sponsored by CloudMoyo

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

Please join us April 20th, from 2:30PM – 4:00PM at the Microsoft office in Corporate Woods.


Topic: Demystifying Azure SQL – Hyperscaling the DBA!

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft has said that SQL Server is the edge of the cloud.  The reality is that most Senior IT Leaders in Kansas City are developing their cloud strategy.   Are you as a DBA ready?  Can you properly give your leadership advice on that strategy?  We will begin with an overview of Azure Cloud Data Strategy.  Discuss the reality of hybrid cloud.  We will discuss the architecture and DBA basics including:

  • How to create a database, backup, restore it
  • Security
  • How to move on premise to SQL DB (bacpac/dacpac)
  • Performance, Scaling, Monitoring
  • Brief overview of Hybrid Technologies (Stretch, Backup to Azure, Always On Replicas in the Azure)

These skills will allow you to be the “hyperscale” DBA.

About Steve Howard:

Steve Howard is a Data Platform Technical Specialist for Microsoft.  He is an advocate for data culture delivered through faster insights by more people everywhere.  He is a life-long learner and a Microsoft Certified Cloud and Big Data Architect. Prior to joining Microsoft he worked in telco, utilities, eCommerce, and consumer loyalty as a developer and solutions architect.


Please note, this will be an afternoon meeting.

Meeting Schedule for Thursday, April 20th, 2017:

·  2:30 - 2:40 - Greeting and Housekeeping

·  2:40 – 2:50 – Sponsor Welcome

·  2:40 - 3:40 - Presentation

·  3:40 – 4:00 - Wrap up and Q&A

We look forward to seeing you all soon!



CloudMoyo is the partner of choice for solutions at the intersection of cloud and analytics.

  • We enable Health and Lifesciences customers to enhance their digital consumer experience and improve regulatory compliance visibility
  • We empower Transportation and Logistics companies to unlock efficiencies in Fleet Management and Public & Goods Transportation.
  • We help modern enterprises define their path to the Cloud and leverage the power of data driven insights.



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).

Upcoming Meetings





 ClearData Consulting Logo




Back to Top