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Feature Presentation

Meetings take place every third Tuesday of the month.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

SQL Lightning Talks - 1 Night, 3 Presentations, Lots of Learning

Ben Davis,  Senior Consultant Moser Consulting, Inc.

Linked Servers – Purpose, Pitfalls and Performance Implications

Using linked servers allows for queries across instances. While connected to Server A, you can query resources on Server B. Developers often love them. DBAs often hate them. Regardless of what side of the fence you are on, they are an important tool in the DBA toolbelt and you need to know how they can help and hurt you. Attend this session and learn linked servers' purpose, pitfalls, and performance implications.

Ben is a technology innovator with 18 years of infrastructure experience. He has managed many aspects of SQL Server during that time including version migrations, clustering, replication, virtualization, performance tuning, SSRS/SSIS development and deployment, and more. He loves learning new skills to help clients solve their infrastructure problems to make them more resilient and perform better. He enjoys family road trips, auto enthusiast track events, and keeping track of the latest developments in space, science, and the auto industry.


Professor John Gersting, IUPUI Computer and Information Science

Relational Databases: An Academic View

Step into John’s academic courses at IUPUI and learn about relational database design.  He will present some of the theory and practice covered in these courses.  Hold on as he quickly refreshes you on the fundamentals that are oh so important in the daily life of a data professional. At the end, John will entertain questions and on this and upcoming presentations.

Brandon Lukes, SQL Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft


“Game of Thrones spoilers with DDM…or maybe not”

Security is an important part of your SQL environment. We will look at how Dynamic Data Masking (DDM) can protect your data. And hopefully avoid any spoilers.

Brandon Lukes is a Microsoft SQL Premier Field Engineer based in Indianapolis. He has spent 10 years in different roles around SQL Server. He currently enjoys helping customers get their environments in good shape and educating them. 


5:30 - Professional Networking & Food
6:00 - Announcements
6:15 - Featured Presentation
7:15 - Prize Drawings

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Setting up a DR plan can be tedious.  Luckily there is a WIZARD for most of it.  However, when databases get larger, the wizards don't work as well.  Lucky for us, we have POWERSHELL!!  This presentation will show you a simple way to set up your DR plan, and if you do a lot of log shipping, say goodbye to having to manage 5 separate SQL Jobs to get one database configured.  This presentation includes usage of the community powershell tools project ( 

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