Pacific Northwest SQL Server User Group

August 9, 2017 (Wednesday), 7pm 

35/Kalaloch, Microsoft campus, Redmond

Pushing The Envelope: The SQLCAT Way

Sanjay Mishra, Principal Program Manager, from SQLCAT, Microsoft

At SQLCAT, our day-to-day job is to take the journey to unchartered territories with some of our biggest, most complex customer applications, pushing the envelope of our data platform. Be it on-prem or cloud or hybrid, be it SQL or extra-SQL, be it big data or bigger data, SQLCAT has been in the trenches with our customers. In this session, we bring you some of the selected episodes from those journeys, the experiences, the challenges, the learnings, and the fun.

Key Learnings:
How to stay positive in the face of hardship
How to have fun while solving complex problems
How to raise bar once more after you have raised it to unprecedented heights

Take the road less travelled

Bio: Sanjay Mishra leads the SQLCAT (part of broader AzureCAT team in the Cloud and Enterprise organization) team – an elite group of architects who work with customers to help build the most complex, large-scale, mission-critical projects on the Microsoft data platform – on-premises or in the cloud. SQLCAT works with early adopter customers, and the customers that push the envelope of database applications with SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL VM, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, etc. Working closely with customers, SQLCAT becomes the voice of the customer, ensuring that customer feedback impacts the Microsoft product groups building the next generation features and services. 

More about SQLCAT:



Welcome to the Pacific Northwest SQL Server User Group (PNWSQL) web site!

We meet every second Wednesday of the month on the Microsoft Redmond Campus, usually in Building 35/Kalaloch (just behind reception.) Check the signs when you arrive to confirm.

The PNWSQL group is one of the original SQL Server User Groups, meeting monthly on the Microsoft Redmond campus since the early 1990's.

Directions: From I-5 or I-405, go east on SR-520 toward Redmond, take the 40th Street exit, turn right at the end of the ramp, continue straight through the first traffic light at 156th AVE NE, take the next right, and then first left.  Park in the lot on your right, when facing east, the meeting is the building to your left. Please consult this campus map for more information. (Contact the PNWSQL Chapter Leader.)

7:00 - 7:30 - Announcements and Technical Q&A
7:30 - 9:00 - Presentation

IMPORTANT: If you park on campus and do not have authorized Microsoft parking, please bring a current printout of the webpage or this email invitation to fill out and be submitted to Microsoft Security if you bring your own car. Register your name, vehicle make, model, license#, and picture ID at the registration desk. Your printout may also be used in a prize drawing.

Name: _________________________________________

Vehicle Make/Model: _________________________________________

Vehicle License #: _________________________________________

Upcoming PNWSQL Meetings:

September 13, 2017: Sourabh Agarwal, Troubleshooting Always On



October 31 - November 3, 2017: PASS Summit 2017, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA




Sorry, there are no upcoming meetings. Please check back for updates.





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