Pacific Northwest SQL Server User Group

November 8, 2017 (Wednesday), 7pm 

35/Kalaloch, Microsoft campus, Redmond

Mark Simms, Partner Architect, Microsoft Azure

Escaping the capitalization curve; migrating applications and services to Azure

Shifting applications, services and servers to the public cloud presents opportunities to escape the fixed capitalization curve, trading on-premises physics for better cloud economics.  Opportunities abound to take advantage of fungible infrastructure and higher order platform services, but the path can be fraught with peril, pain and unrealized potential.  Join us for an interactive discussion about taking a constraints-based approach to framing and shaping a path to leveraging public cloud.

Mark Simms is an architect on the Azure engineering team, responsible for architectural guidance, delivery remediation, and technical stewardship for critical customer projects at scale. Currently focused on performance and reliability, platform consistency, telemetry and monitoring, and next-generation approaches to distributed computing (serverless, orchestrated containerization).

WE ARE LOOKING for volunteers to help with the PNWSQL user group. We would like help setting the future directions, meeting topics, and community involvement. Please contact Ron Talmage or Diane Robey if you would like to help out.




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:

December 13, 2017 - TBD


February 9, 2018 - SQL Saturday PreCons, Redmond (Building 34)

February 10, 2018 - SQL Saturday, Redmond (Building 92)




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





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