Pacific Northwest SQL Server User Group

October 11, 2017 (Wednesday), 7pm 

35/Kalaloch, Microsoft campus, Redmond

Paul Stanton and Ramesh Parameswaran, Windocks

Containers and Clones for SQL Server Development and Test

Windocks provides an independent port of Docker’s source to Windows, enabling SQL Server DBAs and developers to work with containers on Windows Server 2012 and 2016.  Windocks recently became the first container engine to add SQL Server database cloning support. 
In this session we’ll explore use of Docker containers for delivery of SQL Server environments for Development and Test, and clones combined with SQL Server containers for use of  production database environments.   We’ll wrap up by looking at how Windocks plans to deliver database clones for use with Microsoft SQL Server containers, and other application environments. 

Paul Stanton: Co-founder of Windocks, Paul is a former Microsoft engineer who has been involved in cross platform solutions for Cloud Foundry, OpenShift, and more recently on Docker. 

Ramesh Parameswaran:  Co-founder and CEO of Windocks, Ramesh is a former Microsoft engineer and Product Unit Manager, with extensive Linux and Windows System and application development experience. 


PRE-MEETING: If you can, please come early at 6:30 to discuss the mission and scope of the PNWSQL user group. We want to re-establish our future direction and get more users involved in the group.



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:

November 8, 2017 - TBD

December 13, 2017 - TBD


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

February 9, 2018 - SQL Saturday PreCons, Redmond (TBD)

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




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





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