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Las Cruces & El Paso SQL Server Users Group

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“SQL in Azure, One Year In"

  • In-Person @ 700 N. Main st. Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States (map)
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Mountain Daylight Time
  • Language: English

The Las Cruces-El Paso SQL Server User Group (LCEP) will be having its next meeting, Thursday 10/13/16 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM at the Las Cruces City Hall - 700 N Main St, Rm 2007-C, Las Cruces, NM 88001Sergio Pacheco will be sharing his knowledge.  Join us for his presentation “SQL in Azure, One Year In”.  Ask Sergio questions, get to know your peers, may be win a prize and have lunch on us! 



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Featured Presentation:

"SQL in Azure, One Year In" 

Sergio Pacheco, DBA Mesilla Valley Transportation

What's it like moving your SQL based application to the Cloud?  There is a lot to consider before you make the leap.  Azure VM (IaaS) or Service (PaaaS)? Resource Manager or Classic Deployment, Authentication, Application Architecture, Networking, Backups, Migration Planning, Performance, Cost Estimating and Monitoring are issues that you will need to address for a successful implementation.  During this session I will cover how these issues were addressed from planning stage one year ago to a production SQL server in Azure.  Pickup tips and scripts. Learn from our mistakes and assumptions and avoid blind alleys.

About Sergio:
Sergio Pacheco is Cloud and Data Platfom Admin for Mesilla Valley Transportation in Las Cruces, NM. He began his SQL Server career as an "Accidental DBA" in 2005 and is currently the Chapter Leader for the Las Cruces - El Paso SQL Server User Group. He enjoys problem solving, learning, implementing database solutions and working with great people. When he's not working, he loves to share what he has learned and recharges by swimming competitively, mountain biking, trail running and making a mean Cochinita Pibil


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