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Las Cruces & El Paso SQL Server Users Group

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The Las Cruces-El Paso SQL Server User Group - “Working with Azure SQL Database” with Sergio Pacheco

  • In-Person @ 700 N Main Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States (map)
  • 12:00 - 13:00 (UTC-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)
  • Language: English

The Las Cruces-El Paso SQL Server User Group (LCEP) will be having its next meeting, Thursday 2/8/18 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM at the Las Cruces City Hall - 700 N Main St, Rm 2007-C, Las Cruces, NM 88001. Sergio Pacheco will be sharing his knowledge. Join us for his presentation “Working with Azure SQL Database”.  Ask Serg questions, get to know your peers, maybe win a prize and have lunch on us! Can’t Attend in person?  Join us on Skype!  Please email us at if you intend on joining us online.


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Featured Presentation:

“Working with Azure SQL Database” with Sergio Pacheco

Sergio Pacheco, DBA Mesilla Valley Transportation

Working with Azure SQL Database presents new challenges as well as opportunities compared to traditional Microsoft SQL Server. This presentation will touch on provisioning Azure SQL Servers and their associated Azure SQL DB's, SQL and Windows authentication, Performance, Security, Backup and Recovery, DR and Business Continuity, PowerShell as an Azure management tool, and migration of on-prem databases to the cloud.

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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