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SQL South West User Group

SQL South West is a chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS)

PASS Chapter

If you are using SQL Server in any way and are interested in meeting other SQL professionals in the South West then please contact us.

We are a group of DBAs and developers from Cornwall, Devon and Somerset who get together in Exeter once a month to talk about anything related to SQL. If you live or work in the South West of the UK or are in the area on business or holiday then we’d be happy to see you; scroll down or contact us for details of upcoming meetings.

The group is for anyone working with SQL Server or anyone interested in starting to work with it. You may be a full time DBA or developer or someone looking to understand SQL Server things more clearly or maybe you are the guy that didn’t run fast enough when the last DBA left.

August Meeting – Monday 17th August 2015

Our User Group meeting for this month will be on our new day MONDAY 17th August at new starting time of 6pm (although many members gather informally from 5.30pm).  The venue remains unchanged in the basement of Jurys Inn Hotel in Exeter.

This month we have Rob Sewell ( B | T ) giving us two sessions
A Look at Azure SQL VM Automated Backup and Azure Automated Patching
If you are building SQL VMs in Azure you can use Azure SQL VM Automated Backup and Azure Automated Patching to reduce the amount of configurations you need to do to ensure that your user databases are regularly backed up and your servers are kept up to date with the latest updates. In this session you will learn how easy it is to set these up, the restrictions that are in place and most importantly how you can restore from those backups using both the GUI and PowerShell

and then . . . .

Continuous Learning
A look at the importance of continuing to learn every day, how and where you can achieve this and suggestions that you can bring into the workplace.

We look forward to seeing you on Monday!

Our meeting day is changing

In response to a recent survey of group members we are moving our meeting day and time. No longer are we going to be on the 3rd Thursday but we are going to try out the 3rd Monday of each month to see if it is easier for more people to attend. We are also slipping back 30 minutes, from 17:30 to 18:00 start, again to let more people have time to get to us. Our first Monday meeting will be on August 17th. If it works then it will stay like this, if we don’t see more people at the meetings then we will consider moving to a different day. All upcoming meeting dates are on the Calendar page.