Charlotte SQL User Group - May 15th Meeting Invitation and RSVP

Charlotte, NC

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Charlotte SQL Server User Group

Hello SQL Server User!

Please join us Wednesday May 15th, 2013 5:30pm for the monthly Charlotte SQL Server User Group meeting at the local Microsoft campus (directions below).

Please RSVP here so we may plan enough food for the event. The event is free, so bring a friend and network with Charlotte's finest SQL Server experts.

Food starts at 5:30pm and the presentations start at 6pm and usually last until 7:30pm. Please sign in when you arrive so we may verify attendence.


  • 5:30 PM Networking with Food & Refreshments
  • 6:00 PM Short Session  
  • 6:30 PM Long Session
  • 7:30 PM Meeting End

The Short Session

Bill Carroll, a Sr. Escalation Engineer from the Microsoft Commercial Technical Support team will present: Windows Azure Virtual Machines
Have you heard about Microsoft’s Windows Azure Virtual Machines? Did you know you can build a SQL Server VM in the cloud with just a few clicks? Come learn how to get started with WAVM’s. 

The Long Session


K. Brian Kelley

K. Brian Kelley will present:

Building an Infrastructure for Secure SQL Servers


In warfare, understanding your enemy is a supreme advantage. The same is true when it comes to protecting SQL Server. We’ll get into the mindset of an attacker, looking at the methods and techniques attackers use to go after SQL Server. Once we understanding the threats, we’ll then examine defensive techniques to secure and protect our SQL Servers, using both new and creative methods, as well as the tried and true.

Brian is a SQL Server author, columnist, and Microsoft MVP focusing primarily on SQL Server and Windows security. In addition to being a database administrator, he has served as an infrastructure and security architect encompassing solutions with Citrix, virtualization, and Active Directory. Brian is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and has been the head of a financial organization’s computer incident response team. Brian is active in the IT community having spoken at DevConnections, SQL Saturdays, code camps, and user groups. He is also the President of the Midlands PASS Chapter, a Professional Association for SQL Server Chapter located in Columbia, SC.




TEK systems

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SQL Sentry

SQL Sentry, Inc., is a Charlotte based company and a long time sponsor of the Charlotte SQL Server Users Group. SQL Sentry creates software products to optimize the performance of Microsoft® SQL Server® environments. SQL Sentry software provides unprecedented visibility and control that enables database administrators to monitor their database environment with confidence, and quickly diagnose and solve complex performance problems as they arise. Visit for more info.


Microsoft welcomes you to our local campus for the SQL Server User Group meeting.

About Our Group 

Charlotte, NC has a dynamic, growing business environment filled with opportunities for SQL Server professionals. The goal of the Charlotte SQL Server User Group is to encourage and support the growth of that environment by providing a venue for user education and peer collaboration. Our group is a certified Chapter of PASS and we recommend all members join that organization.

For 2013 we are tremendously pleased to welcome the PASS Summit to Charlotte October 15-18. The PASS Summit is the world's largest and most intensive technical training conference for Microsoft SQL Server and BI professionals. Learn more and register here:


The SQL Server User Group meetings are held at the Microsoft Charlotte campus just off Arrowood Rd between I-77 and S Tryon St.

The address is 8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte, NC 28273. Map it


Easy directions -

  • From I-77 take exit 3. 
  • Go west on Arrowood Rd until the traffic light at Microsoft Way.
  • Turn left onto Microsoft Way and proceed straight around the two traffic circles.
  • Park in the visitor parking between the two buildings.
  • From visitor parking area, the AP1 / 8055 building is on the left side. Enter the far entrance with the overhang.
  • The meeting room is MPR on the 1st floor adjacent to the entrance lobby.
  • The entrance door will be locked, and we will let you in. Knock on the glass if you are running late to get our attention so we may let you in.

Hope To See You There!

~ Charlotte SQL Server User Group