The Charlotte SQL Server User Group meets monthly to network amongst each other and  learn SQL Server topics from the experts.


Charlotte, NC has a dynamic, growing business environment filled with opportunities for Microsoft 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.

Connect with Database Administrators and Business Intelligence professionals from the Charlotte, NC region at our monthly meetings. Free food is provided by our sponsors.
Share your knowledge within the Chapter and improve your presentation skills.
Grow your personal network with local business contacts and recruiters at our events
• Improve your database skills with our excellent training delivered by the finest industry experts and MVPs


You are Invited – Join us for our monthly meetings

We meet once monthly for 2 hours for friendly networking and expert training sessions covering a variety of Microsoft SQL Server topics. Stay in touch to learn when the next meetup is planned, by signing up for our email announcements. It’s free and food is provided. RSVP is required for each meeting using the email links provided monthly.

PASS Summit:


Several thousand SQL Server users, database administrators, and database developers gather each year at the PASS Summit–a national conference with top notch networking, keynotes presented by the most influential experts in the field, and over 175 choices for breakout sessions to go in depth.

This year’s Summit is at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in downtown Seattle, WA.

The dates are:  Main Conference Oct 26-28, Preconference Oct 24-25th

We have a special Charlotte SQL Server User Group Referral code: LC15SNQ2
This will give you $150 off the PASS Summit registration, and kicks back at least $50 to our local user group chapter.
*Note: The discount code cannot be combined with any other PASS Summit 2016 registration, and cannot be applied retroactively.

Register at http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/2016/RegisterNow.aspx

Next Meeting:

October Meeting Invitation

Please join us for the monthly Charlotte SQL Server User Group evening meeting.

  • What ~ Charlotte SQL Server User Group Meeting

  • When ~ Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

    • 5:30 PM Networking with Food & Refreshments
    • 6:00 PM Technical Presentation
    • 7:30 PM Meeting End
  • Where @ 8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte, NC 28273 Map it

  • Presenter – Ben DeBow

  • Topic – Scaling SQL for your Peak Database Load

  • Registration – Free RSVP required at EventBrite

Register for the Meeting
Ben DeBow
CEO, Fortified Data
Ben DeBow is an experienced consultant who works with customers of all sizes on their mission critical applications and SQL Server deployments. His versatility allows him to assist with everything from virtualization and consolidation to performance tuning, scaling systems, and everything in between. He has tuned and deployed some of the largest and most complex SQL Server solutions in the world. An active member of the SQL Server community, Ben is also the Founder and CEO of Fortified Data and can be reached at http://www.fortifieddata.com.Follow Ben on
Twitter @BBQSQL and LinkedIn
Scaling SQL for your Peak Database Load

Each application and system is different, but all have a similar quality: there will be times where the systems are used more, and other times where they may appear to be sleeping. Good examples are monthly, quarterly, and yearly for financial systems and the holiday season for retail. The last thing you want to have in these timeframes is your CxO standing at your desk wondering why things are slow or possibly down. Ensuring that your SQL Servers are optimally configured for those heavy usage periods cannot be done with a wing and a prayer – you need an actionable, realistic plan. This session will discuss how to guarantee that your SQL Server instances and the configurations they use are as scalable and reliable as possible.


2016 Tentative Meeting Dates:

We are saving these dates as the tentative meeting dates for 2016 Calendar year. We typically meet on the third Wednesday of each month.

We may change the meeting date depending on speaker availability and other factors, so please confirm via the official invitation before you commit to your calendar.

  • Wed Jan 20th 2016 (Third Wed)
  • Wed Feb 10th 2016 (Second Wed)
  • Wed Mar 9th 2016  (Second Wed)
  • Wed Apr 13th 2016 (Second Wed)
  • Wed May 11th 2016 (Second Wed)
  • Wed June 8th 2016 (Second Wed)
  • Wed July 20th 2016 (Third Wed)
  • Wed Aug 24th 2016 (Third Wed)
  • Wed Sept 21st 2016 (Third Wed)
  • Wed Oct 19th 2016 (Third Wed)
  • Wed Nov 16th 2016 (Third Wed)
  • Wed Dec 14th 2016 (Second Wed)