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.

Next Meeting:


April Meeting Invitation

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

    • What ~ Charlotte SQL Server User Group Meeting

    • When ~ Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

        • 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

    • PresenterTed Malone – Microsoft

    • Topic Data Flow is a new feature available in Azure Data Factory that brings the “T” to your ELT/ETL pipelines. Data Flow enables you to build complex ETL/ELT processes with a graphical interface and effectively extends Azure Data Factory to become “SSIS in the Cloud”..

    • Registration – Free RSVP required at EventBrite

Register for the Meeting
Ted Malone

Basically I am a data platform professional. I am deeply involved with database technologies and associated analytics as well as merging Business Intelligence Development processes into agile methodologies. I am also heavily involved with “Big Data” and “Advanced Analytics” as well as Machine Learning. (I was considered a “Data Scientist” before Data Science was “Cool”). I was the lead visionary for Big Data, Machine Learning and Advanced Analytics solutions for our Federal Customers at Microsoft but have recently made the jump to support large enterprise customers in the Desert Southwest. Prior to joining Microsoft I was a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP with a focus towards “Data Dude” and “Agile Database Methodologies”. I spend much of my time today helping our customers understand and visualize how “Big Data Analytics” and Machine Learning technologies can enhance their mission.

In this session Ted Malone, Data Solution Architect – Advanced Analytics and AI, from Microsoft, will discuss Data Flow and how it can be a major component of your Data Engineering process. Attendees will learn how to get started with Data Flow, and how complex Data Engineering pipeline processes, backed by Spark and Azure Databricks, can be developed with ease in a graphical environment. This session will be “demo heavy” and is designed to get attendees excited about the possibilities of Azure Data Factory and Data Flow.

 2019 Meeting Dates:

We are saving these dates as the tentative meeting dates for 2019 Calendar year. We are able to reserve 6 months out, so the full annual schedule is not available, but we generally try to meet on the third Wednesday of the month. For the past few years, we’ve met in the same room, in AP1, at Microsoft. In 2019, the meeting location may vary, so please check the monthly invitation. The second location is in AP2, across the parking lot at the opposite end, catty-corner from our meeting location in AP1.

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.

January 30th, 2019 AP1 (Fifth Wed)
February 20th, 2019 AP1 (Third Wed)
March 20th, 2019 AP1 (Third Wed)
April 17th, 2019 AP1 (Third Wed)
May 15th, 2019 AP1 (Third Wed)
June 19th, 2019 AP1 (Third Wed)
July 17th, 2019 AP1 (Third Wed)
August 21st, 2019 AP1 (Third Wed)
September 18th, 2019 AP1 (Third Wed)
October 16th, 2019 AP1 (Third Wed)
November 20th, 2019 AP1 (Third Wed)
December 18th, 2019 AP1 (Third Wed)

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