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:


November Meeting Invitation

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

    • What ~ Charlotte SQL Server User Group Meeting

    • When ~ Wednesday, December 18th, 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

    • PresenterSteve Coleman – BI Manager, Newell Brands

    • Topic Azure SQL Datawarehouse.

    • Registration – Free RSVP required at EventBrite

Register for the Meeting

Steve Coleman – BI Manager, Newell Brands

Steve has been working as an application developer for many years, and has been specializing in the Business Intelligence area for the past ten. He has experience in both SQL Server and Oracle RDBMS platforms. Although he’s been a manager for a long time, he’s always been able to be very hands-on when it comes to technology. He is currently a Manager for the BI team at Newell Brands (the the parent company of Rubbermaid, Sharpie, Graco, Coleman brands) and is based in Huntersville. Newell Brands is transitioning to Microsoft’s Azure environment, and Steve serves as a BI Architect specializing in the Azure SQL Data Warehouse and Azure Analysis Services platforms..

In this session, Steve will give a practical overview of the Microsoft’s Azure cloud solution, and in particular the Azure Data Warehouse product. He will highlight the benefits of using a cloud platform (along with things to watch out for). In the overview of the Azure SQL Data Warehouse platform, Steve will highlight both the similarities between ADW and the traditional SQL Server product, as well as the differences. The ADW smells like SQL Server, looks like SQL Server, and feels like SQL Server, but behind the scenes its a very different product. Azure SQL Data Warehouse is the Azure version of the on-prem SQL Parallel Data Datawarehouse (PDW) — the MPP (Massive Parallel Processing) version of SQL Server.

2020 Meeting Dates:

We are saving these dates as the tentative meeting dates for 2020 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.

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 15, 2020 AP1 (Third Wed) 
February 19, 2020 AP1 (Third Wed)
March 18, 2020 AP1 (Third Wed)
April 15, 2020 AP1 (Third Wed)
May 20, 2020 AP1 (Third Wed)
June 17, 2020 AP1 (Third Wed)
July 15, 2020 AP1 (Third Wed)
August 19, 2020 AP1 (Third Wed)
September 16, 2020 AP1 (Third Wed)
October 14, 2020 AP1 (Third Wed)
November 18, 2020 AP1 (Third Wed)
December 16, 2020 AP1 (Third Wed) 

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