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:

September Meeting Invitation

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

  • What ~ Charlotte SQL Server User Group Meeting

  • When ~ Wednesday, September 21st, 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

  • Presenters – Chris Skorlinski and Curt Mathews

  • Topic – Replication v.  AlwaysOn: The Great Debate

  • Registration – Free RSVP required at EventBrite

Register for the Meeting
Chris Skorlinski
SQL Server Senior Escalation Engineer, Microsoft Corporation
Chris Skorlinski has been with Microsoft for 17 years. He is a Support Escalation Engineer at the Microsoft Charlotte NC office specializing in performance tuning and troubleshooting Replication. His is a contributor to SQLShare.com training as well as his own BLOGs on Replication Performance.
Read Chris’ Blog 

Follow Chris on  LinkedIn
Replication  v.  AlwaysOn:
The Great Debate
Join Microsoft bloggers Chris Skorlinski, ReplTalk and Curt Mathews, SQLAlwaysOn in great debate, Replication v. AlwaysOn. They’ll go head to head on topics such as High Availability, Disaster Recovery, Performance, and Customization. Bring your own questions and join the discussion to help learn how these technologies can best be used in your company or organization.
Curt Mathews
SQL Server Senior Escalation Engineer, Microsoft Corporation
Curt Mathews, a senior escalation engineer on the SQL Server AlwaysOn support team, began supporting AlwaysOn during the SQL Server 2012 beta program. The AlwaysOn support team provides critical support for high availability solutions that deploy AlwaysOn availability groups. Curt joined Microsoft in 1991, supporting Microsoft Windows and Office products. In 1996, he joined SQL Server support and has supported various SQL Server features, including the engine and replication. Curt has been involved in the development and delivery of training for SQL Server engine, replication, and AlwaysOn. He works closely with the SQL Server product group on top issues and improving product supportability.
Read Curt’s Blog


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)