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:

June Meeting Invitation

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

  • What ~ Charlotte SQL Server User Group Meeting

  • When ~ Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

    • 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

  • PresenterboB Taylor

  • Topic Using DACFx to solve real-world problems

  • Registration – Free RSVP required at EventBrite

Register for the Meeting

boB Tylor
boB has been involved in software development since 1972 when he started programming (FORTRAN 66 on Hollerith punch cards). During his eighteen-year tour of duty in the U.S. Marine Corps he programmed on a magnetic drum based computer system. In 1993 he started working with SQL Server 4.2.1 and has developed, tuned and administered every version since. During his 12+ years at Microsoft he has focused on SQL Server – Microsoft Partner Advantage, Premier Field Engineering, he was the PM for the Certified Master and Certified Architect program, Premier Developer and currently is a Data Platform Solution Architect in the Health and Life Sciences vertical.

Prior to Microsoft, he was Director of Database Technologies for Avanade’s West Region and before that Vice President of Sun Healthcare Systems.

Additionally, he holds the MCA, MCM, MCSM, MCSE, MCSD, and MCT certifications and Microsoft Data Scientist and Big Data Professional Degrees.   He helped develop 10 certification exams in the SQL Server and .NET space over the years.

Using DACFx to solve real-world problems
In a cloud-first world, DB DevOps are critical, not only from a functional perspective but even more from both scalability of operations and availability perspectives. Here are some of the challenges faced by SaaS ISVs and enterprises using Azure SQL DB or SQL Server: – How do you minimize downtime due to database schema changes? – How do you deploy at scale across hundreds or thousands of databases? – How do you ensure end-to-end security at the DB layer regardless of the type of the query? SQL Server offers some great DB DevOps capabilities with SSDT and SQLPackage. Underlying these are the SQLDOM parser and the DACFX libraries. I will showcase the power of these libraries by using some real-world use cases (with demos!), each of which was encountered in direct customer engagement by the SQLCAT team and field counterpart.


 2018 Tentative Meeting Dates:

We are saving these dates as the tentative meeting dates for 2018 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 2018, the meeting location will vary, so please check the monthly invitation.  The second location is in AP2, across the street 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 17th, 2018 AP2 (Third Wed) – CANCELED
February 21st, 2018 AP1  (Third Wed)
March 21st, 2018 AP2  (Third Wed)
April 18, 2018 AP1  (Third Wed)
May 16th, 2018 AP2  (Third Wed) – CANCELED
June 20th, 2018 AP1  (Third Wed)
July 18th, 2018 AP1 (Third Wed)
August 15th, 2018 AP1 (Third Wed)
September 19th, 2018 AP1 (Third Wed)
October 17th, 2018 AP1 (Third Wed)
November 21st, 2018 AP1 (Third Wed)
December 19th, 2018 AP1 (Third Wed)