July 20 Meeting

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

 SQL Saturday:

Save the date!  SQLSaturday #560 is coming to you on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), 2800 Campus Ridge Road, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, 28105. http://www.sqlsaturday.com/560/eventhome.aspx


Next Meeting:

Copying SQL Data with Azure Data Factory

July Meeting Invitation

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

  • What ~ Charlotte SQL Server User Group Meeting

  • When ~ Wednesday, July 20th, 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 – Jason Howell

  • Topic – Copying SQL Data with Azure Data Factory

  • Registration – Free RSVP required at EventBrite

Register for the Meeting
Jason Howell Azure Data Factory
Jason Howell
Sr. Escalation Engineer at Microsoft
Jason Howell has worked with SQL Server for 15 years, and is presently working in the Azure Big Data Analytics support team at Microsoft. His specialties include Azure Data Factory, Azure Stream Analytics, Azure HDInsight, SSIS, DQS, MDS, and SQL performance. He has presented at PASS Summit, SQL Saturday Charlotte several times, and regularly volunteers with the Charlotte SQL Server User Group.

You can read Jason’s team blogs here:
Big Data Support
Jason’s SQL Blog
Follow Jason on LinkedIn
Copying SQL Data
with Azure Data Factory
This session will introduce the popular and affordable Azure Data Factory service, including development, Copy Activity, Data Management Gateway, monitoring & management.  There will be several demos on how to use it.  You’ll learn how to copy Data in and out of on-premises SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, Files on-premises and in Azure blob storage, Azure Data Lake, and many other RDBMS.


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)