December 14th 2016

December 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 14th, 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 – A Panel of 5 SQL Server MVPs

  • Topic – Panel Discussion with the MVPs from SentryOne

  • Registration – Free RSVP required at EventBrite

Register for the Meeting

MVP Panelists
Greg Gonzalez (@SQLsensei) provides strategic leadership for SentryOne and is intimately involved with product design and development. Here he covers new features and how to use the software to optimize SQL Server performance.Kevin Kline(@kekline) is responsible for expanding SentryOne’s technical sales and marketing initiatives and is also heavily involved in product design activities. He is a founder and former president of PASS and the author of popular IT books like SQL in a Nutshell.

Kevin is a renowned database expert, software industry veteran, Microsoft SQL Server MVP, Google Author, and long-time blogger at and at As a noted leader in the IT industry, Kevin’s blog covers Microsoft SQL Server features and best practices, third-party software, trends in the IT industry, and professional development for IT professionals.

Allen White (@SQLRunr) is the Business Development Manager at SentryOne, where he manages relationship with our partners, helping them leverage the power of the SentryOne platform to improve their ability to help their customers get the best possible performance out of their corporate servers. He’s worked with SQL Server for over 20 years in a variety of roles – developer, administrator, architect, analyst – and built a successful consulting practice, so he understands the special needs of that partner relationship.

Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) is a Product Evangelist at SentryOne with industry experience dating back to Classic ASP and SQL Server 6.5. He is editor-in-chief of the performance-related blog,, and serves as a moderator for Q & A sites and

Aaron’s blog focuses on T-SQL bad habits and best practices, as well as coverage of updates and new features in Plan Explorer, SentryOne, and SQL Server.

Melissa Coates (@SQLChick) is a Business Intelligence Architect with SentryOne. Based in Charlotte, NC, she specializes in delivering Analytics, Data Warehousing, and Business Intelligence solutions using on-premises, cloud, and hybrid technologies.  Formerly a CPA, Melissa is ridiculously proud to be an IT geek and downright giddy to be a Microsoft Data Platform MVP.  When Melissa steps away from the keyboard, you can probably find her hanging out with her border collie, paddle boarding, playing in the garden, or with her nose in a book.  Melissa blogs at

Panel Discussion with the MVPs from SentryOne
There are fewer than 400 SQL Server MVPs in the world and we’re privileged to have five of them at our December user group meeting! SQL Server MVPs are recognized by Microsoft for their contributions to the SQL Server community in sharing their expertise and enthusiasm through blogs, presentations, papers, and by being early adopters, experimenting with new technologies and telling others their experiences. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear this panel of SQL Server experts!


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