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Denver SQL Server User Group - September Meeting

  • In-Person @ Microsoft Southwest District Denver, Colorado, United States (map)
  • 17:30 - 20:00 Mountain Daylight Time
  • Language: English

Location (link):
7595 Technology Way, Suite 400
Denver, CO 80237
(720) 528-1700

Meeting Agenda:
17:30 - 18:00 - Food / Socializing
18:00 - 18:15 - User Group Business
18:15 - 18:30 - Open Panel/Questions & Answers
18:30 - 19:00 - Warmup presentation
19:00 - 20:00 - Main presentation
Give Away / Wrap-Up to follow

Featured Presentation:

Improving Database Restores with Powershell

Michael Fal, Senior Database Administrator Xero

Database restores are a key function of any database administrator's job. However, it can be an extremely time consuming task to sort through your backups, find the right files, and then get your database up and running. In an emergency this will have a disastrous impact on your Recovery Time Objective(RTO) and lead to the dreaded angry-CTO-in-your-cube effect. By leveraging some easy-to-use Powershell scripts, you can avoid the second disaster and the pain that comes with it. By attending this session, you will understand how you can use the Powershell automation framework for database restores, see scripts that will let you restore faster, and learn techniques to extend these tools for migrating data and testing backups.

About Michael:
Mike Fal is a musician turned SQL Server DBA, with 10+ years of experience as a database administrator. He has worked for several different industries, including healthcare, software development, marketing, and manufacturing and has experience supporting databases from 1 GB to 4 TB in size. Mike received his a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1996 and has been caught playing trombone in public on more than one occasion.

Working with SQL Server in the Cloud

Thomas LaRock, Technical Evangelist Confio Software

As the concept of "Hybrid Datacenter" becomes more mainstream data professionals will need to understand how to effectively manage and migrate data between on-premises and cloud servers. Attend this interactive session and learn how to create, deploy, and migrate data from your on-premises instance of SQL Server to Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines and Microsoft Azure SQL Database.

About Thomas:
Thomas LaRock is a Microsoft Certified Master, a SQL Server MVP, a VMWare vExpert, and a Microsoft Certified Trainer with over 15 years’ experience in the IT industry in various roles such as programmer, developer, analyst, and database administrator. He is also the author of “DBA Survivor: Become a Rock Star DBA” ( and has participated in the technical review of several other books. Currently, Thomas is a Technical Evangelist for Confio Software.



The Denver SQL Server User Group is organized to bring professionals of all career levels that work with Microsoft's SQL Server, together to learn and network with others.  There is no charge to attend and you are encouraged to bring your co-workers.  Through our sponsors, we provide food and refreshments.

We meet the third Thursday of each Month at Microsoft.

The address is:

7595 Technology Way, Suite 400
Denver, CO 80237

A typical meeting agenda is as follows:

5:30 - 6:00 - Food / Socializing
6:00 - 6:10 - User Group Business
6:10 - 6:30 - Open Panel/Q & A


6:30 - 7:30 - Main Presentation

6:30 - 7:00 - Warmup Presentation
7:00 - 8:00 - Main Presentation

Give Away / Wrap-Up to follow presentations

Our meeting location

  7595 Technology Way, Suite 400
Denver, CO 80237
(720) 528-1700

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