Reading SQL Server User Group

Welcome to the Reading Microsoft Data Platform User Group


Please come and join fellow IT Professionals for an evening of knowledge sharing and networking in an open, friendly environment.

Next Meeting




Reading SQL Server and Azure Data Services User Group - October 2019

18:00 - Doors open and networking

18:30 - James Murfin: Scheduling and Automation in Azure

19:30 - Pizza and networking

20:00 - Rob Sewell: SQL Notebooks in Azure Data Studio for the DBA

21:00 - Doors close

Featured Presentation:

Scheduling and Automation in Azure

James Murfin, Data Platform Engineer Coeo

In the workplace time is often our greatest resource, this is no different when working in the cloud. I present a brief and straightforward overview of the various options for automating tasks in Azure

About James:
James is a Data Platform Engineer with Coeo's Dedicated Support team. He's a fan of PowerShell, automation, SQL Server and tea.

SQL Notebooks in Azure Data Studio for the DBA

Rob Sewell, Consultant Sewells Consulting

An Azure Data Studio recent release introduced SQL Notebooks as a capability. While you might have read about notebooks being used for Data Science, this session is primarily for DBAs. We will cover installing Azure Data Studio. What a SQL Notebooks is. Numerous use cases for you to use SQL Notebooks in your daily workload such as creating a Notebook for Glenn Berry's Diagnostic queries.

About Rob:
Rob was once a production SQL Server DBA, but is now generally found automating the Data Platform and providing training for clients. He has a passion for PowerShell, Data, and DevOps. He is an MVP, an officer for the DevOps PowerShell VG, and has spoken and volunteered at many PowerShell and Data events. He is a member of the committee that organises Data In Devon and the European PowerShell Conference. He is a proud supporter of the Data and PowerShell communities. He relishes sharing and learning and can be found doing both via Twitter @sqldbawithbeard and his blog He spends most of his time looking at a screen and loves to solve problems.




















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