Olympia Area SQL Server User Group

Welcome to the website for the Olympia Area SQL Server User Group (OASSUG) in Thurston County, Washington. Our meetings feature excellent presentations plus the opportunity to network with SQL Server professionals.


Next Meeting: Wed, Mar 20 2019

Protect Your SQL Server Data with Static Data Masking

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person


Event Time : Wed, Mar 20 2019 02:30 - 04:30 Pacific Daylight Time


5000 Abbey Way SE

Lacey, Washington


The meeting will be held in Society Room in Cebula Hall (Engineering), which is noted as building 22 on this map:  https://www.stmartin.edu/sites/default/files/smu-files/public-safety/smu-2d-map.pdf.  Please make sure you park in the open parking out near Pacific Avenue, which is a short walk to the meeting location.

Featured Presentation

Protect Your SQL Server Data with Static Data Masking

Speaker: Greg Larsen, DBA G. A. Larsen Consulting

Summary: Are you providing adequate protection to your sensitive and confidential data? I’m sure we all do our best to protect our confidential data in a production environment by allowing only approved methods to access production data. But how are you protecting your development and testing environments when they contain copies of production databases? In order to protect data and comply with regulations such as the GDPR and HIPAA, databases used by development and testing must not contain private and sensitive data from production databases. In this presentation, Greg will demonstrate using a new feature of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) called Static Data Masking to protect your sensitive/confidential data when copying production databases to your development and testing environments.

About Greg: Greg Larsen has been working with SQL Server since 1999. He has authored 100's of articles related to SQL Server. He holds a MCSE Data Management and Analytics. Greg also a SQL Server Consultant, adjunct professor and technical writer.



PASS 2019 Discount Code Discount code for the Olympia Area SQL Server User Group is:


Call for Speakers

Peter Palka is trying to put together a 6 month calendar of speakers and topics. Peter would like to start having two presentations per meeting. One topic could be a short 15 minute presentation and then the other could be a 60-90 minute topic. 

 If you have done something you think is noteworthy that others could benefit from, Peter would like to hear from you. He is willing to help you turn any ideas you have into a presentation. OASSUG is a user group, provided and supported by local area SQL Server users.

  Remember you don’t have to do a full-blown 90 minute presentation; even just a short presentation would be a great way to support our local SQL Server user group.



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