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, May 15 2019

Azure Best Practices for Lift and Shift into a Hybrid VM in Azure

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person


Event Time : Wed, May 15 2019 14:30 - 16:30 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

Azure Best Practices for Lift and Shift into a Hybrid VM in Azure

Speaker: Michael Wall, Senior DBA Great Western Malting

Summary: Going to the Cloud can be a very scary proposition for most companies, but a lot of your fears can be mitigated as long as you prepare for the experience. Come learn with me and learn from my experiences as we cover the preparatory steps that can be taken to improve the initial experience. After that, we will be listing out the general tasks that need to be setup in order to maintain an expected level of performance. Next, we will be working on how to improve performance on an existing hybrid VM running SQL Server. Finally, we will discuss some of settings and roles that you will want to have in the Azure Portal to allow you to monitor your well-performing Azure instance. Bring your questions! Note, this session will exclusively deal with issues on a hybrid VM running SQL Server in Azure. We may cover general issues that affect SQL Azure instances such as storage issues.

About Michael: Michael Wall has been a Database Administrator since he was asked if he wanted to be one after successfully managing the Y2K upgrade project on over fifty UNIX servers. Immediately thrust into a major Oracle upgrade project, he has since then managed multiple challenges and now is the sole DBA for a global food processing company responsible for both SQL Server and Ingres databases. He has presented at multiple PASS User Groups and at SQL Saturdays and is in the leadership group for Oregon SQL. He has been on the planning team for a number of SQL Saturdays and plans to keep helping as much as he can!



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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