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, Sep 20 2017

Blurring your Data with Dynamic Data Masking

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person


Event Time : Wed, Sep 20 2017 14:30 - 16:30 Pacific Daylight Time


5000 Abbey Way SE

Lacey, Washington

Olympia Area SQL Server User group meeting.


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

Blurring your Data with Dynamic Data Masking

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

Summary: In this talk Greg will explore the new Data Masking feature, that came out with SQL Server 2016. Greg will be discussing: i. Why you should mask your data ii. The 4 different masking functions iii. Security around Dynamic Data Masking iv. Benefits, drawbacks and programming considerations around Dynamic Data Masking v. How to crack Dynamic Data Masking Greg's talk will also contain a number Dynamic Data Masking demos. After attending this session, Attendee will gain a solid understanding of Dynamic Data Masking and the considerations they should take into account when rolling out this new feature.

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.



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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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