Capital Area SQL Server User Group

Upcoming Events:

CASSUG Monthly Meeting 1/8/2017  -  5:30 PM (food and discussion) 6:30 PM (talk begins)

26 Tech Valley Dr
Suite 2
East Greenbush, NY

Our January meeting will feature a presentation by Bob Ward on SQL Server on Linux and Containers.  The meeting starts with dinner at 5:30pm, announcements at 6:15pm, and the presentation at 6:20pm.

Experience SQL Server on Linux and Containers

SQL Server 2017 is all about choice. It now runs on the most popular platforms in the world: Windows, Linux, and Docker Containers. In this session we will focus on the specific features, architecture, and guidance for running SQL Server on Linux and Docker Containers. You will walk away with an understanding of how we built SQL Server on Linux and how it runs in a unique way that allows developers to focus on their applications vs the specifics of the design. We will also look at how Docker Containers work so you can see the unique value proposition this provides to developers using SQL Server.

Bob Ward is a Principal Architect for the Microsoft Database Systems Group, which owns the development for all SQL Server versions. Bob has worked for Microsoft for 24 years, supporting and speaking on every version of SQL Server shipped from OS/2 1.1 to SQL Server 2017. He has worked in customer support as a principal escalation engineer and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), interacting with some of the largest SQL Server deployments in the world. Bob is a well-known speaker on SQL Server, often presenting talks on internals performance, and troubleshooting at events such as SQL PASS Summit, SQLBits, SQLIntersection, and Microsoft Ignite. You can find him on twitter at @bobwardms or read his blog at



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