Capital Area Central Texas User of SQL Server

PASS affiliated user group for Austin, TX

Contact us: Email: CACTUSS.SQL (at) (gmail) (dot) (com)

Upcoming Meeting Dates

Nov 2019 Tue 11/19/2019
Speaker: Kevin Boles
Topic: Common TSQL Mistakes
Speaker: Shawn Weisfeld
Topic: Quick Introduction to GitHub
Dec 2019 Tue 12/17/2019
Speaker: Jay Falck
Topic: Setting up a test lab with Hyper-V

Meeting Location


  • Meeting dates: 3rd Tuesday of the month
  • Meeting starts: 5:30 pm with food and a QA session
  • Presentation: 6:00 pm and goes to 7:15 pm
  • Address
    • Quarry Oaks II
    • Microsoft Office
    • Suite 225
    • 10900 Stonelake Blvd.
    • Austin, TX 78759
      • * Free parking
      • * Coming from Braker, go right/straight at the traffic circle and it's the building on the left.
      • * The building is also across from the outdoor basketball court
      • * Not the building attached to the parking garage
      • * Inside the Microsoft office, go right, past the reception desk, to the far back and left
      • * If there is interest, there is sometimes an after-gathering at a local place to talk casually
    • Map:

Next Meeting




SOUTH<br />SQL Server on Linux<br />David Williams

1524 S IH-35 Frontage Rd Suite 234
Austin, Texas 78704
Time: 17:30 - 19:00

Title: SQL Server on Linux
by: David Williams

Summary: SQL Server on Linux - SQL Server vNext goes cross platform!<br /> <br /> - How it started - Project Drawbridge, Slava with his brother!<br /> - SQL PAL (SQL Platform Abstraction Layer)<br /> - SQLOSv2<br /> - The (very small) host extension which is platform specific<br /> - Installation with demo,yes that fast!<br /> - Backups and Restores cross platform<br /> - Clustering on Linux<br /> - AlwaysOn Availability Groups cross platform<br /> - Compiling CLR code for both platforms<br /> - SQL Agent (new in the March CTP 1.4 release!)<br /> - How the Linux layer is compiled<br /> - Debugging a combined Windows PE and Linux ELF execution including getting a stack dump<br /> - Performance goals<br /> - Limitations with the current implementation<br />

Speaker: David Williams, DBA:
Bio: David is a cross product DBA (SQL Server, DB2, Oracle, Informix, Sybase) who has worked for 25 years as a DBA for both private, local/central government customers including a Fortune 50 investment bank. Certifications include MCSE Data Platform/Data Management and Analytics as well as certifications in all the other products.

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