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




Austin SOUTH<br />- SQL Server Tips from the Field -<br />Jim Murphy

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

Title: SQL Server Tips from the Field
by: Jim Murphy

Summary: Microsoft SQL Server is gaining more and more market share. IT Leaders find SQL Server is a great place to store your company’s most valuable data so it can be readily accessed when needed. This raises the question: How do I protect my precious data, as well as speed up access to it so people don’t complain? In this session, we’ll learn: <ul> <li>New features in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 <li>The best methods of backing up/restoring the database <li>Methods for cloning the data real-time and distributing access across other VM’s (AlwaysOn) <li>How to determine why SQL Server is hogging up all the CPU and how to turbo-boost performance without upgrading hardware! </ul>

Speaker: Jim Murphy, CEO SQLWatchmen, LLC.:
Bio: Jim Murphy has been using Microsoft SQL Server since version 6.0 back in the 90&#39;s. He is the CEO of SQLWatchmen, LLC., a managed DBA service provider. He runs the Austin SQL Server User Group: CACTUSS Central. He has been a professional DBA and developer for over 25 years and has run a consulting company full time since 2001.

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