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 NORTH<br />- Managing Many SQL Servers with Management Framework -<br />Cory Brown

10900 Stonelake Blvd. Suite 225 - Microsoft Office
Austin, Texas 78759
Time: 18:00 - 19:30

Title: Managing Many SQL Servers with Management Framework
by: Cory Brown

Summary: Manage one SQL Server... no problem.<br /> <br /> Manage a dozen... still doable.<br /> <br /> What if your enterprise has several thousand SQL Servers? <br /> <br /> This session will provide an overview of a management framework, Microsoft built-in tools, and freely available tools that will allow you to scale to a larger number of databases. The tools work together to answer the question, "Is my SQL Server healthy," and allow you to proactively manage your databases to reduce the number of reactive incidents in your enterprise. <br /> <br /> The high level overview of the tools being reviewed are Job Master / Job Target, Enterprise Policy Management, SQL Server Utility, and Management Data Warehouse. These are designed to manage not only current SQL Server versions, but also the legacy versions that tenaciously remain in enterprise environments.

Speaker: Cory Brown, Senior SQL Server Architect General Motors:
Bio: Closing in on a 20 year career, I have worked with SQL Server since 6.5, deploying and managing it at HP, Dell, and Microsoft. At Microsoft, I engaged with customers of all shapes and sizes. I currently work at General Motors as a Senior SQL Server Architect, setting the direction for the use of Microsoft’s data platform software, and plotting the course as SQL Server continually evolves.

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