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Welcome to BIG PASS Community

  • We meet at Del Taco (Corporate) at 25521 Commercentre Dr, Lake Forest, CA 92630

Do you have any events to share? If you do, send them to Mickey Stuewe or Rob Hatton


Mark Your Calendars: An all-day free training is coming to Southern California

Friday, June 17, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

SQL Server Launch 2016 Discovery Day - Irvine, CA

Microsoft Technology Centers
3 Park Plaza, Suite 1600
Irvine, CA 92614


Next Meeting




BIG PASS Community Monthly Meeting - William Durkin

  • In-Person @ 25521 Commercentre Dr. Lake Forest, California, United States (map)
  • 18:30 - 20:00 (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
  • Language: English

We are really looking forward to our next meeting. I hope you are too. If you can make it, please RSVP here.


6:30 PM - Networking. Feel free to bring your dinner and join us for some great conversation. 

7:00 PM - Announcements

7:15 PM - William Durkin (Remote)

8:30 PM - Raffle and wrap up

8:45 PM - Networking at Los Cabos Cantina

You do not need to bring a paper ticket to the event. The registration is to obtain a head count for the size of the room and for how much food needs to be purchased. Please un-register by Wednesday if you know that you won't be able to make it. Thank you.

Abstracts below
Please contact Mickey Stuewe if you have any questions.

Featured Presentation:

SQL Server Replication - What, How and Why

William Durkin, Data Platform Architect CloudDBA

In an AlwaysOn world we focus on entire databases being highly available. However, replication offers another, arguably more powerful, way to make data available on multiple servers/locations that steps outside of "normal" High Availability scenarios. This session will explain what database replication is, what the different parts are that make up the replication architecture and when/why you would use replication. You will leave the session with an understanding of how you can leverage this feature to achieve solutions that are not possible using other High Availability features. The content will be valid for all versions of SQL Server from 2005 onward.

About William:
William Durkin is a DBA, Data Platform MVP, and Data Platform Architect for CloudDBA (http://clouddba.io). He uses his decade of experience with SQL Server to help multinational corporations achieve their data management goals. Born in the UK and now based in Germany, William has worked as a Database Developer and DBA on projects ranging from single server installations, up to environments spanning 5 continents, using a range of high availability solutions. William is a regular speaker at conferences around the globe, organizes the popular SQLGrillen event (http://sqlgrillen.com), and is a chapter leader for a German PASS chapter.

Upcoming Speakers

Jan 2017 - William Durkin

Feb 2017 - Jamey Johnston

Mar 2017 - Canceled

Apr 2017 - Canceled

May 2017 - Phil Robinson

Jun 2017 - Peter Kral

July 2017 - David Koeblitz

Aug 2017 - AJ Hull

Sept 2017 - TBD

Oct 2017 - TBD

Nov 2017 - TBD


If you would like to speak for us, please contact the chapter leader, Mickey Stuewe and Rob Hatton.










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