Redmond SQL Server User Group


As the local community of SQL Server and data professionals has grown over the years, we are change the name of our user group from the Pacific Northwest SQL Server User Group (PNWSQL) to the Redmond PASS User Group.  This will help differentiate from the new/rebooting Seattle SQL Server User Group as well as our friends in Tacoma, Olympia, Bellingham, Spokane, Boise, Portland, Eugene, Anchorage, Vancouver, and Victoria.

The Redmond PASS User Group is one of the original SQL Server User Groups, meeting monthly on the Microsoft Redmond campus since the early 1990's.  We typically meet every second Wednesday of the month on the Microsoft Redmond Campus in Building 35/Kalaloch.  We use Meetup for registrations to get a good count for the beers and occasionally the location will change to another Microsoft building so please double check each meeting location.

Standard agenda

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM    Networking with beverages and snacks
6:00 PM - 6:10 PM    User Group updates
6:10 PM - 6:15 PM    Job openings and Job Seekers announced
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM    Featured presentation
7:15 PM - 8:00 PM    Q&A and continued networking

Directions: From I-5 or I-405, go east on SR-520 toward Redmond, take the 40th Street exit, turn right at the end of the ramp, continue straight through the first traffic light at 156th AVE NE, take the next right, and then first left.  Park in the lot on your right, when facing east, the meeting is the building to your left. Please consult this campus map for more information. Contact the Redmond PASS User Group Leader if you have questions.

Let us know you are coming in Meetup:       Redmond PASS User Group Meeting      

August 6th, 2008 was the day that SQL Server 2008 ("Katmai") was released.
July 9th, 2019 was the last day that Microsoft will support it. That means no more updates and no more support calls.
For further information you can enquire with Microsoft Support - there are planned paths that you can take to ease your transition to a more recent version.

There are currently no upcoming meetings scheduled. Please check back for updates.

Next Meeting

10 JULY 2019 PASS Redmond User Group Meeting

Let us know you are coming in Meetup:       Redmond PASS User Group Meeting      

We shall be continuing to get to know each other and what we do with SQL Server and the world around it, so we can become a community able to help each other. Thanks to Tho Le we have an awesome speaker!.

Speaker: Denny Lee, Developer Advocate, Databricks (formerly SQLCAT DW and BI) 

Title: Building a Data Engineering Data Pipeline with Delta Lake


A common data engineering pipeline architecture uses tables that correspond to different quality levels, progressively adding structure to the data: data ingestion (“Bronze” tables), transformation/feature engineering (“Silver” tables), and machine learning training or prediction (“Gold” tables). Combined, we refer to these tables as a “multi-hop” architecture. It allows data engineers to build a pipeline that begins with raw data as a “single source of truth” from which everything flows.  In this session, we will show how to build a scalable data engineering data pipeline using Delta Lake.  

Delta Lake is an open-source storage layer that brings reliability to data lakes. Delta Lake offers ACID transactions, scalable metadata handling, and unifies streaming and batch data processing. It runs on top of your existing data lake and is fully compatible with Apache Spark APIs.

This month we will be at Campus Building 34 in Microsoft's Corporate Campus, in Room 2615, and we look forward to seeing you there. We will try to have someoneat the entrance to direct you if you're not sure of the way to the room.



Upcoming Redmond (Microsoft Campus) User Group Meetings

14 August 2019 - Monthly Redmond SQL Server User Group meeting; Building 34; room 2615, Quinault

11 September 2019Monthly Redmond SQL Server User Group meeting

Upcoming Events

For more upcoming events in the area please see our Meetup page at  ...

17 August 2019 - SQL Saturday 885 Sacramento 2019







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