Manchester Data Platform User Group

Manchester (UK) Data Platform User Group

Network, learn, ask a question, meet fellow SQL Server Professionals and have some pizza - these are all things that happen at user group events. These events are a really great opportunity to socialise in an informal learning experience. Remember to tell your friends and the people you work with.

For details of all up and coming meetings and to register for events, please see our Meetup page here

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Next Meeting: Thu, Sep 14 2017

Manchester PASS User Group (September 2017)

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17.30 – 18:00 Registration and networking

18:00 – 18:10 Sponsor Session.

18:10  19:10- First Session.

19:10  19:30 - Break. Time for pizza.

19:30  20:30 - Second Session.

20:30  Feedback and Close and head for drinks down the pub

Featured Presentations


Sponsor Session
Datacore MaxParallel
Parallel IO is a simple plug and play software to SQL Server. No programming or hardware changes are required and we can transform performance overnight by harnessing the untapped power of multicore servers. Datacore Software revolutionaize performance, cost savings and productivity gains businesses can achieve from their servers and data storage.


Session One

SQL Server Encryption Keys and Azure Key Vault
Everyone is becoming more aware of the need to protect data. In this session I explore one aspect of security: SQL Server encryption and key management. I explain the encryption key lifecycle, and how Azure Key Vault can be used to manage encryption keys.

Caroline Eveleigh
Caroline is an experienced project manager with almost 30 years’ experience in database and software development. Author of many modules of Microsoft Official Curriculum courses on SQL Server 2016 and Excel data analysis, including the new security features of SQL Server 2016.


Session Two

PowerBI on premise. Who? What? Where? When? How?
A quick run through of the recently released SSRS-PowerBI. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly bits that you probably want to think about before jumping in feet first, like wot I did.

Steve Powell
Steve has been working with SQL server for longer than he likes to admit and developing code for longer still. He works as a BI trouble shooter for a health care oriented technology consultancy. He spends far too much time wrestling with recalcitrant servers and cursing developers who think documentation is something that happens to other people, but its the only way he can fund his sons ongoing Lego addiction.





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