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PASSDC Monthly Meeting

  • In-Person @ The Motley Fool - 2000 Duke Street Alexandria, Virginia, United States (map)
  • 18:30 - 21:00 (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Language: English

Our regular meeting, with food provided and a raffle, followed by Office Hours at Clyde's of Chevy Chase across the street (downstairs bar). Bring your questions and build your network of SQL Server peers.

Featured Presentation:

High Availability and Disaster Recovery with SQL Server 2014 AlwaysOn Availability Groups

Jake Switzer, SQL Server and BI Consultant Microsoft Consulting Services

In this session we will discuss High Availability and Disaster Recovery using AlwaysOn Availability Groups in SQL Server 2014. We will discuss and demonstrate what Availability Groups are, what is required for an Availability Group to work (i.e. Windows Server Failover Cluster) how to create one and how to automate the creation process using PowerShell. Since Availability Groups were introduced in SQL Server 2012 we will also discuss the enhancements that were made in SQL Server 2014. We will then discuss some of the critical “gotcha’s” that you will need to account for when setting up and maintaining an Availability Group. Finally, we will discuss how to create a replica in Azure and how using Azure blob storage to store copies of your data can save you from a lot of headaches.

About Jake:
Jake Switzer is a SQL Server and BI Consultant with Microsoft Consulting Services. He joined Microsoft in July 2013 as a college hire from the University of Alabama. In college he majored in Management Information Systems and worked mostly on software development projects. Since joining Microsoft he has worked on SQL Server projects that range from SQL development to designing HA and DR solutions in SQL Server 2012 and 2014.

Regular Meeting Details

PASSDC meets the second Thursday of each month at the Microsoft office in Chevy Chase. Meetings begin at 6:30pm, and typically last around two hours.


Microsoft Technology Center
5404 Wisconsin Ave. Ste. 700
Chevy Chase, MD 20815


Metro is your friend; the Microsoft office is located above the Friendship Heights Station on the Red Line.






Major Sponsors

Capital Personal Computer User Group ( C P C U G )

WaterOx Consulting



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