Northwest Arkansas SQL Server Users Group


We meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 11:30am until 1:00pm.  Microsoft sponsors our meeting location at 2505 Technology Circle Bentonville, Arkansas, United States (map).

Note: Winter Break 2018 has started...We will see you in the Spring:  Subscribe to our PASS email group to be notified of the next meeting.

Past Presentation Materials:

November 14th, 2018:  Raghu Gopalakrishnan presented to us Distributed Availability Groups.  Here are the materials he used:

October 10th, 2018: Vijay and Praveen did a wonderful job walking us through the conversion of a SQL installation to using group managed service accounts (gMSA).  And they did it on an availability group!  Here are the presentation materials:

August, 2016: SQL Statistics with Raghu Gopalakrishnan

Next Meeting




November SQL Server User's Group Meeting

  • In-Person @ 2505 Technology Circle Bentonville, Arkansas, United States (map)
  • 11:30 - 13:00 (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
  • Language: English

Join us for our November SQL Server User's Group meet-up!

Local star Raghu Gopalakrishnan will be presenting in person, on Distributed Availability Groups: A special type of availability group that spans two separate availability groups.

A traditional availability group requires that all servers be part of the same WSFC cluster, which can make spanning multiple data centers challenging.  Here are the three main usage scenarios for a distributed availability group:

Lunch will be provided by GDH...Please RSVP for an accurate head count.

This is likely the last meeting of the year...We'd love to see you again!

Featured Presentation:

Distributed Availability Groups

Raghu Gopalakrishnan Microsoft

Discussion on the new Distributed Availability Groups: How to set them up, when to use them, and how to use them.

About Raghu:


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