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




SQL on Azure

  • In-Person @ Texas Land & Cattle, 2103 S. Promenade Blvd Rogers, Arkansas, United States (map)
  • 11:30 - 13:00 Central Daylight Time
  • Language: English

SQL on Azure

Featured Presentation:

SQL on Azure

Parikshit Savjani, Senior Premier Field Engineer Microsoft

•SQL on Azure Overview •Best Practices & Known issues for running SQL on Azure •Best Practices & Known issues for running Azure SQL Database •Decision Matrix ( SQL on Azure VM, On-premise, Azure SQL Database)

About Parikshit:
Parikshit Savjani is a Senior Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft with specialization on SQL Server and Business Intelligence (Power BI, SSAS,SSIS and SSRS). His role involves consulting,performance tuning,delivering workshops,chalk talks to Premier Customers of Microsoft environment. He is currently based out of Bentonville as a Dedicated PFE for Walmart. He contributes to the community via his Blog, Slideshare, twitter & by presenting in various SQL Community Events. He has also authored a book on SSAS Tabular.

Supplementary Materials

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