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




September SQL Server User Group Meeting

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


Please join us Wednesday, September 7th @ 11:30am at the Microsoft Offices in Bentonville  (please note: One week earlier than normal) where Kevin Kline (the SQL celebrity, not the actor) will be presenting his End-to-End Troubleshooting checklist. Please register Here so we can get an accurate count for food.   Show up to meet Kevin in person, a rare opportunity for us, but if you cannot make it, please try the Skype link:

Food will be provided by GDH Consulting...Please let them know how much you appreciate their sponsorship!

Bring a co-worker and help us grow this community by meeting other technology professionals from NWA experiencing similar daily challenges.

See our group website at for additional meeting details.

Your Leadership Team,

Ed Riester - Arvest Bank

Joseph Sheppard - Tyson Foods, Inc.

David Ledbetter - Tyson Foods, Inc.

Where: Microsoft Offices - 2505 Technology Circle Bentonville, Arkansas

Want to attend, but cannot be there in person? Skype URL:

Featured Presentation:

End-to-End Troubleshooting

Kevin Kline, Principal Program Manager SentryOne

Learning how to detect, diagnose and resolve performance problems in SQL Server is tough. Often, years are spent learning how to use the tools and techniques that help you detect when a problem is occurring, diagnose the root-cause of the problem, and then resolve the problem. In this session, attendees will see demonstrations of the tools and techniques which make difficult troubleshooting scenarios much faster and easier, including: • XEvents, Profiler/Traces, and PerfMon • Using Dynamic Management Views (DMVs) • Advanced Diagnostics Using Wait Stats • Reading SQL Server execution plan

About Kevin:
Kevin Kline is a database expert and Principal Program Manager at SentryOne, the industry leading SQL Server database tools vendor. A Microsoft SQL Server MVP since 2003, he is a founder and former president of PASS. Kevin is an author of many books, blogger, columnist, and popular international speaker. Kevin’s best known book is the best-selling SQL in a Nutshell and contributes monthly to Database Trends & Applications magazine. He tweets at @kekline and blogs at


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