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Join Microsoft MVPs from the Americas' region on May 14th and 15th, 2015, as they share their knowledge and real-world expertise during a free event, the MVP Virtual Conference.

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When: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Time: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Altius Building, 500 - 4th Ave SW, Calgary AB, T2P 2V6 (2nd Floor, Altius Conference Room)
Presentation: SSD Flash Storage and the Microsoft Application Stack
Speaker: Michael Morris



See how EMC's XtremIO disruptive SSD Flash technology provides new and unique capabilities to better service business and your customers' needs for Microsoft environments in a more cost effective, efficient manner while delivering consistent / predictable performance at scale.

EMC XtremIO's All-Flash Array is built from the ground up to optimize Flash and provides Always-on Data Services of In-Iine Dedupe and Compression, Data Protection and thin provisioning that is industry leading.

An example is our unique ability to provide instantaneous zero-cost snapshots to allow multiple copies of your Web, SQL, Exchange and SharePoint Server databases and environments without impacting production.

Speaker Bio:

Michael Morris (XtremIO Principal Solution Architect), has worked for over a decade as a Developer, DBA, GIS Administrator and Statistical Analyst before joining EMC, where he is fortunate to be involved in all aspects of testing Flash (SSD) technology.

From initial work on manual storage tiering, to the introduction of the very first Flash drives in the then CX4 Storage Array, followed by the progression to Fully Automated Storage Tiering for Virtual Pools (FAST VP) for EMC VNX and VMAX series arrays. This was followed by a natural progression to working on EMC XtremIO's All-Flash Array.

Sponsor: EMC


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Members of Calgary PASS can save $150 off their PASS Summit registration by using the unique Chapter discount code:


The PASS Summit 2015 registration rate goes up after April 19, 2015, so we encourage you to register now to get the best possible rate.

Members can also save on accommodation by registering with PASS' partner hotels – PASS has negotiated with the hotels closest to the Conference Center to provide special rooming rates.


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When: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Where: AltaGas Ltd, 355 - 4th Ave SW, Calgary AB, T2P 0J1 (#1700, Floor 22)
Presentation: Proactively Identifying and Dealing with SQL Server Database Corruption
Speaker: Edwin M. Sarmiento



Corruption occurs on every SQL Server database whether we like it or not. And the only way to minimize downtime and data loss when it occurs is to proactively identify and deal with database corruption.

In this session, we will learn how to identify and detect database corruption. We will look at incorporating these different approaches in proactively identifying corruption in our regular database maintenance routines. We will also look at how to deal with database corruption using restore or repair that is appropriate to your edition of SQL Server.

Speaker Bio:

Edwin M. Sarmiento is the Managing Director of 15C, a consulting and training company that specializes on designing, implementing and supporting SQL Server infrastructures. He is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP and Microsoft Certified Master from Ottawa, Canada specializing in high availability, disaster recovery and system infrastructures running on the Microsoft server technology stack ranging from Active Directory to SharePoint and anything in between.

He is very passionate about technology but has interests in music, professional and organizational development, and leadership and management matters when not working with databases.

Edwin lives up to his primary mission statement: "To help people and organizations grow and develop their full potential."

Sponsor: Whova


You are invited.

Data Platform Technologies are constantly evolving. To help you keep up to date, Microsoft Canada introduces a Data Platform webcast series.

Please join us to learn about new generation of Microsoft Data Platform solutions:

  • Power BI
  • Analytical Platform System appliance
  • In-Memory technologies
  • Azure Cloud Data Services
  • SQL Server 2014


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