The PASS Data Architecture Virtual Chapter focuses on data architecture concerns as they impact users, developers and DBAs on the Microsoft SQL Server platform.


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Giveaway 2015 PASS Summit Conference Comp

The Data Architecture Virtual Chapter will be giving away a PASS Summit Conference Comp at the 9/2 meeting at NOON C.S.T.,

This will be a quick meeting for all that want a chance to win the prize. You must be present and attentive to win.

After each session is over, we will send a list of attendees, time they were in session, and attentiveness to PASS headquarters. They will pick a winner. We will notify the winner that week if possible.

We want to give you as much time to plan as possible. 

Please leave us an email you check often.

If you have not responded within one week, we reserve the right to give the PASS Comp to someone else. 



Sept 29, 2015 Noon CST

John Sterrett

Adding a VLDB database to an SQL Server Availability Group


John Sterrett is a Group Principal and Sr. Consultant at Linchpin People. Previously, he was a Sr. Database Admin Advisor for Dell, directly responsible for several mission-critical databases behind John has presented at many community events, including PASS Summit, SQLRally, 24 Hours of PASS, SQLSaturdays, PASS Chapters, and Virtual Chapter meetings. John is a PASS Regional Mentor and founded WVPASS user group and the HADR Virtual Chapter.


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Oct 6, 2015 Noon CST

Ryan Adams

Install an AlwaysOn Failover Cluster and Availability Group


Abstract:  You have decided to install and deploy a Failover Clustered Instance (FCI) and an Availability Group and you don't know where to start. This is a complicated architecture with many moving parts (including Windows Clustering) and you are overwhelmed.  How do you install these features? This session will walk you through a complete AlwaysOn environment where we will install and configure an AlwaysOn FCI and an AlwaysOn Availability Group across 5 nodes.  We will use both the GUI and T-SQL so you know how, why, and when to use each method.



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Nov 12, 2015 Noon CST

Grant Fritchey




  Data Architecture underpins just about everything we do in IT. Without a clear understanding of how data is structured, there is no reliable way to derive meaning from it. Data Architecture drives the design and governance of data systems, and thus should be of interest to any data professional. Data Architecture provides the blue-prints that we all share, whether we be DBAs, data integration developers, database developers, data warehousing professionals, data presentation developers or client-side application developers persisting data for later retrieval.

The PASS Data Architecture Virtual Chapter will focus on data architecture concerns as they impact users, developers and DBAs on the Microsoft SQL Server platform. We want to make data architecture accessible to all data practitioners, and drive the point home that Data Architecture is a set of practices and a body of knowledge that overlaps almost all database professionals to some degree.

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