Arizona SQL Server Users Group

The Arizona SQL Server Users Group

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Welcome to first Microsoft SQL Server user group to serve the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area. Our group focuses on the business and technical aspects of deploying and administering Microsoft's premier database and business intelligence system. Guided and often presented by our membership, meeting content is designed to enlighten the audience and provide timely insight.

Meetings and membership are free to anyone interested in learning more about Microsoft SQL Server and related products and technologies. We're continuing to grow! You too can be an insider to the many upcoming advances for SQL Server and related Microsoft technologies. Get plugged in!

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions drop us a line: . Our new twitter feed is @azssugsqlpass, #azssugsqlpass. We would love to hear from you!  

Parking Options

 - Garage parking is $1.50 per 30 minutes or $12 for 4 hours or more. They accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. They do not accept American Express.

There are parking meters in front of the building. The cost is 25¢ per 10 minutes, and may be paid in increments of 80 minutes at a time.

- There are light rail and bus stops at Mill and 3rd Street. After arriving at the stop, walk north on Mill for two short blocks. Microsoft is on the NE corner of Mill and Rio Salado in the Hayden Ferry Lakeside building. For further information and direction, please visit

- We are approximately a ¼ mile walk from Tempe Beach Park, where there is limited free parking. Please be aware that we cannot guarantee availability.

Meeting Calendar

We meet on the second Wednesday of every month (with a few exceptions) and run from 4:30 to 6:00pm. 

Our group meets at the Phoenix Microsoft Offices at 60 E. Rio Salado Parkway, 12th Floor, in Tempe (at Tempe Town Lake).

The meeting calendar for 2017 is as follows:

Sept 13 - ?

Sept 26 - ?

Oct 11 - ?

Oct 24 - ?

Oct 31 - Nov 3 PASS Summit 2017 Seattle Washington

Nov - 8 ?

Nov 28 - ?

Dec 13 - Christmas party at the lodge.

*** At Drive Time - 1720 West Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281


SQL Saturday 2017 Sponsors


  We do not provide parking validations for attendees.

Next Meeting: Wed, Oct 11 2017

What’s new in SQL Server 2017?

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person
Online Meeting URL: None

Meet us at Microsoft and we will be connecting,sharing and learning about what's new for SQL Server.


UTC : Wed, Oct 11 2017 23:30 - 01:00
Event Time : Wed, Oct 11 2017 16:30 - 18:00 (UTC-07:00) Arizona
Your Local Time: Wed, Oct 11 2017 23:30 - 01:00


60 E Rio Salado Parkway, 12th Floor
Tempe, Arizona

Direction: None

Featured Presentation

What’s new in SQL Server 2017?

Speaker: Josh Sivey, Technology Solutions Professional Microsoft

Summary: SQL Server 2017 continues the momentum towards making SQL Server a platform that gives developers a choice of languages, deployment options (on-premises and cloud), and operating systems by bringing the power of SQL Server to Linux, Linux-based Docker containers, and Windows. Come join Microsoft Technology Specialist, Josh Sivey, as we take a look at what is new in SQL Server 2017. Whether you are interested in running SQL Server on Linux, Graph database support, adaptive query processing, or doing advanced analytics in R or Python, this session will be packed with fun demos and discussion.

About Josh: Josh Sivey is a Microsoft Certified Professional with over fifteen years of experience delivering solutions using Microsoft technologies. He enjoys helping empower users to unlock the power of corporate data using the Microsoft BI stack. Josh is a Technology Solutions Professional with Microsoft. In his free time, he enjoys saving Hyrule from the clutches of Ganon with his son and playing My Little Ponies with his daughter.


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