Welcome to the Ohio North SQL Server User Group

Our user group meets the first Tuesday of every month from 5PM-7:30PM at the Microsoft office in Independence.

Microsoft Corporation
6050 Oak Tree Blvd.
Suite 300
Independence, OH 44131

Our meetings follow the schedule below:
5:00PM - 6:00PM: Video presentation from last year's SQL PASS Summit
6:00PM - 6:15PM: Announcements & Introductions
6:15PM - 7:30PM: Feature Presentation

Afterwards, we usually continue networking across the street at Mavis Winkles.

Interested in sponsoring or speaking at our User Group? Please contact us at OhioNorth@SQLPASS.org for more information.

Next Meeting




ONSSUG December Meeting

  • In-Person @ 6050 Oak Tree Blvd. Independence, Ohio, United States (map)
  • 17:00 - 20:00 (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Language: English

NOTE:  Due to construction in the Microsoft offices, December's meeting will be held in the lower level conference room.

RSVP:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/onssug-december-meeting-tickets-19499980968

5:00 - 6:00 - Pre-Session Video:  Understanding BI Security Best Practices (Stacia Misner)

How secure is your BI environment? The Microsoft Business Intelligence stack contains multiple tools which each have different security configuration options and interdependencies. This session starts with a review of the security architecture of each component in the BI stack and highlights vulnerabilities in the architecture that must be addressed to properly secure your BI environment. In this session, you'll also learn about the relationship across the security settings in the BI tools, backend databases, and the Windows operating system. Building on this foundation, you'll learn what steps are necessary to apply security best practices in each component of the Microsoft BI stack.

6:00 - 6:15 - Opening & Announcements

6:15 - 7:30 - Feature Presentation

Sponsor:  TEKSystems

TEKsystems is the leading Technology Staffing and Services company. We specialize in recruiting top talent in Applications, Network Infrastructure, End User Support and Communications Technologies. TEKsystems currently supports over 75 major clients with over 270 Technical Professionals working for us in Northeast Ohio.

Featured Presentation:

Hardening SQL Server

Craig Purnell, Sr. Database Administrator

Need to build a more secure SQL Server? Attend this session and learn what you can do today to make your SQL Server more secure. Options like encrypting client connections, renaming SA, and configuring jump boxes to screen SQL Server from the bad guys. You learn how to combine multiple layers to truly build “defense in depth” for a more secure database platform.

About Craig:
Craig Purnell is a career database professional, trainer, and community activist. He has spent over 10 years as the Database Administrator at a large Midwestern law firm. He has been in IT for 15 years and has spent his entire career working with enterprise databases and ERP systems. Craig is an active member of the Ohio North SQL Server User Group and has presented at many user groups, SQL Saturdays, and the PASS Summit in 2012 and 2013