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​​​​​​​​​​​Upcoming Meetings 

December 10th, 2015NoneSQL Lunch at NBS office​N/A
January 14th, 2016 PendingTBD​N/A
February 11th, 2016Kimberly Tripp, SQLSkills.comStored Procedure Optimization Techniques

Watch on YouTube

March 10th, 2016
Tim Ford, SQLCruise.comTuning Indexes using SQLDMO and System Views
Watch on YouTube
April 14th, 2016Glenn Berry,​
Hardware 201: Selecting and Sizing Database Hardware for OLTP Performance
Watch on YouTube
May 12th, 2016Jes Borland, Concurrency.comMinimize Data Loss with Advanced Restore TechniquesWatch on YouTube
June 23rd, 2016Karen Lopez, InfoAdvisors A Database Designer's Favorite Features in 2016​Register
July 16th, 2016On Hiatus 
August 11th, 2016On Hiatus
September 8th, 2016
Paul Randal, Performance Troubleshooting Using Wait Statistics​
October 14th, 2016TBDTBD
November 11th, 2016TBDTBD
December 8th, 2016TBDTBD


Registration is just an RSVP so we know how many people are attending.  We won't use it for anything else.


Topic for the June 2016 Meeting: 

A Database Designer's Favorite Features in 2016, with Karen Lopez

The launch of SQL Server 2016 means will be a lot of blog posts and Webinars of people talking about all the great features that come with this new release. But in our webinar Karen Lopez will be sharing the best features from a database designers point of view -- from Always Encrypted to Zombie Datatypes.  

Register Now (It's Free!)

About Karen Lopez, SQL Server MVP
Sr. Project Manager / Architect, InfoAdvisors 

Karen Lopez

Karen has 20+ years of experience in project and data management on large, multi-project programs. Karen specializes in the practical application of data management principles. She is a frequent speaker, blogger and panelist on data quality, data governance, logical and physical modeling, data compliance, development methodologies and social issues in computing. Karen is an active user on social media and has been named one of the top 3 technology influencers by IBM Canada and one of the top 17 women in information management by Information Management Magazine. She is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP, specializing in data modeling and database design. She's an advisor to the DAMA, International Board and a member of the Advisory Board of Zachman, International.

Karen will be presenting remotely via WebEx; this session will also be recorded and posted to the AlaskaSQL YouTube Channel.

Register Now (It's Free!)

WebEx Info:



    GCI / NBS Conference Room - 3000 A Street Suite 210, Anchorage, AK 99503 - View Map



Past Meetings (Watch on demand!)

AlaskaSQL is going on Hiatus in July 2016

Read More: AlaskaSQL is going on Hiatus in July 2016

Join AlaskaSQL!     

We manage the mailing list and events via the website. 

There's two ways to join. 

  1. Go to and join for free, then associate yourself with the Alaska SQL User Group.  You also get access to a lot of training resources, discounts for PASS events, and other cool stuff. 
  2. Alternatively, we can add you manually as a "contact", so you're just on the mailing list.   If you would like to be added to the Alaska SQL User Group mailing list, please send an email with your name and interest in SQL Server to:   

We are in the process of setting up a Google Group for AlaskaSQL, which will operate much like a ListServ, allowing members to send mail to each other for help.

Alaska SQL User Group is

an Official PASS Chapter