Thursday, March 25, 2021

Apr/May '21 Tech Events

Virtual User Group Meetings


Virtual Conferences


Monday, March 15, 2021

Free Microsoft Certification Courses!
 is hosting four free events in March and April! Each Saturday will prepare you to pass a new Microsoft fundamentals certification exam!


Free Live Courses


Microsoft Azure

March 20th │ $250 Free


Power Platform

April 3rd │ $250 Free



Security Compliance & Identity

April 10th │ $250 Free


Microsoft 365

April 17th │ $250 Free



Meet the Instructors




Dwayne Natwick

Cloud Training Architect Lead

Dwayne Natwick is a lifelong learner and teacher. Dwayne delivers live training, creates curriculum, writes blogs and more! He is an expert in Azure and cloud computing.

Dwayne has over 30 years of experience in the IT industry, holding multiple positions and certifications.



Brian Nielson

Senior Cloud Training Architect

Brian has 26 years of professional IT experience. He has exceptional knowledge of Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, and Open Source software. As a consultant he is used to solving highly visible and complex problems.

Brian is well-versed in current technological trends and familiar with a variety of business concepts. He can meet ever-changing technology needs with innovative and up-to-date solutions.









Sunday, March 7, 2021

Podcast: SQL Server For Developers

I recently had the pleasure of being featured on Azure DevOps Podcast.  The host, Jeffery Palermo, interviewed me about a topic I’m passionate about “SQL Server For Developers”.  These are features available within SQL Server that make some specific development tasks easy to implement.  Some of these features include:

File Streams: “Pointers” that allow you to store a BLOB within the SQL Server File Groups and maintain security over it, not storing it in a DB and bloating the table size.

Temporal Tables: Tables that automatically maintain historical changes to every record with a time span of those changes.

FileTables: Tables that duplicate a structure of a specific folder, giving developers the ability to quickly query the files one they’re dropped in the folder.


I discuss these topics and more on the podcast.  For the full podcast, please visit