Acadiana SQL - First Meeting - February 2014

We are excited to announce that the first Acadiana SQL user group meeting will be held on February 25, 2014.  Our first speaker is the leader of the Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group (BRSSUG), which is perfect since our groups will be working closely together.  Here is all the important information - see you there!

Topic: SQL Server Permissions and Security Principals

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Location: South Regional Library

Sponsored By: Sparkhound, Inc. -

Speaker: William Assaf, Sparkhound, Inc.


  • 5:30 - 5:45 pm: Networking and Refreshments
  • 5:45 - 6:00 pm: Announcements
  • 6:00 - 7:00 pm: Main Presentation

Presentation Summary: A review of SQL Server permissions starting with the basics and moving into the security implications behinds stored procedures, views, database ownership, application connections, consolidated databases, application roles and more. This presentation is perfect for .net developers of all levels, database architects and administrators, and Windows server admins who have to dabble in SQL Server security.

Speaker Bio: William Assaf, MCSE, is a senior consultant, database architect and team lead at Sparkhound Inc. in Baton Rouge, LA. He started off as a .net developer and moved into database administration and architecture, and has been lead database designer on major application and data warehousing projects. An experienced DBA trainer and database developer, William blogs about SQL at, where his slidedeck and sample scripts will be posted. William heads up the SQL Saturday Baton Rouge conference that attracts 500+ people annually, is president of the the Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group and the Baton Rouge User Groups corporation.

Special Thanks: We want to say Thank you to Sparkhound, Inc. who is sponsoring our first meeting. Their excitment about growing the IT community is motivating! We look forward to working together quite a bit over the next year.


Directions from out of town:

From I-10, take exit 10 and head South on (LA-3184) Ambassador Caffery Pkwy for approx 4 miles
Turn Right onto (US-167) S Johnston Street for approx 1 mile
Make a U-turn at (LA-724) Duhon Road
South Regional Library will be on the right hand side

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