Quad Cities PASS Chapter

Welcome to the Quad Cities PASS User Group (QCPASS)

QCPASS is a SQL Server User Group in the Quad Cities area (Davenport & Bettendorf, IA and Rock Island & Moline, IL and the surrounding area).  We meet monthly, typically on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.  Meetings are always FREE and food will typically be provided.  Please come be a part of our local community! 

Time:           5:30 PM   Dinner
                  6:00 PM   Meeting
 
Location:     201 N Harrison St (4th Floor)
                   Davenport, IA

Parking:     Parking Ramp      - enter from Harrison St (.75/hr)
                 Parking Ramp      - enter from Harrison St (south side, no gate, FREE)
  On street parking - FREE after 5:00 PM

If you would like to be on our email list, please join our chapter by registering for a free PASS membership at http://www.sqlpass.org and adding our chapter to your myChapters page.  Please also check back here at the website for details!

Speakers and sponsors please contact us from our "About Us" page.

 


Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - Onsite speaker


Ed Leighton-Dick

KingfisherData.com

 

Ed Leighton-Dick is a Microsoft MVP, SQL Server performance and architecture specialist, and Founder/Principal Consultant of Kingfisher Technologies. He is a frequent volunteer with PASS, including roles as regional mentor, chapter leader of I-380 PASS SQL Server User Group, and organizer of SQLSaturday Iowa City. He can often be found teaching sessions at local, regional, and national events, including user groups, SQLSaturday, and PASS Summit. 

 

How to Keep Your Databases Secure in Just Minutes a Day

You’re busy. You don’t have time to check the security of your systems all the time, right? It’s not like anyone has added a user that you don’t know about. And no one would create a database and add all logins to the db_owner role. And of course, no one would ever think of setting the TRUSTWORTHY property on a database… right?

Things like that happen on a daily basis, poking holes in even the most well-secured database. Those holes are just waiting for someone to find them. That someone could be you, or it could be an attacker probing for a way to get data from your company.

In this session, we will explore how to create reports that are quick to review so you can find the holes before someone else does – without interfering with the rest of your day. Along the way, you’ll also learn where to find security-related information in SQL Server’s metadata and logs to allow you to customize and extend the reports to meet your company’s unique needs.

Thank you to our sponsor:   

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - Remote Speaker

Ben Miller

DBADuck

Ben has been a member of the SQL Server Community for over 17 years now. He is currently working at MaritzCX revolutionizing the SQL Server environment and loving it. He also consults as well. He is a SQL Server MVP and Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) and has spent time in the field using SQL Server since 1997. He has worked at various companies throughout the US as well as at Microsoft for 7 years. He is passionate about SQL Server and automation and integration and uses SMO and PowerShell regularly.


Tips and Tricks for the PowerShell DBA

 

 

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - TBA


Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - Remote Speaker

 

 

Kathi Kellenberger - Redgate


Kathi Kellenberger is the Editor of Simple Talk at Redgate and a Data Platform MVP. She has worked with SQL Server for over 20 years and has authored, co-authored, or tech edited over a dozen technical books. Kathi is the co-leader of the PASS Women in Technology Virtual Group and a volunteer at LaunchCode. When Kathi isn’t working she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cycling, singing, and climbing the stairs of tall buildings.

Azure Machine Learning 101

You have probably heard the buzz about Azure Machine Learning, aka Azure ML,  over the past few years. It is a surprisingly easy to use predictive analytic tool that you can learn for free. Attend this session to learn how to get started with Azure ML.

Thank you to our sponsor!    


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Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - Remote Speaker

 

 

Allen White


DataPerf Professionals Consulting


Allen White is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, community leader, mentor, author and public speaker.

For over 40 years, Allen has specialized in developing applications that manage the movement of data and maximize data’s usefulness.

Allen excels at communicating highly technical information using language that results in increased client engagement and understanding, regardless of technical competency.

Allen has been working with relational database systems for over 25 years. He has architected database solutions in application areas like retail point-of-sale (POS), POS audit, loss prevention, logistics, school district information management, purchasing and asset inventory and run-time analytics.

In addition to designing and developing application data structures, Allen mentors and coaches development teams on database best practices. He has created “Center of Excellence” documents for major corporations, while achieving full client developer adoption.

Maintain SQL Server Performance Baseline with PowerShell

Maintaining a solid set of information about our servers and their performance is critical when issues arise, and often help us see a problem before it occurs.  Building a baseline of performance metrics allows us to know when something is wrong and help us to track it down and fix the problem.  This session will walk you through a series of PowerShell scripts you can schedule which will capture the most important data and a set of reports to show you how to use that data to keep your server running smoothly.

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PASS SUMMIT 2018

Two Ways to Save $$$

               

 




 



 

O'REILLY User Group Offer

Receive a 35% discount on Wiley ebooks.  Use code DSUG35 when placing an order online at oreilly.com.


 


Microsoft Press - Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Friends, the final and complete version of Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012, by Ross Mistry (@RossMistry) and Stacia Misner (@StaciaMisner), is now ready as a free download! You can download the PDF version of this title here (288 pages; 10.8 MB).  The EPUB is here, and the MOBI is here.

If you prefer a hard copy of the book, you can order it here for $14.99.

We are releasing this title to help you learn about the new features and capabilities in SQL Server 2012, which Microsoft released to manufacturing (RTM) on March 6, 2012. You can expect general availability of the product to begin on April 1, 2012.

Please help us share the news about this ebook. And enjoy!

 


 


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Next Meeting

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QCPASS Meeting - July 11, 2018

  • In-Person @ 201 N Harrison St, Suite 600 Davenport, Iowa, United States (map)
  • 17:30 - 20:30 Central Daylight Time
  • Language: English

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - Remote Speaker

 

Kathi Kellenberger - Redgate


Kathi Kellenberger is the Editor of Simple Talk at Redgate and a Data Platform MVP. She has worked with SQL Server for over 20 years and has authored, co-authored, or tech edited over a dozen technical books. Kathi is the co-leader of the PASS Women in Technology Virtual Group and a volunteer at LaunchCode. When Kathi isn’t working she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cycling, singing, and climbing the stairs of tall buildings.

Azure Machine Learning 101

You have probably heard the buzz about Azure Machine Learning, aka Azure ML,  over the past few years. It is a surprisingly easy to use predictive analytic tool that you can learn for free. Attend this session to learn how to get started with Azure ML.

Thank you to our sponsor!    

                                          Click to RSVP

Featured Presentation:

Azure Machine Learning 101

Kathi Kellenberger, Editor of Simple Talk Redgate

You have probably heard the buzz about Azure Machine Learning, aka Azure ML,  over the past few years. It is a surprisingly easy to use predictive analytic tool that you can learn for free. Attend this session to learn how to get started with Azure ML.

About Kathi:
Kathi Kellenberger is the Editor of Simple Talk at Redgate and a Data Platform MVP. She has worked with SQL Server for over 20 years and has authored, co-authored, or tech edited over a dozen technical books. Kathi is the co-leader of the PASS Women in Technology Virtual Group and a volunteer at LaunchCode. When Kathi isn’t working she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cycling, singing, and climbing the stairs of tall buildings. Be sure to check out her courses on Pluralsight.

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