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, December 13, 2017 - Rudy's Tacos (East Village)

Come and join Quad City PASS for a bit of holiday cheer!

Our meeting on December 13, 2017 will be different than usual. We'll meet at Rudy's 2214 East 11th St, Davenport, IA 52803. Their phone number is 563-322-0668 if you need more information.

There will be a short technical topic, but the focus of the meeting will be on us! Everyone celebrates some kind of holiday at this time of year, from Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Solstice, and others! Please feel welcome to bring something to show or something to share from whatever holiday tradition you observe!

We'd love to have you present a Data topic that is near-and-dear to your heart too. The presentation doesn't need to be long or complicated, and in the restaurant there won't be anything complicated like projectors or PCs... This will just be a chance for you to speak to the group if you'd like a chance to do that!

The holidays are also a great time for puzzles! If you have a data problem that you'd like to share and brainstorm, bring anything that will help you explain the problem (printouts, URLs from SQL Fiddle, etc.)


Click to RSVP

 



Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - Remote

Tim Radney

SQLskills.com

Principal Consultant

 

Tim is a SQL Server MVP. He has presented at PASS, SQLintersection, SQL Saturdays, user groups and numerous webinars. In addition Tim runs the Columbus GA SQL Users Group, is a PASS Regional Mentor and was named a PASS Outstanding Volunteer in 2012. He’s married with three children and has a passion for electronics. He also farms chickens (for eggs), dwarf Nigerian goats, and tilapias in his spare time.


Email:
 Tim@SQLskills.com 
Website:
 http://www.SQLskills.com 

Full Bio: http://www.sqlskills.com/about/tim-radney/
Blog:
 http://www.SQLskills.com/blogs/tim
Twitter:
 http://twitter.com/TRadney
Microsoft
 MVP since 2014

Understanding SQL Server Backup and Restore

Everyone knows that it's critical to have backups but it's amazing how few people make sure those backups can be restored properly! Too many times to count, Tim has been brought in by organizations to help recover failed systems where administrators simply didn’t know how to properly restore SQL Server backups when they have to. In this session, Tim will explain the various types of backups that can be taken and demonstrate how to restore each of them. Apart from covering the common full, differential and log backups, Tim will also cover partial, filegroup, and COPY_ONLY backups, backing up to and restoring from a URL, backup encryption, and how to perform a hack attach for the ultimate tail log restore. There's something here for everyone to learn!

Click to RSVP

 


Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018 - TBA


Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - Remote


GLENN BERRY

SQLskills.com

Principal Consultant


Glenn has worked as a SQL Server professional for many years in a variety of roles, including stints with NewsGator and Avalara. His expertise includes DMVs, high availability, hardware selection and configuration, and performance tuning. He is also an Adjunct Faculty member at University College – University of Denver, where has been teaching since 2000. Glenn is heavily involved in the SQL Server community, and is a frequent speaker at user groups, SQL Saturdays, SQLintersection, and the PASS Community Summit. He is the author of the book SQL Server Hardware, and he wrote chapters for SQL Server MVP Deep Dives and SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2 books.

Email: Glenn@SQLskills.com 
Website:
 http://www.SQLskills.com

Full Bio: http://www.sqlskills.com/about/glenn-berry/
Blog:
 http://www.SQLskills.com/blogs/Glenn 
Twitter:
 http://twitter.com/GlennAlanBerry 
Microsoft
 MVP since 2007

 

Migrating to SQL Server 2017

How do you design and implement a safe and successful migration from an older version of SQL Server to SQL Server 2017 with no data loss and virtually no downtime? What if you have a limited hardware budget for the upgrade effort and you are worried about the core-based licensing in SQL Server 2017? How can you choose your hardware wisely in light of the new licensing model? How can you convince your organization that the time is right to upgrade to SQL Server 2017? This session will cover several different methods for migrating your data to SQL Server 2017 while meeting these objectives and minimizing your hardware and licensing costs. You will also learn how to help make the case that a complete data platform upgrade makes excellent sense from a business perspective. You will also learn how to do effective capacity planning for the new environment to ensure that you have the best performance possible with a manageable SQL Server 2017 licensing cost.

Click to RSVP

 



 

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

Wednesday,

January

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QCPASS Meeting - January 10, 2018

  • In-Person @ 201 N Harrison St, Suite 600 Davenport, Iowa, United States (map)
  • 17:30 - 20:30 (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
  • Language: English

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - Remote

Tim Radney

SQLskills.com

Principal Consultant

 

Tim is a SQL Server MVP. He has presented at PASS, SQLintersection, SQL Saturdays, user groups and numerous webinars. In addition Tim runs the Columbus GA SQL Users Group, is a PASS Regional Mentor and was named a PASS Outstanding Volunteer in 2012. He’s married with three children and has a passion for electronics. He also farms chickens (for eggs), dwarf Nigerian goats, and tilapias in his spare time.


Email:
 Tim@SQLskills.com 
Website:
 http://www.SQLskills.com 

Full Bio: http://www.sqlskills.com/about/tim-radney/ 
Blog:
 http://www.SQLskills.com/blogs/tim
Twitter:
 http://twitter.com/TRadney
Microsoft
 MVP since 2014

 

Understanding SQL Server Backup and Restore

Everyone knows that it's critical to have backups but it's amazing how few people make sure those backups can be restored properly! Too many times to count, Tim has been brought in by organizations to help recover failed systems where administrators simply didn’t know how to properly restore SQL Server backups when they have to. In this session, Tim will explain the various types of backups that can be taken and demonstrate how to restore each of them. Apart from covering the common full, differential and log backups, Tim will also cover partial, filegroup, and COPY_ONLY backups, backing up to and restoring from a URL, backup encryption, and how to perform a hack attach for the ultimate tail log restore. There's something here for everyone to learn!

Click to RSVP

Featured Presentation:

Understanding SQL Server Backup and Restore

Tim Radney, Principal Consultant SQLskills

Everyone knows that it's critical to have backups but it's amazing how few people make sure those backups can be restored properly! Too many times to count, Tim has been brought in by organizations to help recover failed systems where administrators simply didn’t know how to properly restore SQL Server backups when they have to. In this session, Tim will explain the various types of backups that can be taken and demonstrate how to restore each of them. Apart from covering the common full, differential and log backups, Tim will also cover partial, filegroup, and COPY_ONLY backups, backing up to and restoring from a URL, backup encryption, and how to perform a hack attach for the ultimate tail log restore. There's something here for everyone to learn!

About Tim:
Tim Radney is a principal consultant with SQLskills and a Microsoft SQL Server MVP.

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