Welcome to the Quad Cities PASS Chapter (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, July 15, 2015 - remote

 

Topic:      Common SQL Server Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Making mistakes is natural, but learning from them and avoiding them in future takes effort. There's no substitute for experience or the shared wisdom of others to help you learn what mistakes to avoid. In this session, Tim will share with you a ton of what he's learned over the years from working and consulting at multiple Fortune-level companies. You'll hear about real-world environments he has worked on where there was a high impact from administrators making mistakes in how SQL Server was configured and administered. You'll learn many proven and accepted best practices for installing, configuring and supporting SQL Server to help your environment run as smoothly as possible and you'll leave with a checklist of items to take home to make sure your SQL Server environment is configured properly.

Speaker:  

Tim Radney

SQLskills.com

Principal Consultant

Tim is a SQL Server MVP. He has presented at PASS, 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) 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

RSVPs are appreciated so we know how much food to order - just click on the big red button below.


 


 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - onsite

 

Topic:       TBA

 

Speaker:  TBA



 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - off site tour

 

Topic:       Data Center Tour

 

Speaker:  Pat Phelan

 

 


 
PASS Summit 2015


Get $150 Discount using our chapter code:  LC15WCH6


This discount code cannot be combined with any other PASS Summit 2015 discount and cannot be applied retroactively to an existing registration.

Registration rates go up after April 19.  Register soon for the best possible rate.

Save on accommodations by registering with PASS' partner hotels when registering for the summit.


 

 


 

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!

 


 

Next Meeting

Wednesday,

July

15

QCPASS Meeting - July 15, 2015

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

Topic:      Common SQL Server Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Making mistakes is natural, but learning from them and avoiding them in future takes effort. There's no substitute for experience or the shared wisdom of others to help you learn what mistakes to avoid. In this session, Tim will share with you a ton of what he's learned over the years from working and consulting at multiple Fortune-level companies. You'll hear about real-world environments he has worked on where there was a high impact from administrators making mistakes in how SQL Server was configured and administered. You'll learn many proven and accepted best practices for installing, configuring and supporting SQL Server to help your environment run as smoothly as possible and you'll leave with a checklist of items to take home to make sure your SQL Server environment is configured properly.

 

Speaker:  

Tim Radney

SQLskills.com

Principal Consultant

 

Tim is a SQL Server MVP. He has presented at PASS, 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) 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

 

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

Featured Presentation:

Common SQL Server Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Tim Radney, Principal Consultant SQLskills

Making mistakes is natural, but learning from them and avoiding them in future takes effort. There's no substitute for experience or the shared wisdom of others to help you learn what mistakes to avoid. In this session, Tim will share with you a ton of what he's learned over the years from working and consulting at multiple Fortune-level companies. You'll hear about real-world environments he has worked on where there was a high impact from administrators making mistakes in how SQL Server was configured and administered. You'll learn many proven and accepted best practices for installing, configuring and supporting SQL Server to help your environment run as smoothly as possible and you'll leave with a checklist of items to take home to make sure your SQL Server environment is configured properly.

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