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, February 10, 2016 - remote

Topic:        Effortless Backups with Minion Backup

Let's take the new, free backup tool out for a spin. We can hop through a quick installation, glance at the multi-install PowerShell script, and dance around the table-based schedules, for a start. Afterward we'll have a long, leisurely walk through some of the best things you can do with MB: backup ordering, pre- and postcode, live insight, striping and mirroring, and of course so much more. Feel free to download MB and follow along on your own laptop!

Speaker:       Jen McCown

Jen McCown is CEO of MinionWare, LLC; a Microsoft Certified Master for SQL Server; and an independent consultant. She is Senior Editor at MidnightDBA.com, where she creates training videos, the DBAs at Midnight webshow, blogs, reviews, and podcasts. Jen is a member, volunteer, and speaker in NTSSUG, PASS, and the PASS Women in Technology virtual chapter.

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


Eventbrite - QCPASS Meeting - February 10, 2016

 


Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - (TBA)

 

Topic:        TBA

Speaker:   Brian Kranz - Erie, PA

Brian has worked with SQL databases for over 20 years.  As a nine-year veteran with Commvault, and with his special expertise in MSSQL,  Oracle, DB2, SAP, and others,  he has transformed the way hundreds of customers protect their databases.  Brian has over 700 billable days of experience deploying Commvault in the most complex of environments, and continues to work with prospects and customers performing architecture reviews, as well as exploring the advantages of an application-integrated solution.

Sponsor:                                  


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

 

Eventbrite - QCPASS Meeting - March 9, 2016

 


Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - TBA

 

Topic:        SQL 2016 pre-GA presentation


Speaker:    Anthony Counsell

Anthony Counsell currently leads Microsoft’s data platform team in Iowa. Prior to Microsoft Anthony held several roles at VMware/EMC including leading an Hadoop engineering group and Systems Engineering organization. In those roles he architected large SQL and Hadoop infrastructures for analytics applications. Anthony is a graduate of the University of Calgary and lives in Waukee with his wife, Julie and German Shepherd, Alfred.

Sponsor:                                            

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


 


  
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,

February

10

QCPASS Meeting - February 10, 2016

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

Topic:        Effortless Backups with Minion Backup

Let's take the new, free backup tool out for a spin. We can hop through a quick installation, glance at the multi-install PowerShell script, and dance around the table-based schedules, for a start. Afterward we'll have a long, leisurely walk through some of the best things you can do with MB: backup ordering, pre- and postcode, live insight, striping and mirroring, and of course so much more. Feel free to download MB and follow along on your own laptop!

Speaker:       Jen McCown

Jen McCown is CEO of MinionWare, LLC; a Microsoft Certified Master for SQL Server; and an independent consultant. She is Senior Editor at MidnightDBA.com, where she creates training videos, the DBAs at Midnight webshow, blogs, reviews, and podcasts. Jen is a member, volunteer, and speaker in NTSSUG, PASS, and the PASS Women in Technology virtual chapter.

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


Eventbrite - QCPASS Meeting - February 10, 2016

Featured Presentation:

Effortless Backups with Minion Backup

Jen McCown, CEO MinionWare, LLC

Let's take the new, free backup tool out for a spin. We can hop through a quick installation, glance at the multi-install PowerShell script, and dance around the table-based schedules, for a start. Afterward we'll have a long, leisurely walk through some of the best things you can do with MB: backup ordering, pre- and postcode, live insight, striping and mirroring, and of course so much more. Feel free to download MB and follow along on your own laptop!

About Jen:
Jen McCown is CEO of MinionWare, LLC; a Microsoft Certified Master for SQL Server; and an independent consultant. She is Senior Editor at MidnightDBA.com, where she creates training videos, the DBAs at Midnight webshow, blogs, reviews, and podcasts. Jen is a member, volunteer, and speaker in NTSSUG, PASS, and the PASS Women in Technology virtual chapter.