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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.

 

 Meetings

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - onsite

 

Topic:       Going The Extra Mile with Entity Framework Code First

Entity Framework Code First is a breeze to get up and running, but are you taking advantage of some of the more advanced features? Are you getting caught up by common pitfalls? In this presentation, we'll review the history of Entity Framework and the status of the project. We'll cover some core functionality concepts and asynchronous queries. Mike will show how to use StructureMap to easily maintain the lifetime of the DataContext. We'll look at how we can leverage the Projection functionality of AutoMapper to easily write optimized queries. Finally, Mike will demonstrate EF Migrations and how you can tie it into your current continuous integration environment. This presentation assumes you have some knowledge of Entity Framework so we'll try to not get caught up in the basics.

Speaker:  Mike Cole             

Mike Cole is a developer currently focusing on .NET working at Far Reach in Cedar Falls. He's been around the proverbial block in the IT profession and has a wide array of experience in many fields. He is an officer of the CVINETA user group and is actively involved in the community. He is incredibly lazy and is always looking for easier and more streamlined ways to solve everyday problems. His passions in life include his family, sarcastic memes, the outdoors, and always having the last word.

Sponsor:               

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


           Eventbrite - QCPASS Meeting - July 9, 2014


 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - onsite

 

Topic:       What's Coming in SQL Server 2014?

It’s coming…the next version of SQL Server. What surprises are in store for you? “In-memory” is a hot buzzword. Windows Azure capabilities are expanding. There are new features for DBAs and developers. Jes will give you an overviews of some of the new features and enhancements coming next! 

 

Speaker:  Jes Borland         

Jes Borland is a Consultant with Brent Ozar Unlimited and a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. She holds an AAS - Programmer/Analyst degree, is a Microsoft Certified Professional in SQL Server 2012, and has worked with SQL Server as a developer, report writer, DBA, and consultant. Her favorite topics are administration, automation, and performance. She is President of FoxPASS, founder of Tech on Tap, and a LessThanDot.com blogger. She frequently presents at user groups, SQL Saturdays, and other community events. She is also an avid runner and chef.

Sponsor:       

 

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

                                                            Eventbrite - QCPASS Meeting - May 14, 2014               



 Announcements


SQL Saturday #307 - Iowa City - June 7, 2014  (PreCons on June 6)




 


 

PASS Summit 2014 - Seattle, WA - November 4-7, 2014

Pre-Cons - Nov 3 & 4

Save $150!  Use Discount Code - USNCS32



 


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!

 

The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) is an independent, not-for-profit association, dedicated to supporting, educating, and promoting the Microsoft SQL Server community. From local user groups and special interest groups (SIGs) to webcasts and the annual PASS Community Summit � the largest gathering of SQL Server professionals in the world � PASS enables knowledge sharing, in-depth learning, access to the Microsoft SQL Server team, and the ability to influence the direction of SQL Server technologies. PASS was founded in 1999 by Microsoft and CA and continues to enjoy executive level endorsement from both organizations. As the number one user community for Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft looks to the PASS community for valued feedback, input, and inspiration. PASS Mission Empower the global Microsoft SQL Server community to connect, share, learn and be inspired through networking, knowledge sharing, peer-based learning, and the ability to influence the direction of Microsoft SQL Server products and services.
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