Welcome to Iowa SQL Server Users Group

Iowa SQL Server Users Group meets the second Wednesday of every other month.  Meetings are usually held from 3:00 to 5:00 pm but check back here for any changes to the regular schedule.

Learn tips and tricks from the professionals.  No sales pitch, just a bunch of techies getting together to learn something new.


Upcoming PASS Events

PASS Business Analytics Conference 2015 - April 20-22, 2015, Santa Clara, CA - We are at an intersection where technology and analytics are rapidly coming together and the business world is quickly changing to embrace a new culture of data. Leading organizations are leveraging Business & Data Analytics to transform their businesses, uncover new value within their industries and remain competitive within their space.

Join us and others in business and data analytics to learn how Excel, PowerBI, SQL, Hive and other technologies can be harnessed to drive performance and optimization in your organization.

PASS Summit 2015 - October 27-30, 2015, Seattle, WA - PASS Summit is the world's largest and most intensive technical training conference for Microsoft SQL Server and BI professionals. But more than that, it’s your conference – planned and presented by the SQL Server community for the SQL Server community.

Join us in Seattle and get the top-notch training, technical tips and tricks, and networking and connections you need to take your SQL Server skills to the next level. 

PASS Community News - March 2015 - Upcoming SQLSaturday events and Virtual Chapter Meetings, Outstanding Volunteer Program information

Group Announcements

The slide deck and scripts for Erin Stellato's presentation on extended events are available.

Next Meeting
Our next event will be March 25, 2015. Check back for more details.
Future Meetings

Be on the lookout for our next meeting to be held March 25, 2015 at Microsoft's Offices downtown.

Always on High Availability Groups

Presenter Brian Todd will be covering the basic setup of Always On High Availability in SQL Server 2014.  This will include (but not limited to), initial setup of Always On (how to turn it on), creating the High Availability Groups (HAGs), testing failovers, and backup and restoring databases that are part of a HAG.