Welcome to the Central Illinois SQL Server User Group!

 

We are an official SQL PASS chapter, serving all of Central Illinois, which includes Quincy, Peoria, Bloomington/ Normal, Springfield, Decatur, Champaign, Danville and all the great communities that make up Central Illinois.

Next Meeting

Saturday,

June

18

SQL Server Launch 2016 Event and Discovery Day

Central Illinois SQL Server User Group SQL Server Launch 2016 Event and Discovery Day on Saturday, June 18th from 8:45 AM until 5:00 PM at Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. in Springfield IL.  We will have SQL Server MVP, Kathi Kellenberger, who is an amazing instructor and mentor,  tell us about the great new features of SQL Server 2016!  Chris Thompson, a Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft and a great presenter and very knowledgeable with Microsoft products, will also be presenting on Microsoft SQL Server 2016.

 

This won’t be your ordinary group event - you will be asked to participate and help solve a problem using SQL Server and PASS data. Towards the end of the day, you’ll present these ideas to the group and the winning team will receive prizes! Judging will be done by our MVP.


Microsoft will be providing breakfast, lunch and some snacks.  We’ll also be giving out Microsoft SWAG. You will get a lot out of this intense day, and you will walk away with concrete usage examples and of course some excellent networking with your SQL Server peers.

 

8:45 AM – Registration​​

9:20 AM – Introduction

9:30 AM – Presentations

10:30 AM – Break 10:45 AM – Presentation Cont.

11:30 AM – Breaking into groups/idea development

12:30 PM – Lunch

1:00 PM – Solution Development

2:30 PM – Break

4:00 PM – Show & Tell

4:45 PM – Wrapping Up

5:00 PM – Close

Please feel free to bring your laptop.

 

Register below by June15th.

 

 

 

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Kathi Kellenberger is a database consultant associated with Linchpin People. She has over 18 years experience with SQL Server and is a Data Platform MVP. Kathi has been an author on eight SQL Server books, loves presenting at SQL Server events and user group meetings, and is a Pluralsight author.

 

Kathi will be presenting on:

 

  • SSRS
  • New T-SQL functions
  • JSON
  • Execution plan enhancements
  • Query store
  • Stretch database

 

 

 

Chris Thompson is a Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft and resides in Decatur, IL. He has worked with SQL Server since SQL Server 6.5 and has been in IT since 1996. In addition to his experience with SQL Server, which includes supporting large global Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems running SQL Server, he has a very broad background which includes Microsoft BizTalk, SharePoint, .NET, Visual Basic, IIS, SAP, Windows Server and Linux. In his spare time, Chris enjoys time with his wife and two daughters.

 

Introduction to SQL 2016 Advanced Analytics and PowerBI.  Second half of the day would then leverage that discussion to work through the Discovery problem using the dataset provided by PASS.

Featured Presentation:

SQL Server 2016

Kathi Kellenberger, Teammate Linchpin People

• SSRS • New T-SQL functions • JSON • Execution plan enhancements • Query store • Stretch database

About Kathi:
Kathi Kellenberger is a Teammate with Linchpin People and a Data Platform MVP. She has authored, co-authored, or tech edited over 12 SQL Server books and written over 24 articles on SQL Server topics. When Kathi isn't working, she enjoys walking, cycling, and singing. Be sure to check out her courses on Pluralsight!

Training Opportunities:

 

SQL Server Launch 2016 Event and Discovery Day

Central Illinois SQL Server User Group SQL Server Launch 2016 Event and Discovery Day on Saturday, June 18th from 8:45 AM until 5:00 PM at Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. in Springfield IL.  We will have SQL Server MVP, Kathi Kellenberger, who is an amazing instructor and mentor,  tell us about the great new features of SQL Server 2016!  Chris Thompson, a Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft and a great presenter and very knowledgeable with Microsoft products, will also be presenting on Microsoft SQL Server 2016.

 

This won’t be your ordinary group event - you will be asked to participate and help solve a problem using SQL Server and PASS data. Towards the end of the day, you’ll present these ideas to the group and the winning team will receive prizes! Judging will be done by our MVP.

 

Microsoft will be providing breakfast, lunch and some snacks.  We’ll also be giving out Microsoft SWAG. You will get a lot out of this intense day, and you will walk away with concrete usage examples and of course some excellent networking with your SQL Server peers.

 

8:45 AM – Registration​​

9:20 AM – Introduction

9:30 AM – Presentations

10:30 AM – Break 10:45 AM – Presentation Cont.

11:30 AM – Breaking into groups/idea development

12:30 PM – Lunch

1:00 PM – Solution Development

2:30 PM – Break

4:00 PM – Show & Tell

4:45 PM – Wrapping Up

5:00 PM – Close

Register Below by EOD June 15th.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sql-server-2016-discovery-day-2016-springfield-tickets-25350122900

 

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