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

Wednesday,

August

26

Central Illinois SQL Server User Group August 2015

Ross LoForte will be presenting on the new features of SQL Server 2016.  As the biggest leap forward in Microsoft’s data platform history, SQL Server 2016 delivers breakthrough mission critical performance, deeper insights across any data on many devices and enables the power of hyperscale cloud to unlock new hybrid scenarios.

LRS Education is sponsoring the meeting and will provide refreshments.

Agenda:

  • 6:30 PM - Arrival and Social
  • 6:45 PM - LRS Education Introduction
  • 7:00 PM - SQL Server 2016 Presentation

 

Ross LoForte is a Technology Architect at the Microsoft Technology Center Chicago focused on Microsoft SQL Server solutions. Ross has more than 20 years of business development, project management and SQL architecture solutions.  For the past 13 years, Ross has been working with the Microsoft Technology Centers and has led architecture design and proof-of-concept engagements for Microsoft’s largest and most strategic customers to design enterprise, mission critical SQL Server solutions.  Ross is a SQL Server instructor at DePaul University in Chicago, and regularly presents at SQL Saturday, TechEd, SQL PASS, Gartner, TDWI and Microsoft internal conferences. Ross is a published author for Wrox Press book: Professional SQL Server Administration series, and has been active with the Professional Association for SQL Server, the Chicago SQL Server Users Group, and the SQL Server community for many years.

Featured Presentation:

SQL Server 2016

Ross LoForte, SQL Architect Microsoft

As the biggest leap forward in Microsoft’s data platform history, SQL Server 2016 delivers breakthrough mission critical performance, deeper insights across any data on many devices and enables the power of hyperscale cloud to unlock new hybrid scenarios.

About Ross:
Ross LoForte is a Technology Architect at the Microsoft Technology Center in Chicago focused on SQL Server solutions. With more than 16 years of business development, project management, and SQL architecture solutions experience, he has been working with the Microsoft Technology Centers the past 10 years and has led architecture design and proof-of-concept engagements for Microsoft’s largest and most strategic customers to design enterprise, mission-critical SQL Server solutions.

Training Opportunities:

 

SQL Saturday's

PASS SQLSaturday’s are free 1-day training events for SQL Server professionals that focus on local speakers, providing a variety of high-quality technical sessions, and making it all happen through the efforts of volunteers. Whether you're attending a SQLSaturday or thinking about hosting your own, we think you'll find it's a great way to spend a Saturday – or any day.  I've only listed a few that are in driving distance; many more are listed at the "SQL Saturday" home page.


SQL Saturday Home

SQL Saturday Indianapolis - August 8, 2015

SQL Saturday Louisville - August 22, 2015

SQL Saturday Kansas City - October 3, 2015

 

 

PASS SUMMIT

Summit 2015 - October 27 - October 30, 2015