Iowa SQL Server User Group

Welcome to the Iowa SQL Server Users Group!

Iowa SQL Server Users Group have been meeting once a month, normally on the second Wednesday. Please check out our new Meetup group at  Events will be posted there as well as here with any changes or added details updated  at

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

If you have not registered with the Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS), please register here for free:


Next Meeting

Next Meeting: Wed, Mar 09 2016

Introduction to Microsoft HDInsight

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person
Online Meeting URL: None

Join your Des Moines based counterparts for an enjoyable couple of hours of technology.

The main presentation will be an introduction to Microsoft HDInsight, delivered by Tonio Lora. Tonio Lora recently joined Microsoft after a long tenure at Meredith Corporation in Des Moines. HDInsight is Microsoft's Hadoop platform and the presentation will discuss federating unstructured and structured data queries and management.

Our sponsor this month is Commvault - thanks in advance for the beer!

Brian Kranz is a Commvault Database Solutions Architect and will speak about Microsoft SQL iDA data protection and restores with Azure Cloud.



UTC : Wed, Mar 09 2016 23:00 - 01:00
Event Time : Wed, Mar 09 2016 17:00 - 19:00 (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Your Local Time: Wed, Mar 09 2016 23:00 - 01:00


Direction: None

Featured Presentation

Introduction to Microsoft HDInsight

Speaker: Tonio Lora, Microsoft Data and Analytics Lead Architect Microsoft

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Microsoft SQL iDA data protection and restores with Azure Cloud

Speaker: Brian Kranz, Commvault Database Solutions Architect Commvault

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Group Announcements

Join our meetup at and become a Data Hugger!

Attending PASS Summit?

Anyone who registers for PASS Summit 2018 using the discount code below will be granted a $150 USD discount off the registration price! 

The unique discount code for the Iowa SQL Server User Group is:




Upcoming Events

Our next meeting will be on July 9th.  Stay tuned for more details.

Future Meetings

We will post meeting information as soon as we receive confirmation on speaker and location. 










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