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. The I-380 PASS Chapter was formed in 2009 to support SQL Server users in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, and surrounding areas. We meet the second Tuesday of every month, and we're working hard to develop a vibrant and interactive SQL community for Eastern Iowa.

Meetings are always FREE and food is provided, typically pizza. Please register to help us know how much food to bring, but feel free to come even if you decide at the last minute and cannot register ahead of time. Details about the meeting can be found below.

If you have any questions, please contact Ed Leighton-Dick (

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Transactional Replication 101

  • In-Person @ 201 S Clinton St, Iowa City, Iowa (map)
  • Tue, Dec 08 2015
    17:30 - 19:30 (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
  • Language: English

Dinner at 5:30 PM - Meeting follows at 6:00 PM

Sponsor: Brent Ozar Unlimited

Please RSVP for this meeting using the survey to the right.

Featured Presentation:

Transactional Replication 101

Wendy Pastrick, Database Administrator

Replication simplified! Learn the basic parts that make up replication, what tools are included to help you along plus a look into monitoring. We will cover the players in the game: Pubishers, Subscribers and Distributors, then delve into the data delivery process with Publications, Subscriptions and Articles, finishing up with the Log Reader and how to make sure everything is working and running smoothly.

About Wendy:
Wendy Pastrick is from Chicago, IL, and for the past 15 years has served as a Database Administrator supporting both development and production environments. Her many years of involvement with PASS include WIT Virtual Chapter and the Chicago Suburban User Group, serving as Regional Mentor, and as a PASS Board member since 2013. Wendy has organized several highly successful SQLSaturday events in Chicago. Her main area of interests in SQL Server include data duplication for business continuity and cloud integration.


Speakers needed!
Wednesday, September 9, 2015

We're looking for a few good speakers! All months in 2016 are now available for anyone who would like to present a session. All topics and skill levels are welcome, and new speakers are encouraged. Email Ed at if you're interested or if you have a suggestion for a session.


2016 Sponsorships Now Available
Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Sponsorships are now available for 2016. Quarterly sponsorships are being added this year, in addition to our traditional monthly sponsorships. Details will be on our website shortly, or you can contact Ed at Our sponsors enable us to offer free training every month in eastern Iowa - please pass the word along to your companies and invite them to help!

UPDATE [9/22]: Our sponsorship page is now available!


Looking for session materials?
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Looking for session materials?  Check the Meeting Archive page!  We're uploading files we receive from speakers to each meeting's record.


PASS Summit Discount Code
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

If you're planning to head to PASS Summit in October, use our discount code!  You'll get $150 off your registration, and I-380 PASS will receive a $50 referral fee to use for our chapter operations.  Just enter code LC15HPP4 when you register.