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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Dinner, Drinks, and Data

  • In-Person @ 2421 Coral Ct, Coralville, Iowa (map)
  • Tue, Aug 09 2016
    17:30 - 20:30 Central Daylight Time
  • Language: English

This month, we'll meet at Gus' Food and Spirits in Coralville, courtesy of our sponsors, NetApp, Veeam, and Sirius Computer Solutions! The evening's presentation will discuss a method of using common technologies to optimize your SQL Server environment:

Veeam, NetApp, and Sirius will review how the SQL and Microsoft environment can be optimized and maximized with this holistic solution. This platform solution leverages replication and integration of the line of business applications, leveraging backup and management of the SQL environment to reduce complexity, increase performance, and data management in the cloud.

After the presentation, please stay and enjoy conversation with your fellow data pros!


About our sponsors:

Sirius Computer Solutions: 
Sirius is a national integrator of technology-based business solutions that span the enterprise, including the data center and lines of business. Built on products and services from the world’s top technology companies, Sirius solutions are installed, configured and supported by our dedicated teams of highly certified experts. To learn more, visit

Veeam® recognizes the new challenges companies across the globe face in enabling the Always-On Enterprise™, a business that must operate 24.7.365. To address this, Veeam has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ by helping organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data, through a fundamentally new kind of solution that delivers high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified recoverability, leveraged data and complete visibility 
To learn more, visit

Leading organizations worldwide count on NetApp for software, systems and services to manage and store their data. Customers value the company’s teamwork, expertise and passion for helping them succeed now and into the future. To learn more, visit

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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.