What we're about

Microsoft Data Platform (SQL Server, Analysis Server, Integration Services, Reporting Services, etc.) users who meet in person every month for networking and an educational presentation. We also help organize and present the Iowa Data Saturday. Come join us for supper once a month to meet other QC area DBAs, developers, and people interested in the data platform and to learn about a topic of interest.

### Code of Conduct

We follow the Azure Tech Groups - Code of Conduct.
https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/azure-tech-groups/code-of-conduct

### Code of Conduct for group leaders

As event and experience organizers, we seek to provide a respectful, friendly, professional experience for everyone, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, physical appearance, disability, age, race, or religion. We do not tolerate any behavior that is degrading to any gender, race, sexual orientation, or disability, nor do we tolerate any behavior that would be deemed harassment or discrimination. Individuals are responsible for knowing and abiding by our standards and we encourage everyone to assist in creating a safe and welcoming environment. Please report any concerns, suspicious activity, or disruptive behavior to the Azure Tech Groups team so we can address issues immediately.

### All group members should follow

Throughout each interaction:

  • Be friendly and welcoming
    • Listen with purpose and create space for others’ communication preferences.
    • Ask yourself how you can make someone life easier.
  • Be patient
    • Remember that people have varying communication styles and preferences.
    • Recognize that not everyone is using their native language. Meaning and tone can be lost in translation.
  • Be thoughtful
    • Think about how others will interpret your words. Aim for clear and productive communication.
    • Remember that sometimes it is best to refrain from commenting.
  • Be respectful and inclusive
    • Respect differences of opinion.
    • Seek to understand and build bridges, not condemn or criticize.
    • Make a conscious effort to include people who differ from you.
  • Be open and curious
    • Assume good intent and interpret others’ statements or questions in good faith.
    • Ask questions to understand, not denounce.
    • Focus on continuous learning. Improve upon the things you already know, tackle new things, and ask others about their expertise to deepen your own knowledge.

### Summary

  • Treat everyone with respect, kindness, and empathy.
  • Use welcoming and inclusive language.
  • Be thoughtful in how you communicate in person and online.
  • Don’t be destructive or inflammatory.
  • Gracefully accept constructive criticism.
  • Listen with purpose and create space for others’ communication preferences.
  • Reach out to the organizers if you need anything.

Upcoming events (1)

Quad Cities Data Professionals - April 12, 2023 Meeting

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5:30 Networking
6:00 Presentation

Azure SQL Storage Performance Tuning

Have you ever noticed that cloud storage usually doesn’t keep up with your database workloads? Just like on-premises platforms, storage performance can hold back your query performance, but the storage itself is not always the culprit. In this demo-driven session, we will discuss how to understand the current storage demand from your databases, tuning options based on the Azure SQL data platform of choice, and demonstrate tuning techniques for each. Come learn and take away options for improving your cloud-based SQL data estate.

David Klee

David Klee is a Microsoft MVP and VMware vExpert with a passion for the convergence of data, cloud, and infrastructure. David spends his days handling performance and HA/DR architecture of mission-critical SQL Servers as the Founder of Heraflux Technologies. His areas of expertise are virtualization and performance, datacenter architecture, and risk mitigation through high availability and disaster recovery. You can read his blog at davidklee.net, and reach him on Twitter at @kleegeek.

David speaks at a number of national and regional technology related events, including the PASS Summit, VMworld, IT/Dev Connections, SQL Saturday events, SQL Cruise, PASS virtual chapter webinars, and many SQL Server User Groups.

Past events (51)

Quad Cities Data Professionals - March 15, 2023 Meeting

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