Welcome to the Ohio North SQL Server User Group

Our user group meets the first Tuesday of every month from 5PM-7:30PM at the Microsoft office in Independence.

Microsoft Corporation
6050 Oak Tree Blvd.
Suite 300
Independence, OH 44131

Our meetings follow the schedule below:
5:00PM - 6:00PM: Video presentation from last year's SQL PASS Summit
6:00PM - 6:15PM: Announcements & Introductions
6:15PM - 7:30PM: Feature Presentation

Afterwards, we usually continue networking across the street at Applebee's.

Interested in sponsoring or speaking at our User Group?

Please contact us at OhioNorth@PASS.org for more information.

Please register on our new Slack Channel!

This is the invite link only.

If you already have registered using the above link you can go straight to it here: Slack Channel

Session Slide Decks provided by Speakers are posted on our Slack Group under the speakerslidedecks channel.

Next Meeting




ONSSUG User Group Meeting June 6, 2017

  • In-Person @ 6050 Oak Tree Blvd. Independence, Ohio, United States (map)
  • 17:00 - 19:30 Eastern Daylight Time
  • Language: English

The ONSSUG User Group meeting will be held June 6, 2017 from 5:00p until 7:30p. 
We will watch a video from the 2016 PASS Summit on lightning talks focusing on BI. The 6 talks are:

1. Dean Furness - "Creating Cool Custom Bullet Charts with SSRS"
2. Paco Gonzalez - "R plots with R Server, SSRS and Power BI"
3. David Stein - "Three Things You Won't Believe I Do With BIML”. 
4. Leila Etaati - "Be Confident: Choose the Right Algorithm in Azure ML"
5. Josh Fennessy - "Interested in Hadoop? Here's What you Need to Know..."
6. Markus Ehrenmueller-Jensen - "Burst Your Sun (Glasses) - Improve Your Datavizualisation"

Many thanks to HireTech Group who are sponsoring this meeting.

RSVP now!

Featured Presentation:

A Gentle Introduction to Full Text Indexing

Eric Blinn, Database Services Manager TMW Systems, Inc / Trimble

If you've ever wondered what that other service is in your configuration manager then this session is for you. Full text indexing allows you to write queries to scan large text fields without having to do a complete table scan every time. We'll talk about installing, setting up, and using the full text index service to its fullest!

About Eric:
Eric has been a SQL Server DBA in the transportation and insurance industries for over 10 years. Currently he is the Database Services Manager for TMW Systems, a leading provider of software to the transportation industry, where he assists customers ranging from small enterprises to Fortune 500 companies. He has been a presenter internally at TMW, the in.sight transportation conference, SQLSaturdays, and the Ohio North SQL Server User's Group.