Welcome to the Central Illinois SQL Server User Group!


We are an official SQL PASS chapter, serving all of Central Illinois, which includes Quincy, Peoria, Bloomington/ Normal, Springfield, Decatur, Champaign, Danville and all the great communities that make up Central Illinois.

Next Meeting




Central Illinois SQL Server User Group Meeting - May 2018

  • In-Person & Online @ 404 Brock Drive Bloomington, Illinois, United States (map)
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Central Daylight Time
  • Language: English
  • RSVP: None

I’m going to hold a few “Lunch and Learn” sessions as online meetings for the PASS Chapter.  Let me know if you have any topics you want to see.  This is my favorite session of Microsoft Ignite 2017, showing the ease and power of Real-Time Big Data Analytics.





Real-time big data analytics: Harnessing the power of now

Continuous streams of data are generated in every industry from sensors, manufacturing IoT devices, business transactions, social media, network devices, clickstream logs, etc. Within these streams of data lie business insights waiting to be unlocked. Learn how customers are creating solutions for fleet monitoring, smart grid, network monitoring, recommendations, and other real-time solutions to transform data in motion into insights and actions. In this session, see demos and learn how services like Azure Event Hubs, Stream Analytics, Machine Learning and other Microsoft Azure services work seamlessly together to create your end-to-end, real-time analytics solutions.

Training Opportunities:


SQL Saturday's

PASS SQLSaturday’s are free 1-day training events for SQL Server professionals that focus on local speakers, providing a variety of high-quality technical sessions, and making it all happen through the efforts of volunteers. Whether you're attending a SQLSaturday or thinking about hosting your own, we think you'll find it's a great way to spend a Saturday – or any day.  I've only listed a few that are in driving distance; many more are listed at the "SQL Saturday" home page.

SQL Saturday Home

SQL Saturday Indianapolis - August 12, 2017

SQL Saturday Kansas City - October 7, 2017



Summit 2017 Seattle - October 31st, 2017 - November 3rd, 2017