Welcome to the Columbus SQL Server Users Group


Our local meetings are free and open to all! We meet the second Thursday of every month. Our current meetings are being (temporarily) held at:


6100 Emerald Parkway

Dublin, OH

Important travel note: Due to all the construction around the I-270/33 interchange in Dublin, your best option for getting to the meeting is to take the Tuttle Crossing exit (15) and take Tuttle Crossing Blvd. west to Emerald Parkway, and turn right. IGS is about a mile on the right.

In an ongoing attempt to make the content presented useful to our members we start each meeting with a short introduction and Q&A session.  Unless noted in the meeting notes the schedule for each meeting will be:

6:00 - 6:20 - Networking & social time

6:20 - 6:30 - Welcome & Announcements

6:30 - 6:45 - Warm Up Presentation

6:45 - 7:45 - Main Presentation

7:45 - 8:00 - Meeting Wrap Up and Door Prizes

Upcoming Meetings

Our next meeting will be August 13th, 2015 featuring Vinnie Staropoli on SQL Server 2016 New Features!

Exploring SQL 2016 CTP2

"With SQL 2016 CTP2 having been out for a couple months now, it's time to bring some initial findings to the group!  During the presentation, we will take a brief overview of what's new in SQL 2016 and then dive into some specific features I've found to be particularly interesting.  These include the Query Data Store, Temporal databases, native support for JSON and extension of SSIS into PowerQuery.  Query Data Store and Temporal databases provide DBAs and Developers powerful ways to understand more of what's happening in their databases and easily view changes over time.  JSON support and a bevy of SSIS updates are helping the transition from PowerPivot prototypes to actual enterprise managed processes.  There will be demonstrations and, with any luck, plenty of discussion."

Previous Meeting Presentation Files