Part of the national Lync User Group. We will discuss all things Lync including Enterprise Voice, SDN, SBC's, PBX integration, Lync Online and more!


It was good to see several of you at the PASS Summit this year, hopefully you got your fill of all things SQL at least until our next user group meeting.  
Speaking of which, we will be rescheduling the November meeting to December 18th.
December 18th:
Presenter: Bill Fellows is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP and a Business Intelligence professional in Kansas City, Missouri. He’s been focused on data integration, database design, and development since 1999. He is the organizer of the Kansas City SQL Saturdays and a regular speaker at SQL Server community events.
Topic:Understanding of the R language and how it can be used to perform basic statistical observations with data from SQL Server
Interested in getting started with the popular statistical analysis language R? This is the session for you. Learn what software you need, how to connect to a data base and perform basic analysis on your data.

January 15th - User Group Meeting
Presenter and Sponsor: Scott Shaw from Hortonworks

February 19th - User Group Meeting
Presenter and Sponsor: Glenn Berry from SQL Skills
Dr. DMV's Troubleshooting Toolkit
Dynamic Management Views and functions allow you to easily see exactly what is happening inside your SQL Server instances and databases with a high level of detail. You can discover your top wait types, most CPU intensive stored procedures, find missing indexes, and identify unused indexes, to name just a few examples. This session presents, demonstrates and explains numerous DMV queries that you can quickly and easily use to detect and diagnose configuration and performance issues in your SQL Server instances and databases.

April 16th - User Group Meeting
Presenter and Sponsor: Paul Randal from SQL Skills
Performance Troubleshooting Using Wait Statistics
One of the first things you should check when investigating performance issues are wait statistics - as these can often point you in the direction for further analysis. Unfortunately many people misinterpret what SQL Server is telling them and jump to conclusions about how to solve the problem - what is often called 'knee-jerk performance tuning'. In this session, you will learn what waits are, how to analyze them, and potential solutions to common problem patterns.

KC SQL Server User Group web site:


  • DeVry University

    11224 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO (map)
  • Come through the front or back door. If arriving after 8:30, you'll need to text somebody to let you in.
  • CCCKC Weekly Open House Meeting
    Members and guests are welcome to attend our weekly Open House meeting at our current location, DeVry University on Holmes Road. We are located in room 115, the "Bookstore" room. Enter through the front or back doors (the room is closest to the back). Doors get locked at 8:30 pm so if you need someone to let you in, text the phone number below.
    Members start gathering around 6:30, and the business meeting (if there is one for that night) is at 8:00 pm.
    Bring your projects! We want to see what you're working on, collaborate, or even help out!

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    Tuesday, November 25, 2014

    7:00 PM

  • Johnny's Tavern West

    721 Wakarusa Drive, Lawrence, KS (map)
    38.971630 -95.306804

  • This informal gathering is for designers and developers to get together, grab some food and/or drinks, and talk shop. A lot of great discussions happen organically at these meetings, don't miss out!

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    Tuesday, November 25, 2014

    6:00 PM

  • Snow and Company

    1815 Wyandotte, Kansas City, MO (map)

  • Look for the friendly techies, probably at the tables to the left when you come in.
  • See the title.
    We don't have any preset plans. Just come, eat & drink, and meet people. Anyone is welcome even if he or she isn't in the tech field. We all were there once. It's very casual - as long as you're wearing clothes acceptable in public places, you're good with us!
    Please join the discussion on our facebook page too: 

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    Digging into Bootstrap: Intense Bootstrap CSS Theming! - Part 2, scheduled to occur on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 6:00 PM has been cancelled. Please update your plans accordingly.

    Unfortunately, I have been facing random dizzy spells throughout the day and have chosen to cancel the event stay in.

    If you have further questions, you can email me through the Contact Us link on Meetup.


    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    6:00 PM

    Quay Coffee

    412 Delaware St, Kansas City, MO (map)

  • if we are not hogging the largest table in Quay Coffee (in the back corner), check the back room.
  • We will pick a problem for the meeting to work on.  It will likely come from HackerRank or project Euler, or some similar sort of site.

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