Welcome to the Columbus SQL Server Users Group


We have meetings on the second Thursday of every month. We meet at the Microsoft office near Polaris:


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



Our next meeting will be April 9th, 2015 featuring the one and only Hope Foley on spatial data!


Spatial Data - Looking Outside the Map 

I've said it before and I'll say it again, spatial data doesn't get much love in SQL Server.  It is a feature worthy of much appreciation and will become more vital as more location data is collected.  In this session we will explore spatial data and discover many ways it can be used for incredible analytics.  You will learn some new ways to visualize your data outside of the typical plots on a Bing map layer.  Come and learn how powerful spatial data can be even though it lacks a snazzy "power" title. 

Hope Foley, a SQL Server MVP with over 13 years of experience in the IT world, has worked across many industries including insurance, health organization, and federal government.  She joined team at BlueGranite and is now a Business Intelligence consultant. She has been a consultant in SQL Server technologies for over 8 years focusing on database administration and architecture. Hope is an active member in the SQL Server and PASS communities speaking at events and organizing the SQLSaturday event in Indianapolis. 



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