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​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to the Leicester SQL Server User Group, home to the East Midlands PASS Chapter.

​​​We meet three times a year, in February, June, and October. Our meetings generally consist of two sessions with a break in the middle, and a swift half at the Barley Mow afterwards.

​Our venue is the Percy Barrett room  at the YMCA on East Street in Leicester, obliquely opposite the train station. 

​The usual timetable is as follows:

​6:15 - 6:30​Welcome, Announcements, Discussion
​6:30 - 7:30​Session 1
​7:30 - 7:45​Samosas
​7:45 - 8:45​Session 2
​8:45 - ​​Pub

If you want to speak at a​n event, or have any other question, you can get in touch through the contact form on this site.​

In addition to support from Microsoft and PASS, we have great giveaways from Pluralsight - Hardcore Developer and IT Training and O'Reilly Media​ at every event - you'll need to register and come along to find out more about these!​


February 2015 Meeting with Aadil Parwaiz and Mark Broadbent18/02/2015Register Here

Ye Olde Cluster Curiosity Shoppe - Clustering Tips, Tricks and Oddities

Welcome to the strange and mysterious world of SQL Server Failover Clustering and enter Ye Olde Cluster Curiosity Shoppe where we will reveal a miscellany of top tips, tricks and advice gained from nearly two decades of installing and troubleshooting SQL Clusters.

  • Roll-up, roll-up! Come and see :-
  • The horrifying "Shrunken Head"
  • The stomach turning "Bearded Lady"
  • The incredible "Many-Headed Cluster"
  • The mystifying "Marie Celeste"
  • The unbelievable "Zombie"
  • The doom ridden "Installation of Death"
  • The nightmare inducing "Bodysnatcher"
  • The malevolent "Montezuma’s Revenge"
 ...and many more freakish exhibits and top tips from the field of SQL Server Failover Clustering!

Mark Broadbent is a SQL Server Microsoft Certified Master and event lead to SQLSaturday Cambridge, the UKs first ever SQLSaturday. A frequent speaker at international events, User Group and Virtual Chapter leader, Mark is always looking to support and grow and connect with the global Community.