Olympia Area SQL Server User Group

Welcome to the website for the Olympia Area SQL Server User Group (OASSUG) in Thurston County, Washington. Our meetings feature excellent presentations plus the opportunity to network with SQL Server professionals.


Next Meeting: Wed, Apr 19 2017

Introduction to Log Parser

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person


Event Time : Wed, Apr 19 2017 14:30 - 16:30 Pacific Daylight Time


5000 Abbey Way SE

Lacey, Washington

The meeting will be held in 204 room in Cebula Hall (Engineering), which is noted as building 22 on this map:  https://www.stmartin.edu/sites/default/files/smu-files/public-safety/smu-2d-map.pdf.  Please make sure you park in the open parking out near Pacific Avenue, which is a short walk to the meeting location.

Featured Presentation

Introduction to Log Parser

Speaker: Michael Wall

Summary: Log Parser is one of Microsoft’s best and most under recognized tools. Originally designed to read IIS and system logs, its simple complexity makes it a true “swiss army knife” of a tool. With its ability to read multiple log and text formats and then spit them out in multiple formats, it can be used to quickly analyze large amounts of data and present them in a readable format. This presentation will start with some basic uses of Log Parser, explain some of the core features, demonstrate some of the challenges, and finally focus on using Log Parser to decrypt SSRS logs. These decrypted logs can then be used as a monitoring system. As with most things, there are multiple ways to accomplish a task. Log Parser will be a welcome addition to your tool belt!.

About Michael: Michael Wall has been a Database Administrator since he was asked if he wanted to be one after successfully managing the Y2K upgrade project on over fifty UNIX servers. Immediately thrust into a major Oracle upgrade project, he has since then managed multiple challenges and now is the sole DBA for a global food processing company responsible for both SQL Server and Ingres databases. He is active in his local SQL Server community and hopes to make it to PASS this year!



PASS 2019 Discount Code Discount code for the Olympia Area SQL Server User Group is:


Call for Speakers

Peter Palka is trying to put together a 6 month calendar of speakers and topics. Peter would like to start having two presentations per meeting. One topic could be a short 15 minute presentation and then the other could be a 60-90 minute topic. 

 If you have done something you think is noteworthy that others could benefit from, Peter would like to hear from you. He is willing to help you turn any ideas you have into a presentation. OASSUG is a user group, provided and supported by local area SQL Server users.

  Remember you don’t have to do a full-blown 90 minute presentation; even just a short presentation would be a great way to support our local SQL Server user group.



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