Colleen Morrow, UpSearch Alum

Colleen Morrow, Principal Consultant at UpSearch

Colleen is a database strategist, community advocate, author, blogger and public speaker. She is passionate about helping technology leaders use Azure and Microsoft’s SQL Server to protect, optimize and unlock data’s value.

Colleen has been working with relational databases for almost 20 years. Since 2000, Colleen has specialized in SQL Server and Oracle database management solutions. She excels at performance tuning, troubleshooting mission critical SQL Server environments, and training technology professionals and business users of all levels.

Since 2011, Colleen has maintained a SQL Server focused blog at She is Secretary of the Ohio North SQL Server User Group, as well as a volunteer for the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS). Colleen earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Systems from Cleveland State University.

In her free time, Colleen enjoys reading, home restoration, and volunteering within her community. She is an active member of the Malachi House Associate Board.

Education & Certifications

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Data Platform (MCSE: Data Platform)
  • Azure Technical Assessments: Data Analytics & Data Platform Solutions
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Systems, Cleveland State University

Information Technology Skills

  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft SQL Server (through 2014)
  • Microsoft SQL Server Audit
  • Microsoft SQL Server Replication
  • Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
  • Microsoft SQL Server Service Broker
  • Database Development and Design
  • Data High Availability and Disaster Recovery
  • Performance Tuning
  • Oracle (9i through 11g)


What Changed? Auditing Solutions in SQL Server, Tribal SQL: New voices in SQL Server, Chapter 7

Speaking & Community Engagements

Colleen Morrow has presented at PASS Summit 2014, SQL Audit: from Introduction to Automation (Enterprise Database Administration & Deployment), and at many SQL Saturday conferences throughout the midwest United States. She also helped plan and organize the Cleveland SQL Saturday events in 2012, and 2014.  She is an active member of the Ohio North SQL Server User Group.

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