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PASS Virtual Chapter Events : December 2013

Join SQL Server professionals from around the world for free online technical training and networking year round. PASS Virtual Chapters (VC) are interest-based forums that unite the SQL Server community through live webcasts with top SQL Server experts, online forums and resources including an archive of past presentations, and special training events.

Application Development – Virtual Chapters

Date: Friday, December 6, 2013

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Mountain Time)

Cost: Free

Language: English

Featured Presentation: Isn’t That Spatial: Spatial Data for the App Dev

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Virtualization – Virtual Chapters

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (Mountain Time)

Cost: Free

Language: English

Featured Presentation: Virtualization Question & Answers with Brent Ozar

The Virtualization Virtual Chapter (aka SIG) is dedicated to better management of SQL Servers in virtual environments like Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere. We: Help the community by producing things like monthly training webcasts, a centralized list of helpful virtualization-savvy administrators, and a periodic report of what works well under virtualization and what isn’t quite working yet. Help virtualization vendors by getting training and configuration information out to the people who need it, and helping the vendors build a better product with our feedback. Help PASS management by building assets that PASS can leverage (like a library of training content) and showing that PASS solves real DBA problems.

Speaker Info:

Brent Ozar is a Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server 2008 and a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. He has over a decade of experience with SQL Server, systems administration, SAN storage, virtualization, and project management. Today, he’s a consultant for Brent Ozar Unlimited. Previously, Brent was a SQL Server expert at Quest Software and a DBA at Southern Wine & Spirits, a Miami-based wine and spirits distributor. Brent blogs at http://www.BrentOzar.com like it’s going out of style.

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Database Administration – Virtual Chapters

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Mountain Time)

Cost: Free

Language: English

Featured Presentation: Load Testing with SQL Server Tools sponsored by Dell Software

It’s often difficult to know how your SQL Servers will perform under different loads. By performing load testing, we can gain these key insights, perform modifications to existing configurations, and understand the impact on performance levels. Come learn about the native tools at our disposal for performing these important load tests and how we can identify when performance levels begin to drop. Using demos of these native tools including Distributed Replay Utility (DRU), Database Tuning Adviser (DTA), Perfmon, Extended Events, and Profiler we’ll see how to plan and perform a load test project, gain an understanding of SQL Server’s performance under varying load scenarios, and discover which tell-tale indicators can help alert us to performance degradation.

Speaker Info:

Neil Hambly is a 14-year SQL Server veteran, with expertise in SQL Server from version 6.5 to the latest 2012 edition. He’s held database roles at major organizations, including the BBC, ABN AMRO, and Accenture, as well as at a number of market-leading companies. Currently CTO/Founder at SQLnextSteps, he’s worked as a DBA, developer, and architect. Leader of the PASS London Chapter, Neil can frequently be found speaking at UK and international events.

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Big Data Virtual Chapter – Virtual Chapters

Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Mountain Time)

Cost: Free

Language: English

Featured Presentation: Building a Big Data Architecture

Big data solutions call for different architectural solutions than our traditional workloads. Here we examine several ideas related to the architecture”cloud versus on premises, picking toolsets and distribution, and how to plan for growth and change in the stack.

Speaker Info:

Joey D’Antoni is an Architect with over a decade of experience working in both Fortune 500 and smaller firms. He is currently solutions architect for SQL Server and Big Data for Anexinet in Blue Bell, PA. He holds a BS in Computer Information Systems from Louisiana Tech University and an MBA from North Carolina State University. He is a frequent speaker at events such as PASS Summit and TechEd.

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By |December 4th, 2013|Uncategorized|

PASS SQL Saturday Events : December 2013

PASS SQL Saturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. Please note that in order to attend one of these event, you must register (registration links are provided for each event). Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event. Most events are free, however a nominal fee may be charged so that lunch may be provided (not pizza). Note that all event times are relative to venue location.

Kharkov, Ukraine | #259

Date: Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Time: 9:00 am – 6:30 pm

Cost: Free

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Lima, Perú | #266

Date: Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cost: Free

Venue:
Microsoft Perú
Av. Victor Andres Belaunde #147
Piso 3, San Isidro, Lima, Lima 27, Peru

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Washington DC | #233

Date: Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cost: Free + $10 lunch

Venue:
Microsoft MTC
5404 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD, 20815

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Italy, ANCONA | #264

Date: Saturday, December 13th, 2013

Time: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Cost: Free

Venue:
Università Politecnica delle Marche
Via Pietro Valenti 65, Alt. entrance: Via Brecce Bianche 1,
Ancona, 60020, Italy

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Slovenia | #274

Date: Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Cost: Free

Venue:
Pixi Labs
Poslovna cona A 2, Sencur – Ljubljana
SI-4208, Slovenia

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By |December 4th, 2013|Uncategorized|

PASS SQL Saturday Events : November 2013

PASS SQL Saturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. Please note that in order to attend one of these event, you must register (registration links are provided for each event). Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event. Most events are free, however a nominal fee may be charged so that lunch may be provided (not pizza). Note that all event times are relative to venue location.

Verona, Italy | #257

Date: Saturday, November 9th, 2013

Time: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Cost: Free

Venue:
Strada le Grazie 15
Verona, 37134
Italy

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Manila | #263

Date: Saturday, November 9th, 2013

Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Cost: Free

Venue:
Microsoft Philippines
8th Floor 6750 Ayala Tower
Makati City, 1200, Philippines

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Tampa BI | #248

Date: Saturday, November 9th, 2013

Time: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm

Cost: Free

Venue:
University of South Florida (USF),
College of Business Bldg.
4202 E Fowler Ave.
Tampa, FL, 33620

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Oregon | #265

Date: Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Time: 8:30 am – 6:30 pm (Local Time)

Cost: Free

Venue:
Mittleman Community Center
6651 SW Capitol Highway
Portland, OR, 97219

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Moscow | #261

Date: Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Time: 9:00 am – 6:30 pm

Cost: Free

Venue:
Krylatskaya st. 17, building 1
Moscow, Russian Federation

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By |November 2nd, 2013|Uncategorized|

PASS Virtual Chapter Events : November 2013

Join SQL Server professionals from around the world for free online technical training and networking year round. PASS Virtual Chapters (VC) are interest-based forums that unite the SQL Server community through live webcasts with top SQL Server experts, online forums and resources including an archive of past presentations, and special training events.

DBA Fundamentals – Virtual Chapters

Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am (Mountain Time)

Cost: Free

Language: English

Featured Presentation: Statistics Starters

Have you been updating statistics as part of your maintenance plan, even though you’re not really sure what they are? Have you been asking yourself where statistics exist, how to find them, and what people mean when they say check statistics? Do you look at the database options for statistics and wonder if they really matter? It’s time to end the guessing and start understanding the basics about statistics. In this session I’ll answer these questions using straight-forward demos and real-world examples. And if you haven’t been updating statistics as part of your maintenance plan don’t worry, I’ll get you started.

Speaker Info:

Erin Stellato is a Principal Consultant with SQLskills and lives in Cleveland, OH. She has over 12 years of technology experience and has worked with SQL Server since 2003. Her areas of interest include internals, performance tuning, and high availability and disaster recovery. She is involved with the Ohio North SQL Server User Group and blogs at SQLskills.com/blogs/erin. You can find her on Twitter at @ErinStellato.

There will be a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card at the end of the meeting. A winner will be randomly chosen from all those in attendance for the whole webcast who provide their email address.

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Big Data Virtual Chapter – Virtual Chapters

Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (Mountain Time)

Cost: Free

Language: English

Featured Presentation: Table Partitioning: Secret Weapon for Big Data Pro

Big Data starting to slow you down? Data growth putting your maintenance tasks in danger of not meeting your SLAs? Wish you could archive old data with minimal impact to your tables during the archive process or that you could eliminate most of the data in your tables when you query them? If so, it’s time you consider implementing table partitioning to help with general performance and reduce your window for completing maintenance tasks. Come learn how table partitioning works and when it should be implemented. You’ll see how to initially configure partition functions and partition schemes to have a rock-solid partitioned table. And you’ll learn how to implement an automated sliding window to maintain your partitioned tables and ensure optimal performance.

Speaker Info:

John Sterrett is a database administration senior advisor for Dell, directly responsible for several mission-critical databases. Previously, he was a senior DBA focused primarily on performance tuning at a Remote DBA service company with over 200 SQL Server clients. He has presented at many community events, including PASS Summit, SQLRally, 24 Hours of PASS, SQLSaturday, and local PASS Chapter and Virtual Chapter meetings. He is a PASS Regional Mentor for the South Central US region, co-founded the West Virginia SQL Server User Group, and hosted the first and second SQLSaturday in West Virginia. He is a syndicated blogger at SQLServerPedia and SQLServerCentral.com and a writer for MSSQLTips.com.

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Business Analytics – Virtual Chapters

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013

Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am (Mountain Time)

Cost: Free

Language: English

Featured Presentation: Power BI Info Management and Data Stewardship

Business intelligence tools continue to improve, letting users shorten their time to insight and take that insight to more devices in more places. But this evolution of BI doesn’t change one fundamental fact of information management: You can’t gain insight from data you can’t access. In this session, Matthew Roche and Ofer Ashkenazi will introduce the role of the data steward and the self-service information management capabilities included in Power Query and Power BI for Office 365, focusing on how Power BI empowers business users to add value to the organization.

Speaker Info:

Matthew Roche is a Senior Program Manager on the SQL Server product team, working on Self-Service Information Management (SSIM) in Power BI, and who has worked on the SQL Server Enterprise Information Management (EIM) platform including SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), Master Data Services (MDS) and Data Quality Services (DQS). Before joining Microsoft in 2008, Matthew was a business intelligence consultant and trainer and a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. In addition to implementing small- and large-scale BI solutions with SQL Server, Matthew has presented on SQL topics at major technical conferences, code camps, and user groups across the US and in Europe. Ofer Ashkenazi is a Senior Product Planner with the Data Platform Group (Information Services). His focus is on Power BI, in particular Power Query, the Data Catalogue, and the Data Stewardship Experience in Power BI. Before this role, Ofer was the planner for SQL Azure and other cloud data services, including the Azure Data Marketplace. He was also the product planner and senior technical product manager with the Enterprise Application Platform Marketing team at Microsoft. Ofer’s roles include planning for new services releases, briefing market analysts, and presenting at conferences. Before joining Microsoft, Ofer served as a Microsoft Regional Director, BizTalk Server. At the same time, he managed a BizTalk Server consulting, training, and professional services business for a Microsoft partner.

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Business Intelligence – Virtual Chapters

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Mountain Time)

Cost: Free

Language: English

Featured Presentation: The Accidental Business Intelligence Project Manager

You’ve watched the Apprentice with Donald Trump and Lord Alan Sugar. You know that the Project Manager is usually the one gets fired. You’ve heard that Business Intelligence projects are prone to failure. You know that a quick Bing search for why do Business Intelligence projects fail?’ produces a search result of 25 million hits! Despite all this¦ you’re now Business Intelligence Project Manager now what do you do? In this session, Jen will provide a sparks from the anvil’ series of steps and working practices in Business Intelligence Project Management. What about waterfall vs agile? What is a Gantt chart anyway? Jen will give you some ideas and insights that will help you set your BI project right: assess priorities, avoid conflict, empower the BI team and deliver the Business Intelligence project successfully!

Speaker Info:

Jen Stirrup, a SQL Server MVP and PASS Director-At-Large (Elect), is best-known for her work in business intelligence & data visualization. She runs Copper Blue Consulting, delivering business-critical solutions that add enterprise value. Jen has presented at TechEd North America, TechEd Europe, PASS Summit, and SQLBIts, as well as at SQLSaturday events in Europe. She won PASS’s prestigious Passion Award, presented at Summit 2012, for her work in supporting the SQL Server community in Europe.

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Virtualization – Virtual Chapters

Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am (Mountain Time)

Cost: Free

Language: English

Featured Presentation: Testing and Benchmarking SQL Server Consolidation

Whether you are consolidating SQL Server on a hypervisor or bare-metal, proper testing and benchmarking of SQL workloads is critical. This session will introduce you to testing methodologies for the most commonly consolidated SQL Server workloads. CPU and memory configurations will be discussed as well.

Speaker Info:

Andrew: Frank Cicalese is a Technical Solutions Architect with Cisco Systems, Inc., assisting customers with their design of SQL Server solutions on Cisco Unified Compute System. Before joining Cisco, Frank worked at Microsoft Corporation for 10 years, excelling in several positions, including as Database TSP. Frank has in-depth technical knowledge and proficiency with database design, optimization, replication, and clustering and has extensive virtualization, identity and access management and application development skills. He has established himself as an architect who can tie core infrastructure, collaboration, and application development platform solutions together in a way that drives understanding and business value for the companies he services.

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Book Readers – Virtual Chapters

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (Mountain Time)

Cost: Free

Language: English

Featured Presentation: Delivering Business Intelligence 5th Meeting

Speaker Info:

Ike Ellis SQL, Business Intelligence, and Data Consultant. He’s been a SQL Server MVP since 2010. He has 17 years of experience writing software and working with SQL Server. He’s the principal SQL course author and instructor for DevelopMentor. His twitter handle is@ike_ellis. Find more information at www.ikeellis.com

Brad Cunningham C# MVP since 2008. He’s always on the cutting edge of software development, writing for the new web, mobile, and enterprise solutions. His code has been featured all over the Internet, on numerous pod casts and user groups. You can find him on twitter as @foovanadil.

Rob Sullivan Bona fide Alpha Nerd, SQL Server DBA by day and code slinger by night. He is the SQL Dude for Tekpub, open source contributor to .NET Micro ORMS, speaker and can occasionally be found on This Developers Life. In his free time, he frequents various user groups in Oklahoma City or pretty much anywhere that has pizza.

Scott Reed An Azure MVP since 2011. Scott’s career in software began in 1993 at IBM. Along the way, he has developed enterprise solutions for both Microsoft and Cardinal Health. Scott is a generalist, his interests ranging from data access technologies and multithreading to communications and UI technologies. Scott holds a BS in Computer Science and math from Virginia Tech.

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By |November 1st, 2013|Uncategorized|

PASS SQL Saturday Events : October 2013

PASS SQL Saturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. Please note that in order to attend one of these event, you must register (registration links are provided for each event). Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event. Most events are free, however a nominal fee may be charged so that lunch may be provided (not pizza). Note that all event times are relative to venue location.


Istanbul | #258

Date: Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Time: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Cost: Free

Venue:
Microsoft – Bellevue Residences
Levent Mahallesi, Aydin Sokak No:7
Levent, Istanbul
Turkey

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El Salvador | #254

Date: Tuesday, October 5th, 2013

Time: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Cost: Free

Venue:
Universidad Tecnológica
Calle Arce # 1020,
San Salvador, El Salvador

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Milan | #260

Date: Saturday, October 8th, 2013

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cost: Free

Venue:
Via Lombardia, 2
Peschiera Borromeo
20068 , Italy

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Charleston | #227

Date: Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Time: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm (Local Time)

Cost: Free + $10 Lunch

Venue:
9200 University BLVD
North Charleston
SC, 29406

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Minnesota | #238

Date: Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Time: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Cost: Free + $10 Lunch

Venue:
University of Minnesota – Keller Hall
200 Union Street SE
Minneapolis, MN, 55455

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Charlotte BI Edition | #237

Date: Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Cost: Free + $10.00 for lunch

Venue:
Central Piedmont Community College ,
2800 Campus Ridge Road
Charlotte, NC, 28105

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Bulgaria | #199

Date: Saturday, October 26th, 2013

Time: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Cost: Free

Venue:
110 B, Simeonovsko Shosse Bul.
Sofia, 1700, Bulgaria

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By |October 2nd, 2013|Uncategorized|

PASS Virtual Chapter Events : September 2013

 

Join SQL Server professionals from around the world for free online technical training and networking year round. PASS Virtual Chapters (VC) are interest-based forums that unite the SQL Server community through live webcasts with top SQL Server experts, online forums and resources including an archive of past presentations, and special training events.


Business Intelligence – Virtual Chapters

Date: Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Time: 4:00 am – 5:00 am (Mountain Time)

Cost: Free

Language: English

Featured Presentation: From Data Source to Secret Sauce: Hive for BI Pros

Big Data is not so much about storing massive amounts of data in a common database. It is also a force of change for the organisation, and it means that we have to consider the collective capabilities of the platform to serve the business: from data source to secret sauce that will help the business to make data-driven decisions to drive the enterprise forward.

How can you get your organisation’s secret sauce? Big Data allows us to conduct better analyses because research has shown that simple algorithms with a lot of data can produce better results than complex algorithms that do not have a data-rich set to work on. Data scientists need a way of combining the scalability of Big Data with the ability to conduct extensive data analysis.

Big Data can look like a minefield: what is Map Reduce? Do I have to know Java? In this session, you will be introduced to Hive, which is comfortingly similar to SQL and translates your SQL queries into Map Reduce behind the scenes for you. It’s an essential tool so please join us to learn more about it.

 

Speaker Info:

Jen is a SQL Server MVP who is best-known for her work in Business Intelligence and Data Visualisation. She is the current holder of the SQLPassion Award, presented by PASS at Summit 2012, for her work in organising Women in Technology events across Europe and the UK for the European SQL Server community. Jen has presented at TechEd North America, TechEd Europe, SQLPass and SQLBIts, along with SQLSaturday events throughout Europe. Jen is the main organiser for SQLSaturday Edinburgh, and runs the Hertfordshire User Group for SQL Server (HUGGS). Jen is joint owner of Copper Blue Consulting, architecting and delivering enterprise-critical solutions that add business value in addition to provisioning technical integrity. You can follow Jen on Twitter at @JenStirrup

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Business Analytics VC

Date: Thursday, September 5, 2013

Time: 8:00 am – 9:00 am (Mountain Time)

Cost: Free

Language: English

Featured Presentation: Microsoft Power BI in Office 365: Your first Road

The learning curve with a new technology is always a mixture of excitement and challenge. Seeing the great new features in a product often generates some inspiration to implement new solutions for clients. On the other hand, the process of learning about the depth of the functionality and the scope (and even limits) of features is also critical in assessing the value of a tool.

This webcast has two objectives: first, to provide a demonstration of a solution using Power BI for Office 365, and second, to walk through the primary components of Power BI, their specifications and integration points, and any limitations. The attendee will get a chance to see a live demo of Power BI in Office 365 in action, and also gain understanding of all the pieces of Power BI. The webcast will not cover the steps to create the demo, nor spend a great deal of time on any one feature The goal is to demonstrate the type of content you can create, and what tools exist under the hood.

Speaker Info:

Kevin S. Goff (http://www.kevinsgoff.net) is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP Database architect/developer/speaker/author Regular columnist for CoDe Magazine on .NET, SQL Server, and Business Intelligence topics Frequent speaker at community events in the Mid-Atlantic region. Host of BDBI Radio (http://www.bdbiradio.com), a weekly webcast on SQL/BI topics

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HASSUG & H-BI Monthly Meeting

Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Time: 8:30 am – 11:30 pm (Mountain Time)

Cost: Free

Language: English

Schedule:

8:30-8:40 Announcements
8:40-9:45 General presentation (Topic 1)
9:45-10:15 Lunch\Networking Raffle #1
10:15-11:20 BI themed presentation (Topic 2)
11:20-11:30 Recap Announcements Raffle #2

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Professional Development – Virtual Chapters

Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm (Mountain Time)

Cost: Free

Language: English

Featured Presentation: SQL Licensing – What Managers Need to Know

Speaker Info:

Joseph D’Antonio

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Data Architecture – Virtual Chapters

Date: Thursday, September 12, 2013

Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am (Mountain Time)

Cost: Free

Language: English

Featured Presentation: How Recognize Relational Database is “Good Enough”

In a computer project, no phrase irks me more than “better is the enemy of good enough.” It is true of course, but you have to carefully guard the meaning of “good enough” or you will have a mess on your hands. What makes a great database? When queried, most database professionals would mention normalized as one of the most important characteristics that tell the difference between a good and bad database design. I won’t disagree in the least, but there is so much more to be considered. Even if you did a great job of normalization, poor naming, poorly implemented keys, too many or too few indexes, and so on can derail your design. In this session I will present seven primary characteristics of a design that differentiates between an ugly design that will have your colleagues nitpicking you to death and one that will have them singing your praises. Characteristics such as comprehendible, documented, secure, well performing, and normalized (naturally) will be covered.

Speaker Info:

Louis Davidson has worked in the IT industry for over 15 years as a corporate database developer and architect. He has been a Microsoft SQL Server MVP for 8 years and has written five books on database design. Louis is currently the data architect for the Christian Broadcasting Network, supporting offices in Virginia Beach, VA, and Nashville, TN. He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. You can read more about Louis at http://drsql.org.

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By |August 30th, 2013|Uncategorized|

PASS SQL Saturday Events : September 2013

PASS SQL Saturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. Please note that in order to attend one of these event, you must register (registration links are provided for each event). Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event. Most events are free, however a nominal fee may be charged so that lunch may be provided (not pizza). Note that all event times are relative to venue location.


Cape Town | #243

Date: Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Time: 10:15 am – 3:15 pm

Cost: Free

Venue:
Sanlam Head Office
2 Strand Rd.
Bellville, Cape Town, Western Cape
South Africa

Event Details >> Register >> Schedule


Salt Lake City, UT | #246

Date: Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Time: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Cost: Free

Venue:
3900 Adobe Way
Salt Lake City, UT
84043

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Paris, France | #251

Date: Saturday, September 14th, 2013

Time: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Cost: Free + meal

Venue:
Campus EPITA/EPITECH
24 rue Pasteur
Le Kremlin-Bicetre
94270, France

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Johannesburg, South Africa | #244

Date: Saturday, September 14th, 2013

Time: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm (Local Time)

Cost: Free, including lunch

Venue:
Microsoft
William Nicol Drive
Bryanston, Johannesburg
South Africa.

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Bogotá, Colombia | #247

Date: Saturday, September 14th, 2013

Time: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Cost: Free

Venue:
Branch of Microsoft Colombia Inc.
Carrera 7 No. 71-21, Torre B, Piso 15, Edificio Bancafe
Bogotá DC
Colombia

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Orlando, FL | #232

Date: Saturday, September 14th, 2013

Time: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Cost: Free + $10.00 for lunch

Venue:
Seminole State College
100 Weldon Blvd
Sanford, FL 32773

Twitter Hashtag:
#SQLsatOrlando

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Pittsburgh | #250

Date: Saturday, September 14th, 2013

Time: 7:15 am – 5:30 pm

Cost: Free + $10 for lunch

Venue:
ITT Technical Institute
5460 Campbells Run Road
Pittsburgh, PA, 15205

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Kansas City | #191

Date: Saturday, September 14th, 2013

Time: 8:15 am – 5:00 pm

Cost: Free + $10.00 for lunch

Venue:
Cerner Corporation’s Riverport Campus
6711 NE Birmingham Rd
Kansas City, MO, 64117

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Providence, RI | #213

Date: Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Time: 9:15 am – 6:00 pm

Cost: Free + $10.00 for lunch

Venue:
New England Tech East Greenwich Campus
1408 Division Rd.
East Greenwich, RI, 02818

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San Diego, CA | #249

Date: Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Time: Not listed

Cost: Free

Venue:
UCSD Extension – University City Center
6256 Greenwich Dr.
San Diego, CA, 92122

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Cambridge, UK | #228

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013

Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cost: Free

Venue:
Queens College Cambridge
Cambridgeshire, CB3 9ET
United Kingdom

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Brasilla, BR | #253

Date: Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Time: Not Listed

Cost: Free

Venue:
A.E.n.5 e 6 Setor C Norte
Faculdade Projeção
Brasilia, Brazil

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Denver, CO | #190

Date: Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cost: Free + $10.00 for lunch

Venue:
Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church – Community Life Center
10150 E. Belleview Avenue
Englewood, CO, 80111

SQL Saturday #190 Pre-Cons
This year we are offering 3 different all-day pre-cons on Friday, September 27th from 9am – 5pm. These pre-cons are not included in your SQLSaturday #190 registration and do require you to pay a separate fee to attend. The fee will include access to the pre-con you have registered for along with a continental breakfast, lunch and snacks. This is a great opportunity to get some in-depth training from great SQL speakers at a fraction of the cost of most other all day training events. Use the buttons below to get details on each session and register for the pre-con that you are interested in. Fee for pre-cons will be only $99 until 8/31, on 9/1 the price for the pre-cons will go up to $125 so get your spot early!

 

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By |August 30th, 2013|Uncategorized|

PASS Virtual Chapter Events : August 2013

 

Join SQL Server professionals from around the world for free online technical training and networking year round. PASS Virtual Chapters (VC) are interest-based forums that unite the SQL Server community through live webcasts with top SQL Server experts, online forums and resources including an archive of past presentations, and special training events.


SQL Horizons Online – Europe/Middle East/Africa

Date: Thursday, August 1, 2013

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Mountain Time)

Cost: Free

Language: English

Featured Presentation: Dive into the Query Optimizer – Undocumented Insight

This 500 level session will focus on using undocumented statements and trace flags to get insight into how the query optimizer works and show you which operations it performs during query optimization. I will use these undocumented features to explain what the query optimizer does from the moment a query is submitted to SQL Server until an execution plan is generated including operations like parsing, binding, simplification, trivial plan, and full optimization. Concepts like transformation rules, the memo structure, how the query optimizer generates possible alternative execution plans, and how the best alternative is chosen based on those costs will be explained as well.

Speaker Info:

Benjamin Nevarez is a database professional based in Los Angeles, California and author of Inside the SQL Server Query Optimizer, published by Red Gate books. He has more than 15 years of experience with relational databases and has been working with SQL Server since version 6.5. Benjamin holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and has been a speaker at several technology conferences, including the PASS Summit and SQL Server Connections. He blogs at http://www.benjaminnevarez.com and can be reached by e-mail at admin at benjaminnevarez dot com or on twitter at @BenjaminNevarez.

Event Details


BAVC Virtual Chapter Meeting

Date: Thursday, August 8, 2013

Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am (Mountain Time)

Cost: Free

Language: English

Featured Presentation: Drab to Dynamite! Managed Self-Service BI Using Real-World Data

Not every business has perfectly structured data. But with managed self-service business intelligence, you can now create rich, powerful analytics solutions that let you glean and share business insights from that data. This walk-through session will begin with actual small business data in Excel format and add data from Windows Azure to expand your analytics possibilities and show how to integrate data from SQL or other sources. PowerPivot will take the stage next, joining the data and enhancing it with calculated fields and KPIs. We’ll step through Power View to produce beautiful visualizations and deep exploration functionality. We’ll finish by sharing our solution, publishing it to SharePoint (using both PowerPivot Gallery and Excel Web Services) and via PowerPoint. Whether you’re an IT pro or business user and whatever your data’s structure, after this session, you’ll have the start-to-finish instruction manual to take any data set from drab to DYNAMITE!

Speaker Info:

Sandy Rivas is a Program Manager for Power View in the SQL Server Business Intelligence / Visual Analytics team at Microsoft. A 14+ year Microsoft veteran, Sandy has helped to ship 6 versions of Microsoft Office, working closely with a wide variety of Office products such as Access, Excel and SharePoint to name a few. Her primary focus was on driving globalization and world-readiness into the Office products. Her real-world use of Excel, PowerPivot and Power View for reporting product statistics division wide, is what fueled her passion for business intelligence and data visualization, driving her to become a Program Manager for Power View.

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HASSUG & H-BI Monthly Meeting

Date: Thursday, August 13, 2013

Time: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm (Mountain Time)

Cost: Free

Language: English

Schedule:

11:30-11:40 Announcements
11:40-12:45 General presentation (Topic 1)
12:45-1:15 Lunch\Networking Raffle #1
1:15-2:20 BI themed presentation (Topic 2)
2:20-2:30 Recap Announcements Raffle #2

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Nashville SQL Server User Group (NashSQL)

Date: Thursday, August 23, 2013

Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm (Mountain Time)

Cost: Free

Language: English

Featured Presentation: Big Data || Hadoop

Speaker Info:

Aaron Crouch is the Business Intelligence Practice Lead for Aptera. Upon graduating from Purdue University, Aaron immediately began working on Data Warehouses and Business Intelligence (BI) implementations. Throughout his career, Aaron has strategically planned, designed, and developed BI solutions for multiple Fortune 500 companies both in the United States and abroad. His work spans the fields of retail, education, healthcare, and automotive vertical markets, and he has also acquired multiple Microsoft certifications. With over 10 years of experience, Aaron is proficient with both Microsoft as well as LINUX, UNIX, and Oracle tool sets.

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By |July 31st, 2013|Uncategorized|

PASS SQL Saturday Events : August 2013

PASS SQL Saturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. Please note that in order to attend one of these event, you must register (registration links are provided for each event). Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event. Most events are free, however a nominal fee may be charged so that lunch may be provided (not pizza).


Baton Rouge | #234

Date: Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (Central Time)

Cost: Free + $10 for lunch

Venue:
Louisiana State University
Business Education Complex
Nicholson Drive Extension
Baton Rouge, La. 70803

Twitter Info: 
The event hash tag is #sqlsatbr. Follow the official SQL Saturday Baton Rouge twitter account at @SQLSatBR!
The Baton Rouge Chapter of PASS tweets at @BRSSUG.

Event Details >> Register >> Schedule


St. Louis, MO | #236

Date: Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

Time: 8:45 am – 4:30 pm (Central Time)

Cost: Free + $10 for lunch

Venue:
Saint Louis University
Center for Workforce & Organizational Development (The Wool Center)
3545 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103

Event Details >> Register >> Schedule


Indianapolis | #242

Date: Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Time: 8:30 am – 5:15 pm (Central Time)

Cost: Free + $10 for lunch

Venue:
Indiana Wesleyan University North
3777 Priority Way South Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Located in the Precedent Office Park off of 96th Street (Keystone exit off 465 on north side)

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Christchurch, NZ | #252

Date: Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Time: 9:15 am – 5:00 pm (Local Time)

Cost: Free, including lunch

Venue:
Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT)
Madras Street, Christchurch
Canterbury, 8011, New Zealand.

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New York | #235

Date: Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Time: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm (Eastern Time)

Cost: Free

Venue:
Microsoft Office
1290 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10104

Event Details >> Register >> Schedule


Curacao | #240

Date: Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Time: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm (AST)

Cost: Free

Venue:
University of Netherlands Antilles
Sta Maria, Willeamstad
Curacao, AN5999
Netherlands Antilles

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Oklahoma City | #223

Date: Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Time: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm (Central Time)

Cost: Free + $10 for lunch (optional)

Venue:
Sheraton Reed Conference Center
5800 Will Rogers Road
Midwest City, OK 73110

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Rio de Janeiro | #245

Date: Saturday, August 31, 2013

Time: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm (Local Time)

Cost: Free

Venue:
Rua Ibituruna 108
Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
20271-020, Brazil

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By |July 30th, 2013|Uncategorized|

PASS SQL Saturday Events : July 2013

 

 


#239 / East Iowa : Iowa City, IA

Date: Saturday, July 27, 2013

Time: Saturday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Cost: Saturday Free + $5.00 For lunch

Venue: University Capitol Centre, University of Iowa, 201 S Clinton St, Room 2520, Iowa City, IA 52240

Event details >> Register >> Schedule


#231 / Cocoa Beach – Cocoa Beach, FL

Location: 1550 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

Date: Saturday, July 27, 2013

Time: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Cost: Free + $10.00 for lunch

Event details >> Register >> Schedule


#222 / Sacramento – Sacramento, CA

Location:
Patrick Hays Learning Center
2700 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 2600
Sacramento, CA 95833

Date: Saturday, July 27, 2013

Time: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Cost: Free + $8.00 for lunch

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By |July 14th, 2013|Uncategorized|