Rhode Island – BI User Group – April 2016

    I am delighted about the opportunity to present at the Rhode Island Business Intelligence User Group on April 27, 2016. I look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones. I will presenting the following topic that night. Topic: Best Practices for SQL Server on an Azure VM Abstract: This presentation goes over key concepts that relate to both on the on premise and in cloud deployments. Database processing involves CPU, RAM and DISK. I will go over engine settings and architectural choices that will help you get…

Rhode Island – SSUG – February 2016

The modern database professional has to deal with the continuous growth of data. The total amount of digital data will exceed 40 zettabytes by 2020 according to a Digital Universe study released in 2012. To put it in perspective, 40 zettabytes is 57 times the amount of all the grains of sand on all the beaches on earth. To hit that figure, all data is expected to double every two years through 2020. As a professional, are you faced with some of the questions below: Does you company have an…

Providence – SQL Saturday #465

I traveling thru America’s Renaissance City to present at SQL Saturday #465 in East Greenwich, RI. It will be a good time to meet old friends, make new ones and learn something new. Microsoft just released The Power Business Intelligence Desktop Designer in the Summer of 2015. Join us as John Miner, Microsoft SQL Server MVP, demonstrates the new amazing capabilities of this cutting edge software. Learn how X-Velocity uses super compression to query data faster than ever. See how Power Query can access virtually any data anywhere turning it…

Rhode Island – SSUG – December 2015

I am driving thru America’s Renaissance City, Providence Rhode Island, to present to the RI SQL Server User Group on December 9, 2015. This month is lightning talks. These are thirty minute talks to get a variety of people to speak on different topics. Check out the meetup for more details. I always love the home team advantage by knowing the audience very well. It makes for a relaxing environment to teach and attendees to learn. Here is the gritty details of the presentation that I will be covering that…

Hartford – SQL Server User Group

I am enthusiastic about presenting to the Hartford SQL Server User Group on December 8, 2015. Of course, I am looking forward to seeing my friends John Flannery and Dennis Perlot. However, I love to chat to local user groups about any SQL server topic that I am passionate about. The meeting venue has changed since the last time I visited to the following: Blum Shaprio 29 South Main Street, Please Park in Town Center Garage West Hartford, CT Press Release: Microsoft just released The Power Business Intelligence Desktop Designer….

Boston – Code Camp #24

I am excited about the opportunity to present at Code Camp 23 in Boston. It will be a good time to meet old friends and make new ones. I hope you have time to attend this awesome free event on November 21, 2015 at the Microsoft New England Research & Development (NERD) building, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA. Below are the details for my presentation. Press Release: Microsoft just released The Power Business Intelligence Desktop Designer. Join us as John Miner, Microsoft SQL Server MVP, demonstrates the new amazing capabilities…

Rhode Island – SSUG – October 2015

I am driving thru America’s Renaissance City, Providence Rhode Island, to present to the RI SQL Server User Group on October 14, 2015. Check out the meetup for more details. I always love the home team advantage by knowing the audience very well. It makes for a relaxing environment to teach and attendees to learn. Here is the gritty details of the presentation that I will be covering that night. Topic: Simplistic design patterns with the SQL Server Stack Abstract: Integration Services is a great development environment for ETL developers….

Rhode Island – BI User Group – September 2015

Microsoft just released The Power Business Intelligence Desktop Designer. Join us as John Miner, Microsoft SQL Server MVP, demonstrates the new amazing capabilities of this cutting edge software. Learn how X-Velocity uses super compression to query data faster than ever. See how Power Query can access virtually any data anywhere turning it into business information. Discover how disparate data can be conceptualized into a single business view. New visualization technology brings all this together to see your business like never before. Topic: Power BI Desktop Designer Abstract: You have been…

Rhode Island – BI User Group – June 2015

  I am delighted about the opportunity to present at the Rhode Island Business Intelligence User Group on June 17, 2015. I look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones. I will presenting the following topic that night.   Topic: Azure SQL Database – Software As A Service Abstract: Are you tired of installing, configuring and patching Microsoft SQL Server? Azure SQL database maybe a way to move some of your existing infrastructure to the cloud. Depending upon your companies philosophy, it might be great for development, testing,…

Philadelphia – SQL Saturday #390

I traveling to the city of brotherly love to present at SQL Saturday #390 in Malvern, PA. It will be a good time to meet old friends, make new ones and learn something new. I am really glad that my friend Matt decided to go on the road trip with me. It is really boring driving 350+ miles by yourself! I will be talking in afternoon session on the following topic. Topic: Azure SQL Database – Software As A Service Abstract: Are you tired of installing, configuring and patching Microsoft…