Philadelphia – SQL SATURDAY 714

I traveling to the city of brotherly love to present at SQL Saturday #714 in Blue Bell, PA. It will be a good time to meet old friends, make new ones and learn something new. I am really glad that my daughter has decided to go on the road trip with me. It is really boring driving 350+ miles by yourself! I hope you have time to attend this awesome free event on April 21, 2018. I will be talking in a morning session on the following topic.   Topic:…

Boston – Code Camp #29

I am excited about the opportunity to present at Code Camp 29 in the surrounding Boston area. 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 18, 2017 at the Microsoft Office, Five Wayside Road, Burlington, MA.   Here are the details behind the first presentation that I gave that day. Topic: Staging data for Azure SQL Services Abstract: Most companies are faced with the ever-growing big data problem. It is estimated…

ROCHESTER – SQL SATURDAY #723

Time to travel to the Flour City to present at SQL Saturday #723 in Rochester, NY. It will be a good time to meet old friends, make new ones and learn something new. I am really glad that my daughter Josie decided to go on the road trip with me. It is really boring driving 350+ miles by yourself! I hope you have time to attend this awesome free event on March 24, 2018. Here are the details behind the two presentations that I am giving that day.   First…

Azure Data Fest – March 2018

I am enthusiastic about presenting at Azure Data Fest held at the Microsoft Burlington office in MA on March 1, 2018. Of course, I am looking forward to talking to my old friends on the Data Platform team at Microsoft. The meeting venue is at the following address. Microsoft Technology Center 5 Wayside Road= Burlington, MA 01803 Details about the presentation are below. Topic: Staging data for Azure SQL services Abstract: Most companies are faced with the ever-growing big data problem.  It is estimated that there will be 40 zettabytes…

PROVIDENCE USER GROUP – January 2018

I am enthusiastic about presenting to the Providence SQL Server User Group on January 10, 2018. Of course, I am looking forward to talking to my friends Matt Batalon and Gregory Celentano. If you have not figured it out yet, I love to chat to local user groups about any SQL server topic that I am passionate about. The meeting venue is at the following address. New England Institute of Technology 1408 Division Rd East Greenwich, RI Details about the presentation are below. Topic: Staging data for Azure SQL services…

PROVIDENCE – SQL SATURDAY #694

I am traveling to the North Smithfield to present at SQL Saturday #588 at Bryant University. It will be a good time to meet old friends, make new ones and learn something new. I hope you have time to attend this awesome free event on December 9, 2017. Here are the details behind the two presentations that I gave that day.   First Presentation Topic: Effective Data Warehouse Storage Patterns Abstract: Many companies start off with a simple data mart for reporting. As the company grows, users become dependent on…

Hartford User Group – December 2017

I am enthusiastic about presenting to the Hartford SQL Server User Group on December 4, 2017. Of course, I am looking forward to talking to my friends Todd Chittenden and John Flannery. If you have not figured it out yet, I love to chat to local user groups about any SQL server topic that I am passionate about. The meeting venue is at the following address. Due to the holidays, I will be presenting remotely to fit this talk into my busy schedule. Blum Shaprio 29 South Main Street, Please…

Boston – Code Camp #28 – November 2017

I am excited about the opportunity to present at Code Camp 28 in the surrounding Boston area. 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 18, 2017 at the Microsoft Office, Five Wayside Road, Burlington, MA.   Here are the details behind the first presentation that I gave that day. Topic: Power BI Desktop Designer Abstract: The Power BI Desktop Designer has been adopted as a free reporting tool for many…

Rhode Island – SSUG – November 2017

I am driving thru America’s Renaissance City, Providence Rhode Island, to present to the RI SQL Server User Group on November 1, 2017. 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. Topic: Controlling Chaos with the Resource Governor Abstract: Every database administrator has come across a rogue user that executes unbounded reporting queries against the OLTP database during critical business hours. This issue might show up…

Web Cast – MS SQL TIPS – October 2017

Topic: Common SQL Server development mistakes and how to avoid them. Abstract: There are several ways to write code for SQL Server to accomplish a task, but are you always following best practices and producing the best code possible? In this webcast we will look at ways to improve your SQL Server code and some approaches that can make a big difference in overall performance and maintainability. Some of the things we will look at include: use of cursors, missing indexes, use of temporary tables and a lot more. Join…