Baltimore – SQL Saturday #615

I am traveling to the Crab Cake Capital to present at SQL Saturday #615 near Baltimore, MA. It will be a good time to meet old friends, make new ones and learn something new. I am really glad that my daughter decided to go on the road trip with me. It is really boring driving 400 miles by yourself! I hope you have time to attend this awesome free event on May 06, 2017 at Loyola University, 8890 McGaw Road, Columbia, Maryland.   Here are the details behind the presentation…

New England MS Developers – VS 2017 Launch

I want to thank the New England Microsoft Developers user group allowing me to talk about the data platform components of Visual Studio during this launch event. I truly enjoyed giving the talk to such a large group of users. Topic: Visual Studio 2017 – Data Tools Abstract: SQL Server Data Tools is a modern development tool that leverages the Visual Studio 2015 graphical interface.  One can use this tool to build SQL Server relational databases, craft Integration Services packages, design Analysis Services data models, and deploy Reporting Services reports.…

Boston – Code Camp #27

I am excited about the opportunity to present at Code Camp 27 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 March 25, 2017 at the Microsoft Office, Five Wayside Road, Burlington, MA.   Here are the details behind the first presentation that I gave that day. Topic: Public Preview of SQL on Linux Abstract: There was a lot of excitement at the Connect() developer conference in November…

Rhode Island – BI User Group – February 2017

  I am delighted about the opportunity to present at the Rhode Island Business Intelligence User Group on February 15, 2017. I look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones. I will presenting the following topic that night.   Topic: Public Preview of SQL on Linux Abstract: There was a lot of excitement at the Connect() developer conference in November 2016. Two major announcements were made at the conference. First, visual studio code now runs on Windows, Linux and Mac. Second, SQL Server v.Next is coming to Linux.…

Hartford User Group – February 2017

I am enthusiastic about presenting to the Hartford SQL Server User Group on February 14, 2017. Of course, I am looking forward to seeing my friends Todd Chittenden and John Flannery. 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 Details about the presentation that was given are below. Topic: Azure…

Providence – SQL Saturday #575

I traveling thru America’s Renaissance City to present at SQL Saturday #575 in Smithfield, RI. It will be a good time to meet old friends, make new ones and learn something new. I would like the opportunity to thank Bryant University for allowing the two Rhode Island user groups to use their fine campus. Here are the details behind the first presentation that I gave that day. Topic: Public Preview of SQL on Linux Abstract: There was a lot of excitement at the Connect() developer conference in November 2016. Two…

Boston – Code Camp #26

I am excited about the opportunity to present at Code Camp 26 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 19, 2016 at the Microsoft New England Research & Development (NERD) building, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA. Below are the details for my presentation. Topic: Azure SQL Database – Software As A Service Abstract: Are you tired of installing, configuring and patching Microsoft SQL Server? Azure SQL database maybe…

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…