Tuesday, September 18, 2018

PASSITON discount code for PASS Summit 2018

This week only PASS has a new discount code of PASSITON for an additional $200 off 3-day registration. This is in addition to registration going up next by $200 gives $400 off if registered by Friday.

Also, everyone who registers by Friday will be entered into a daily prize draw for Summit 2018 merchandise including ball caps, shirts, socks and the chance at our grand prize of a pass to Summit 2019. Please read contest rules at pass.org.

https://www.pass.org/summit/2018/RegisterNow.aspx


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Saturday, September 8, 2018

PASS Summit 2018 – Scheduled Released

The “full” PASS Summit 2018 schedule has been released. This includes the regular sessions along with the pre-conference sessions which were released a couple of months ago.


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Wednesday thru Friday are 75 minutes, 3 hour and Lighting Rounds (4 15 minute sessions). The options available for going to PASS Summit are nice.


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The bundle was a nice addition last year and continues this year.


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Here are some of the sessions I look forward to on Wednesday:

David Klee’s On-Prem SQL Servers, Interstellar Performance

Lightning Talks: BI (Paul Turley, Reza Rad, Catherine Wihhelmsen and Chris Webb)

Reeves Smith – Follow Gartner’ Lead, Become a Citizen Data Scientist

I will follow up on the Thursday and Friday sessions in the next blog.

Monday, August 20, 2018

SQLSaturday Orlando–Power BI On-Premises In A Day

Please join me for a day of developing and deploying Power BI reports in an On-Premises environment. This event is a pre-conference session on the Friday before SQLSaturday #801 in Orlando, FL. This is their 12th SQLSaturday and should be a good one. Here is the schedule of the event on Saturday. Remember, the Saturday sessions are FREE!!!


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As for the pre-conference Power BI event, there is a charge of $149. Please signup using this link.

Even though the deployed reports are going to be in SQL Server Power BI Reporting Services, there is still a lot of development in Power BI to assist anyone using the Desktop, Azure or On-Premises versions.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

SQLServerCentral.com Stairway Series–SSAS Tabular

The first 2 articles have been published on a SQLServerCentral.com Stairway series for SQL Server Analysis Tabular models. This is truely a blessing to be able to publish on SQLServerCentral.com. I have been reading this site everyday since I started working in SQL Server 7.0. It has been my go to resource for informative articles.

The first article is Why Use Analysis Service Tabular? This explains what I have seen in the field about SSAS.

The second article is about installing the components for using SSAS Tabular.

The third will build a model from the Wide World Imports DW database.


Hope you enjoy and help me with the uses for Analysis Services Tabular Models.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Idera Greek Sync: Performance Tuning with Execution Plans

On Wednesday July 11th, please join Idera Geek Sync at 11AM Central for a walk through some basics in Execution Plans. We will look at the history of execution plans and demonstrate how Microsoft has improved the tools to help DBAs find performance problems. The main body of the presentation will be about Loops as well as Scans and Lookups. The conclusion will include the Query Store and my favorite: Live Query Statistics.

The presentation will last about 45 minutes.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3340884064717649665

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

24 Hours of PASS – April 25th–26th

Well, it is that time of the year, again. PASS puts on a 24 Hours of PASS where 1 hours session go on once an hour for 24 hours. This is free training usually on a certain topic. The topic this time around is Cross Platform SQL Server Management.

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The sessions are April 25th thru 26th, 2018. Register at this link.


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I am probably going to watch my friend Samir talk about SQL Cross-Platform Tools


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Also, chek out the schedule and see what works for you.


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