Sunday, February 3, 2019
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Please join the Power BI User Community in Dallas on Nov 27th through the 29th for the Power BI World Tour. There will be a one-day workshop on Tuesday and then regular sessions on Wednesday and Thursday.
I am planning to be there and will be presenting on Data Modeling and Intro to DAX. I am really excited to see Adam Sexton and Meagan Longria presenting. They are both great Power BI pros that do an expert job. Amanda Cofsky will be there. I always read her monthly Micrsoft Program Manager updates for Power BI. And from Baton Rouge, my friend Andy Parkenson is presenting as well.
Hope to see you there. If not, Look for upcoming events in Tampa and Chicago in 2019.
Tuesday, September 18, 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.
Saturday, September 8, 2018
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.
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.
The bundle was a nice addition last year and continues this year.
Here are some of the sessions I look forward to on Wednesday:
I will follow up on the Thursday and Friday sessions in the next blog.
Monday, August 20, 2018
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!!!
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
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
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.