The Arizona SQL Server Users Group
Welcome to first Microsoft SQL Server user group to serve the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area. Our group focuses on the business and technical aspects of deploying and administering Microsoft's premier database and business intelligence system. Guided and often presented by our membership, meeting content is designed to enlighten the audience and provide timely insight.
Meetings and membership are free to anyone interested in learning more about Microsoft SQL Server and related products and technologies. We're continuing to grow! You too can be an insider to the many upcoming advances for SQL Server and related Microsoft technologies. Get plugged in!
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions drop us a line: AZSSUG@sqlpass.org . Our new twitter feed is @azssugsqlpass, #azssugsqlpass. We would love to hear from you!
- Garage parking is $1.50 per 30 minutes or $12 for 4 hours or more. They accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. They do not accept American Express.
- There are parking meters in front of the building. The cost is 25¢ per 10 minutes, and may be paid in increments of 80 minutes at a time.
- There are light rail and bus stops at Mill and 3rd Street. After arriving at the stop, walk north on Mill for two short blocks. Microsoft is on the NE corner of Mill and Rio Salado in the Hayden Ferry Lakeside building. For further information and direction, please visit www.valleymetro.org.
- We are approximately a ¼ mile walk from Tempe Beach Park, where there is limited free parking. Please be aware that we cannot guarantee availability.
We meet on the second Wednesday of every month (with a few exceptions) and run from 4:30 to 6:00pm.
Our group meets at the Phoenix Microsoft Offices at 60 E. Rio Salado Parkway, 12th Floor, in Tempe (at Tempe Town Lake).
The meeting calendar for 2016 is as follows:
January 13 - Robert Miller Streaming Analytics
February 10 - SQL Server 2016 Polybase , Ginger Grant
March 9 - DataZen - Geoff Valera and Cristian Vasconez
April 13 - Canceled due to SQLSaturday Event
April 26 - West Valley - Data Warehouse Design 101, Josh Sivey
May 11 - DataSets, making the perfect DataSet effecient in SQL Server 2016! , Joe Barth
June 8 - Common SQL Server Mistakes and How to Avoid Them , Tim Radney of SQLSkills.com
July 13 - Azure SQL Server Data Warehouse, Jude D'costa **
August 9th - Jason Brimhall ** GCU Campus
August 10th - Jason Brimhall ** New Horizons of Phoenix
September 14 - Enterprise Analytics - Exploiting the Power of SSAS with Pyramids’ BI Office Platform (Microsoft Office - Tempe), Michael Patterson of Pyramid Analytics
September 24 - SQL Server 2016 Data Discovery Day - Link to Eventbrite *** Drive Time
October 12 - Analytics with Power BI - Martin Schoombee
November 9 - Revisit PASS Summit 2016 and Fred Benardella and (Venus) Xiuqing Lin (Microsoft Building)
December 14 - Christmas Party - The Lodge Tempe AZ 4:30pm to 6pm
*** At Drive Time - 1720 West Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281
SQL Saturday Sponsors
We do not provide parking validations for attendees.
Event Type: In-Person
Online Meeting URL: None
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Monthly Arizona SQL Server User Group Meeting. This month's topic will be: "A Lap Around SQL Server 2014". Presented by Microsoft.
UTC : Wed, Aug 14 2013 16:30 - 18:00
Event Time : Wed, Aug 14 2013 16:30 - 18:00 UTC
Your Local Time: Wed, Aug 14 2013 16:30 - 18:00
60 E Rio Salado Parkway, 12th Floor
Matt Smith, Data Platform Technology Solution Professional Microsoft
As you may know SQL 2014 CTP 1 was released last month. Join Jason & Matt as they walk you through the great new features (including demos) that will be available in SQL’s next version! Topics include:
•Mission Critical Performance across all database workloads with In-Memory for online transaction processing (OLTP), data warehousing and business intelligence built-in as well as greater scale and availability
•Platform for Hybrid Cloud enabling organizations to more easily build, deploy and manage database solutions that span on-premises and cloud
•Faster Insights from Any Data with a complete BI solution using familiar tools like Excel.
Matt Smith is currently a Data Platform Technology Solution Professional for Microsoft. For the past 7 years Matt has been deeply involved in the implementation and avocation of SQL Server as a data platform. He has implemented on all versions of SQL from 2000 – 2012 SP1. Matt is very passionate about Business Intelligence and how it applies to the success and profitability of the enterprise. Most recently Matt was responsible for the architecture and delivery of an Enterprise Data Warehouse for one of the largest government owned utility providers. He also takes pride in liaising between business and technology and enjoys participating in community events such as user groups and is a member of the Professional Association of SQL Server