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January 2018 Meetup – Ipswich

Session 1 – SQL Server on Linux

We’ve all joked about running SQL Server on Linux, but now you can. In this session David will cover the Microsoft journey of making SQL Server work on Linux, getting started and the those all important limitations and gotchas of running SQL Server on Linux.

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Speaker – David Williams

davidDavid Williams is a cross product DBA (SQL Server, DB2, Oracle, Informix, Sybase) who has worked for 25 years as a DBA for both local/central government and private customers, include a Fortune 50 investment bank. Certifications include MCSE Data Platform/Data Management and Analytics as well as certifications in all the other products.

David is also an IBM Champion and has started his own company Blue Rose Quantum Consulting.

Twitter: @smooth1x1

Session 2 – Introduction to Azure Analysis Services

A basic introduction into Azure Analysis Services covering what it is, how you buy/cost it, when it should be used and when it shouldn’t.

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Speaker – Chris Webb

chris_2_400x400Chris Webb is an independent consultant specialising in Analysis Services, MDX, Power BI, Power Pivot and Power Query.

He is the author of “Power Query for Power BI and Excel” and a co-author of “SQL Server Analysis Services 2012: The BISM Tabular Model”, “Expert Cube Development with SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services”, and “MDX Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2005 and Hyperion Essbase”. He blogs at

Twitter: @cwebb_bi


6.15 – Registration and pizza
6.45 – Session 1
7.45 – Break
7:50 – Session 2
8.50 – Close


Room W415
University Campus Suffolk (UCS) Waterfront Building
Long Street
IP3 8AH Ipswich
United Kingdom


Monday 22nd January 2018 – 6.15pm til 8.50pm

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