Category Archives: Suffolk

The Suffolk Region of the East Anglia SQL Server User Group – official PASS Chapter

May 2018 Meetup – Ipswich

Session 1 – Database DevOps Anti-Patterns

aka. How to screw up your ability to deliver database updates in 16 simple steps. A cheerful review of the 16 most popular strategies for screwing up your ability to deliver your users’ data requirements.

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Speaker – Alex Yates


Alex has been helping data professionals apply DevOps principles to relational database development and deployment since 2010. He’s most proud of helping SkyScanner develop the ability to deploy 95 times a day.

Originally for Redgate, later for DLM Consultants, Alex has worked with clients on every continent except Antarctica – so he’s keen to meet anyone who researches penguins.

 

Twitter: @_AlexYates_

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Agenda

6.15 – Registration and pizza
6.45 – Session 1

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Where

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

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When

Wednesday 23rd May 2018  – 6.15pm til 8.50pm

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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 blog.crossjoin.co.uk

Twitter: @cwebb_bi

Agenda

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

Where

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

When

Monday 22nd January 2018 – 6.15pm til 8.50pm

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April Meetup – Ipswich

Power BI: Is It Any Good?chris_2_400x400

You’ve heard all the hype about Power BI. You’ve seen that Microsoft is a leader in the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant and read all the blog posts about cool new functionality. Things are certainly changing fast in the world of Power BI, but the big question is: is it any good? Can I use it? How is it different from the ‘old’, Excel-centric Power BI? How does this fit with what’s planned for BI in SQL Server 2016? In this session you’ll find answers to all of these questions, see some demos of the new Power BI, and by the end be able to make your mind up about whether Power BI is for you or not.

Agenda

6.45 – Registration and pizza
7.15 – Session
8.15 – Close

Speaker

Chris 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 http://blog.crossjoin.co.uk

Twitter: @technitrain

Where

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

When

Tuesday 26 April 2016 – 6.45pm til 8.15pm

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