Exclusive TransformIT Event

When: Thursday, Jan 26th, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Where: Microsoft Office
6465 N. Quail Hollow Rd., Suite 200
Memphis, TN
38120-1417 (View Map)

Microsoft is pleased to invite you to attend a TransformIT event where they will share Microsoft’s latest innovations in data platform and cloud design to help you transform your business and lower your total cost of ownership. Subject matter experts will be showcasing how SQL Server 2016 delivers breakthrough mission critical performance, deeper insights across any data on many devices and enables the power of hyperscale cloud to unlock new hybrid scenarios.

AGENDA

Start End Session Topic
8:00AM 9:00AM Registration & Refreshments
9:00AM 9:30AM Keynote: Strategy & Cloud and Data Trends
9:30AM 10:30AM Evolve Your Data Platform with SQL 2016
10:30AM 10:45AM
Break
10:45AM 11:30AM Interactive Panel Discussion
11:30PM 12:30PM Lunch

 

During this session, we’ll discuss the cutting-edge capabilities other vendors charge extra for that come built into SQL Server 2016 Enterprise Edition:

  • Real-time operational analytics:  Up to 30x faster transactions with in-memory OLTP
  • Always Encrypted data protection:  At rest and in motion, master key resides with the application, no application changes
  • Stretch database into Azure: Cost effective data availability protected by Always Encrypted & Row Level Security
  • In-database Advanced Analytics:   Predictive analytic algorithms, “R” script library with Microsoft Azure Marketplace
We truly hope you’ll join us for an impactful day of learning, discussion and networking!  Space is limited, so reserve your seat as soon as possible, and make sure to invite your colleagues.

 
For registration or more information: https://www.microsoftevents.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x63784d93b

Jan 2016 – Dan Evans – SQL Server 2016 – Everything built-in

When: Thursday, Jan 14th
Pizza at 5:30 PM
Meeting at 6:00 PM

Where: Microsoft Office
6465 N. Quail Hollow Rd., Suite 200
Memphis, TN
38120-1417 (View Map)


Join us Thursday, Jan 14th, as Dan Evans gives us a preview of some of the new or updated SQL 2016 features.

As usual, pizza will be served around 5:30 PM and the meeting will start at 6 PM.

For those that might be arriving after 5:30, the door and elevator code is will be 2111#

If you plan to attend, please RSVP so we know how much pizza to get, and so that we know who to contact if there are any changes that need to be communicated. You can RSVP at: http://www.meetup.com/memphis-technology-user-groups/events/227590261/

Summary

SQL Server 2016 delivers breakthrough mission-critical capabilities with in-memory performance and operational analytics built-in. Comprehensive security features like new Always Encrypted technology help protect your data at rest and in motion, and a world-class high availability and disaster recovery solution adds new enhancements to AlwaysOn technology.

Organizations will gain deeper insights into all of their data with new capabilities that go beyond business intelligence to perform advanced analytics directly within their database and present rich visualizations for business insights on any device.

You can also gain the benefits of hyper-scale cloud with new hybrid scenarios enabled by new Stretch Database technology that lets you dynamically stretch your warm and cold transactional data to Microsoft Azure in a secured way so your data is always at hand for queries, no matter the size. In addition, SQL Server 2016 delivers a complete database platform for hybrid cloud, enabling you to easily build, deploy and manage solutions that span on-premises and cloud.

Come see an early look at SQL 2016 features and learn how to apply these new capabilities to drive further value in your efforts.

Bio

Technology consultant with over 20 years’ experience in applying innovative solutions to business needs. Key focus areas are Business Intelligence, Enterprise Performance Management and Data Strategy. Work heavily in promoting technology across North America through involvement with regional user groups (.NET, PASS) and industry-recognized organizations (TDWI, DAMA).

Microsoft Data Insights Summit

Microsoft Data Insights Summit

March 22-23 • Bellevue, WA
Register now for the Microsoft Data Insights Summit

Bring your data to life at the inaugural Microsoft Data Insights Summit, a two-day event for business analysts to connect with each other and with industry experts. An opportunity to discover best practices, new tools, and new ways to get things done.

Register now ($299) to secure your spot and check back often for more information.

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Nov 2015 – SQL Server Consolidation & Virtualization Lessons Learned

When: Thursday, Nov 12th
Pizza at 5:30 PM
Meeting at 6:00 PM

Where: Microsoft Office
6465 N. Quail Hollow Rd., Suite 200
Memphis, TN
38120-1417 (View Map)


Join us Thursday, Nov 12th, as Rob Demotsis and Dan Evans go lessons learned during a licensing and consolidation project here in Memphis.

As usual, pizza will be served around 5:30 PM and the meeting will start at 6 PM. If you plan to attend, please RSVP so we know how much pizza to get, and so that we know who to contact if there are any changes that need to be communicated.

For those that might be arriving after 5:30, the door and elevator code will be 2111#.

Summary:

This is a follow-up to the presentation given on July 10/2014 on licensing and consolidation of servers at Baptist Memorial Hospital here in Memphis. Rob, with some assistance from Dan, will attempt to go over the process and the challenges that were encountered during the consolidation and virtualization project.

Rob will also go over how this aligns with moving to cloud.

Afterwards, we’ll go over what I hope you will consider to be exciting good news for the Memphis PASS Chapter. (Sorry Paul, it’s not about getting a new joke book.)

Bios:

Rob DeMotsis is the Database Manager for Baptist Memorial Hospital and has several years of experience architecting, developing and implementing enterprise scale SQL Server solutions for large organizations in the Mid-South.

Dan Evans is a technology consultant with over 20 years’ experience in applying innovative solutions to business needs. Key focus areas are Business Intelligence, Enterprise Performance Management and Data Strategy. Work heavily in promoting technology across North America through involvement with regional user groups (.NET, PASS) and industry-recognized organizations (TDWI, DAMA).

If you plan to attend, please RSVP so we know how much pizza to get, and so that we know who to contact if there are any changes that need to be communicated. You can RVSP at: http://www.meetup.com/memphis-technology-user-groups/events/226200181/

Fall 2015 Power BI webinar season

From Microsoft Power BI Blogs

These are exciting times for Power BI and we have been sharing updates with you at a rapid pace these past few months. Between our weekly service updates and Content Pack releases plus our monthly Power BI Desktop updates, it is hard to catch up with all things Power BI.

That is why starting next week we’ll have the Power BI webinar season! This is a list of all webinars coming your way during this time. Mark your calendars and if you’re not able to attend, watch them on demand on your own time.

Visit Microsoft Power BI Blogs for more details.