Apr 10 – Dan Evans – SQL Server 2014 Launch – Accelerate Your Insights

When: Thursday, Apr 10th
Pizza at 5:00 PM
Meeting at 6:00 PM

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


Update: The “deck” from Thursday’s meeting can be downloaded from here: SQL Server 2014 Overview with Data Insights – Memphis PASS April 2014k


On April 1st, Microsoft released SQL Server 2014 and it was no joke. Join us Thursday, April 10th, as Dan Evans takes us through our first look at SQL Server 2014.

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

For those arriving after 5:30, the door code will be posted here as soon as soon as it becomes available.

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/175483982/

Abstract:
Big data. Small data. All data. You have access to an ever-expanding volume of data inside the walls of your business and out across the web. The potential in data is endless – from predicting election results to preventing the spread of epidemics. But how can you use it to your advantage to help move your business forward?

Data is growing exponentially and it’s now possible to mine and unlock insights from data in new and unexpected ways. Empower your business to take advantage of this data by harnessing the rich capabilities of Microsoft SQL Server and the familiarity of Microsoft Office to help organize, analyze, and make sense of your data – no matter the size.

Want to learn more? Join us and see how to drive real-time business, from apps to insights, through a deeper look into the comprehensive in-memory technologies in Microsoft SQL Server 2014 and Power BI for Office 365. Attending this event will allow you to get a running start on understanding the extensive innovations we’re delivering around data that will empower your business with the tools you need to quickly uncover business insights and make smarter business decisions.

Bio:
Dan Evans is a Senior Technology Solution Professional on the BI and Analytics platform at Microsoft. He brings over 20 years’ experience developing and delivering innovative analytic solutions on the Microsoft platform. Dan has presented at numerous regional and national conference including TechEd, PASS, DAMA, and TDWI, regarding best practices and architecture utilizing both on premise, cloud and hybrid solutions. He now supports many regional user groups including PASS, DAMA, TDWI, and the newly formed Modern Excel User Group (MEUG).

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