Omaha SSUG – April 2017 Meeting

Synopsis
Pyramid Analytics’ industry-leading Modern BI platform balances IT control and business user success. It offers enterprise capabilities such as advanced data modeling, self-service data discovery, interactive dashboards, and narrative reporting on any device. Here’s what makes Pyramid Analytics unique:

  • A true analytics platform that combines the security and stability of IT governance with the flexibility and utility of user-driven analysis
  • A scalable platform that supports the volume and variety of data, subject areas, and users across the enterprise
  • The BI Office collaboration engine lets users share analysis, comments, and context to bring the power of the collective to every decision
  • Enterprise-grade, role-based security that enables the right access for the appropriate audiences across the platform – even down to the cell level of content
  • Merging advanced visuals and powerful analytics provides real-world utility, and gives users the power to answer challenging organizational questions.

Hear about these unique capabilities as well as Pyramid’s integration with Power BI.

Speaker
Andrew Mauch

Andrew is a results oriented sales and management professional striving to help companies unlock the power of their data.  Andrew has spent several years managing a consulting organization that built custom BI solutions from the Microsoft platform.  Seeing how companies often struggled with BI, Reporting and Analytics, led him to join Pyramid Analytics.  BI Office is where BI is made simple, putting the power of Analytics in the end user’s hands with the governance of IT.

Sponsor
Pyramid Analytics

Food
Food will be served 15-20 minutes prior to the start of the meeting.

Omaha SSUG – March 2017 Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, March 8th, at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, 6PM.

Join us to hear Phil Brammer, Microsoft Data Platform MVP, talk about Microsoft’s new offering – SQL Server on Linux.  Phil will demonstrate the installation, patching, and maintenance of SQL Server on Linux.

Phil Brammer has been a database developer/administrator for 17 years, including ConAgra Foods, PayPal, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and now Buildertrend in Omaha, NE.

Food will be served 15-20 minutes prior to the start of the meeting.

Please RSVP today to be eligible for SWAG!

Also, Omaha SQL User Group now has a presence on Meetup! You can join the group here.

Omaha SSUG – January 2017 Meeting

Our next meeting will be this week, on Wednesday, January 18th, at Farm Credit Services of America (North Building).

Join us to hear our own Tim Goergen talk about how PowerShell scripting and automation has made his life easier.

Tim Goergen has been a database developer for 10 years, including the last four at Farm Credit Services of America in Omaha, NE.

Food will be served 15-20 minutes prior to the start of the meeting.

Please RSVP today to be eligible for SWAG!

Also, Omaha SQL User Group now has a presence on Meetup! You can join the group here.

Omaha SSUG – October 2016 Meeting

Our next meeting will be this week, on Wednesday, October 12th, at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska.

Please RSVP today to be eligible for SWAG!

Our October meeting will be to get together as an open forum to share ideas, solve problems, demo SQL features, eat and network!

Food will be served 15-20 minutes prior to the start of the meeting.

Also, Omaha SQL User Group now has a presence on Meetup!  You can join the group here.

Omaha SSUG – July 2016 Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, July 6th, at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska.

Please RSVP today to be eligible for SWAG!

Speaker
Craig Allen

Synopsis
Craig Allen is a Microsoft Specialist at EMC and will be presenting on AlwaysOn Availability Groups.

His role as a technical consultant and “MSpecialist” is to help customers gain a strong technical understanding of Microsoft products and solutions, as well as the integration and interoperability between Microsoft and EMC, including joint-development between the two companies.

Craig can assist in the initial planning and evaluation of EMC’s “Proven Solutions for Microsoft”, including requirements gathering, architectural guidance, and integration considerations. He can also work with EMC Consulting and your local Microsoft team to coordinate efforts around solutions development and deployment.

Craig is located in Dallas, TX and comes to EMC with 25 years of experience in IT.

Food
Food will be provided 15-20 minutes prior to the start of our event.

Also, Omaha SQL User Group now has a presence on Meetup!  You can join the group here.

Omaha SSUG – June 2016 Meeting

Our next meeting will be this week, on Wednesday, June 8th, at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska.

Please RSVP today to be eligible for SWAG!

SQL Server 2016 should be generally available, and we should have some new faces to meet and greet! We’ll use this time to talk SQL 2016, and the remainder of the time will be open topic. Please bring your questions and we’ll use the group to help answer them.

Food will be served 15-20 minutes prior to the start of the meeting.

Also, Omaha SQL User Group now has a presence on Meetup!  You can join the group here.

Omaha SSUG – May 2016 Meeting

Our next SQL user group meeting with be on Tuesday, May 10th.

We will have an open topic night. Since we haven’t met in quite a while, it will be a good time to just socialize and catch up with what’s going on in the community as well as the database world.

We will be meeting at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, 1919 Aksarben Drive.

Food will be served around 5:45 PM and we will start at 6 PM.

RSVP Today!

Omaha SSUG – January 2016

Our next Omaha SQL/BI User Group meeting will be Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 at 6PM. We will be sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and we will be located at BCBSNE, 1919 Aksarben DR, Omaha NE 68180.

Our January 2016 speaker will be you, the members of the Omaha SSUG!

The Topic:

BYOSP! (Bring Your Own SQL Problem!)

Synopsis:

Having problems with SQL Server? Bring the issue to the meeting! Can get that report just right? Bring the issue to the meeting! Your cube not slicing & dicing the way that you want? Bring the issue to the meeting! Need clarification on a SQL Server feature? Bring it to the meeting! Don’t have anything but want to help out your fellow IT person? Bring yourself to the meeting!

Nothing is out of bounds for this meeting. We’ll take a list of topics from the members and we’ll use the collective brain power of those present to try to get you pointed in the right direction and/or even present a solution to you!

We’ll have a facilitator and access to a test SQL Server so that we can test some of the questions out on.

So bring your laptops, your questions, and your willingness to speak up and help another!

Food will be provided about 15-20 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. Register today to let us know you’re coming and to be eligible for a chance to win some great SWAG!

Registration Link: http://omahamtg.com/Event/Details/225

Omaha SSUG – July 2015 – SQL Server Databaseology

UPDATE – John has provided his slide and scripts here: http://www.omahasql.com/sql-user-group/omaha-sql-user-group-july-8th-2015/

Our next meeting is Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 at 6PM. We will be meeting at Farm Credit Services of America. (Food will be served 20-30 minutes ahead of time.) We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Speaker – John Morehouse (@SqlrUs)
John Morehouse is currently a Database Architect with Farm Credit Mid-America out of Louisville, KY. He is a blogger, avid tweeter, and a frequent speaker at SQL Saturday’s as well as other conferences. He is also heavily involved with the Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS) . In his spare time, you can usually find John reading up on SQL Server topics as well as chasing his two young sons around the house.

Abstract
Have you ever taken apart a toaster or an alarm clock just to see how it worked? Ever wondered how that database actually functions at the record level, behind the scenes? SQL Server Databaseology is the study of SQL Server databases and their structures down to the very core of the records themselves. In this session, we will explore some of the deep inner workings of a SQL Server database at the record and page level. You will walk away with a better understanding of how SQL Server stores data and that knowledge that will allow you to build better and faster databases.

RSVP Today: http://www.omahamtg.com/Event/Details/214