Omaha SSUG – Oct 2017 Meeting

Our October meeting features John Deardurff, Microsoft Data Platform MVP.

Topic

How to Get SQL Server Certified.

Microsoft has recently streamlined the certification process and this session focuses on what you need to know to get Microsoft Certified on SQL Server. The session is led by an expert Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and Microsoft MVP who regularly teaches the SQL Server certification courses. The presenter walks you through the certifications, exams, and resources available to get you ready for success.

Bio

For over 18 years John has taught Microsoft SQL, Exchange, and Windows Server certification courses. He has been a database and networking consultant for over 20 years and currently holds over 40 Microsoft Certifications. He is a MCT Regional Lead for the Eastern United States and a Data Platform MVP.
We will have food available between 5:30 and 5:45.

 

Omaha SSUG – Sept 2017 Meeting

Our September meeting features Justin Lynch from Google who will be showing a high-level Google Cloud overview, including a demo of Spanner, Google’s relational and scalable ACID-compliant database platform!

Agenda (6-8 PM)
– Presentation will start at a high level overview of GCP
– Innovation at Google
– Machine Learning
– Spanner with the live demo of Spanner from NEXT

Justin Lynch’s Bio
– Googler for 3.5 years and on the Google Cloud Platform team for over a year.
– Account Executive for all things Cloud and previously managed a Recruiting team focused on Leadership within Site Reliability Engineering.

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

Location
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (1919 Aksarben Dr)

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!