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

SQL Saturday Pre-Cons – Registration now open!

Registration is now open for the three pre-con sessions we are holding on Friday, August 14th at UNO’s Mammel Hall – 6708 Pine ST, Omaha, NE 68106.

We have three great sessions:

  • Ed Leighton-Dick: SQL Server Security Master Class
  • Mike Fal: Introduction to Powershell
  • Dandy Weyn: Power BI

The cost to attend a session is $129 and it will be from 8 AM to 5 PM.

Register today! http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sql-saturday-omaha-pre-cons-tickets-17823195658?aff=omahasql

Or register directly below:

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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

Omaha SSUG – June 2015 – Migrating to the Cloud

Our next meeting is Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 at 6PM. We will be meeting at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (1919 Aksarben DR, Omaha, NE 68106). (Food will be served 20-30 minutes ahead of time.) We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Speaker – Sudhir Gajre
Sudhir has over 20 years of experience in the Data Management and the Analytics field. He spent the last 14 years at Microsoft where he was a Data Architect and later a Principal Technologist. He has authored SQL Server performance tuning whitepapers, designed VLDB and Highly Scalable SQL Server Architectures, and led technical teams. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and SQL Saturdays and is a recognized expert in the Data Management field. He currently works for DB Best Technologies, a Gold Partner of Microsoft in the Data Platform where he is a Director of Data Services and Cloud and is responsible for managing and running the Central US business for the company.

Abstract
IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, Storage, Hybrid etc. etc. are you confused? If you are, that’s ok. In this session I explore the different capabilities that are available to migrate on-prem workloads to the cloud. I discuss what workloads are more conducive to a cloud migration and how you can determine the ‘low hanging fruit’. I will walk you through a framework I developed to examine all the dependencies that you need to understand and evaluate before migrating to the cloud. I will also lead you through various migration options and architectures that are being commonly deployed in the cloud.

RSVP Today: http://omahamtg.com/Event/Details/211

Omaha SSUG – April 2015 – BYOSP! (Bring Your Own SQL Problem!)

Our next Omaha SQL/BI User Group meeting will be Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 at 6PM. We will be sponsored by TEKSystems and hosted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, 1919 Aksarben DR, Omaha NE 68180.

Our April 2015 speaker will be you, the members of the Omaha SSUG!  After last year’s highly successful event, we’re bringing it back!

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/Events.aspx?ID=273

PASS – Business and Data Analytics Training Webinars

Do you want some expert-led webinar training content to keep you busy this weekend?

This month PASS held a Business Analytics Webinar Marathon as a sneak preview to the April Conference and the sessions are available right now on the website for free:

There’s new content added weekly so check back for more free learning!

Interested in accelerating your career with more BA training? Use our Chapter’s Unique Discount Code LABA18 for $150 off the registration rate for the PASS Business Analytics Conference taking place April 20-22, 2015 in Santa Clara, CA – you can share this code with your friends and colleagues too!

Omaha SSUG – March 2015 – Building and Managing SQL Server Availability Groups

Our next meeting is Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 at 6PM. We will be meeting at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska. (Food will be served 20-30 minutes ahead of time.) We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Speaker – David Klee
David Klee, Microsoft MVP and VMware vExpert, is a SQL Server performance and virtualization expert. David spends his days handling performance and HA/DR architecture of physical and virtualized critical SQL Servers as the Founder of Heraflux Technologies. His areas of expertise are virtualization and performance, datacenter architecture, and risk mitigation through high availability and disaster recovery. You can read his blog at davidklee.net, and reach him on Twitter at @kleegeek.

Abstract
Have you heard and read everything around SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups but never seen or used it in action? This interactive session from David Klee is going to show you how to build and manage Availability Groups from start to finish – live! Bring your questions and scenarios and let’s build some Availability Groups.

RSVP Today: http://omahamtg.com/Events.aspx?ID=267

Omaha SSUG – February Wrap-Up

Andy was gracious enough to provide his slide shows and scripts for your use.  Please find them in the downloads tab located at the top menu.

Also, as a reminder – we are looking for volunteers for helping with our SQL Saturday event on May 23rd, 2015.  Please contact me at phil.brammer ~at~ omahasql.com if you’d like to volunteer.  Thanks!