Upcoming Meetings  

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Exploring Database and Performance Metrics with Power BI - Seth Bauer
Abstract: Power BI is a powerful analytics tool. It allows users to easily shape and transform their data into actionable insights in a very short period of time. We’ll explore how the tool can connect to your SQL Server database and allow you to visualize Database and Performance Metrics, such as, file size, Buffer Pool and Plan Cache, Wait Stats and more. We will create visualizations and reports in Power BI Desktop using SQL queries, publish that information to the Power BI Service, and walk through sharing and mobile consumption. The goal of this session is to provide you with a better understanding of how to leverage Power BI for yourself and your organization.

Speaker Bio: Seth Bauer is a Business Intelligence Engineer with Concurrency Inc. He works with clients across the Midwest implementing BI / Power BI solutions. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional, a board member for the Microsoft BI Professionals User Group–WI (MSBIWI), and also the leader of the Microsoft Power BI User Group for Southeastern WI. He is passionate about Power BI and the user community.

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We meet at Omni Resources, 4351 W College Ave, Appleton WI 54914. This is the Concordia University building just west of Hwy 41. 


SQL Saturday Madison 2016


We're pleased to announce that SQL Saturday #499 will be held on Apr 9, 2016 at The Pyle Center, University of Wisconsin-Extension, 702 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53706.   This is our fifth year offering free SQL Server training to SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. We hope you can join us!
Admittance to this event is free, but we do charge a lunch fee of $15.  Once paid, lunch fees are non-refundable. Lunch is optional - you're welcome to do lunch on your own! 
Register soon as seating is limited, and please help us spread the word about this event by sharing the details with your friends and colleagues.  We also encourage you to share our site on social media using the hashtag #sqlsatmadison.

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