Welcome to Rochester's 3rd Annual SQLSaturday!
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Free* SQL Server training! Chance to win great prizes! What more could a SQL Server Professional ask for? If this sounds good to you then don’t miss your opportunity to attend SQL Saturday #303, the largest FREE* training event dedicated exclusively to SQL Server Administration, Development and Business Intelligence to hit Rochester, NY.  

* There is a modest $10 fee for lunch.


SQLSaturday Rochester (#SQLsatROC)? What is it? Why should you sacrifice a Saturday in Upstate NY? When is it? Where is it? How do I get involved? Let us fill you in.


What: This is a one day training event for SQL Server (BI, DBA & Developer) professionals and those wanting to get some intensive technical learning.


Why: It is a great opportunity to learn from people who have been there and to network with other professionals doing the same thing you are doing. This professional level training and networking can set yourself apart from others!


When: Saturday, June 21, 2014. Register online now to reserve your spot now. Attendee check-in will begin at 8:00am until 8:45am and the first sessions begin at 8:45am.


Where: Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623 @ CIMS Building 78. A map of the campus can be found here.  Parking for the event will be in the J Lot and the T Lot.


How: All you have to do to get involved is Register online to reserve your spot. Show up and attend the sessions that you like.


So what are you waiting for? Register today to be a part of SQLSaturday #303!


Full Day Pre-con Sessions on Friday

We are pleased to announce 2 very special ALL DAY sessions on Friday, June 20th from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. At only $129, this is the best deal you will ever find on an entire day of technical training.  Early bird pricing is an even better deal at only $109, so register early!


Session 1: Bill Pearson 

Practical Self-Service BI with PowerPivot for Excel

SQL Server MVP and Business Intelligence Architect Bill Pearson leads this full-day, hands-on introduction to using PowerPivot for Excel to deliver self-service business intelligence.  The focus of the course is to help those new to PowerPivot to become familiar with the assembly of data from diverse sources into models that deliver business intelligence upon demand.  Participants will gain exposure to accessing and relating data, and to employing the Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) language, to construct and share PowerPivot applications that support analysis and reporting throughout the enterprise

Presenter: Bill Pearson, MVP (SQL Server BI), CPA, CITP, CMA, CIA, MCDBA, MCSE, is a consultant, author, mentor and business intelligence architect who has been working with business intelligence for over 18 years, and with the integrated Microsoft Business Intelligence solution since its inception.  Bill has been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Player multiple times for his technical experience implementing Microsoft BI, as well as his contributions to the community as an author and speaker.  Bill’s recent series’ include the Stairway to MDX and Stairway to PowerPivot and DAX columns at SQLServerCentral.com, and he presents regularly at SQL Saturdays and other diverse events all over the United States and elsewhere. 

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to: 

  • Assemble and relate data from diverse sources into a PowerPivot model to support self-service business intelligence
  • Employ DAX functions to create basic calculations within the PowerPivot data model
  • Construct PowerPivot applications that support enterprise analysis and reporting
  • Understand deployment options for PowerPivot via SharePoint

For more information or to register for this pre-con, please click here:
Eventbrite - #SQLsatROC Precon #1: Practical Self-Service BI with PowerPivot for Excel


Session 2: David Klee 

Virtualization for SQL Server DBAs

VMware vExpert and SQL Server performance expert David Klee leads this full-day, hands-on introduction to enabling and managing a virtualized SQL Server environment. The focus of the course is to help those new to virtualization and/or infrastructure concepts to become familiar with the concept and purposes of virtualization and how it can benefit them as data professionals. Participants will gain exposure to all layers of virtualization underneath SQL Server, from storage to hypervisor to the SQL Server instance, and will learn how to construct the entire stack with the focus on SQL Server performance.

Presenter: David Klee, VMware vExpert 2013, is a SQL Server performance and virtualization expert. With over sixteen years of IT experience, David spends his days handling performance and HA/DR architecture of physical and virtualized mission critical SQL Servers as the Founder and Chief Architect for Heraflux Technologies and Group Principal with Linchpin People. His areas of expertise are virtualization and performance, datacenter architecture, software engineering, security, and business process analysis. When not geeking out on database and infrastructure technologies, David enjoys anything with a motor and is an aspiring amateur photographer. You can read his blogs at davidklee.net and heraflux.com, and reach him on Twitter at @kleegeek.

David speaks at a number of national and regional technology related events. The numerous events include multiple SQL PASS Summits, VMware Partner Exchange, SQL Saturdays, and User Group meetings.

For more information or to register for this pre-con, please click here:
Eventbrite - #SQLsatROC Precon #2: Virtualization for SQL Server DBAs


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*We do ask that you consider to OPT-IN for the Sponsors of this event. Without their assistance, we cannot bring this FREE event to you. You can always opt-out if and when they contact! Thank you for your consideration.

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