Welcome to SQLSaturday Tampa 2016!!
SQLSaturday is a full-day training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. Admittance to this event is free with a small cost for your lunch, all other costs are covered by donations and sponsorships. We are grateful to our friends at the USF MUMA School of Business for hosting us again this year.
12212 USF Maple Drive
In the SunDome
Parking lot to the east of
The Friday prior to a full-day of FREE training, we have arranged for deep dive training for a few select topics. Seating is limited, so register early!!
|How to Design a Relational Database
by Louis Davidson ( | )
Database design is a seemingly natural process, lending itself to everyone trying to do it themselves, from an administrative assistant with a spreadsheet to a C# programmer with a copy of SQL Server Express. Unfortunately the finer points of excellent database design are not intuitively obvious and the difference between building a spreadsheet and a solid enterprise database is similar to the difference between building a doghouse and a skyscraper. In order to design a database correctly, there are several things you need to understand, including some basic understanding of relational theory, gathering and applying requirements, normalization, etc. Even then, while having the knowledge of fundamentals is more than many database designers have, it only the start. In this workshop, we will go to the next level and get our hands dirty designing databases too.
We will structure the day with an extended session of database design fundamentals followed by designing several databases as a class, in groups, and individually. This will, depending on the class preferences, be followed up with another extended session on some advanced topics about database design patterns and practices and more design time.
|Power BI: From Beginning To End...
by Patrick Leblanc ( | )
Wow, Power BI is making a tidal wave in the BI industry. New features are being released regularly, blog posts are flying across twitter. How can you keep up? In this full day session I will explain and demonstrate how to implement a full enterprise Power BI solution. This will include preparing your organizations network for Power BI, deciding if you need to build an SSAS Semantic Model or will the Power BI desktop work as an alternative. In addition, there will be a few hand-on labs that will help each attendee get started working with both the Power BI Desktop and the Power BI Service. Bring your laptop, grab a cup of coffee and get ready to learn.