SQLSaturday is a free training event for Microsoft Data Platform professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server, Business Intelligence and Analytics. This event will be held on Dec 10 2016 at Microsoft, 1125 Sanctuary Parkway, Alpharetta, Georgia, 30009, United States

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Welcome to SQLSaturday

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. Admittance to this event is free, all costs are covered by donations and sponsorships. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.

PreCon: Learn Biml Today: Start Using It Tomorrow

SQL Saturday Atlanta BI Edition is proud to announce this full day training, register at https://learnbiml.eventbrite.com today!

Business Intelligence Markup Language (Biml) automates your BI patterns and eliminates the manual repetition that consumes most of your SQL, SSIS, and SSAS development time. In this session, Scott Currie (the creator of Biml) and Biml Hero Andy Leonard will guide you through learning Biml - from installing free Biml tools to creating advanced Biml automation solutions. The session will be largely demonstration driven, and reusable sample code will be distributed for you to use in your own projects. Best practices will also be a major focus of the session, so even Biml enthusiasts may enjoy the session as a refresher.

A preliminary agenda includes:

  • Basic Biml and BimlScript
  • Create and Load a Staging Environment
  • C# & VB.NET Syntax Accelerator
  • Business Logic and Unique SSIS Patterns
  • Metadata Modeling and Frameworks
  • Create and Load a Dimensional Model / Data Vault
  • How to adopt Biml gradually
  • Working with Biml in a Team
  • Operations and Deployment
  • Biml in the Cloud
  • The Biml Ecosystem
  • Ask the Experts

Andy Leonard is a Data Philosopher at Enterprise Data & Analytics, an SSIS Trainer, Consultant, and developer; a Business Intelligence Markup Language (Biml) developer and BimlHero; SQL Server database and data warehouse developer, community mentor, engineer, and farmer. He is a co-author of SQL Server Integration Services Design Patterns, and author of Managing Geeks - A Journey of Leading by Doing, and the Stairway to Integration Services.

Scott Currie is the founder and CEO of Varigence, Inc. At Varigence, Scott has led the development of the Business Intelligence Markup Language (Biml) and the Mist IDE. Before founding Varigence, Scott worked for seven years at Microsoft on the .NET Framework, Visual Studio, the C++ compiler, various customer connection initiatives, and internal BI/DW projects.

PreCon: Reporting with SSRS 2016

SQL Saturday Atlanta BI Edition is proud to announce this full day training, register at https://ssrs2016.eventbrite.com today!

Having a comprehensive reporting solution is imperative to any organization.  Being able to report on  data and visualize it in ways that provide comprehensive and breakthrough insights is an absolute necessary component.  This workshop is designed to help IT professionals learn how to configure, development and implement all the features of Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) 2016.  In this full day session we will provide a complete and comprehensive introduction to SSRS 2016 covering topics such as:
·       Installing and Configuring SQL Server Reporting Services 2016
·       Developing and deploying Data Sources, Data Sets, and Paginated Reports
·       Developing and Deploying KPIs and Mobile Reports
·       Security and Protection
·       Scheduling Report Delivery
·       Building Subscriptions and delivery
·       Managing and Maintaining SSRS Environment
·       Power BI and SSRS integration
·       Embedding SSRS Reports
·       URL Access
·       Scaling-out SSRS Deployment
Patrick LeBlanc is a currently a Data Platform Solutions Architect. Along with his 15+ years’ experience in IT he holds a Masters of Science degree from Louisiana State University. He is the author and co-author of five SQL Server books. Prior to joining Microsoft he was awarded Microsoft MVP award for his contributions to the community.  Patrick is a regular speaker at many SQL Server Conferences and Community events.
Damu Venkatesan is a Business Intelligence Consultant with over 25 years of IT experience including architecting and implementing BI/DW solutions  using Microsoft SQL Server, PDW, SSIS, SSAS, SSRS, and Self-Service BI. He is the founder and co-leader of PASS Healthcare SQL Virtual Chapter and Atlanta Modern Excel User Group and a co-leader for PASS Data Science virtual chapter. He is also an organizer of Atlanta SQL Saturday. He has successfully delivered several BI/DW solutions and data migrations to various clients. He is also on the board of DAMA Georgia chapter in Atlanta.


PreCon: PowerBI Dashboard in a Day by Teo Lachev

SQL Saturday Atlanta BI Edition is proud to announce this full day training, register at https://powerbidiad.eventbrite.com today!

Power BI Dashboard in a Day (DIAD) is designed  to accelerate your Power BI experience with a comprehensive training program in a single day. All you have to do is bring your Windows-based laptop and we’ll supply the rest – even lunch! With DIAD you get practical hands-on training prepared by the Microsoft Power BI team. During this precon we'll build a Power BI dashboard together. Along the way, you'll learn:

• How to connect to, import & transform data from a variety of sources
• Build real data models, as well as author and publish Business Intelligence reports
• Customize and share your “creations” for collaboration with other groups securely inside your organization including mobile device sharing
• Get your Power BI questions answered

Register your seat now to and witness the value Power BI can deliver to you and your organization!



Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta


5750 Windward Parkway
Alpharetta, Georgia

Special Group Rate: $81.00 per night
Last day to book guaranteed rate: 11/21/2016
Available Thursday night, 12/08/2016 through Sunday, 12/11/2016

Marriott Group Registration (opens in new tab)

You can call the hotel directly at 866-316-7267, mention SQL Saturday BI for guaranteed rate

Map to Marriott Hotel



Event news

  • Friday, December 9, 2016 10:57:00 PM

    The schedule has been published using the Guidebook app!

  • Tuesday, November 22, 2016 9:24:00 AM

    We've recently had an issue with registering people to the wait list. If that was your experience, please try again and let us know if you are still having an issue. The SQL Saturday website staff has indicated that they have resolved the issue.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

  • Friday, November 18, 2016 3:30:00 PM

    We have now reached WAIT LIST status with 300 registrations!!!

    Please cancel your registration if you can no longer attend to give some one on the wait list a chance to attend. Thank you!

  • Monday, November 14, 2016 10:46:00 AM

    We've eclipsed 250 registrations...there are now less than 50 slots available. Sign up today before they're all gone!!

  • Thursday, November 3, 2016 11:05:00 AM

    We've reached our initial goal of 200 registrations!!! Registrations max out at 300 so register today while there is still space!

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