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.
Training Day (Friday)
Liam Howlett (Microsoft)
Spend a day learning how to model your data and create beautiful reports in Power BI
This session will be led by a Power BI specialist from Microsoft to take you beyond the basics and explore the product to an intermediate level. This will be an interactive session where you will have the chance to get hands on with some data and get building on your own machine.
Robin Lester (Microsoft)
How to IoT in Azure
What is IoT? What does a successful IoT architecture look like? What are the constraints, pitfalls and considerations developing an IoT solution? These questions and more will be answered in this workshop which will cover the technologies that can be leveraged to seamlessly ingest, transform, store, predict and present IoT and streaming data in everyone favourite cloud ecosystem.
Amy Boyd & Andrew Fryer (Microsoft)
Getting Started with Azure Machine Learning Workbench
We will introduce you to Azure Machine Learning services - an integrated, end-to-end data science and advanced analytics solution. It helps data scientists to prepare data, develop experiments, and deploy models at cloud scale using the python programming language (some experience with Python needed for the lab)
Paul Andrew, Simon Whiteley & Terry McCann -
Building Azure Business Intelligence Solution End to End
In this full day hands on workshop learn how to build & architect BI solutions using the Microsoft cloud platform. Laptop and Azure subscription required.
PowerShell and SQL Server
Come and spend a day with Rob Sewell MVP and learn how to make your life administering and reporting on your SQL Server estate much easier using PowerShell. We will cover PowerShell basics, using dbatools to perform tasks and dbachecks to validate your environment
Database DevOps - a (very) Crash course
Learn how to accomplish Database DevOps in a Day! In this packed workshop you’ll get an introduction to the what and the why of DevOps, followed by some discussion about the pros and cons of the various ways to automate your deployments. Over the course of the day you’ll create your own database deployment pipeline using ReadyRoll, Git and TFS/VSTS.
There are a large number of hotels within the city centre within easy reach of the venue. Here are some supplied by the venue which provide a discounted rate when booked via the link or using the promotion code.
- Jurys Inn Manchester - Type “promotions” into the promo box for the discount. Groups over 9 rooms please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Holiday Inn Express - 10% discount on rooms by booking via the link.
- The Light ApartHotel - 15% discount on available rooms via the link. Tel: +44 (0) 161 839 4848 | Web: www.thelight.co.uk
On Friday there is no car parking available on the venue's designated parking site. NCP Chester Street, Manchester is the nearest car park with others available in the area.
On Saturday free car parking is available on the John Dalton car park, accessed from Chester Street, which is on the other side of the Mancunian Way (A57(M)) from the venue. From the car park walk underneath the Mancunian Way, turn right and go through the revolving doors into the Business School. Please see the map
Our Twitter handle for the event is SQLSatMcr
This event is being run by the Manchester SQL Server user group. You can connect with us via