Welcome to Arizona SQL Saturday #279 - Phoenix, AZ 

SQL Saturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held Mar 29 2014 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College Pecos Campus, 2626 East Pecos Road, Chandler, AZ 85225. 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. 


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Link to Campus Map: http://www.cgc.maricopa.edu/community/maps/pecos/Documents/All%20Buildings%20Printable.pdf

Link to Classroom Locations: http://www.cgc.maricopa.edu/community/maps/pecos/Documents/ALL_blgdmap_page1.pdf

 Keynote Special Guest:  Kevin Cox, Principal Program Manager with Microsoft's SQL Server Product Group

Presenting: Breakthrough Data Platform Performance with SQL Server 2014


We are pleased to announce 3 ALL DAY sessions on Friday March 28th from 8:30AM - 4:00pm.  These will be held at the Microsoft Office in Tempe, Arizona. Between now and March 1st, you can get this training for only $99 + Eventbrite Fees. After March 1st, you can get the training at the regular price of $125+ EventBrite Fees.

Session 1: Fast Track your Business Intelligence Projects with BIML - David Stein

Session 2: Predictive Analytics in the Enterprise - Carlos Bossy

Session 3: Practical self-Service BI with PowerPivot for Excel - Bill Pearson

Session 1: Fast Track your Business Intelligence Projects with BIML - David Stein

You're a business intelligence developer or manager trying to provide quality data in a timely, cost-effective manner. Perhaps you've considered Agile methodology, but found that the details of ETL, the plumbing if you will, makes iterative development all but impossible. In just one day, you'll learn how to leverage Business Intelligence Markup Language (Biml) to super charge your ETL efforts, alleviating the pain and tedium of data warehouse development.

Register for Session 1

Session 2: Predictive Analytics in the Enterprise - Carlos Bossy

Data Science is a red-hot subject, but what does that mean for SQL Server DBAs and developers?  The Data Mining algorithms in Analysis Services provide capabilities to achieve predictive analytics and modeling with your SQL Server data and any other data you have access to.  In this session you’ll get the chance to cover the data mining process from start to end.  By the end of the day, you’ll have a practical understanding of how to develop predictive models for your data.  The session includes a brief overview of data mining followed by an opportunity to complete actual predictive modeling exercises.  You’ll see how to fine-tune and compare the results using various algorithms, and how to make the best use of the models in your enterprise.   With Predictive Analytics having achieved the Plateau of Productivity in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, now is a good time to learn what these powerful tools can do for you.

Register for Session 2

Session 3: Practical self-Service BI with PowerPivot for Excel - Bill Pearson

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

Register for Session 3


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Mar 2,2014
Special Guest, Kevin Cox - Principal Program manager with Microsoft's SQL Server Product Group will be kicking off our event with a Keynote on "Breakthrough Data Platform Performance with SQL Server 2014".

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