SQLSaturday 396

Dallas - BI Edition, United States

PASS SQLSaturday is a free training event for professionals who use the Microsoft data platform. These community events offer content across data management, cloud and hybrid architecture, analytics, business intelligence, AI, and more. This event will be held on May 02 2015 at Microsoft Campus - Las Colinas, 7000 State Hwy 161, Irving, Texas, 75309, United States

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Welcome to SQL Saturday #396 – Dallas BI Edition

The MS Business Intelligence Group (MSBIC) is excited to bring the 2nd annual SQL Saturday, BI Edition, to Dallas.  This SQL Saturday training event is focused on Microsoft Business Analytics, Advanced Analytics, and Information Delivery topics.  We'll have sessions at varying levels, on a variety of subjects such as: ETL, Data Visualization, Self-Service BI, Big Data, SharePoint, Data Management, Azure-based technologies as well as plenty for the Business Analysts, Data Scientists and BI Pros in the community.

Please register soon as seating is limited.  Please help us by letting your friends and colleagues know about the event. 

Date:  Saturday, May 2, 2015

Time:  7:30 a.m. Check-In and Breakfast

            8:00 a.m. Opening Remarks

            8:30 a.m. Sessions Begin

            12:00 p.m. Lunch

            5:30 p.m. Closing Remarks and Prize Raffles

Location:  Microsoft Office in Irving, TX.  Address: Microsoft  7000 North State Highway 161, Irving, TX 75039

Cost:  Free!  There is a lunch fee of $10, if you choose to stay and join us, so that we can provide you with a nice lunch.


  • Power BI - Learn from the ground up the new capabilities that enable the analyst to turn raw data into meaningful insights. This track will address data acquisition, cleansing, analytics modeling and advanced data visualizations and dashboarding with the new Power BI.


  • Business Analytics & Data Visualization - Learn various tools and techniques for developing new insights and understanding of business performance based on data and statistical methods.


  • Big Data & Advanced Analytics - Learn how to leverage the power of the cloud with all the new capabilities available with Azure.  This track will address predictive analytics with Azure Machine Learning, streaming analytics with Azure Stream Analytics, and big data technologies with HDInsight.


  • Information Delivery - Targeting the IT professional, learn the tools and techniques for building a successful Business Intelligence infrastructure using Microsoft technologies.



Hotels Near SQL Saturday:  

Nylo, 1001 W Royal Ln, Irving, TX.  (972) 373-8900.

Comfort Suites Las Colinas Center, 1223 Greenway Dr, Irving, TX. (972) 518-0606.

HYATT house Dallas/Las Colinas, 5901 N Macarthur Blvd, Irving, TX. (972) 831-0909.

Follow event info on Twitter with the hashtag #SQLSat396

Informal Post-Event Attendee Party: 

An informal post-event attendee party will be held at the NYLO Hotel around the corner from the Microsoft office.  Here is the address: Nylo, 1001 W Royal Ln, Irving, TX.  (972) 373-8900.

A very special thank you to Microsoft and for generously allowing us to use their facilities.

About MSBIC:

MSBIC is a community focused on promoting the discipline of Business Intelligence as a whole, for individuals that share a common goal of leveraging analytics to make better business decisions. Our mission is to foster a community that bridges the gap between technologists and business information consumers. We feel both groups should share an interest in leveraging their technology investments to optimize business performance. Please visit
http://msbic.sqlpass.org to find out more information about our group and our events.

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What is a PASS SQLSaturday?

PASS SQLSaturdays are local events organized by PASS community members around the world. PASS is a not-for-profit association for data professionals who leverage the Microsoft Data Platform, offering interactive learning built by community and guided by trusted data experts.

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