SQLSaturday 446

Oregon, 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 Oct 24 2015 at Mittleman Community Center, 6651 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, Oregon, 97219, United States

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SQLSaturday Oregon 2015, October 24

Opening Keynote:
James Phillips, Microsoft Corporate Vice President of the Business Analytics Product Group

Overview of Microsoft's Data Platform and Cloud Strategy

Presenting his Overview of Microsoft's Data Platform and Cloud Strategy, he will outline Microsoft’s road-map for Business Intelligence. As business applications generate increasingly large volumes of data, Microsoft’s tools are at the nexus of Businesses being able to embrace and proactively use all that data in order to build closer customer relationships and need fulfillment – a projected 1.6 Trillion dollar potential dividend waiting to be harvested.

Microsoft’s perspective is that value is created by moving from data to decision to action. In business operations, events create data, which should lead to intelligence, and then interpreted by people to gain insights that support the right decisions. Unfortunately, since businesses create more and more event related data, the analysts and decision makers are over-whelmed and just can’t get in the insights needed to drive the ‘right’ business decisions.

Power BI is one of Microsoft’s solutions; a tool that can link the massive amounts of data to the people that can take the right action, providing information in human consumable form that allows quick insights and immediate action, with a subsequent feedback loop. Power BI integrates with more data sources and enables historical reviews, real-time operational metrics, and business critical predictive insights. Power BI includes Dashboards and KPIs –types of reporting which can illustrate both trends and predictions.

Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to learn from the leader of Microsoft's two billion dollar business analytics products group about the vision and future of Microsoft's data platform.

  • 7:00 AM Registration
  • 8:00 AM Keynote
  • 9:15 AM SQLSaturday Sessions Begin
  • SQLSaturday concludes at 6:00 PM.
    Followed by an on site reception and raffle (Refreshments provided).


    SQL Mastery Sessions Pre-conference Friday, October 23, 2015 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM
    Full-day training offered the day before Oregon SQL Saturday:


    Planning Highly Available SQL Server Deployments in a Cloudy, Virtualized World

     - Allan Hirt & Max Myrick

    T-SQL For Performance and Accuracy
     - Vern Rabe

    Building Real BI Solutions with Power BI - hands-on workshop
     - Paul Turley

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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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