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.
See you there!
Pre-Conference Sessions, July 15 2016
The Enterprise Scripting Workshop
The database administrator (DBA) life can be frustrating: You rarely have time to innovate because the same tasks fill up your time day after day. Your users are unhappy about how long it takes to resolve “simple” tickets. You need to put big items on hold to manage special requests. As careful as you are, mistakes creep in the busier you get.
In the pre-conference workshop, learn how to develop enterprise scripts with a huge range of uses. A good set of reusable scripts can reduce task time from hours or days to just a few minutes, and eliminate mistakes from your environment.
This session is for data professionals. A basic understanding of PowerShell is helpful, but not required. It’s for anyone who touches backups or security, maintains databases, troubleshoots performance, monitors disk space, or any of a hundred other DBA tasks. Enterprise scripting is for anyone who has more tasks than time.
For full details and registration information, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-enterprise-scripting-workshop-tickets-24226168121
About the Presenters
Sean McCown is a Certified Master in SQL Server and a SQL Server MVP with 20 years of experience in high-end databases. He is also founder and co-owner of the MidnightDBA.com website, where he records free SQL Server training videos and co-hosts the popular web show DBAs@Midnight. He is also an international speaker and the creator and author of the wildly popular (and free) Minion Maintenance tools and is President of MinionWare, LLC.
Jen McCown is CEO of MinionWare, LLC; a Microsoft Certified Master for SQL Server; and an independent consultant. She is Senior Editor at MidnightDBA.com, where she creates training videos, co-hosts the DBAs@Midnight webshow, blogs, reviews, and podcasts. Jen is also an international speaker and co-writes the MinionWare flagship product, Minion Enterprise.
SQL Server Reporting Services - From Rookie to Rockstar in a Day!
Not sure how to get started using Reporting Services or wondering even if you should when Microsoft offers a variety of business intelligence tools? Want to get the ho-hum out of your reports and create reports that are both practical and pop? Join Reporting Services expert Stacia Varga as she explains how best to use essential features of Reporting Services.
This workshop is designed specifically for report developers who have no prior experience with the product and want to learn how to use the development tools effectively, how to present and enhance data in a report, and how to create dynamic reports. Even if you have some experience with Reporting Services, this session will explore aspects that aren’t intuitive or well-documented, helping you expand your skills and make the most of this powerful reporting tool.
For full details or to register, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reporting-services-from-rookie-to-rockstar-in-a-day-tickets-23610816588
About Stacia Varga
Stacia Varga (previously Misner) is a business intelligence practitioner, author, mentor, and classroom instructor. She is the founder and owner of the consulting firm Data Inspirations, an independent Consulting Partner of SQLskills.com, and a Microsoft Data Platform MVP. She has been improving business practices through technology since 1984 and has been providing consulting and education services for Microsoft’s business intelligence technologies since 2000. Stacia has taught Microsoft BI – Integration Services, Analysis Services, and Reporting Services – around the world, enlivening the course materials with insights, tips, best practices, and plenty of interaction to help students connect theory to actual practice.
Stacia is a recurring speaker at SQL PASS, Microsoft TechEd and SQL Server Magazine Connections Conferences. Stacia’s blog is at http://blog.datainspirations.com/
and she can be reached through email at firstname.lastname@example.org