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Atlanta - 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 Sep 22 2018 at Microsoft, 8000 Avalon Boulevard, Suite 900, Alpharetta, Georgia, 30009, United States

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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.


PreCon: From 0 to DAX By Marco Russo, MVP, Dax Guru & Author


SQL Saturday Atlanta BI Edition is proud to announce this event on Friday, September 21st from 9am until 5pm.  Register today at https://zerotodax.eventbrite.com for the low price of $150, which is a bargain for this level of expert training. A light breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be included in your registration fee.

Description: The DAX language is the foundation of self-service Business Intelligence using the Microsoft stack. It is the language used to query and program Power BI, PowerPivot for Microsoft Excel, and SQL Server Analysis Services Tabular models. Learning the basics of DAX is very simple, but mastering it is a different story because it requires a mindset that needs some study, for both BI Professionals and Information Workers.

During this one-day workshop, the author of the bestseller books The Definitive Guide to DAX, The Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services: The BISM Tabular Model, and Building Data Models with Power Pivot, will guide you in the process of learning the DAX language, through many examples and scenarios that will help you understand the important concepts of DAX and how to leverage them in the everyday work.

The workshop is useful to many profiles: Information Workers interested in exploiting the many interesting features of PowerPivot for Excel and BI developers who want to learn the DAX language.

About the speaker:  Marco is a business intelligence consultant and mentor. He first started working on Analysis Services in 1998, back when Analysis Services was known as OLAP Services. A veteran of end-to-end projects, Marco wrote several books with Alberto Ferrari about Power BI, Analysis Service, and Power Pivot. They also regularly write articles and white papers that are available on sqlbi.com. Marco is a Microsoft MVP and an SSAS Maestro, the highest level of certification on Microsoft Analysis Services. Today, Marco focuses his time with SQLBI customers, traveling extensively to train and consult on DAX and data modeling for Power BI and Analysis Services. Marco also teaches public classes worldwide. Marco is a regular speaker at international conferences like Microsoft Ignite, PASS Summit, and Sqlbits. He also enjoys delivering evening sessions at local user groups during his trips.



PreCon: Deploying Power BI in your Enterprise by Adam Saxton & Patrick Leblanc from Guy In A Cube

SQL Saturday Atlanta BI Edition is proud to announce this event on Friday, September 21st from 9am until 5pm.  Register today at https://deployingpowerbi.eventbrite.com for the low price of $150, which is a bargain for this level of expert training. A light breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be included in your registration fee.

Description: Have you wondered what the right approach is for creating and deploying your Power BI content? Which tools are the right ones? When do you use app workspaces and apps? How to understand your licensing options? And how to keep your data up to date? If you answered yes to one or more of the above questions, then this pre-con is for you!

During the pre-con, we will look at the following areas

  • Deployment options
  • Licensing options
  • Data storage
  • Refreshing data
  • Collaboration and sharing options
  • All about administration and security
  • and more...

 What’s a full day without time for your questions also!

About the speakers:

Adam Saxton (@GuyInACube)

Adam Saxton is just a guy in a cube doing the work! He is on the Power BI team, at Microsoft, working on documentation for Power BI and Reporting Services. He is based in Texas, and started with Microsoft supporting SQL Server connectivity and Reporting Services in 2005. Adam has worked with Power BI since the beginning, on the support side, and now helps to produce content for these products. In addition to documentation, he produces weekly videos for his Guy in a Cube YouTube channel.

Patrick Leblanc (@patrickdba)

Patrick LeBlanc is a currently a Data Platform Solutions Architect at Microsoft and a contributing partner to Guy in a Cube. Along with his 15+ years’ experience in IT he holds a Masters of Science degree from Louisiana State University. He is the author and co-author of five SQL Server books. Prior to joining Microsoft he was awarded Microsoft MVP award for his contributions to the community.  Patrick is a regular speaker at many SQL Server Conferences and Community events.



Hotel Preferred Group Rate Now Available!

Once again this year, the Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta has provided us with a discounted group room rate at 84.00 USD per night. Book your group rate for SQL Room Block Sep2018  Guests may also call the toll free number 866-316-7267 and identify they are with the group.

SQL Room Block Sep2018

Start date:   9/21/18

End date:  9/23/18

Last day to book: 8/31/18



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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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