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.
Click Here to Register for SQL Saturday
Keynote Special Guest: Kevin Cox, Principal Program Manager with Microsoft's SQL Server Product Group
Presenting: Breakthrough Data Platform Performance with SQL Server 2012
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
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
Register for Session 3
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