SQLSaturday #229 - Dublin 2013

Event Date: 06/22/2013 00:00:00

Event Location:

  • Hilton Hotel
  • Charlemount Place
  • Dublin, , Ireland

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Title: The Secret Life of APPLY: Helping Developers Work Smarter, Not Harder

Abstract: At the very least, a T-SQL developer should know that the APPLY operator lets you access data from a table-valued function in a dynamic manner. But why stop there? When getting the data you need requires going around your elbow to get to your nose, that’s when the savvy developer remembers the APPLY operator can be used with any table expression. Have you ever wished you could get multiple columns or multiple rows from a correlated sub-query? What about needing to UNPIVOT a data set, or parse some XML code? Have you simply wanted to find a way to handle complex calculations without having to cut and paste the entire formula in the WHERE or GROUP BY clause? This all-demo session answers those needs by revealing the secret life of APPLY, and helping you count yourself among those ace developers that use this handy operator to work smarter, not harder.


  • Christina Leo

Track and Room: Charlemont 1 - N/A

Title: Data Architectural Patterns in C#

Abstract: This session will present the following topics: (1) Data architectural patterns that can be implemented in a modern Software Architecture for favoring non-functional requirements such as resource management (concurrency, even distribution) and resource demand (incremental caching, hash partitions). (2) Design techniques (like Resource Pooling, Do Not Wait / Fire and Forget , preferred caching components) and principles (like Eventual consistency, CAP theorem, Fine grained vs coased grained, Statelessness, Idempotency and fallacy of zero latency) to improve the application performance in the data access layer.

This session is for Software Developers/Designers/Architects and Data Architects interested in exploring the available options


  • Javier Caceres

Track and Room: Charlemont 1 - N/A

Title: SQL Azure from Plan, to Backup, to Cloud

Abstract: Microsoft released SQL Azure more than two years ago - that’s enough time for testing (I hope!). So, are you ready to move your data to the Cloud? If you’re considering a business (i.e. a production environment) in the Cloud, you need to think about methods for backing up your data, a backup plan for your data and, eventually, restoring with Red Gate Cloud Services. In this session, you’ll see the differences, functionality, restrictions, and opportunities in SQL Azure and On-Premise SQL Server 2008/2008 R2/2012. We’ll consider topics such as how to be prepared for backup and restore, and which parts of a cloud environment are most important: keys, triggers, indexes, prices, security, service level agreements, etc.


  • Tobias Koprowski

Track and Room: Charlemont 4 - N/A

Title: Data Visualisation with Hadoop Mashups, Power View and Excel 2013

Abstract: The Hadoop ecosystem is a valuable tool for Business Intelligence and Data Visualisation practitioners. It allows you to mashup unstructured data from Hadoop with structured data from more traditional relational and multi-dimensional sources. For Business Intelligence practitioners, this is an excellent tool to gain new business insights, and overcome data silos that come from within the organisation, whilst freeing you to make use of external data sources too. Join us at this session in order to see how your Big Data can empower your business users via familiar Business Intelligence tools such as Excel and Power View.


  • Jen Stirrup

Track and Room: Charlemont 3 - N/A

Title: Cats, Facebook, and Online Dating with Microsoft BI

Abstract: The BI Power Hour is a popular session at the PASS Summit and TechEd conferences that shows off the power and versatility of the Microsoft Business Intelligence stack through demos that contain little to no real world business value. Unlike most technical sessions at these conferences, the goal of the Power Hour is to entertain rather than educate. Any learning the audience experiences is purely accidental. For the past three years I’ve been a Power Hour presenter and have put together a number of demos that use SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) in non-standard ways. This session will take a look at these demos, show how they were built, and talk about some of the key things I’ve learned while putting them together.


  • Matt Masson

Track and Room: Charlemont 3 - N/A

Title: SQL Server and XML Query

Abstract: XML was added to the collection of SQL Server native data types in SQL Server 2005. Being a complex data type, not only is XML accompanied by a set of dedicated T-SQL functions, but also with a complete querying language. In this session you will learn about the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 implementation of the World Wide Web Consortium’s XML Query Recommendation, and learn how to compose XML data – from existing SQL Server data or simply “from scratch”, how to retrieve (relational) data from XML Documents to be used in a SQL Server database, and how to manipulate XML data using Transact-SQL and the XML Data Manipulation Language (XML DML). You’ve already mastered all the primitive SQL Server data types, why would XML be an exception?


  • Matija Lah

Track and Room: Charlemont 1 - N/A

Title: Hadoop for the Microsoft Guy

Abstract: Microsoft have released a distribution of Hadoop targeted at making big data accessible to everyone. Hadoop is different to SQL Server. Not necessarily better, just different. It is a tool for a job. if you have only ever worked with an RDBMS such as SQL Server then Hadoop is going to play with your mind a little and you are going to need to rethink a few things. This session is going to take Hadoop and break it apart. I will also look at some of the tooling Hive and Pig. Keep an open mind and let me show you that Hadoop has lots to offer.


  • Allan Mitchell

Track and Room: Charlemont 4 - N/A

Title: Getting the most from your SAN - File and Filegroup design patterns

Abstract: You’ve been given the task of optimising the File and Filegroup layout to get the most from your storage. Not sure where to start, or thinking you could get a more from your storage with a different design?

Are your SAN guys telling you your storage can process 2 GB/s but you’re only seeing 200 MB/s?

This session will dive into how to optimise your File and Filegroup layout strategy to get the most from your I/O Subsytem, including a case study where we took a customer’s table scans from 500 MB/s to 1.2 GB/s with only a change in filegroup layout.

Topics covered include:

  • Layout for OLTP
  • Data Warehousing Fast Track Style
  • Data Warehousing on a SAN
  • Get data into your SSAS cubes faster (ProcessData)
  • Hidden options and “go faster” buttons
  • How to maximise performance in enterprise edition and master read ahead


  • Stephen Archbold

Track and Room: Charlemont 2 - N/A

Title: SQL Server Data platform upgrade Techniques, best practices notes from the field

Abstract: Why Upgrade? This is the big question that every SQL Server user will be asking, from my experience I say not just for shiny new features but increase your productivity and do-more with-less practices. Data Platform Upgrade topic has been a popular session that I’ve presented in major conferences like Microsoft Tech-Ed (North America, Europe India) and SQLbits. In this session, we will overview end-to-end upgrade process that covers the essential phases, steps and issues involved in upgrading SQL Server 2000, 2005, SQL Server 2008 R2 (with a good overview on 2012 too) by using best practices and available resources. We will cover the complete upgrade cycle, including the preparation tasks, upgrade tasks, and post-upgrade tasks. Real-world examples from my Consulting experience expanding on why how such a solution is offered.


  • Satya Jayanty

Track and Room: Charlemont 2 - N/A

Title: SQL Server Internals Architecture

Abstract: Want to take your skills to the next level? Then it’s critical to know SQL Server’s internal processes and architecture. This session will answer questions like:- What are the various areas of memory inside of SQL Server?- How are queries handled behind the scenes?- What does SQL Server do with procedural code, like functions, procedures, and triggers?- What happens during checkpoints? Lazywrites?- How are IOs handled with regards to transaction logs and database?This fast paced session will take you through many aspects of the internal operations of SQL Server. So strap on your silly, as we cover all these topics and more at speed with tongue planted firmly in cheek!


  • Kevin Kline

Track and Room: Charlemont 4 - N/A

Title: Analysis Services for the DBA

Abstract: Many DBAs have heard the term Analysis Services, but don’t really know what it’s for or who would use it. In this session, Mark will explain the use cases for Analysis Services, illustrate how it improves performance for large data sets and eases report writing, and will go through a practical example of building a first Analysis Services solution.This session will be practical for SQL 2005 through 2008 R2, but he will also take the time to explain what changes in SQL 2012 and the new Tabular mode.


  • Mark Stacey

Track and Room: Charlemont 2 - N/A

Title: SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machine Scenarios

Abstract: In this session we will address four key scenarios for customers using SQL Server in a Windows Azure Virtual machine:

  • Moving existing Tier 2 and Tier 3 apps to Windows Azure
  • Support Development and Test
  • Backup On-Prem Databases to the Cloud
  • Extend On-Prem Apps to Azure VM



Track and Room: Charlemont 4 - N/A

Title: SharePoint 2013 and SQL Server 2012 as part of a BI Strategy

Abstract: Reliable Business Intelligence is a major factor of success for any organisation. Gartner have stated that information and analytics will power revenue growth in 2013. This session will detail the integration potential between SQL Server 2012 and new release SharePoint 2013, including PowerView and Performance Point. The session will include a demo of SharePoint 2013 to demonstrate the power of SharePoint and SQL Server. As current Information Worker Solutions Partner of the Year and Microsoft Gold Business Intelligence Partners, Spanish Point have deployed highly successful Business Intelligence Projects


  • John Corley

Track and Room: Charlemont 3 - N/A

Title: The all-flash datacentre. Hyperscale acceleration.

Abstract: This session will discuss the topic of an all-flash datacenter where simplified, higher density and more reliable servers make the hyperscale all-flash datacenter more efficient than datacenters based on solid state disk and hard disk systems. Find out how this changes the landscape of your datacenter and what this means for the future?


  • Niall McLeod

Track and Room: Charlemont 2 - N/A

Title: Dos and don’ts of database corruption

Abstract: Database corruption is one of the worst things you can encounter as a DBA. It can result in downtime, data loss, and unhappy users. What’s scary about corruption is that it can strike out of the blue and with no warning, and without having some In this session we’ll look at • Easy maintenance operations you should be running right now to ensure the fastest possible identification and resolution of corruption • Best practices for handling a database that you suspect may be corrupted • Actions that can worsen the problem • Appropriate steps to take and methods of recovery


  • Gail Shaw

Track and Room: Charlemont 2 - N/A

Title: Dynamic code for efficient searching

Abstract: Illustrate how multipurpose queries can lead to issues with scalability and performance. Show a few alternatives that will work for smaller and simpler queries while highlighting their limitations for more complex queries. Then work through building a dynamic search query to resolve the identified performance issues. Touching on: • Testing. • Tuning each part of the query in isolation. • Plan cache re-use • Security – SQL injection attacks and authorisation / code signing. • Possibly, mentioning greater re-use and extendibility.


  • Ian Meade

Track and Room: Charlemont 1 - N/A

Title: Optimising a dot.net solution on the SQL platform

Abstract: In this case study we will take a sample dot.net ecommerce application running in a load test harness and show common performance worst practices, how to correct them and the impact on performance. During a series of live demos we aim to test just how far we can optimise transactional processing.This session is aimed to help developers and DBA’s understand the performance impact of choices made within a dot.net application and its interaction with SQL Server.


  • Bob Duffy

Track and Room: Charlemont 1 - N/A

Title: T-SQL : Bad Habits Best Practices

Abstract: Bad habits: we all have them. SELECT * is the obvious one; but in this session you will learn about various other habits and why they can be bad for performance or maintainability. You will also learn about best practices that will help you avoid falling into some of these bad habits. Come learn how these habits develop, what kind of problems they can lead to, and how you can avoid them - leading to more efficient code, a more productive work environment, and - in a lot of cases – both.


  • Aaron Bertrand

Track and Room: Charlemont 3 - N/A

Title: Session Details not available

Abstract: Session Details not available


  • n/a n/a

Track and Room: Charlemont 4 - N/A

Title: Query Plans Deep Dive

Abstract: In this session we will take an in depth look at how query plans work. We will go under the covers and see what happens when you run that query. We will also take a look at various operators, how they work, why they are chosen and how to avoid them being used in the wrong place / context,. Attendees of this session will walk away with a greater understanding of query plans and the operators, which will enable them to both better interpret their query plans and also write more efficient SQL code


  • David Morrison

Track and Room: Charlemont 1 - N/A

Title: READPAST Furious-Transactions,LockingIsolation

Abstract: Do you really understand SQL Servers’ Concurrency behaviour? Are you sure that Transactions are an ALL or NOTHING operation? Do you believe Read operations cannot start a Transaction? Do you really know if READ UNCOMMITTED is safe for reporting? Is being Optimistic really better than being Pessimistic? Can SQL Server 2012 be the solution to all our problems or our worst nightmare?

I look forward to you joining me in this very revealing and thought provoking session where I will provide answers to all these questions and more and make you wish you had known all of this sooner.


  • Mark Broadbent

Track and Room: Charlemont 1 - N/A

Title: SQL Server 2012 Memory Management

Abstract: SQL Server 2012 brings a wide range of changes from its previous versions - one key change is the way SQL Server memory is managed. With releases prior to SQL Server 2012, there were 2 memory managers, these have been merged into 1 with the latest version, and that’s just the start of the changes for SQL Server memory. This session will dive into questions related to memory primarily for SQL Server 2012.


  • Neil Hambly

Track and Room: Charlemont 2 - N/A

Title: DAXMD: SSAS Multidimensional meets DAX and Power View

Abstract: This session looks at the most significant new functionality to be added to SSAS Multidimensional in recent years: support for the DAX language and Power View. It will show how Multidimensional models are mapped to Tabular concepts, what works and what doesn’t work in DAX, how Power View works with Multidimensional models and what other benefits there are to using DAX with a Multidimensional model.


  • Chris Webb

Track and Room: Charlemont 3 - N/A

Title: Choosing the right Storage technology for SQL Server (Flash or rotating or both? For OLTP or DW)


  • What do I really need
  • Using your investment wisely
  • Block Storage Technology Enhancements
  • Storage tiering
  • Flash (as cache as local)


  • Michael Morris

Track and Room: Charlemont 2 - N/A


Abstract: Various speakers will each give a 5 minute talk on a topic of their choice


  • Variou Various

Track and Room: Charlemont 4 - N/A

Title: Analyzing Twitter Data for Everyone

Abstract: This session will concentrate on explanation of how to start using and analysing the data from one of the most popular social networks - Twitter. We shall take a look at the different dashboards and we shall try to understand some of the meanings. This presentation shall try to explore the best of the existing Microsoft technologies for an accessible Twitter data analysis.


  • Niko Neugebauer

Track and Room: Charlemont 3 - N/A


This is a list of speakers from the XML Guidebook records. The details and URLs were valid at the time of the event.

Mark Stacey

Twitter: - @MarkGStacey

Contact: http://MarkGStacey.net

Mark Stacey founded the Aphelion Software Group, and works tirelessly to cross the business/technical boundaries in Business Intelligence, working in both SharePoint and SQL. He has published two books on BI - Sharepoint 2010 BI and Visual Intelligence and frequently speaks at both SQLSaturday and SharePoint Saturday events. Mark is one of the few Microsoft PDW trainers, and has trained in Africa, India and Europe on the PDW, as well as all over the world on other technologies

Tobias Koprowski

Twitter: - @KoprowskiT

LinkedIn: Tobias Koprowski

Contact: http://koprowskit.eu/geek/

Founder of Shadowland Consulting. In January 2015 decided to permanently leave Poland and discover new worlds. Actually settled in Hucknall (The Last home of The Byron Family). Community leader focused on SQL Server, SharePoint, security, collaboration and ITIL, DR, BCM, and SLA. Love licensing stuff.

Microsoft Certified Trainer, freelancer, and consultant. Subject Matter Expert at Microsoft. Member of Microsoft Terminology Community, Friends of RedGate PLUS, PASS, ISSA, ACM and more. Since 1st July 2010 Data Platform MVP. Creator of SQLDAY Conference and Conference CEO 2009-2011. Co-Leader of PASS East Midlands Group. Speaker at group meetings and conferences. STEM Ambassador.

Traveler. Coffee Addicted.

Variou Various

This session will be delivered by a large number of speakers of varying degrees of experience. A great time to start yourself speaking!!

Satya Jayanty

Twitter: - sqlmaster

LinkedIn: Satya Jayanty

Contact: http://www.sqlserver-qa.net

My experience surrounded with high focus on the data platform with a track record of defining strategy, designing and delivering digital transformation migrations with major enhancements to current working methods. Worked in a capacity of Head of Data Engineering, Enterprise Data Architect and Solutions

Key career accomplishment recognition as an industry expert technical excellence from the Microsoft as Data Platform Most Valuable Professional (MVP) recognition since the year 2006 (13 years as MVP and counting), which recognizes exceptional technical community leaders worldwide who actively deliver, present share their extraordinary contributions, high quality, and real-world expertise. Twitter pod (http://twitter.com/sqlmast

Mark Broadbent

Twitter: - retracement

LinkedIn: Mark Broadbent

Contact: http://tenbulls.co.uk

Mark Broadbent is a Microsoft Certified Master in SQL Server, Chapter Leader, Virtual Chapter Leader, SQLSaturday Cambridge and SharePoint Saturday Cambridge founder (the UKs first SQLSaturday) and awarded Microsoft#39;s Community Contributor award in 2011 and the PASS Outstanding Volunteer award in 2012. Mark is a regular speaker at both International and National events and is an expert in HADR solutions, SQL Server migration, and SQL Server Concurrency control.

Matt Masson

Twitter: - @mattmasson

Contact: http://www.mattmasson.com/

Matt Masson is a Program Manager in the Information Management and Machine Learning (IMML) organization. Matt has worked on multiple data integration products, including Power Query, SSIS, DQS, MDS, and the Data Management Gateway for Power BI. He has authored two books on SSIS (Apress, and MS Press), and is a frequent presenter at Microsoft conferences. You can find his blog at http://www.mattmasson.com/.

Javier Caceres

Contact: http://jacace.wordpress.com

Javier Caceres is a Microsoft MVP in C# and Intel Black Belt Software Developer. Javier has a strong technical background in Software Architecture and Design. His areas of interest also include Net/C# and Cloud/Mobile computing. During his career He has worked as CTO, Project Manager, Software Architect, Sr Software Developer, Software Developer and Programmer. He has presented corporate session such as Microsoft Tech Days and community sessions in San Francisco/Silicon Valley.

Niko Neugebauer

Twitter: - NikoNeugebauer

LinkedIn: Niko Neugebauer

Contact: http://www.nikoport.com

Niko Neugebauer is a Data Platform Consultant. A SQL Server MVP with over 20 years of experience in IT, he is passionate about the Microsoft Data Platform and community. Founder of the Portuguese SQL Server User Group and the main organizer of the first SQLSaturday event outside of North America (#78 Portugal), Niko speaks regularly at events such as PASS Summit, SQLRally, SQLBits, and SQLSaturday events around the world. Niko loves sharing information and knowledge and has authored over 130 blog posts on Columnstore Indexes, and regularly contributes to the open-sourced CISL library focused on Columnstore Indexes.

Gail Shaw

Twitter: - @SQLInTheWild

Contact: http://sqlinthewild.co.za

Gail Shaw is a Database Specialist focusing on database performance tuning and database recovery, with a particular interest in topics such as indexing strategies, execution plans, and writing T-SQL code that performs well and scales gracefully. Gail holds a Microsoft Certified Master certification for SQL Server 2008 and is a Data Platform MVP. She’s a frequent poster on the SQLServerCentral forums, a Pluralsight author, writes articles for both SQLServerCentral.com and Simple-Talk.com, and has spoken at SQLSaturdays, SQL Bits and at the PASS Community Summit. Gail has been responsible for extending the lifespan of many an application, by performance-tuning their databases and providing technical guidance on all things SQL Server related.

Christina Leo

Twitter: - christinaleo

Contact: http://christinaleo.net

Christina Leo is a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft specialising in the Data and AI Platform. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2016, she worked as an independent consultant focusing on T-SQL and BI development, as well as database performance tuning in the finance and investment banking sector. When she isn’t sharing her 18 years of technical experience with the data community, you can find her racing around the Solent on a 40’ sailboat or often in the Thames on a little Laser.

John Corley

Twitter: - johncorley

LinkedIn: John Corley

John Corley is CTO and co-founder of Spanish Point Technologies, an award winning software company working with Microsoft technologies to provide business systems which remove complexity, increase productivity and connect users to critical business information. John has been at the forefront of delivering large scale SQL Server based solutions in Azure in the North America and Europe.

David Morrison

Twitter: - @TSQLNinja

Contact: http://tsqlninja.wordpress.com

David is a senior BI consultant at Coeo. Having worked in some for of database development or another for around 14 years his areas of specialisation are sql server engine internals, tsql and query performance tuning.

David has spoken at numerous conferences including several SQLBits and SQLSaturday events as well as user group meetings. He is a a confident speaker who uses humor and a down to earth approach to make even the most technical subject matters easily attainable and engagin

Ian Meade

LinkedIn: Ian Meade

Contact: http://ianmeadedotdotdot.blogspot.ie/



Jen Stirrup

Contact: http://www.jenstirrup.com

Jen is a database strategist, small business owner, SQLFamily and community advocate, public speaker and blogger. Jen was elected Director-At-Large (elect) for the Professional Association of SQL Server, responsible for the EMEA regions plus the Virtual Chapter portfolio. Jen is passionate about all things data and business intelligence, helping leaders derive value from their Microsoft SQL Server, SharePoint and Office365 investments.

Kevin Kline

Twitter: - kekline

LinkedIn: Kevin Kline

Contact: http://blogs.sentryone.com/author/kevinkline

Kevin Kline is a database and industry expert serving as Principal Program Manager at SentryOne, the industry leading SQL Server database tools vendor. A Microsoft SQL Server MVP since 2003, he is a founder and former president of PASS. Kevin is an author of many books, blogger, columnist, and popular international speaker. Kevin’s best known book is the best-selling SQL in a Nutshell and contributes monthly to Database Trends Applications magazine. He tweets at @kekline and blogs at http://Blogs.SQLSentry.com/Author/KevinKline.

Niall McLeod

Niall McLeod is technical Marketing Director EMEA for Fusion-IO

Stephen Archbold

Twitter: - @stephenarchbold

LinkedIn: Stephen Archbold

Contact: http://simplesql.blogspot.com

Stephen is a Microsoft Certified Master, and a Lead DBA at Arrowstreet Capital, with over 8 years experience working in SQL Server as a Production DBA and consultant. He has a focus on Performance Tuning and Consolidation to get the most from your investment in SQL Server.

Bob Duffy

Twitter: - @bob_duffy

LinkedIn: Bob Duffy

Contact: http://blogs.prodata.ie/author/bob.aspx

Bob Duffy is a SQL Server MVP from Dublin, Ireland who is MCA, MCM. and Analysis Services Maestro certified.

Bob works as a Database Architect at the Prodata SQL Centre of Excellence where he specializes in business intelligence and performance tuning.

Allan Mitchell

Twitter: - @allanSQLIS

Contact: https://onlysearch.wordpress.com/

Allan Mitchell is a SQL Server MVP and runs elastio, a small consultancy helping customers to make informed decisions about their data storage and integration. His focus is on enterprise search as well as real-time data integration.

Neil Hambly

Twitter: - Neil_Hambly

LinkedIn: Neil Hambly

Contact: http://dataidol.com/NeilHambly

Neil Hambly is a SQL Server consultant, founder and consultant at Datamovements, a Gold Microsoft Data Analytics Consulting company. Neil has 20+ years in a variety of SQL Server roles and is an MCT. He is a regular presenter (200+ events) at user groups, and PASS events, including PASS Summit and SQLSaturday, and many UK events (SQLBits, SQLRelay). Neil is the leader of PASS London (UK), a Professional Development VC, a Melissa Data MVP, and a SQL Cruise Technical Lead, who loves Guinness, whisky, and dancing.

Matija Lah

Twitter: - @MatijaLah

LinkedIn: Matija Lah

Contact: http://milambda.blogspot.com

Matija Lah has more than a decade of experience working with Microsoft SQL Server, mostly architecting data-centric solutions in the legal domain. His contributions to the SQL Server community have led to the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in 2007 (Data Platform), which he held until 2017. In 2008 Matija joined SolidQ as a Mentor, located in Central and Eastern Europe. He spends most of his time on projects involving advanced information management, and natural language processing.

Michael Morris

Principal Solutions Engineer at EMC’s Strategic Solutions Engineering (SSE) Group. I Focus primarily on the Microsoft Applications stack, particularly SQL Server, with experience in virtualization, Cloud, Storage Design, Optimization and Flash (SSD) technology. Involved in the introduction of EMC’s Fully Automated Storage Tiering technology and experienced with EMC’s FAST Suite (FAST VP FAST Cache), XtremSF/SW, XtremIO.

Aaron Bertrand

Twitter: - @AaronBertrand

Contact: https://blogs.sentryone.com/author/AaronBertrand

Aaron, Product Manager at SentryOne, produces performance and optimization tools for the entire Microsoft data platform, as well as Plan Explorer, a free tool for SQL Server execution plan analysis. In his spare time, he is either playing volleyball, curling, blogging at sqlperformance.com and blogs.sentryone.com, or contributing to SQL Server conversations on Twitter and dba.stackexchange.com. He has worked with SQL Server since 6.5 and has been an MVP since 1997.

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Chris Webb

Twitter: - @cwebb_bi

LinkedIn: Chris Webb

Contact: https://blog.crossjoin.co.uk/

Chris Webb is a member of the Power BI CAT team. He is the author of “Power Query for Power BI and Excel” and a co-author of “SQL Server Analysis Services 2012: The BISM Tabular Model”, “Expert Cube Development with SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services”, and “MDX Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2005 and Hyperion Essbase”.


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