• SQL Engine: Its Working Style with Deepthi Goguri

    Online event

    Please join us for Deepthi Goguri on "SQL Engine: Its Working Style". And a preview of the talk: Many DBAs and Developers work with SQL Server but don’t fully understand how it really works behind the scenes. Join Deepthi on her dive into the internals of SQL Server to explain why knowing what goes on under the covers will help you make better decisions quickly when solving performance problems in SQL Server. This session will cover ACID properties, key components of the Cache in SQL Server, Relational Engine, Storage engine and the Transaction manager. You will learn how SQL Server manages Plan cache and Buffer pool and how SQL Server optimizer chooses the plans. We will also cover what happens under the covers during read and write operations within SQL Server. This session also has Demos showing how components of SQL Engine works for queries. Deepthi will show you how the SQL engine thinks – enabling you to think like it! A little bit about Deepthi: Deepthi is a Database administrator with 7 years of experience. She completed her Masters in Computer Technology at Eastern Illinois University and she is a Microsoft certified trainer and Microsoft certified solution expert (MCSE). You can find her blog at dbanuggets.com and follow her on twitter: @dbanuggets Schedule: --6 PM: Online presentation --~7:15-7:30PM or beyond: Questions and networking Be sure to also check out the live stream at https://www.twitch.tv/fox_pass if you prefer that over Zoom!

  • Get to know Azure SQL VM With Ameena Lalani

    Online event

    Please join us for Ameena Lalani's talk on "Get to know Azure SQL VM"! A little bit about Ameena: "Ameena Lalani is a SQL Server veteran and started her journey with SQL Server 2000. She is a Microsoft Certified Solution Associate on SQL Server 2016 and also holds an Azure Administrator Associate certification. Ameena works at Microsoft as a Customer Engineer. She has implemented numerous High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions at various companies. Ameena loves to share her technical knowledge and speaks at local user groups and SQL Saturday events throughout the United States." And a preview of the talk: "This session is about SQL Server on Azure VM. Although it has been advertised that it is just a SQL Server like the one you have on-prem. This is true but there are some things done differently in the cloud and that will be good for DBAs to know. After attending this session, you will know what is Resource Provider and its benefits, HA options for SQL VM, new Azure Backup feature and more. My goal is to start your journey to Azure well informed and if you are already there then to know about the features you were not aware of." Schedule: --6 PM: Online presentation --~7:15-7:30PM or beyond: Questions and networking Be sure to also check out the live stream at https://www.twitch.tv/fox_pass if you prefer that over Zoom! See you then!

  • SQL Server 2019: New Features with Ameena Lalani

    Online event

    Please join us for Ameena Lalani's talk on "SQL Server 2019: New Features"! A little bit about Ameena: "Ameena Lalani is a SQL Server veteran and started her journey with SQL Server 2000. She is a Microsoft Certified Solution Associate on SQL Server 2016 and also holds an Azure Administrator Associate certification. Ameena works at Microsoft as a Customer Engineer. She has implemented numerous High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions at various companies. Ameena loves to share her technical knowledge and speaks at local user groups and SQL Saturday events throughout the United States." And a preview of the talk: "Like previous versions, SQL Server 2019 comes with a plethora of new features as well as enhancements to the existing features. In this session, I will discuss new features such as Accelerated Database Recovery, In-memory Optimized Tempdb and Intellegent Query Processing. This is an introductory session to introduce you to these new features. You will leave this session with a solid understanding of some of the best new features of SQL Server 2019 which will help you and your company make decisions such as when and why to upgrade your database platform." Schedule: --6 PM: Online presentation --~7:15-7:30PM or beyond: Questions and networking Be sure to also check out the live stream at https://www.twitch.tv/fox_pass if you prefer that over Zoom! See you then!

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  • Azure Machine Learning Studio with Piyush Atre

    Online event

    Please join us for Piyush Atre's presentation on "Azure Machine Learning Studio"! Piyush's Bio- Piyush Atre is an accomplished IT professional with over 11 years of experience across Data Warehousing , Business Intelligence & Analytics , Master Data Management , Data Quality Management , ML , Big Data and Cloud Domains. During this tenure he had opportunities to work for Global clients at different geographies including APAC, EMEA and North America. Piyush is currently working as “Regional Solution Architect - North America” at Kimberly Clark where he interacts with a handful of BI & Analytics technologies. He Leads NA BI teams for KTLO, developments and Operations across all platforms. Before Joining Kimberly Clark in 2018 , Piyush worked in different roles such as Solution/ETL architect , Senior DW/BI Developer for a number of Clients across Retail , CG & health Care domains. Piyush holds Bachelors of Engineering in IT , and would be pursuing Masters in Data Science from “University of Illinois” starting Fall 2020. Agenda for the Session - In this session we are going to cover the basics of Azure ML Studio , and browse through its different components. 1) What is Auto ML (Azure ML) 2) How to get Started - Subscription / Pricing 3) Machine Learning Life Cycle 4) Deep Dive- Components of Azure ML Studio 5) Demo – ML Use Case 6) Evaluating, Deploying & Maintaining ML Solution. We will be hosting a Zoom session, but feel free to watch along on https://www.twitch.tv/fox_pass if you prefer! Schedule: --6 PM: Presentation --7:15 PM: Networking/questions Thank you!

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  • How to Do a Server Assessment with David Bland

    Online event

    Please join us for David Bland's updated presentation on "How to do a Server Assessment"! He has "created a dashboard as well as about 75 reports that work together in SSMS that will make it very easy to gather information about a sever. Especially during a production issue." This session will walk through this dashboard, reports, and how these things work together. We will be hosting a Zoom session, but feel free to watch along on https://www.twitch.tv/fox_pass if you prefer! Schedule: --6 PM: Presentation --7:15 PM: Networking/questions Thank you!

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  • Using Dynamic SQL Effectively

    Online event

    Please join us for "Using Dynamic SQL Effectively" with Jake Manske! Jake is part of the Madison, WI PASS chapter, and can be found here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jake-manske-32a6b8198/ A description of the talk: "Dynamic SQL is a powerful tool that many applications use. Many of us are aware of the dangers of dynamic SQL, particularly SQL injection and plan cache bloat. Dynamic SQL is also inherently harder to troubleshoot than native SQL for functional and performance problems. In this session, we will discuss how to use dynamic SQL effectively and correctly to avoid these and other dangers. We will discuss parameterized dynamic SQL, input validation and sanitation, and how to write your code so that it does not hinder troubleshooting. We will discuss suggestions that those who support application code can pass on to their development teams to incorporate into existing code. Attendees will leave with the confidence and knowledge they need to develop and support application code that uses dynamic SQL effectively." Schedule: --6 - ~7 PM: Presentation and discussion Please connect online to https://www.twitch.tv/fox_pass Thanks and see you there!

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  • Getting Started with SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)

    Secura Insurance

    In February we will be hosting Ashley Day for her talk on SSRS! Ashley is a Senior Consultant with Talavant. You can find more information here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashley-day-a007a430/ Here is a description of the talk: "In this session, geared toward beginner level users, attendees will be introduced to SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) as a tool for customized reporting. We will first review the SSRS workspace in Visual Studio 2017 to familiarize users with the various components that can be used when building reports. We will then look at a few examples of reports to see some of those components in action, focusing on the usage of parameters and expressions to provide flexibility, before finally building a sample report together. We will conclude by walking through the deployment process and discussing both basic and data-driven subscription options for automated report delivery. This session is designed for users with little to no familiarity with SSRS who are looking for a baseline understanding of the tool, who want to begin working more with SSRS development, or who need to support SSRS in their current role but do not know where to begin." Schedule: --5:30 PM: Networking and food --6:00 PM: Presentation and discussion --7:00 PM: Networking and discussion If you cannot make it in person, we will be broadcasting on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/fox_pass Thanks much, and see you there!

  • Intro Dive Into Azure Data Factory

    Secura Insurance

    Please join us and our own Turner Kunkel for his presentation on "Intro Dive Into Azure Data Factory!" A description: "In this presentation, we'll be discussing the some basics and uses of Azure Data Factory. Several topics include: • What is ADF good for? • What can you do with ADF? • Examples/demos • Advanced features At the end of the talk, you should walk away with a base understanding of if and/or how Azure Data Factory can be useful for you." A little bit about Turner: "Turner is a Senior Consultant with Talavant with a focus on data engineering for business intelligence. He also is the president of FoxPass, located in Fox Valley, WI. With a background in computer science and management science, he has a passion for development and architecture of BI platforms. In his free time, he enjoys relaxing by camping or a taking a family trip, and occasionally brews his own beer to varying success. His LinkedIn can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/in/turner-kunkel-7954237/ to see more." If you cannot make it in person, be sure to check out https://www.twitch.tv/fox_pass for watching online! A big thank-you to Talavant for sponsoring this event! --FoxPass

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  • Azure DevOps and the SSIS Development Lifecycle

    Secura Insurance

    Please join Andy Leonard for his talk on "Azure DevOps and the SSIS Development Lifecycle"! This will be a -remote- session. If you are not able to make it in person to interact with Andy in the room, you can view the presentation on https://www.twitch.tv/fox_pass. Andy Leonard is founder and Chief Data Engineer at Enterprise Data & Analytics, Microsoft Data Platform MVP, creator of the DILM (Data Integration Lifecycle Management) Suite, an SSIS trainer, consultant, developer, Business Intelligence Markup Language (Biml) developer and BimlHero, SQL Server database and data warehouse developer, community mentor, engineer, and farmer. He is a co-author of The Biml Book and SQL Server Integration Services Design Patterns and author of Managing Geeks - A Journey of Leading by Doing, Data Integration Lifecycle Management with SSIS, Building Custom Tasks for SSIS, and the Stairway to Integration Services. Andy blogs at https://andyleonard.blog/ where you can learn more on the About Andy page. A description of the talk: "Data Integration Lifecycle Management - or DILM - is challenging regardless of your chosen data integration platform. The primary goal of this session is an explanation - via demonstration - of the production release of an SSIS Project. We will walk this project through lifecycle management using Azure DevOps - from initial development, through testing, to production." We have moved to a new location! Please follow the instructions to properly get to the new Secura building. Thank you, FoxPass

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  • Meet the Meetups: Northeast Wisconsin (with Digital Fertilizer)

    Badger State Brewing Company

    FoxPass will be participating in the Northeast Wisconsin "Meet the Meetups"! You can find details on Digital Fertilizer's Meetup page here: https://www.meetup.com/digital-fertilizer/events/fxpsbpyzpbpb/ "On November 4th, we are collaborating with other tech meetups in the community to celebrate community, growth, and create awareness around all the great things happening in Northeast Wisconsin. Looking to get plugged into the tech and entrepreneurial community of Northeast Wisconsin? Join us for Meet the Meetups at Badger State Brewing Co! Meet the Meetups' vision is to connect and celebrate the region's growing tech and innovative community. Northeast Wisconsin's top meetups and groups will unite for a night filled with tech talks, pizza, and craft beer!" Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-the-meetups-connecting-tech-entrepreneurs-innovators-tickets-73293184889 We are very excited to be a part of this. See you there!