• Speaker: Jeff Taylor - SQL Server 2019 (CTP 2.0) - New Features
    *** NOTE *** This meeting is on Thursday the 18th *** NOTE *** Session: In this session, we will cover the new features that are being introduced in SQL Server 2019 CTP 2.0. There will be DEMO's! Speaker Bio: Jeff Taylor is a Senior Data & Software Architect. His work with databases began with SQL Server 6.5 over 20 years ago. He specializes in performance tuning and critical operational database issues. Currently he is serving as the President of the Jacksonville SQL Server Users Group and is an active board member of the Jacksonville Development Users Group. Sponsor: CSI Tech

    Keiser University

    6430 Southpoint Pkwy · Jacksonville

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  • Speaker: Brian Knight - Creating Your First PowerApp with PowerBI and Flow
    Session: In this session, you’ll learn how to create your first application using PowerApp. PowerApps is part of the Power Platform from Microsoft and provides a business-friendly way of creating applications quickly that can integrate with the Microsoft PowerBI and Flow platforms for visualizing and moving data. This technology is one of the hottest new offerings from Microsoft and included in your Office 365 subscription. Speaker Bio: Brian Knight is the owner and founder of Pragmatic Works and is a serial entrepreneur, starting up other companies throughout his prolific career. Brian is a contributing columnist at several technical magazines and does regular webcasts. He is the author of more than fifteen technical books. Brian has spoken at dozens of conferences like PASS, SQL Connections and TechEd and many Code Camps. He has received a number of awards from the state, governor and press including the Business Ambassador Award (Governor) and Top CEO (Jacksonville Magazine). He is on the board of the region’s Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation. Sponsor: Signature Consultants

    Keiser University

    6430 Southpoint Pkwy · Jacksonville

  • Quest Sponsored Meetup - Top Golf Outing
    Quest is sponsoring an outing since we don't have our normal meeting space available at Keiser University. Must Email me (jeff at review my db .com ) for invite, spaces limited. Already have 32 of 35 spots filled.

    Top Golf

    10531 Brightman Blvd · Jacksonville

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  • Speaker: Mitchell Pearson - Building Dynamic Pipelines in Azure Data Factory v2
    Session: With the general release of Azure Data Factory v2 it’s now time to discuss building dynamic pipelines in Azure Data Factory v2. In this session we are going to cover how to use the various activities available in Azure Data Factory and as a bonus we are going to discuss how to use input and output parameters to make the pipeline dynamic! We will not discuss how to set up and provision Azure Data Factory. A basic understanding of Azure and ETL is useful. Speaker Bio: Mitchell Pearson is a Business Intelligence Consultant and Trainer for Pragmatic Works. Mitchell’s focus is on the full BI Stack (SSIS, SSAS, and SSRS). In addition to the BI Stack he also have experience with Data Modeling, T-SQL, MDX, Power Pivot and the Power BI Tools. Mitchell graduated from the University of North Florida in 2007 and is constantly expanding his knowledge on all things SQL Server Sponsor: SNI

    Keiser University

    6430 Southpoint Pkwy · Jacksonville

  • Speaker: Shawn Meyers - Top 10 Things DBA Should Know About Their Infrastructure
    Session: 100 level infrastructure questions a DBA should know the basics about. Biography: Shawn Meyers is the lead Principle Architect for Microsoft SQL Server at House of Brick, where he has contributed his knowledge and services for the past 6 years. Shawn has worked in IT for 25+ years and specifically with SQL Server for 20+ years, beginning with version 6.5. Shawn’s recent work includes advancing the VMware/House of Bricks, SQL Server focus on virtualizing business critical applications, best practices, including; utilizing new advanced virtualization features, and successfully virtualizing large or wide virtual machines.virtual machines. Sponsor: SNI

    Keiser University

    6430 Southpoint Pkwy · Jacksonville

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  • SQL Saturday Jacksonville #759 **New Building at UNF**
    SQL Saturday #759 Jacksonville Registration link: https://www.sqlsaturday.com/759/RegisterNow.aspx SQL Saturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held May 5, 2017 at Jacksonville, FL. Admittance to this event is free, all costs are covered by donations and sponsorship. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event. Why: It is a great opportunity to learn from Microsoft MVPs, SQL Server authors, and professionals who have been through and can relate to the obstacles you have day to day. This one-day training event is unlike any other providing free food, training and networking. When: Saturday, May 5, 2017 Online registration is open now, but it is filling up fast so reserve your spot now. Let your friends and colleagues know about the event as well! Attendee check-in will begin at 8:00 am until 8:45 am with the first session beginning at 9:00 am. A full list of session tracks will be available soon but in the meantime, please suggest a session you'd like to see! Where: University of North Florida Campus, Main Campus 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224 Building 51 **Different building from previous years** Campus Map Link: http://www.unf.edu/map/ Cost: FREE!!! Registration link: https://www.sqlsaturday.com/759/RegisterNow.aspx Your registration must be completed here for us to recognize you at the event!

    University of North Florida

    1 UNF Drive Building 51 · Jacksonville, FL

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  • PreCon: Advanced Power BI Workshop - Devin Knight & Mitchell Pearson
    Session Details: Understanding the basics of Power BI can only get you so far. There are many lesser known advanced features within the tool that can take your Power BI knowledge to the next level. This course explores those features. Starting with how the languages of R and M can be used to extend the standard data extraction and transformation capabilities of Power BI. You will then understand complex data modeling scenarios and how Power BI can overcome them. Lastly, you will learn about several advanced data visualization techniques that can take your reports and dashboards beyond the basics. Topics will include: · R Integration · M Query · Advanced Data Modeling · Query Folding · Advanced Visualizations · Power BI Administration Speakers: Devin Knight is the Training Director at Pragmatic works, overseeing workshops, boot camps, virtual training, webinars and corporate training programs. Devin is a Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP) and has authored numerous technical publications, including the books Knight’s 24-Hour Trainer: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services, Knight’s Microsoft Business Intelligence 24-Hour Trainer and SharePoint 2010 Business Intelligence 24-Hour Trainer. He has been selected as a speaker for conferences like PASS, SQLSaturdays and Code Camps for many years, and is the Vice President of the SQL Server user group in Jacksonville, Florida (JSSUG). Mitchell Pearson is a Business Intelligence Consultant and Trainer for Pragmatic Works. Mitchell’s focus is on the full BI Stack (SSIS, SSAS, and SSRS). In addition to the BI Stack he also have experience with Data Modeling, T-SQL, MDX, Power Pivot and the Power BI Tools. Mitchell graduated from the University of North Florida in 2007 and is constantly expanding his knowledge on all things SQL Server **Special Notes** You will also be required to buy a daily parking permit ($5) on the day of the event. Please ensure you give yourself an extra 15-20 minutes to purchase your parking pass.

    University of North Florida

    1 UNF Drive Building 51 · Jacksonville, FL

    $149.00
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  • PreCon – How to Make Your DW Relevant w Data Science – Brad Ball & Josh Luedeman
    Session Details: When new things come along you don’t want to abandon what works. You need to learn, adapt, and integrate the new while maintaining the old. In this interactive full day session we will work through three different scenarios. The first helps us answer the question, What is the best day of the week to see your favorite Baseball team play if you want to see them win? The second is, Does the social media sentiment on Twitter indicate if a new movie will succeed or fail at the box office? The third is how do I collect historical social media information for trend analysis? We will answer one question using entirely on-premises solutions SQL Server 2017, in-database R, Polybase, Hadoop Storage, and Power BI Report Server. We will answer the other questions using the cloud, Python, Logic Apps, SQL DB, Power BI. All of these techniques teach you how to find, consume, store, and visualize data in a way that makes your data warehouse relevant again. Speakers: Brad Ball is currently a Premier Sr. Consultant for Microsoft on the DASA Team, Development Advisory Services for Azure. He is a current Microsoft MVP Reconnect member and former MVP. Bradley spent 8 years working as a Defense contractor for clients such as the U.S. Army and The Executive Office of the President of the United States, and is the former Data Platform Practice Manager for Pragmatic Works Consulting. He has presented at many SQL Saturdays, for PASS SSUG’s across the US from California to Florida to New Hampshire, SQL Rally, DevConnections, SQLBits 2015, TechReady 24, SQL Live[masked], & the PASS Summit[masked]. He wrote Chapter 14 Page & Row Compression for PRO SQL Server 2012 Best Practices and he can be found blogging on the Deeper Insights blog on MSDN https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/deeperinsights/ or on http://www.sqlballs.com about anything else that interests him. Josh Luedeman is a Senior Consultant DASA, Development Advisory Services for Azure, at Microsoft, focusing on Business Intelligence, Big Data, and Cloud Architecture. He is a regular speaker at Professional Association of SQL Server(PASS) events, Code on the Beach, the PASS Summit, and other IT conferences. He is also a co-leader of the PASS Big Data Virtual Chapter and OPASS (Orlando PASS Chapter). He has worked in IT for over 10 years holding positions in Application Support, Database Administration, and Business Intelligence, in industries like Higher Education, Consulting, Manufacturing, and Software Development. **Special Notes** You will also be required to buy a daily parking permit ($5) on the day of the event. Please ensure you give yourself an extra 15-20 minutes to purchase your parking pass.

    University of North Florida

    1 UNF Drive Building 51 · Jacksonville, FL

    $149.00
  • JSSUG Speaker Idol 2018
    JSSUG supports new speakers and giving them opportunities to show their talents. April 18th, 2018, JSSUG will be running our annual Speaker Idol. Speaker Idol is for anyone that’s interested in exposing themselves as a community speaker but would like a safe place to get their feet wet. Sessions are 10-15 minutes long (timed) on a variety of technical topics. Come join us and support our local growing speaker community. Featured Speakers: Jeff Winchell - Analyzing Complex Processes/Sequences in SQL Server data Luigi Delfin - Azure Analytics in the Cloud Victor Ivantsov - SSIS 2016 Nick Lee - Using Themes in Power BI If you are interested in speaking please email [masked] We will choose 4 or 5 new speakers, and the winner will have the opportunity to speak at SQL Saturday Jacksonville in May. Sponsor: Robert Half Technology

    Keiser University

    6430 Southpoint Pkwy · Jacksonville

    1 comment
  • Speaker: Bradley Schacht - Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) Database Basics
    Session: When database servers slow down the options are generally to tune or scale up. Massively Parallel Processing, or MPP, databases offer an alternative: scale out. A traditional database engine uses a single processor and memory space to process queries while an MPP engine will divide and conquer by spreading the workload across multiple servers resulting in increased query performance. MPP databases don't operate the exact same as a traditional database engine. In this session Brad will explore the similarities and difference of operating in an MPP environment, dive into distribution theory, discuss join and aggregation compatibility, and get you up to speed on all the basics of MPP theory. By the end of the session you'll be well positioned to understand the design pattern differences, ETL considerations, and query basics of MPP databases. Biography: Bradley Schacht is a Cloud Solution Architect on the state and local government team with Microsoft based in Jacksonville, FL. He has co-authored 3 SQL Server books including "SQL Server 2014 Professional Administration". As a former consultant and trainer, he uses his experience on many parts of the Microsoft BI and data platform to help customers deliver the best possible solutions. Bradley frequently presents at community events around the country. He is a contributor to sites such as SQLServerCentral.com and an active member of the Jacksonville SQL Server User Group (JSSUG). Sponsor: Signature Consultants

    Keiser University

    6430 Southpoint Pkwy · Jacksonville

    3 comments