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Microsoft Data Platform Group - Bringing the West Midlands Microsoft data platform community together.


Now a virtual meeting held on the first Thursday of every month but Prior to the covid-19 pandemic held in the centre of Birmingham. It's an informal gathering of like minded people, with a couple of speakers presenting hour long sessions including tips, techniques and information on old, new and upcoming technology.

We like to get a mixture of world leading speakers as well as providing an opportunity for our members to present. We tailor the speakers and sessions to your requests so if you have any specific topics that you want to go through, then come along and let us know. Each meetup consists of two speakers presenting topics for an hour each, with a break in the middle for some food and networking.

Kindly sponsored by RP Analytics (https://www.rattrayparkin.com/divisions/business-intelligence.aspx), Ricoh Digital Services and Purple Frog Systems (https://www.PurpleFrogSystems.com).


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we are currently hosting our events online.

Prior to this Ricoh kindly provided their offices. Thanks Ricoh!

Ricoh Digital Services, 54 Hagley Rd, Birmingham, B16 8PE

Google Map of Ricoh location (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Ricoh+Digital+Services/@52.4716842,-1.9264494,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x4870bcf1134e78f9:0xf73505c26be365ff!8m2!3d52.471681!4d-1.9242554)

There's no parking on site, but there is a car park at Broadway Plaza (https://broadway-plaza.co.uk/Parking) down the road.


The first Thursday of every month.

Our new sessions in 2021 will be held on:








02/09/2021 - TBC due to SQLBits




(Note we are not holding a session in January 2021).

During our online events virtual doors will open from 6:30pm with sessions starting from 7pm.


Dress code: Casual

Size: Usually between 20 and 30 people

Upcoming events (1)

Birmingham Data Platform - 4th February 2021 - PBI Streaming | Big Data Clusters

Microsoft Data Platform Group Birmingham - Thursday 4th February 2021, 1:00pm *** Registration on MeetUp required to gain access to remote link! *** ***This is using GoToWebinar! *** Agenda 12.30pm – 1:00pm Setup and Join 1:00pm - 1.05pm Introductions 1:05pm - 1:20pm Lightening Talk on PBI Streaming and Dashboards with Jon Lunn 1:20pm - 2:30pm Big Data Clusters with Ben Weissman Venue Wherever you have access to Computer or Smart Device! This session will be online only! Other Details The link to GoToWebinar will be made available prior to the event and will be open from 12:30pm. You MUST RSVP to this event to gain access to the link! Please contact us on Twitter or via email if you are having any issues joining and we'll do everything we can to help. Event Organiser Contact Details If you need any further details or have any requests for this or future Data Platform Group events, please get in touch. Alex Whittles Twitter: @PurpleFrogAlex (https://twitter.com/purplefrogalex) Email: [masked] Reiss McSporran Twitter: @PurpleFrogReiss (https://twitter.com/PurpleFrogReiss) Email: [masked] Microsoft Data Platform Group - Birmingham Twitter: @MSDataGroupBrum (https://twitter.com/MSDataGroupBrum) Sponsors RP Analytics recruitment Ricoh Digital Services Purple Frog

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