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The goal of the Pensacola Data Professionals user group is to provide free training on a variety of topics surrounding the Microsoft Data Platform for local DBAs and Data professionals. We'll be hosting nightly meetings typically every other month, as well as, hosting a PASS SQLSaturday event that is held one time per year. The monthly meetings will consist of volunteer speakers, both experienced and those wanting to get into technical presenting; good eats provided by our sponsors; open forum discussion and networking time. Meetings will be held the last Thursday of the month.

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45 Minutes to Your First Tabular Model, presented by Kerry Tyler

Have you been watching SSAS Tabular develop? What about the Azure Analysis Services product? Power BI's data modeling? These technologies are all effectively the same, but live in different places and can serve different roles. Now's the time to dive in and figure all of this out. In this session, we will talk about what Tabular is and what it does, in addition to the various "flavors" it comes in. We'll explore development processes and will wind up with a model ready for ad-hoc querying through Excel or Power BI. Kerry Tyler is a SQL Server, Business Intelligence, and Azure consultant. for Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting. His initial IT experience was in network engineering and Windows system administration before moving into the data realm. This infrastructure background builds a firm foundation for performance tuning and cloud infrastructure design and implementation. Kerry has full-time DBA experience in SQL Server since version 2000 and business intelligence architecture since SQL Server 2005. In addition to consulting work, he delivers presentations and training on SQL Server administration, business intelligence, and Azure data and infrastructure components. (due to Halloween being the last Thursday in October, and no meeting originally planned for November, we bumped the meeting out a week)

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