What we're about

Welcome to the Triangle SQL Server User Group (TriPASS)! We are an active group of SQL Server professionals that meet monthly for formal presentations on many SQL Server topics. We cover everything from database design, development, deployment, performance, and IT support. We also Business Intelligence topics like data warehousing, reporting, ETL and Big Data. Visit us at our monthly meetings where our sponsors always provide us with free food and beverages. Many times we will have a raffle for books and other items provided by our sponsors.

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Shop Talk

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Do you have a question about SQL Server or the data platform space? Are you running into technical problems in the office and want a second opinion? Do you have an urge to stump our panel with arcane or weird scenarios--or watch others do just that to us? Then Shop Talk is for you. Shop Talk is a Q&A-driven broadcast featuring Tom Norman, Mala Mahadevan, Tracy Boggiano, and Kevin Feasel. Each week, we will dedicate one hour to answering your questions, including live questions with no prep (and I can't see how that could possibly go wrong!). Send questions to us on the air at https://www.twitch.tv/trianglessug or get them to us early by e-mailing [masked] and give us a fighting chance to come up with the right answer. Prior episodes' show notes are available at https://shoptalk.tripass.org .

Azure Synapse Analytics: A Data Lakehouse

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Azure Synapse Analytics is Azure SQL Data Warehouse evolved: a limitless analytics service that brings together enterprise data warehousing and Big Data analytics into a single service. It gives you the freedom to query data on your terms, using either serverless on-demand or provisioned resources, at scale. Azure Synapse brings these two worlds together with a unified experience to ingest, prepare, manage, and serve data for immediate business intelligence and machine learning needs. In this presentation, I'll talk about the new products and features that make up Azure Synapse Analytics and how it fits in a modern data warehouse, as well as provide demonstrations. James Serra is a big data and data warehousing solution architect at Microsoft. He is a thought leader in the use and application of Big Data and advanced analytics. Previously, James was an independent consultant working as a Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence architect and developer. He is a prior SQL Server MVP with over 35 years of IT experience. James is a popular blogger (JamesSerra.com) and speaker. He is the author of the book “Reporting with Microsoft SQL Server 2012”.

Build your brand with technical writing

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Have you considered writing a blog, article, or even a book but didn’t know how to get started? Have you wondered if writing is worth the time and effort? Being a technical writer can help you build you brand and get noticed. It might lead to that next job opportunity or help you get consulting clients. Not only that, people from around the world can learn from what you write – you will be making a difference! Attend this session to learn about the publishing process, and how writing can propel your career. Kathi Kellenberger is the editor of Simple Talk and a Data Platform MVP. She began working with SQL Server over 20 years ago and loves teaching what she has learned about SQL Server to others by writing, presenting, and teaching. When she is not busy with work, she loves spending time with family and friends, cycling, singing, and climbing the stairs of tall buildings.

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