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.

Upcoming events (4)

Shop Talk

Online event

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 Mala Mahadevan, Tracy Boggiano, Mike Chrestensen, 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 .

Become a Contributor to Microsoft Docs

Online event

A presentation by the Microsoft Database Docs team. Learn about the content publishing engines behind Docs, and the best ways to add your content and fixes to Docs that are read by the entire customer community. What are the latest changes on the Docs system used by the Microsoft Data community, and how can you get involved? This presentation will be a thorough walkthrough on how you can contribute and be recognized as a SQL Docs contributor.

Presentation lead is William Assaf (@william_a_dba), a senior content developer for Microsoft. Formerly a Data Platform MVP and a consultant, William currently works with Microsoft product groups on content related to Microsoft SQL offerings, specifically over SQL performance, Azure SQL DB, Cosmos DB, Big Data Clusters, and Azure Synapse.

Doing Power BI The Right Way, for Database Developers by Paul Turley

From the perspective of a DBA and database professional, this session will provide prescriptive guidance to plan and build an enterprise BI solution correctly using best practice design. Based on 25 years of industry experience and hundreds of durable Power BI solutions, you will see how to create and maintain analytic reporting projects supporting data governance, self-service reporting; and agile, iterative development practices.

Bio:
Paul is a Principal Consultant for 3Cloud Solutions (formerly Pragmatic Works), a Mentor and Microsoft Data Platform MVP. He consults, writes, speaks, teaches & blogs about business intelligence and reporting solutions. He works with companies around the world to model data, visualize and deliver critical information to make informed business decisions; using the Microsoft data platform and business analytics tools. He is a Director of the Oregon Data Community PASS chapter & user group, the author and lead author of Professional SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services and 14 other titles from Wrox & Microsoft Press. Paul is a 2021 FastTrack Recognized Solution Architect and holds several certifications including MCSE for the Data Platform and BI.

Blog: https://sqlserverbi.blog/about/bio/

Blockchain for the DBA & Data Professional

Online event

With all the hype around blockchain, why should a DBA or other data professional care? In this session, we will cover the basics of blockchain as it applies to data and database processes:
- Immutability
- Verification
- Distribution
- Cryptography
- Transactions
- Trust
- Blockchain Tables
- Blockchain Systems
- Ledger Tables

We will look at current offerings for blockchain features in Azure SQL DB/SQL Server and in Oracle databases. Finally, we'll help you identify the types of business requirements that need blockchain technologies.

Karen Lopez
Data Evangelist for InfoAdvisors, Space Enthusiast, & NASA Datanaut
Karen is a senior project manager and architect with an extensive background in development processes and information management. She specializes in taking practical approaches to systems development. She has 20+ years of public speaking (keynotes, speeches, and demonstrations). She wants attendees to have fun, gain insights and take away inspiration for working with new technologies and methods.

She's known for her slightly irreverent and practical approach to IT training and speaking. She wants you to be part of #TEAMDATA.

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