Tuesday, May 10, 2016

#tsql2sday - What did you learn?

Make sure to comment and link to your post for this month's #TSQL2SDAY installment. I'm really looking forward to seeing what the community has to share, and I'll bet you are, too so check back throughout the day!

I'll be posting my own later today...update to come!

Monday, April 18, 2016

It's time for T-SQL Tuesday #78 - May 2016 edition!

Plenty of heads-up for this installment of #tsql2sday because this time, I'm challenging you to learn something new and blog about it! 

There are so many new things to play around with, some brand-spanking newly released, and others that have been around for a bit, but you've probably still not taken any time to try it out. 

Here's a short list of ideas to get you started:

  • PowerBI
  • Azure (remember you can get $150 monthly credit just for trying it out!)
    • Virtual Machines
    • SQL Database
    • Stretch tables
  • SQL Server on Linux
  • SQL 2016
    • Always Encrypted
    • Query Store
    • Row Level Security

The Rules (completely stolen from Bob Pusateri!)

There’s only a few rules for T-SQL Tuesday:
  • Your post must be published between 00:00 GMT Tuesday May 10 2016 and 00:00 GMT Wednesday May 11 2016.
  • Your post must contain the T-SQL Tuesday logo (see above) at the top and the image must link back to this blog post.
  • Trackbacks should work, but if they don’t, please put a link to your post in the comments section so I (and everyone else) can see your contribution!
There’s also a few optional things you can do that might help:
  • Include “T-SQL Tuesday #78” in your blog post’s title.
  • Tweet about your post using the #tsql2sday hashtag
  • Contact Adam Machanic and tell him you’d like to host a T-SQL Tuesday from your blog.

Friday, February 13, 2015

PASS presents Business Analytics Conference April 20-22

I have to say, I'm really excited about the great content being presented at this year's PASS Business Analytics Conference. The Program Team at PASS has outdone themselves this year to recharge and direct the content to include incredibly meaningful, useful and timely training to data professionals in all industries.

Take a look for yourself at some of the sessions which were presented during the BA Marathon recently. Go ahead, it's FREE!

Some of the most exciting news about the conference is the amazing line up of Speakers for both sessions and keynotes. The incredible Mico Yuk (author of Data Visualization for Dummies) will be featured as a keynote speaker on day two. Then, there's the likelihood of running into and having the opportunity to talk with data superstars such as Chandoo, MrExcel: Bill Jelen and Oz du Soleil from ExcelTV!

But wait, there's more than just Excel going on here. Want to learn more about R or Hadoop? Check out sessions with David Smith from Revolution Analytics, and Michelle Ufford from GoDaddy. Plus, so much more...

Mostly though, PASS events are a great place to network, meeting people who have similar work, and tackle similar problems. Having a low pressure environment where you can enjoy some time to just chat with one another (maybe even hang out in the evening for dinner!) and learn from each other is worth every moment away from the office. But don't just take my word for it. See what KDNuggets has to say about the BA Conference:

So, what are you waiting for? Do you or someone you know work with data ALL DAY LONG? Leave me a comment and I'll send you a special rate discount code only provided to  PASS Board members.

Spread the good word and see you in Santa Clara!