North Texas SQL Servers Users Group

SQLSaturday 163


Welcome to SQLSaturday #163 - BI Edition Dallas
The North Texas SQL Server User Group (NTSSUG) in partnership with Microsoft, is proud to present SQLSaturday #163 - BI Edition, a dedicated Business Intelligence event for SQL Server Professionals.
SQLSaturday #163 - BI Edition is a free training event for technical professionals wanting to learn about SQL Server, Business Intelligence, and its related technologies.
This event will be held Oct 13, 2012 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM CST at the Microsoft Campus , 7000 State Hwy 161, Bldg LC1, Irving TX 75039 Map. Admittance to this event is FREE.
Our main focus for this event will be towards SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence topics - Data Quality Services, Power View, PowerPivot, BigData (Hadoop/Hive), Dashboard/Reporting, Parallel Data Warehouse, etc. The goal of this event is to help SQL Server professionals get a jump start on SQL Server BI and related technologies from Ground Zero. There will be advanced level sessions as well for those seasoned BI folks. Registration is now open, please Register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.
Breakfast/Lunch: Attendees are responsible for their own breakfast/lunch. There are tons of restaurants in a 1 mile radius. If the organizers decide to provide food, they will keep you informed closer to the event. We want to keep this event as simple as possible.

SQLSaturday 163 Precon

In addition to our Special Bi Edition of SQLSaturday #163 Dallas, let NTSSUG help you immerse in an all-day training event. There will be three different Precon sessions held on Friday, October 12, 2012 8:00AM - 5:00PM at the Microsoft Campus , 7000 State Hwy 161, Bldg. LC1, Irving TX 75039.
Our current promo pricing is only $75.00 per person per session, so please register ASAP and take advantage of this great offer. Precon session pricing will increase to $99.00 on Saturday, August 11, 2012. Below is our session and speaker lineup for this Precon event.
Precon Session #1 - Become an Enterprise DBA by Sean McCown - Registration
Speaker Bio:Sean McCown is aMicrosoft Certified Masterin SQL Server 2008. He is also a SQL Server MVP with over 15yrs experience in databases. Sean is also founder and co-owner of the renowned website where he records free SQL Server training videos and co-hosts the popular Webshow DBAs@Midnight
Precon Session #2- Data Warehousing in a Day by Dave Stein - Registration
Speaker Bio: David Stein is a Senior Business Intelligence Consultant with WaveTwo in Irving, TX. He’s worked in SQL Server Business Intelligence for almost a decade. He’s designed Data Warehouses from scratch as well as saved projects in serious jeopardy. He is also very active in the community, having spoken at PASS events at all levels, including the PASS Summit, SQL Rally, and at numerous SQL Saturday events and user groups. He’s also given multi-day pre-conference seminars at third party events regarding Microsoft Business Intelligence. You can learn more about Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, and other technical topics on his blog at Made2Mentor.comor follow him on Twitter @Made2Mentor
Attend this full day pre-con and let David be your guide through this process. He’ll save you time, money, and headaches.
Precon Session #3- Real World SSIS: A Survival Guide by Tim Mitchell - Registration
Speaker Bio: Tim Mitchell is a business intelligence consultant, database developer, speaker, and trainer. He has been working with SQL Server for over 9 years, working primarily in business intelligence, ETL/SSIS, database development, and reporting. He has earned a number of industry certifications and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M at Commerce, and is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. Tim is a business intelligence consultant for Artis Consulting in the Dallas, Texas area.
As an active member of the community, Tim has spoken at national, regional, and local venues including the SQL PASS summit, SQL Connections, numerous SQL Saturday events, and various user groups and PASS virtual chapters. He is a board member and speaker at the North Texas SQL Server User Group in Dallas, serves as the co-chair of the PASS BI Virtual Chapter, and is an active volunteer for PASS. Tim is an author and forum contributor on and has published dozens of SQL Server training videos on
Tim is a contributing author on the charity book project MVP Deep Dives 2, and is coauthoring SSIS Design Patterns (available July 16th).
**PROMO Pricing will end soon

And also, a whole lot of thanks to the Silver Sponsors of our event. Without sponsors, none of the great educational content, delivered to almost 600 Dallas / Fort Worth Area individuals would be FREE and available for any who take the time and interest to come on out and attend.




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