SQL Server & Azure Webinars, June 2015

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SQLServerGeeks.com in association with Microsoft is presenting a series of webinars focused on Data & Cloud trends. Accelerate your learnings on High Availability, Big Data on Azure and Unlocking Data Insights with any Data from SQL Server. Join Microsoft and industry experts in online sessions to upgrade your skills and solve your current business challenges. Learn best patterns and practices and discover how to reap the benefits of some powerful features of SQL Server and Azure.
Session Details Date Time Registration
SQL Server Hidden Gems

In-Memory tables and Availability Groups are all well-known features in SQL Server. But how about tempdb hidden performance, Delayed Durability and Cardinality Estimator? And have you seen how clustered columnstore indexes can improve performance? Come to this session and witness some lesser-known, yet awesome features of SQL Server.

Presenter: Amit R S Bansal
Amit is Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server, SQL MVP and a Microsoft Regional Director. He has been working with SQL Server since version 7.0 and focusses on database engine internals and performance tuning. Amit works for SQLMaestros. He lives in Bangalore, India.

June 03 12 noon to 1 pm IST Click Here
Big Data on Microsoft Azure

The traditional enterprise data warehouse has been around a long time, and it isn’t going away anytime soon. However, with modern options based on Hadoop like HDInsight and PolyBase, and new analytic and data mining techniques, the warehouse is no longer the center of our business analytics universe. Enterprises now have the flexibility to integrate and analyze external and internal data in ways previously not possible. In this session, we will cover these new platforms through and our approach for integrating them into your warehouse environment. We will demonstrate how to do initial data loading and analysis using HDInsight and Power Query, and then visualizing that data using Power View.

Presenter: Joseph D’Antoni
Joseph is a Senior Consultant and SQL Server MVP with over a decade of experience working in DBA and Architect roles in Fortune 50 firms. He holds a BS in Computer Information Systems from Louisiana Tech University and an MBA from North Carolina State University. He is a Principal Architect for Denny Cherry and Associates and lives in Malvern, PA.

June 10 3 pm to 4 pm IST Click here
High Availability Options in SQL Server

SQL Server boasts of variety of features to improve database availability and significantly reduce downtime. In this webcast, join SQL Server MVP and Microsoft Certified Master Edwin Sarmiento as he covers Availability Groups and Failover Clustering to achieve high availability for your SQL Server databases. He will also cover how you can implement a hybrid solution for stretching your SQL Server Availability Groups or Failover Clustered Instances to Microsoft Azure.

Presenter: Edwin Sarmiento
Edwin is a SQL Server MVP and Microsoft Certified Master from Ottawa, Canada, specializing in high availability, disaster recovery and system infrastructures running on the Microsoft server technology stack ranging from Active Directory to SharePoint and anything in between. He is the Managing Director of 15C.

June 17 3 pm to 4 pm IST Click Here
Unlocking Data Insights from Any Data with SQL Server

With business intelligence tools built right into Excel, and supercharged by a powerful back-end data platform in SQL Server, Microsoft makes it easier for everyone to discover new insights and uncover new connections and relationships across data sets. Create stunning, interactive views from any data using Excel, make real-time decisions using interactive charts and reports that can be changed on the fly directly in PowerPoint. Share and collaborate with other people by using SharePoint while retaining the rich data-linked visualizations that were built in Excel. Finally, Power BI transforms your company’s data into rich visuals for you to collect and organize so you can focus on what matters to you.

Presenter: Jen Stirrup
Jen Stirrup is a SQL Server MVP, author, blogger, data strategist and industry analyst. Jen holds a voluntary position as a Director-At-Large at PASS. She lives in the UK.

June 24 4 pm to 5 pm IST Click Here
To join these webinars, you need Live Meeting client, headphones and good internet connectivity.

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