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End of October Free Training from PASS Virtual Chapters

By Aaron Nelson,

Applied MDX
Refactoring SQL Applications
Implementing SQL Server in a utility model
WIT Monthly Conference-Call
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Applied MDX
Monday October 25th 12 pm EDT (GMT-4)
Kevin Geoff

Learning the basics of MDX is one thing - learning how to incorporate MDX into custom OLAP applications is another. In this presentation, I'll show several examples of MDX inside SSRS reports, PerformancePoint Services dashboards, and even inside of Excel. We'll also look at using MDX inside of OLAP calculated members and data-driven KPIs. The attendee will come away with different perspectives on how MDX is necessary to create flexible OLAP reporting.

Kevin Geoff
Kevin is a 2010 SQL Server MVP ,2005-2008 .NET/C# MVP ,SQL Server/Business Intelligence senior instructor and courseware author - SetFocus, LLC ,Columnist for CoDe Magazine (Baker's Dozen Productivity Series), and a Developer/consultant in the industry since 1987

How do I attend? Live Meeting link

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Refactoring SQL Applications
Tuesday October 26th 12 pm EDT (GMT-4)

Jeremiah Peschka

Refactoring SQL is not like refactoring application code. This talk will demonstrate proven SQL refactoring techniques that will help you identify where performance gains can be made, apply quick fixes, improve readability, and help you quickly locate places to make sweeping performance improvements. Jeremiah Peschka has years of hands on experience tuning SQL applications for performance, throughput, and concurrency.

Jeremiah Peschka
Jeremiah is an Emerging Technology Expert with Quest Software. Jeremiah works with different software to identify new techniques and trends in the world of data storage. Over the course of his career, Jeremiah has worked as a system administrator, developer, and DBA. Previously, Jeremiah spent 2 years at Cass Information Systems, a utility billing provider.

Jeremiah is involved in the Professional Association for SQL Server. When he is not volunteering with the development community, Jeremiah can be found blogging about data storage, relational databases, and software development at http://facility9.com. He can also be found on Twitter as @peschkaj.

How do I attend? Live Meeting link

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Implementing SQL Server in a Utility Model
Wednesday October 27th 12 pm EDT (GMT-4)

Jason Massie

A SQL Server as a Service(SQLaaS) in a utility computing model can be a robust platform providing self service provisioning, better utilization of hardware and power, lower administrative overhead and chargeback capabilities. It can allow your internal and external customers to forget about the database and focus on developing and deploying apps that add value to your core business. In this session, we will cover key benefits of offering the DB in a utility computing model which could be part of your larger SOA strategy. Next, we will look at some key considerations from the DBA and IT decision maker's perspective that will drive the infrastructure design. Several different architectures will be discussed along with their business driven considerations. We will look at SQL Server 2008 r2 features that are well suited for a utility model as well as SQL Server vNext and 3rd party tools. Lastly, we will look at areas that may require custom development to meet your specific needs.

Jason Massie
Jason has 10 years experience as a DBA and currently manages the Oracle and SQL Server DBA teams for Terremark. He is a SQL Server MVP. Jason has spoken at the Professional Association of SQL Server Conference, the North Texas SQL Server Users Group, SQL Connections and TechED. You can read more about him at http://jasonmassie.com and contact him at jmassie at terremark.com

How do I attend? Live Meeting link

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Women In Technology Conference Call
Wednesday October 27th 3pm CDT/1pm PDT (GMT-5/GMT-7)

Please email Wendy Pastrick ( email | twitter ) for dial in information

  • This will be our final call before the PASS Summit.
  • Final planning for our PASS presence: Welcome Reception, WIT Luncheon, Chapter Lunch
  • Discussion about roles in the chapter
  • At the end of the meeting, we offer Open Mic time for people to share news or ask open ended questions
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