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Summer SQL Server & Database Events In and Around NY

Summer SQL Server & Database Events In and Around NY-

Happy May everyone!  Hope those April showers will bring us May flowers!  While we can’t be certain of that, what May and the summer months will definitely bring are fantastic local SQL Server and Database Events in and around the NY area.  These are various events that you as a database professional should consider attending, if you’re local here, or planning to visit. 

Indeed, with all the database trends,  such as Azure, the launch of SQL Server 2014, and the explosion of Big Data and BI, we have some events and training that are sure to please!  I have compiled as much public events that is on my radar, and wanted to share them below:

So, let’s take them one month at a time, and be sure to register ASAP.  Let's talk what's happening in May, June & July!

May 2014


Unleash the power of your data, with the big (little b) Data Summit May 12-14, 2014 at the Hilton Midtown hotel in NYC.  The summit is brought to you by industry known Database Trends & Applications (DBTA.com), the Data Summit is your guide to the future of data management and analysis and how it is transforming the business world as we know it today. IT practitioners and business stakeholders alike will benefit from an intensive, two-day immersion into the key technologies and strategies for becoming a data-driven business. Learn what works in the real world. Master the leading technologies and techniques. Connect with the best minds in the industry and plan your course forward.

Data Summit offers a comprehensive event that covers all of the key issues in the world of data management and analysis today. Whether your company is interested in gaining a deeper understanding of emerging technologies such as Hadoop, or improving its use of analytics to drive key business decisions, Data Summit has something for you.

From the SQL Server community, and our friends across the pond, Red Gate software will be there, featuring as speaker, the Head of Big Data, Simon Elliston Ball, where he focuses on researching and building tools to interact with Big Data platforms.

In addition, newly minted SQL Server MVP, Michael Corey, Founder of Ntirety and now President as a division of Hosting, which also be there talking about Increasing Your Performance Through Virtualization.  Michael is an experienced entrepreneur and a recognized expert on Relational Databases, Remote Database Administration and Data Warehousing, as well as virtualization

Also, of interest, the director of product management for database architecture and managementat Embarcadero Technologies, Henry Olson will be speaking on Architecting for the Agile Enterprise

There are so many more big names from big companies, such as IBM, Pythian, Ebay, Google, etc.  For a complete list of speakers, click here.  Visit the site to download a complete conference-at-a-glance guide, and showcase as there is too much to mention in this space.

To register for this extraordinary event, visit this link: REGISTER NOW


New York Analytics with Power BI Workshop – Pragmatic Works

Fast forward to May 28, 2014 – May 29, 2014, for a two-day power class, brought to us by our Pragmatic Works friends, featuring training instructor Devin Knight! 

The Analytics with Power BI workshop is an intensive two-day class that is designed to get you up to speed using tools easily accessible to Power Users and all office users including Office 365. First you will learn the basics of creating models using Power Pivot. Then using Power Query you will shape additional data that can be found in external data sources.  Finally, you will learn the best ways to present your data by building reports using Excel, Power View and Power Map. You will also learn how to make the self-service BI solutions you create scalable across your entire enterprise environment.

Register as soon as possible, as space is limited!  This Power BI Workshop will take place in Microsoft’s new NYC Headquarters at 11 Times Square NY, NY 10036.  Spacious and ultra-modern, and great training facility!

To secure your spot, Register TODAY!


June 2014

SQLSaturday #294

On June 7, 2014, traveling southwest from NYC, to the City of Brotherly love, Philadelphia PA, the The Philadelphia SQL Server User's Group is extremely proud to be presenting SQL Saturday #294. The event will be held June 7th 2014 at Microsoft 45 Liberty Blvd., Suite 210 Malvern, PA 19355.   Admittance to this event is free, but we do charge a lunch fee of $10.00 so that we can provide a lunch. Please register soon as seating is limited and let friends and colleagues know about the event.  Visit the event sponsors page as well.

They have a great list of speakers lined up, with an excellent schedule of professional database variety!  Featuring the latest information of terrific technical and popular professional development tracks, such as BI, DBA, and SQL Server 2014, there is something for everyone!  I try to avoid going into the roll call of speakers, so trust me on this, your favorite SQL Server experts, bloggers, MVPs, MS engineers, and SQL community staples will be there!  I will also be there;  introducing my new preso – DBA for Dummies – it’s not for dummies!

Two Pre-cons are also available:  Cluster MVP expert, Allan Hirt, will be presenting “The Good, Bad, and Ugly of AlwaysOn Availability Groups”; and HA/SQL 2012 expert, and SQLSaturday #294 coordinator, Joseph D'Antoni, along with Business Intelligence Mentor, Educator, and Author Stacia Misner will present Analytics Without Limits: The Modern BI Architecture Story 


SQL Server 2014 Launch Event – Tallan

Well, we know back on April 1, 2014 (no fooling), SQL Server 2014 was officially RTM’d.  The release of the “performance version” of SQL Server, has everyone excited about the unlimited potential for performance, the Cloud, and Big Data.  SQL Server 2014 has some awesome features, and will take enterprise database computing to the next level.  We even heard from the new CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, VP Quentin Clark, and Kevin Turner on April 15th keynotes on how to harness the power of SQL Server 2014 to drive business real-time, and talk about the new features!  Here’s more on the release: SQL 2014

On June 12, 2014 8:30am-3:00 PM EDT, join Tallan for a day of exploring SQL Server 2014! Tallan experts and Microsoft SQL Server MVPs will lead attendees through a deep dive into the new features and tools of SQL Server 2014 while discussing key trends in data analytics and business insights that impact your organization’s bottom line. Whether you are a business leader, IT executive, or Database/Warehouse Administrator, this event is for you!

Sessions to include:

  • Keynote address: “How Business Insights Helps Solve your Business Problems”
  • Overview of SQL Server 2014 new features and tools
  • Unlock Insights on any Data
  • Overview and demonstrations of Power BI tools and capabilities
  • Analytics for Business Users and Leaders
  • Disaster Recovery and Backup scenarios in Microsoft Azure

REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT at New York Hilton Midtown - 1335 Avenue of the Americas - New York, NY 10019.  Do not miss this!

Founded in 1985, Tallan provides technology and business process consulting services to enterprise and mid-sized companies throughout the United States with a focus on Portals and Collaboration, Business Intelligence, Application Integration, Mobile Platforms, User Experience, Ecommerce and Web Development, and Cloud Services.

Tallan serves organizations nationwide with offices in Hartford, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Tampa, and Washington D.C.

SQLSaturday #303

Way up north of NYC, upstate New York, Rochester's 3rd Annual SQLSaturday is here on June 21, 2014!

Don’t miss your opportunity to attend SQL Saturday #303, the largest FREE* (a modest $10 fee for lunch) training event dedicated exclusively to SQL Server Administration, Development and Business Intelligence to hit Rochester, NY.  

There are also 2 very special ALL DAY sessions on Friday, June 20th from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. At only $129, this is the best deal you will ever find on an entire day of technical training. 

Bill Pearson, MVP (SQL Server BI), CPA, CITP, CMA, CIA, MCDBA, MCSE, is a consultant, author, mentor and Business Intelligence architect who has been working with business intelligence for over 18 years, will be doing his pre-con on Practical Self-Service BI with PowerPivot for Excel.


VMware vExpert and SQL Server performance expert David Klee leads this full-day, hands-on introduction to enabling and managing a virtualized SQL Server environment. The focus of the course is to help those new to virtualization and/or infrastructure concepts to become familiar with the concept and purposes of virtualization and how it can benefit them as data professionals. Participants will gain exposure to all layers of virtualization underneath SQL Server

Be sure to check out ALL the event details, speakers, sponsors, pre-cons, and registration on the Rochester, NY SQLSaturday #303 event home page

July 2014

SQLSaturday #302

If you can’t make it to Rochester, then New Yorkers still have a chance to make it to the first ever SQLSaturday in the Capitol of the Empire State – Albany, NY!  This event will be held Jul 26 2014 at SUNY Albany, 1400 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12222.  Brought to you by the Capital Area SQL Server Users Group (CASSUG), SQLSaturday#302 is shaping up to be an awesome event!  They are still sorting out the official schedule, but you can see the speaker submissions here.   One thing for certain, an all-day pre-con event on Friday, July 25th at the Hilton Garden Inn in Albany, NY, featuring scaryDBA, Red Gate software product evangelist and SQL MVP, Grant Fritchey.   He will be presenting his popular Query Performance Tuning in SQL Server session.  I can tell you, Albany is beautiful in the summer, and the SUNY campus is sprawling!  Maybe visit the Governor’s Mansion while you’re there.  Please watch this space for the official schedule, and Register as soon as possible for this great event!

Well, that should be enough to whet your appetite!  Indeed it is shaping up to be a sizzling spectacular summer for SQL Database professionals in the New York area.  I’m sure there are more upcoming events, and I will bring them to you via this blog, as they are confirmed or brought to my attention.

Now that winter is finally gone, it looks like it’s going to be one hot summer!  Enjoy!


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