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Richard Douglas

Richard Douglas is a SQL Server Professional working in the UK where he recently worked as a DBA in women's clothing, not literally he hastens to add! He is certified in SQL Server 2008, runs the Maidenhead SQL Server User Group Pass Chapter and is on the organising committee for SQL Relay. In his spare time plays the trumpet in local symphony orchestras.

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Maidenhead SQL Server User Group 11th June with Chris Webb and David Morrison

Tonight I am organising a User Group at Maidenhead in the UK which marks the start of a huge month of SQL Server for me, but more on that later.

If you have never been to a user group before it’s a no pressure learning environment (so suitable for people of all abilities) and I try to vary the program over the course of the year so it can appeal to all types of SQL Server user no matter which discipline they follow. It’s also completely free to attend, so you have nothing to lose by trying it.

The presenters I have lined up for tonight are very experienced having both spoken at many other User Groups and conferences around the UK. Enough build up, let me introduce them to you.

 

First up is Chris Webb (a SQL Server MVP) who will be presenting DAXMD: SSAS Multidimensional meets DAX and Power View

The abstract is as follows:

This session looks at the most significant new functionality to be added to SSAS Multidimensional in recent years: support for the DAX language and Power View. It will show how Multidimensional models are mapped to Tabular concepts, what works and what doesn’t work in DAX, how Power View works with Multidimensional models and what other benefits there are to using DAX with a Multidimensional model.

The second presentation is by David Morrison whose session is entitled Myth Busters! Busting Common TSQL Myths

The abstract is as follows:

In this session we will take a look at, and hopefully bust, my list of common myths and misconceptions I see and hear about on a daily basis. We will look at areas such as Indexing / SARGability, joins & sub queries, nested views, query plans and a host of other myths. Using lots of a demos and examples attendees will walk away with a better understanding of the best ways to use TSQL and hopefully bust at least one myth or misconception that they have.

As you can see, it promises to be a great evening.

You can register for this free event at SQLServerFAQ.com

If Maidenhead is too far for you, why not check to see what other events are running – SQL Server Events in the UK – June 2013

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