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The Smiling DBA

Thomas LeBlanc is a Business Intelligence Consultant/Data Warehouse Architect in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He uses his 25+ years in IT to help develop OLTP systems with normalized databases for high-performing T-SQL and end-to-end dimensional data marts using SSIS, SSAS, PPS, and Excel. His SQL Server certifications include MCSA 12, MCITP 08 BI and DBA, MCITP 2005 DBA, and MCDBA 2000. As a PASS volunteer, he is current chair of the Excel BI virtual chapter, past chair of the Data Architecture virtual chapter, and past virtual chapter mentor. He has helped the Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group with SQLSaturdays and speaks at local IT meetings.

Jan 8th – Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group - Azure

Please join us tonight, Wednesday Jan 8th starting at 5:45PM with networking and food. The information below is from the BRSSUG Website: http://www.brssug.org/

January '14 Baton Rouge User Groups Meeting - Azure!

Topic: Microsoft Azure!

This is an all user groups on deck meeting! SQL, .net, SharePoint, IT Pro, La-WIT are all invited!

Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Location: The Louisiana Technology Park - http://www.brssug.org/where

Sponsored By: Microsoft 

Agenda:

5:45 - 6:15 pm: Networking and Refreshments

6:15 - 6:30 pm: Announcements

6:30 - 8:00 pm: Microsoft!

Main Topic: Microsoft Azure Info for ALL User Groups

Main Topic Speakers: Ryan Roussel, Microsoft and Bobby Lee, Microsoft


Main Topic Summary:

Azure is an exciting platform and between IAAS, PAAS, big data, storage, media, mobile services, etc. the possibilities in Azure truly seem limitless.  This user group session will focus on an introduction to Azure with a focus on the agenda topics below.  The session will include lots of live Azure demonstrations and answering questions from the group.  

Every person in attendance will have free access to Azure so they can do everything demoed at the user group meeting on their own after the session!

Agenda:
· Review Azure IAAS (Infrastructure As A Service) – Windows and Linux
    o http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/solutions/infrastructure/
· Review Azure PAAS (Platform As A Service) and Azure for the web 

    o http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/solutions/web/
    o How do developers leverage Azure for .Net, JAVA, Node.js, PHP, Python, Ruby, etc.
· Review Azure Mobile Services – Azure development for mobile apps on iOS, Android, Windows Phone
    o http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/develop/mobile/
· Azure storage options review Azure storage (tables, blob, queue)
    o http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/services/storage/
    o Developer perspective, when to look at Azure Storage, IAAS database (SQL or Oracle) for SQL Database (Azure PAAS database)
· Free Azure access, review options:
    o MSDN users have free Azure access of $150-$200 free Azure capacity per month. Activate today no credit card needed: http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/pricing/member-offers/msdn-benefits/

    o Free Azure access for Non-MSDN users, NO credit card needed: http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/pricing/free-trial/

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