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The Madison SQL Server Users Group (MADPASS) is an official chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server.  We are here to support the SQL Server users in the Madison, WI area.  We plan to meet on the fourth Wednesday of every month. 

Meetings are always FREE and food is provided.  Details about the next meeting can be found below.

In an ongoing attempt to make the content presented useful to our members we start each meeting with a short Q&A session.  Unless noted in the meeting notes the schedule for each meeting will be:

5:30 - 5:45 - General Q&A session & Announcements
5:45 - 6:15 - Short Presentation
6:15 - 6:45 - Food & Networking
6:45 - 7:45 - Main Presentation
7:45 - 8:00 - Door Prizes & Q&A Session

Meeting Location:  2310 Crossroads Drive Madison, WI 53718. 
It's the building with the Cisco sign facing the interstate near East Towne Mall.

 

   
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Date:

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 5:30 PM

Main Presentation:

Resistance is Futile: What You Need To Know About Big Data

The data community is all abuzz about Big Data, and for good reason. Much like Business Intelligence before it, we're rapidly approaching the point where all data professionals should have at least a cursory understanding of what Big Data is and how it fits into an organization. To that end, this presentation will provide an overview of what Big Data is, discuss some common use cases for Big Data across a variety of industry verticals, and explore some common architectures for integrating relational and analytical data with Big Data. We'll conclude with Q&A and an overview of resources for learning more. 

Michelle Ufford is a Senior DBA on the Cloud Platform team at GoDaddy. She's also a published author, award-winning blogger, accomplished presenter, and thrice-awarded Microsoft SQL Server MVP. She has worked in all stages of the data lifecycle and particularly enjoys performance tuning, process automation, and data monetization. She can be found on Twitter @sqlfool.


   Agenda

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM: General Announcements & SQL Saturday Madison Recap
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM: Dinner & networking
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM: Main Presentation
7:45 PM - 8:00 PM: Closing comments & wrap-up
Location:
2310 Crossroads Drive
Madison, WI 53718
Park behind the building and walk in main entrance.
Our room will be straight ahead on the first floor.
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Date:

Wednesday, May 28th 2014 5:30 PM

Main Presentation:

BI in Windows Azure Virtual Machines: From Creation to User Access

Running BI workloads in Windows Azure Virtual Machines can present a whole new world of challenges. While the tools are largely the same between the IaaS and on-premises implementations, your solutions for authentication and authorization could be significantly different in the cloud.  

We’ll start out by talking about how to use the standard gallery images to run BI workloads in IaaS, and then discuss building custom scaled-out BI infrastructures in Azure Virtual Machines. From there, we will dive into the different authentication and authorization options you might want to take advantage of – options that will work both in the cloud and on-premises, but are especially useful in a cloud-based environment.

Chuck Heinzelman is a Senior Program Manager with the Business Process Division (BPD) Customer Experience team at Microsoft, working with both the SQL Server Customer Advisory Team (SQLCAT) and the Community Strategy team. His primary focus areas in the SQL Server arena are database design, application development, and physical infrastructure. Chuck has been involved with the SQL Server community for over 10 years. He was a founding member of the Wisconsin SQL Server User Group and has attended all but one PASS Summit. He has a long history of volunteering with PASS, having served as an author, editor, presenter, and former Board member.



Agenda

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM: General Announcements
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM: Dinner & networking
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM: Main Presentation
7:45 PM - 8:00 PM: Closing comments & wrap-up

Location:
2310 Crossroads Drive
Madison, WI 53718
Park behind the building and walk in main entrance.
Our room will be straight ahead on the first floor.

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Thanks to everyone who attended SQL Saturday Madison 2014! 

Check out these upcoming SQL Saturday events in the region:

Apr 26, 2014 SQLSaturday #291 - Chicago 2014

Jun 07, 2014 SQLSaturday #307 - Iowa City 2014

   
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