Deep Dive On New Features of SQL Server 2014

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (MDT)

IBM Building Calgary 2nd Floor
227 11 Avenue Southwest
Calgary, AB T2R 0C6

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On April 1st SQL Server 2014 went live and that's no (April Fools Day) joke. In this presentation we'll be looking at many of the new features that are included in SQL Server 2014.  One of the most exciting additions that we will be spending time on is In-Memory OLTP (formerly known as Hekaton), but we'll also take a look at the updatable columnstore, cloud integration, backup encryption, more

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Calgary PASS Chapter

Free SQL Server 2014 and BI/Analytics Training 

We are pleased to invite you to attend the Partner Practice Enablement Bootcamp. This 4-day, instructor-led course on Microsoft SQL Server 2014 will cover these topics:
§  New SQL Server 2014 capabilities: InMemory technology for OLTP and Data Warehousing, hybrid solutions with SQL Server 2014 and Azure, improvements in the area of High Availability and Disaster recovery
§  Power BI - new Microsoft Self Service BI solution
§  Microsoft BIG Data tools: HDInsight (Hadoop) and Storage Services.
Our training is tailored for Application, Database and BI subject matter experts to help scale out technical enablement on in-memory databases, BI, BIG Data and enterprise cloud..
What Will You Learn?
In this training, students learn: 
§  Day 1 and 2: SQL Server 2014 features for In-Memory OLTP and In-Memory Columnstore for getting the best mission critical performance for your database solutions. The latest AlwaysOn improvements and how to use Windows Azure to extend your workloads and high availability and disaster recovery needs to the cloud. 
§  Day 3: How to deliver self-service BI solution to your customers with new Power BI for Office 365 offering. You will learn how to use Power BI tools to find and combine multiple sources of data, gain insights from that data through interactive dashboards and reports, and to share those insights with the rest of the organization.
§  Day 4: How Big Data technologies like Hadoop fit within a modern data warehouse architecture so that you can gain insights from your data in the shortest amount of time.
Each day includes training, demonstrations and hands on labs to give you the information you need to prepare your customers for the latest database and analysis breakthroughs from Microsoft.
Who is this training for?
Database, Data Warehouse, and Business Intelligence practice leads and Architects.
Dates: April 7 -10, 2014
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Dates: April 14 – 17, 2014
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Note: A non-attendance fee of $400.00 will be issued for no shows the day of the event.
Students are required to bring their own laptops.
Azure subscriptions will be required to run the labs. Once you are registered a promo code will be provided to you so you may create your account prior to the session.

Save up to $150 on the next PASS Business Analytics Conference.

Chapter:  Calgary PASS
Unique discount code:  BA2M8P


Benefits to the Chapter and things to note using  the program:

  • The Chapter discount code cannot be combined with any other BA Conference discount and cannot be used retroactively, so it cannot apply to any existing registration.
  • Chapter will receive a $50 gift card for every registration of members using the code (used towards prizes and pizza during Chapter meetings)
  • A maximum of $500 in referrals available for Calgary Chapter.
  • A maximum of $5000 is available for disbursement across all PASS Chapters; once that cap is reached, no additional Chapter referral fees will be awarded. However, attendees will still be able to save $150 when they register using a Chapter discount code.
  • The  Chapter will receive its referral funds are made available via Visa gift cards after the event.

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