• November '15 BRSSUG Meeting!

    Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2015

    Location: The Louisiana Technology Parkhttp://www.brssug.org/where

    Special RequestWe've put together a quick survey for feedback on the Baton Rouge .NET and SQL Server UG's 2015. Please take a moment: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BRUserGroups2015


    Sponsor: the User Groups


    5:45 - 6:15 pm: Networking and Dinner with the other user groups

    6:15 - 6:30 pm: Announcements, Sponsor Message, and Lightning Talks

    6:30 - 7:00 pm: User Group business

    7:00 - 8:00 pm: Main Topic Speaker

    8:00 - 8:30 pm: Raffle and Giveaways


    Main Topic: Indexes and Execution Plans: Using them together for the better

    Detail:  Have you ever wondered what indexes to put on a table?  Believe it or not SQL Server provides guidance built in to the system, Microsoft calls them Execution Plans.  This presentation will briefly cover how to read execution plans and how to determine the best index for your specific query.

    Bio: Robert Bishop, SQL Server Consultant, Sparkhound

    As a.NET developer for ENGlobal Engineering, Robert became an accidental DBA out of necessity. For the past 5 years, he has worked as an Applications Developer for Business Intelligence and a Database Administrator for Woman’s Hospital. Currently Robert is employed with Sparkhound as a SQL Server consultant.


    Posted Nov 11, 2015, 1:49 PM by william assaf
  • Announcing the Baton Rouge Power BI User Group
    Baton Rouge is home to one of the inaugural Power BI User Groups, starting up soon!

    Power BI is quickly becoming the hub for all things SQL Business Intelligence related, and will soon have both cloud-based and on-premise options. This exciting technology will continue to expand as SQL 2016 is announced. 

    Stay tuned for more information on the official website and first meeting of the Power BI user group, which will be in either December or January.

    Get involved with Power BI today at the Power BI Community site, and our page here: http://community.powerbi.com/t5/Baton-Rouge-Power-BI-User-Group/gp-p/BRPUG

    Posted Nov 2, 2015, 5:53 PM by william assaf
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