Manchester Data Platform User Group

Manchester (UK) Data Platform User Group

Network, learn, ask a question, meet fellow SQL Server Professionals and have some pizza - these are all things that happen at user group events. These events are a really great opportunity to socialise in an informal learning experience. Remember to tell your friends and the people you work with.

For details of all up and coming meetings and to register for events, please see our Meetup page here

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Next Meeting: Thu, Jul 13 2017

Manchester PASS User Group (July 2017)

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17.30 – 18:00 Registration and networking
18:00 – 18:10 Get the latest news in the SQL Server and Azure Data Platform field. This is also a great opportunity to ask any burning questions you have, may be a problem at work.
18:10 – 19:10 - First Session.
19:10 – 19:30 - Break. Time for pizza.
19:30 - 20:30 - Second Session.
20:30 – Feedback and Close and head for drinks down the pub

Featured Presentation

Advanced Analytics for the data developer

Speaker: Robin Lester, Data Solutions Architect Microsoft

Summary: We will look at the tooling available for providing advanced predictive and prescriptive understanding on top of your existing data systems. From the powerful yet approachable cognitive services and Cortana intelligence all the way down to the statistical, visual and machine learning R language. At the end of this session you will have a good understand of the various tooling at your disposal and how it can be utilized to perform machine learning miracles.

About Robin: I am a Cloud / Data Solutions Architect with Microsoft. Based in the UK and working closely with partners across the Azure data stack. I have been working with data systems since SQL 6.5 but now I focus the majority of my time on modern database warehousing, advanced analytics and IoT workloads.

A year in the life of PowerBI

Speaker: Paul Henwood, Premier Field Engineer Microsoft

Summary: From machine learning to Premium. This demo rich session will cover all the key changes happening in Power BI over the last year. Streaming data sets, dashboard and report level usage metrics, Power BI Apps and row level security changes to name but a few.

About Paul: Paul is a Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft and works closely with a wide range of customers focusing on the Microsoft Data Platform. He is very passionate about Power BI, which is a fantastic tool for helping businesses make data driven decisions. He spends a lot of his time training and providing advice and guidance on Security, Governance and Adoption of Power BI. Paul also works with a number of customers using various tools from the Cortana Intelligence Suite, helping them to create a modern BI landscape, with more and more customers asking him for advice on Data Lake Store, Data Lake Analytics, Data Factory, Azure SQL DW, Data Catalog and Azure Analysis Services. Outside of work I love cars and my 2 tiny chihuahuas.


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