SQL Server Free Community Training

Pragmatic Works, SQL Server Central and Microsoft would like to invite you to a another month of Free SQL Server Training delivered by the people that write the books!

Info: EST means CET/MEZ + 6 hours, so 11 a.m. EST means 17:00 CET/MEZ.

December Speakers and Topics

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Speaker: Chris Webb, co-author Expert Cube Development SSAS 2008

Topic:Introduction to Performance Tuning Analysis Services 2008

Date:December 21, 2010 11:00 a.m. EST

So you've gone to all the trouble of building a cube, and your users are complaining that their queries are still too slow? This session will show you how to tune query performance on Analysis Services 2008, looking at partitioning, designing aggregations and identifying MDX-related bottlenecks.

Speaker:Brian Knight, SQL Server MVP and Author

Topic: Introduction to Data Mining in SQL Server Analysis Services

Date:December 23, 2010 11:00 a.m. EST

Data mining is one of the key hidden gems inside of Analysis Services but has a steep learning curve for most.In this session, you’ll learn how to create a data mining model to predict who is the best customer for you and learn how to use other algorithms to spend your marketing model wisely. You’ll also learn how to integrate data mining into your application.

Speaker:Mike Davis, SQL ServerBI Architect and Author

Topic: Using Script Task and Components in SQL Server Integration Services

Date:December 28, 2010 11:00 a.m. EST

Mike shows you how to build script tasks in the control flow and Script components in the data flow of an SSIS package. If there is not a task in the toolbox that can do what you need, then a script task or component is used to complete these steps. Learn when to use them and when not to use them.

Speaker:Brian Knight and Tim Moolic

Topic: Building a career with SQL Server business intelligence

Date:December 29, 2010 11:00 a.m. EST

A great subject to start your New Year! The Microsoft Business intelligence market has grown significantly in in the past few years.Today demand is high for experienced SQL Server BI architects, developers, and analyst.In this session Tim and Brian will review the job market opportunities and explain how you can take your career to the next level.