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May Meeting

  • In-Person @ 3005 Highland Parkway #100 Downers Grove, Illinois, United States (map)
  • 18:00 - 21:00 Central Daylight Time
  • Language: English



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Featured Presentation:

What's New in SQL Server 2016

Microsoft has announce General Availability of SQL Server 2016 will happen on June 1st. This session will show you this new release. We’ll cover the high-level feature set and discuss the feature differences between Standard and Enterprise Editions. We will spend a lot of our time in demos of the newest capabilities. Here are some of the highlights by role that we’ll discuss * DBA: come see about the new features around security, operational analytics, the query store, performance gains, and more. * Developer: come see how to integrate the new security changes, how in-memory support has gotten even better, how temporal databases can make developing change tracking easier, how PolyBase can help you integrate Hadoop into your application, and more * BI/Analytics Developer: come see how Power Query can be used in an SSIS environment, how SSAS can improve your performance, the single SSDT in Visual Studio 2015, enhancements in MDS, the New Reporting Services which integrates with Power BI and what we used to call Datazen, R built into SQL Server, and more. * Cloud Integrator: come see how a table can be s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d to Azure, How Power BI can interact with on premise data, hybrid SSIS and backup to Azure, and more.

Tom Pizzato, Data Platform Technology Specialist Microsoft Corporation

About Tom:
In his 26 years at Microsoft, Tom has worked with every data technology Microsoft has delivered (starting with SQL Server and Access and progressing to Analytics Platform System and advanced analytics). He is currently focused on selling Microsoft’s whole data stack from SQL Server to Azure’s advanced analytics capability in the Midwest District. In this role, Tom provides our customers technical guidance and support in evaluation and implementation planning for using both on-premise and cloud-based solutions to analyze data and make more informed business decisions.




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