Friday, July 6, 2012

SQL Saturday #141 - South Florida

A year ago I attended my first SQL Saturday in South Florida, and I intentionally did not want to make a blog post until this year's SQL Saturday in South Florida. Okay, I'm lying. I've been extremely busy over the last year with running multiple BI projects for TekPartners BI Solutions, and my wife and I welcomed our second child into the world.  I actually stated last year in my blog post about SQL Saturday #79 that I would present this year and held true to that by presenting "Dividing and Conquering Reporting by Scaling Out with Replication" you can view the slides here.
 I was also going to present on SSAS Tabular in SQL Server 2012 but that will have to wait until SQL Saturday #151 in Orlando.  I had about 25 people in the session and the interaction and questions were great.  Replication is one of those topics for SQL Server that few really know and understand, and most are simply scared of it.  Over the years I spent a lot of time implementing it with clients that really needed to scale out SQL Server for reporting, and its a great tool to facilitate that.

SQL Saturday was a great event put on by the South Florida SQL Server User Group and definitely am going to attend and present at more of them in the future.

TekPartners BI Architects: Luis Figueroa, David Ortiz, and Me 

The sessions I attended were very educational.  Jen Stirrup's (Blog | Twitter | LinkedIn) session on Mobile BI was great and very informative with Azure, Performance Point, and many other great topics. Devin Knight's (Blog | Twitter | LinkedIn) session on Performance Point Dashboards was awesome. Creating a dashboard from whiteboard idea to final product with Analysis Services as a source and very informative.  Luis Figueroa's (Blog | Twitter | LinkedIn) on super fast dimension loading with Change Tracking and Change Data Capture was very informative as well as not many people are very familiar with the change tables and how to benefit from using them in SQL Server 2008+ sources.   


  1. Glad you're writing again! Look forward to meeting again in Orlando

    1. Thanks Devin. Looking forward to Orlando as well.