Welcome to the Houston Area SQL Server Users Group

HASSUG and Houston BI User Group will continue meetings on the second Tuesday of every month during an expanded "lunch" time.  The joint group meets at the Microsoft Houston Office. Our normal room is Suite #350 Discovery, but check the visual display when you arrive to confirm.

The general schedule for each meeting will be:

11:30-11:40 – Announcements

11:40-12:40 – General presentation (Topic 1)

12:40-1:00 – Lunch\Networking – Raffle #1

1:00-2:00 – BI themed presentation (Topic 2)

2:00-2:30 – Recap Announcements – Raffle #2; Networking


One Briar Lake Plaza

2000 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. S. #350

Houston, TX 77042 


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Upcoming Events:

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Next Meeting: Tue, Jul 14 2015

HASSUG & H-BI Monthly Meeting - July 14, 2015

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person
Online Meeting URL: None

 *** Parking Update ***: The first floor is now 2 hour parking only, so please park on an upper floor.

 PASS Summit 2015 – Oct 26-30, 2015, Seattle. Register by July 12, 2015 before the rate goes up again!  And use our Chapter Discount Code LC15RBS6, for an additional $150 off!

Meeting Agenda:

11:30-11:40 – Announcements

11:40-12:40 – Intro to PowerShell for DBAs – Nancy Hidy Wilson

12:40-1:00 – Lunch\Networking sponsored by Idera

1:00-2:00 – Making the Transition to BI Development– Derek Wilson

2:00-2:30 – Recap Announcements – Raffle; Networking

Attendees are free to come/go as they wish for the topics of most interest to them if they can’t stay for the entire time. 


UTC : Tue, Jul 14 2015 16:30 - 19:30
Event Time : Tue, Jul 14 2015 11:30 - 14:30 Central Daylight Time
Your Local Time: Tue, Jul 14 2015 16:30 - 19:30


2000 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. #350
Houston, Texas

Direction: None

Featured Presentation

Making the Transition to BI Development

Speaker: Derek Wilson, Business Intelligence Architect Just Energy

Summary: This session will focus on thinking like a BI developer. We will go through differences between database developers and BI developers. The different skills and knowledge that you will need learn. Some topics to include the differences between ETL and ELT, star schema, and database design for reporting.

About Derek: I am a Microsoft certified SQL Server specialist, author, blogger and former consultant. I specialize in Business Intelligence and Enterprise Architecture. In all of my projects I look at how to provide the most value to the business through improving service, decreasing costs or increasing revenue through architecture, design, or BI solutions.

Introduction to PowerShell for DBAs

Speaker: Nancy Hidy Wilson, SQL Server Service Engineer T-Systems

Summary: PowerShell has been around for 10 years now. What are you waiting for? This session will introduce you to the basics of PowerShell, plus some tips for using it with SQL Server. Quit waiting on SSMS or other admin GUI tools to load and then point and click your way repeatedly to get your tasks done. With these basic PowerShell commands at your disposal, you will start improving your productivity immediately!

About Nancy Hidy: Nancy Hidy Wilson has been working with Microsoft SQL Server since 1994. She originally volunteered for PASS at the first Community Summit held in Chicago in 1999 and has served on various PASS Committees since that time. Nancy was a PASS Community Summit speaker from 2000-2007. Nancy led the Houston Area SQL Server User Group (HASSUG) from 2001-15 and presents there and at SQLSaturday events. She also currently volunteers as an editor for the SQL Server Benchmarks with CIS.