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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Next Meeting: Tue, Feb 12 2013

HASSUG Monthly Meeting - February 12, 2013

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person & Online
Online Meeting URL: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/usergroups/join?id=HASSUG_FEB2013&role=attend

Monthly Meeting of the Houston Area SQL Server User Group & Houston BI User Group


UTC : Tue, Feb 12 2013 17:30 - 20:30
Event Time : Tue, Feb 12 2013 11:30 - 14:30 (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Your Local Time: Tue, Feb 12 2013 17:30 - 20:30


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

Direction: None

Featured Presentation

Introduction to Microsoft's Master Data Services (MDS)

Speaker: James Serra, Big Data Evangelist Microsoft

Summary: Companies struggle with consolidating the same set of data from multiple systems to accurately report on critical business information. For example, having customer lists in multiple systems that often have the same customer in more than one list, sometimes with a different spelling. Master Data Services is bundled with SQL Server 2012 to help resolve many of the Master Data Management issues that companies are faced with when integrating data. In this session, James will show an overview of Master Data Services 2012, including the out of the box Web UI, the highly developed Excel Add-in, and how to get started with loading MDS with your data.

About James: James is a technology solution professional specializing in big data and data warehousing using the Analytics Platform System (APS), a Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) architecture. Previously he was an independent consultant working as a Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence/MDM architect and developer. He is a SQL Server MVP with over 25 years of IT experience. James is a popular blogger (JamesSerra.com) and speaker. He is the author of the book “Reporting with Microsoft SQL Server 2012”.

Usage Monitoring for BI Components

Speaker: Tyler Chessman, Technology Specialist Microsoft

Summary: PerformancePoint Services, Excel Services, PowerPivot, Reporting Services, and Power View. All of these tools have different and sometimes difficult to interpret logging mechanisms. In this talk, we'll walk through the different options for usage monitoring of these key "front-end" BI components. We'll also look at a custom dashboard that ties corporate-wide BI usage into a single, unified view.

About Tyler: Tyler is a Technology Specialist with Microsoft helping customers adopt and implement BI solutions and he is the long-time Microsoft liaison to HASSUG and founder of the Houston BI User Group. Tyler is a frequent contributor to SQL Server Magazine. In 2011, he published Understanding the United States Debt utilizing his BI skills to address one of today’s hot topics (http://www.understandingtheusdebt.com).