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, but since they will be moving in November we will be meeting at:


750 Town & Country Blvd
10th Floor
Houston, TX 77024


Note: There is a parking garage attached to the bulding 


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Upcoming Events:


Next Meeting: Tue, Jul 09 2013

HASSUG & H-BI Monthly Meeting - July 9, 2013

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person & Online
Online Meeting URL: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/usergroups/join?id=HASSUG_JUL2013&role=attend

The general schedule for each meeting will be:

11:30-11:40 – Announcements
11:40-12:45 – General presentation (Topic 1)
12:45-1:15 – Lunch\Networking – Raffle #1
1:15-2:20 – BI themed presentation (Topic 2)
2:20-2:30 – Recap Announcements – Raffle #2


UTC : Tue, Jul 09 2013 16:30 - 19:30
Event Time : Tue, Jul 09 2013 11:30 - 14:30 Central Daylight Time
Your Local Time: Tue, Jul 09 2013 16:30 - 19:30


750 Town & Country Blcd
Houston, Texas

Direction: None

Featured Presentation

More of My Favorite FREE SQL Server Tools

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

Summary: We’ve all been there – an activity to do and we know we’ll need to do it again. We also know we probably are not the first DBA to need to do that particular task – surely someone else has already figured it out, scripted it and shared it. But, how do you know that script you found on the internet is reliable? Especially if you are new to SQL Server and don’t know whom to trust. I’ll share more reliable sources and more free stuff that all DBAs should have in their toolbox. This session will cover a free tool for automating your deployments and configurations (SPADE) and a free tool for automating the validation of your settings of all SQL Servers in your Enterprise and reporting on those settings (EPM).

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.

Time Series Forecasting

Speaker: Tyler Chessman

Summary: Tyler will be talking about his recent time series forecasting article in SQL Pro Magazine http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/understanding-time-series-forcasting-concepts – which covers the “…key concepts necessary for understanding how these data mining technologies work. With this understanding in place, you’ll be in a better position to start using the forecasting capabilities in SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS).”

About Tyler: None