HASSUG and Houston BI User Group will continue meetings on the second Tuesday of every month during an expanded "lunch" time. 


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

Note:  There is a charge to park in the garage attached to the building with the
Microsoft Offices, however there is a garage across the street at 12711 Queensbury with free parking.


Upcoming Events:

Our next Chapter meeting will be January, 10, 2017!

Next Meeting: Tue, Aug 13 2013

HASSUG & H-BI Monthly Meeting - August 13, 2013

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person & Online
Online Meeting URL: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/usergroups/join?id=HASSUG_AUG2013&role=attend

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


UTC : Tue, Aug 13 2013 16:30 - 19:30
Event Time : Tue, Aug 13 2013 11:30 - 14:30 Central Daylight Time
Your Local Time: Tue, Aug 13 2013 16:30 - 19:30


750 Town & Country Blvd., 10th Floor
Houston, Texas

Direction: None

Featured Presentation

Managing SQL Server in the Enterprise with CMS, PBM and EPM

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

Summary: This session will introduce several SQL Server 2008+ features and tools designed to make a DBA’s life easier – including those of you still managing SQL Server 2005 or even SQL Server 2000! If you aren’t using CMS, PBM, or EPM Framework – come learn what they are and the potential benefits for managing your environment.

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.

Intro to Using Spatial Data Types in BI Solutions

Speaker: Kevin Moorman, Manager Pariveda Solutions

Summary: SQL Server added support for geometry and geography data types with the release of SQL Server 2008 and has been enhancing support in each subsequent release. This talk will provide a brief introduction into these capabilities including loading shape data into a database, performing spatial queries, visualizing results, and examples of how to marry these GIS features with existing BI solutions.

About Kevin: Kevin Moormann is a manager at Pariveda Solutions. He focuses on business intelligence and cloud computing solutions.


Welcome to the Houston Area SQL Server Users Group