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.


One Briar Lake Plaza

2000 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. S. #350

Houston, TX 77042 


Note: Due to the upcoming Microsoft Office move, we will be in a temporary location in November, and at the new location in December.  Please check this page for updates!


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Upcoming Events:

    PASS Summit 2015 - Seattle - Oct 27-30, 2015

Next Meeting: Tue, Mar 12 2013

HASSUG & H-BI Monthly Meeting - March 12, 2012

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person & Online
Online Meeting URL: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/usergroups/join?id=HASSUG_MAR2013&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, Mar 12 2013 16:30 - 19:30
Event Time : Tue, Mar 12 2013 11:30 - 14:30 Central Daylight Time
Your Local Time: Tue, Mar 12 2013 16:30 - 19:30


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

Direction: None

Featured Presentation

SQL Server Backup and Restore – Back to Basics

Speaker: Peter Tran, Sr. Technical Lead PROS Revenue Management

Summary: Backup and restore is a fundamental skill required of any DBA regardless of level. There are a lot of 3rd party sophisticated tools to help with SQL Server backup and restore, but it is still important skillset to know how to do this the old fashion approach using only tools available with SQL Server. In this presentation, we’re going back to basic. We’ll review the fundamental of backup and restore. The topics we’ll be reviewing are the SQL Server components involved, types of backup, and recovery models. Demonstration will be provided on different backup and restore strategies. If you’re a new DBA, then this presentation is definitely for you. Even if you’re a season pro, it will be a good review of the fundamentals.

About Peter: Peter works for PROS Revenue Management (NYSE: PRO) as a Sr.Technical Performance Lead specializing in server-side performance tuning on Java, SQL Server, and Oracle. Peter holds both MCTS and MCITP certifications. He's presented topics on SQL Server performance at the annual Houston Tech Fest and Java tuning at the Houston Java User Group (HJUG). When he's not busy studying for his SQL Server Master Certification (MCM), he indulges in his other passion - photography. You can find his rambling at tranpeter.blogspot.com.

Top BI Enhancements for SQL Server 2012

Speaker: James Serra, Big Data Evangelist Microsoft

Summary: What are the new features and functionality in SQL Server 2012 that are specific to business intelligence? SQL Server 2012 has an abundance of new features and enhancements, with business intelligence (BI) being one area given a lot of attention. In this session I will cover the most important of these new features, broken out into the logical areas seen in a full end-to-end development of a BI solution: data integration, data management & warehousing, and end-user reporting.

About James: James is a big data and data warehousing solution architect at Microsoft. He is a thought leader in the use and application of Big Data and advanced analytics. Previously he was an independent consultant working as a Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence architect and developer. He is a prior 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”.