Next Meeting: Tue, Feb 11 2014
HASSUG & H-BI Monthly Meeting - February 11, 2014
Event Type: In-Person
Online Meeting URL: None
The general schedule for this meeting will be:
11:30-11:40 – Announcements
11:40-12:40 – General presentation (SQL Server Deprecated\Discontinued Features )
12:40-1:00 – Lunch\Networking – Raffle #1
1:00-2:00 – BI themed presentation (Introducing Power Query (formerly known as Data Explorer))
2:00-2:30 – Recap Announcements – Raffle #2 - Networking
UTC : Tue, Feb 11 2014 17:30 - 20:30
Event Time : Tue, Feb 11 2014 11:30 - 14:30 (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Your Local Time: Tue, Feb 11 2014 17:30 - 20:30
2000 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. #350
Introducing Power Query (formerly known as Data Explorer)
Microsoft Power Query is a new self-service Business Intelligence (BI) tool that helps users find and prepare data for analysis. Available as an add-in for both Excel 2013 and Excel 2010, Power Query makes it easier to discover, combine, and refine both public and private data sources. In this session, we will look at how Power Query connects to traditional data sources – and how it brings internet search capabilities into the realm of BI. We’ll then review the data refinement capabilities of Power Query, including its query formula language.
SQL Server Deprecated\Discontinued Features
Nancy Hidy Wilson, Chapter Leader Houston Area SQL Server User Group
Each version of SQL Server provides a list of features which are deprecated – meaning they will be removed in a future version – and a list of features previously deprecated which are discontinued in that version. This session discuss the deprecated\discontinued features starting with SQL 2008 R2 and will show you how to identify deprecated features so that you can upgrade with ease when those features are finally discontinued.
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. More recently, Nancy presented “Managing SQL Server in the Enterprise with TLAs” at SQLSaturday #97 in Austin. Nancy has led the Houston Area SQL Server User Group (HASSUG) since 2001 and presents there as needed. She also lead the steering team for Houston’s SQLSaturday #57 in January 2011 and currently leads the steering team for SQLSaturday #107 in April 2012. Nancy’s focus for the past 17+ years has been on providing standardized installation, configuration, and management of SQL Server for the global enterprise environment. Nancy holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Baylor University.