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Security, Hypocrisy, and Standards, "OH MY" or How to hack your data center in three easy steps 

Presented by: Brian Guarnieri
Posted by altadmin Tuesday, April 17, 2018 5:41:00 PM


Meet & Greet at 6:30PM Presentation at 7PM
Please join and RSVP at our FWSSUG MEETUP page!

Abstract:
How secure do you think your data is? Why is everyone trying to get your data? How do you get a Comptroller of a large bearing supplier to be your puppet and do things they would never do? Hacking....Hacking....And more hacking. An introduction to situational awareness, on premise security, and social engineering. Learn the secrets of a pen tester and how they get your data. (Answer: it's Usually not through SQL Server.) Trust no one and ummmm always keep your protractor ready. (See Paranoia Role-playing Game). The chances are you've already been hacked and you don't even know it. Take a humorous journey through the eyes of an everyday DBA who sizes up weaknesses using tried and true Red Team hacking techniques. Lets face it. The data is where the money is. It's not in the snazzy new middle-ware that Bob the programmer is so proud of. It's in your data and sometimes your co-worker is your worst enemy. Remember never blame your self, always always blame the PROGRAMMER. It's Bob's fault!

AutoBiography:
Brian Guarnieri is a man of mystery. Does anyone know this person. One part human two parts whovian. He's sleek silent and subtle as a brick to the face. An IT professional since 2000 working as a DBA and moonlighting as a super hero. The only database oriented member of the Dallas Hackers Association he spreads his message of governance and coding practices to the masses. Once a leader of a cult, he has put away his Elvis wig, rhinestones, and snazzy shoes to talk about the comical eccentricities of the IT World. You may know him from such television shows as "The Dukes of Hazzard" and "Small Wonder". Once a child actor he now revels in obscurity. As the only Dalek DBA he seeks to exterminate poor code in all its many forms.



Freese and Nichols graciously host our group once a month at their Fort Worth location. We’re on the ground floor in their beautiful training center. Follow the tile hallway to the left of the reception desk as you walk in the front doors. 4055 International Plaza Fort Worth, Texas 76109

See you there,

SQL SERVER PERFORMANCE! 

Presented by Andy Eggers
Posted by altadmin Tuesday, March 20, 2018 12:53:00 PM


Meet & Greet at 6:30PM Presentation at 7PM
Please join and RSVP at our FWSSUG MEETUP page!

Abstract:
Andy will continue to show us how to gather performance-tuning data, review of the SQL Server Internals, which wait stats should be collected and how to use them to increase performance.
As in Part 1, the why of “it Depends” is always a good starting point and where to look for setup areas to check / review. Andy will show us where SQL Server hides its information and how we can use it efficiently to improve performance.

Bio:
Andy is one of our FWSSUG officers and is about the most enthusiastic supporter of education for the SQL community. He is always the first to volunteer his support in any SQL Saturday event, and is always ready to help teach and mentor anyone who asks. Andy keeps us focused and driving toward education with pure intent. If you want to see this guy get passionately animated, let him start talking about his business intelligence initiatives or educating the community. Andy has end to end expertise in Data Architecture, Statistical Analysis, BIML, SQL Server 2008 through 2016 and the full Microsoft BI stack, and thrives in solving complex business problems. He holds Graduate Certifications from SMU in both Analytics and Marketing and earned his MBA from the University of Dallas.



Freese and Nichols graciously host our group once a month at their Fort Worth location. We’re on the ground floor in their beautiful training center. Follow the tile hallway to the left of the reception desk as you walk in the front doors. 4055 International Plaza Fort Worth, Texas 76109

See you there,

**CANCELLED** Part 2 - Performance Monitoring and SQL Server Internals for the Poor Man 

By Andy Eggers
Posted by altadmin Tuesday, February 20, 2018 2:23:00 PM


** CANCELLED due to Weather! **
We want everyone to be able to stay safe on the roads this evening since this freeze line is moving all around Fort Worth!
Andy's presentation will be moved to our MARCH 21st meeting.

See you then!
~ MJ




Meet & Greet at 6:30PM Presentation at 7PM
Please join and RSVP at our FWSSUG MEETUP page!

Abstract:
Andy will continue to show us how to gather performance-tuning data, review of the SQL Server Internals, which wait stats should be collected and how to use them to increase performance.
As in Part 1, the why of “it Depends” is always a good starting point and where to look for setup areas to check / review. Andy will show us where SQL Server hides its information and how we can use it efficiently to improve performance.

Bio:
Andy is one of our FWSSUG officers and is about the most enthusiastic supporter of education for the SQL community. He is always the first to volunteer his support in any SQL Saturday event, and is always ready to help teach and mentor anyone who asks. Andy keeps us focused and driving toward education with pure intent. If you want to see this guy get passionately animated, let him start talking about his business intelligence initiatives or educating the community. Andy has end to end expertise in Data Architecture, Statistical Analysis, BIML, SQL Server 2008 through 2016 and the full Microsoft BI stack, and thrives in solving complex business problems. He holds Graduate Certifications from SMU in both Analytics and Marketing and earned his MBA from the University of Dallas.



Freese and Nichols graciously host our group once a month at their Fort Worth location. We’re on the ground floor in their beautiful training center. Follow the tile hallway to the left of the reception desk as you walk in the front doors. 4055 International Plaza Fort Worth, Texas 76109

See you there,

Data Modeling for the Modern Data Warehouse 

Posted by altadmin Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:33:00 AM


Meet & Greet at 6:30PM Presentation at 7PM
Please join and RSVP at our FWSSUG MEETUP page!

Abstract:
A theoretical discussion on the topic of graphical data modeling using enterprise modeling tools.

Discuss why we model data, the different modeling type, and different modeling techniques. Explore why and when to use different modeling techniques. Explain dimensional modeling when developing data warehouses, SSAS Cubes, and Power BI Analytics.

Sample model diagrams will be used to explain these different modeling techniques and try to bring a more tangible aspect to the theoretical aspects of the discussion.

Why Model Data
The Value of Enterprise Data
Business Benefits of Data Modeling
Different Model Types
Conceptual / Logical / Physical
Dimensional
Different Modeling Techniques
Star & Snow Flake Schema
Slowly Changing Dimensions
Many to Many Relationships


Bio: Ryan Casy: Managing BI Architect, Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Friend of Redgate, LinkedIn Group Moderator, and a SQL Saturday Speaker.

• 15+ Fortune 500 Corporations Implementing Data Centers and Warehouses • 14+ years SQL Server and Oracle (T-SQL, PL-SQL), (Excel, Flat Files, XML) • 12+ years Visual Studio (SSDT Business Intelligence, DevOps, MVC, C#, VB) • 11+ years Excel, SSAS, SSIS, and SSRS using Agile Methodology • 6+ years Leading Large BI Teams (multi-country off-shore locations)

AIM Business Driven Data Solutions combines the collaborative and creative arts included in Technical Communication, the business acumen of a Harvard MBA program, and the technical discipline of object oriented programming and business intelligence (data warehouses).



Freese and Nichols graciously host our group once a month at their Fort Worth location. We’re on the ground floor in their beautiful training center. Follow the tile hallway to the left of the reception desk as you walk in the front doors. 4055 International Plaza Fort Worth, Texas 76109

Performance Monitoring and SQL Server Internals for the Poor Man 

By Andy Eggers
Posted by altadmin Monday, October 16, 2017 3:21:00 PM


Meet & Greet at 6:30PM Presentation at 7PM
Please join and RSVP at our FWSSUG MEETUP page!

Abstract:
We will look at how to gather performance-tuning data, review of the SQL Server Internals and where the wait stats are collected and how to use them to determine what changes can be made to increase performance.
The Why “it Depends” is always a good starting point and where to look for setup areas to check / review. We will discover where SQL Server hides its information in public. We will only be looking at the SQL Server engine and its components.

Bio:
Andy is one of our FWSSUG officers and is about the most enthusiastic supporter of education for the SQL community. He is always the first to volunteer his support in any SQL Saturday event, and is always ready to help teach and mentor anyone who asks. Andy keeps us focused and driving toward education with pure intent. If you want to see this guy get passionately animated, let him start talking about his business intelligence initiatives or educating the community. Andy has end to end expertise in Data Architecture, Statistical Analysis, BIML, SQL Server 2008 through 2016 and the full Microsoft BI stack, and thrives in solving complex business problems. He holds Graduate Certifications from SMU in both Analytics and Marketing and earned his MBA from the University of Dallas.



Freese and Nichols graciously host our group once a month at their Fort Worth location. We’re on the ground floor in their beautiful training center. Follow the tile hallway to the left of the reception desk as you walk in the front doors. 4055 International Plaza Fort Worth, Texas 76109

Using Extended Events to Expose Application Performance Issues 

Posted by altadmin Thursday, September 14, 2017 8:54:00 AM


Meet & Greet at 6:30PM Presentation at 7PM
Please join and RSVP at our FWSSUG MEETUP page!

Abstract:
When an application is performing poorly, the database is almost always suspected to be the source of the problem. Not so fast! In this session, learn how to use Extended Events to analyze the space BETWEEN calls to the SQL Server. This non-traditional technique can help you to identify where an application is actually the source of a performance issue and not the SQL Server.

Bio:
Mindy Curnutt is a 3X Microsoft Data Platform MVP. She is also a Trimble Distinguished Engineer, the VP of Information Management at TMW Systems and an Idera Ace. She helps support almost 1,500 companies in the logistics and trucking industry using SQL Server as their database platform. Within the transportation industry, Mindy is well known as THE “Go-To” person when it comes to SQL Server questions or issues. Her specialties are hardware, configuration, scalability and performance tuning.

Mindy has been actively involved in the SQL Server Community for over a decade and has become a well known speaker within the SQL and Transportation Management communities. She presented at the SQLPASS Summits in 2005, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2015 and was honored as the September, 2016 SQLPass Outstanding Volunteer. Mindy spoke at her local North Texas SQL Server User Group in 2002, 2003 & 2015, and numerous SQLSaturday chapters throughout North America.

In 2013 and 2014 she was a Team Lead for the SQLPASS Summit Abstract Review Process. In 2015 and 2016 served (and is serving) as one of the 2-3 SQLPASS Summit Program Managers. Mindy was a SME for both the SQL 2012 and 2014 Microsoft Certification Exams. In 2016 she delivered a speech during the Keynote about the Future of Big Data in Transportation at TMW Systems & PeopleNet’s In.Sight event – “Data Quality and Reference Data“. You can download some of her presentations here,

She mentors others, helping to educate and promote scalable and sustainable SQL Server architecture and design. She is an enthusiastic and effective participant within the SQL Server community, giving her time and resources to help it improve and grow.

Twitter: @sqlgirl



Freese and Nichols graciously host our group once a month at their Fort Worth location. We’re on the ground floor in their beautiful training center. Follow the tile hallway to the left of the reception desk as you walk in the front doors. 4055 International Plaza Fort Worth, Texas 76109

So how does SQL Server take a query and decide what to do with it? 

Presented by Forrest McDaniel
Posted by altadmin Thursday, August 3, 2017 7:43:00 PM
AUGUST 16th - Meet & Greet at 6:30PM Presentation at 7PM
Please join and RSVP at our FWSSUG MEETUP page!

Abstract: There are many internal mechanisms that SQL Server uses to build a query plan. Join me as I survey the process, with special attention paid to cardinality, statistics, and the memo. DBCC commands and undocumented trace flags abound as I show how to investigate internals for yourself. Only some of the presentation will be useful, but all of it will be nerdy!

Bio: Forrest McDaniel
I've only been a DBA for two years, so don't take my word for anything!
Before this new career I was a teacher and tutor, so I love explaining concepts, especially math.

JULY 19th Meeting CANCELLED for 24 HOURS of PASS event!! 

Posted by altadmin Friday, July 14, 2017 4:12:00 PM
FWSSUG members! This month PASS has a 24 hour PASS Summit preview sessions event going on that conflicts with our meeting! No way can we provide as much learning as this free PASS event, so we are cancelling July's FWSSUG meeting so that everyone can register and take advantage of the great PASS sessions online. Here is the session lineup: Http://www.pass.org/24hours/2017/summitpreview/Schedule.aspx Don't miss this! Pick what you want to learn and go register! It is free after all! ~Mary Mathias

Exploring the New Features of SSRS 2016 

Presented by Tim Mitchell
Posted by altadmin Tuesday, June 20, 2017 7:37:00 PM


Meet & Greet at 6:30PM Presentation at 7PM
Please join and RSVP at our FWSSUG MEETUP page!

Abstract:
For years, SQL Server Reporting Services chugged along with very few updates. Although it remained a reliable and popular reporting tool, the feature set largely remained unchanged for a decade. With the release of SQL Server 2016, everything changed. Microsoft delivered a brand new SSRS. This session will review and demonstrate the new features of SQL Server Reporting Services 2016. You'll walk through the essential changes in SSRS, from the new report manager to the new visualizations. You'll also discuss the SSRS ecosystem and how it fits together with PowerBI and other Microsoft reporting/analytics platforms.

Bio:
Tim Mitchell is a business intelligence consultant, author, and trainer.  He has worked with SQL Server for over a decade, specializing in data warehousing, ETL/SSIS, and reporting.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M at Commerce, and is recognized as aMicrosoft Data Platform MVP.  Tim is the founder and principal data architect at Tyleris Data Solutions.

As an active member of the community, Tim has spoken at international, regional, and local venues including theSQL PASS Summit, SQLBits, SQL Connections, SQL Saturday events, and various user groups and webcasts.  Tim is coauthor of the book SSIS Design Patterns, and is a contributing author on the charity book project MVP Deep Dives 2.  He is an active group member and speaker at the North Texas SQL Server User Group in the Dallas area.

You can visit his website and blog at TimMitchell.net or follow him on Twitter at  twitter.com/Tim_Mitchell.

Will it Shred? The utter basics of XML in SQL Server. 

FWSSUG NEW SPEAKER - Forrest McDaniel
Posted by altadmin Tuesday, May 16, 2017 11:44:00 AM
Meet & Greet at 6:30PM Presentation at 7PM
Please join and RSVP at our FWSSUG MEETUP page!

Abstract: For SQL Server folk comfortable with relational data, XML is an unavoidable evil. SQL doesn't work on it, and nested substrings are awkward, so how can we shred it?
In this presentation I cover the basics of handling XML. I briefly review what XML is, and point out where we commonly see it. I show basic XPath, touch on XQuery, and spend the bulk of my time demoing the main methods in T-SQL for applying XPath to XML.
Bonus topics include XML schemas (and why they actually matter), XML indexes, and a CLR demo.

Bio: Forrest McDaniel
I've only been a DBA for two years, so don't take my word for anything!
Before this new career I was a teacher and tutor, so I love explaining concepts, especially math.
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