Microsoft Data Platform User Group Norway

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Welcome to Microsoft Data Platform User Group Norway!

PASSChapterLogo.jpgMicrosoft Data Platform User Group Norway (MDPUG Norway, formerly SQL Server User Group Norway) is for for everyone interested in or working with Microsoft Data Platform technologies including SQL Server, SQL Server Reporting Services & Analysis Services, Information Management (SQL Server Integration Services, Azure Data Factory (ADF) & Data Sync), Power BI, Analytics Platform System, Cortana Analytics Suite, Azure Data Lake, Azure DocumentDB, Azure HDInsight and Hadoop, Spark, & Storm on Azure, Azure Machine Learning, Azure Search, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Azure SQL Database and Azure Stream Analytics. Our goals are to share knowledge, present new technologies, network and have fun. We welcome everyone from database administrators and developers to business intelligence professionals and students.

Membership is free, join us today! (Read more.)

We are always looking for speakers. Have you worked on an interesting project? Discovered a cool feature? Built an automated framework? Performance tuned the heck out of an application? Scripted all your daily tasks? Join us and share your experiences! We are looking for both Norwegian and English presentations of all levels.

Our meetings are managed via our Meetup group, you can find Microsoft Data Platform User Group Norway on LinkedIn and you can join us on Twitter by using the hashtag #MDPUGNorway. If you live in Oslo, follow Microsoft Data Platform User Group Oslo on Twitter (@MDPUG_Oslo) and use the hashtag #MDPUGOslo.

Next Meeting

Wednesday,

October

17

Level Up Your Biml: Best Practices and Coding Techniques with Cathrine Wilhelmsen

We are very proud to say that Norway has three speakers at this year's PASS Summit. This is the second of two meetings where they will present their Summit sessions for us before they go to Seattle. This time we will see Cathrine's session!

Featured Presentation:

Level Up Your Biml: Best Practices and Coding Techniques with Cathrine Wilhelmsen

Cathrine Wilhelmsen, Senior BI Consultant Inmeta

Is your Biml solution starting to remind you of a bowl of tangled spaghetti code? Good! That means you are solving real problems while saving a lot of time. The next step is to make sure that your solution does not grow too complex and confusing - you do not want to waste all that saved time on future maintenance! Attend this session for an overview of Biml best practices and coding techniques. Learn how to improve and simplify your solution by using some common and some lesser-known Biml features. If standard Biml is not enough, you can implement custom logic by creating your own C# classes and methods. Finally, see how to bring everything together in an example project for creating and loading a data mart with facts and dimensions. Start improving your code today and level up your Biml in no time!

About Cathrine:
Cathrine loves teaching and sharing knowledge. She works as a consultant, technical architect and developer, focusing on Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence projects. Her core skills are ETL, SSIS, Biml and T-SQL development, but she enjoys everything from programming to data visualization. Outside of work she's active in the SQL Server and PASS communities as a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, BimlHero Certified Expert, author, speaker, blogger, organizer and chronic volunteer.

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