Microsoft Data Platform User Group Norway

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!

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 also find Microsoft Data Platform User Group Norway on LinkedIn and you can join us on Twitter by following @MDPUGNorway and using the hashtag #MDPUGNorway.

Next Meeting

Thursday,

November

20

Maint(p)enanc­e Plans & PASS Summit 2014 - news and trends

Marius Pedersen presents Maint(p)enance Plans and you will hear about news and trends presented at this year's PASS Summit. 

We will provide food and drinks, make sure you register here.

Featured Presentation:

Maint(p)enance Plans

Marius Pedersen, Consultant Skill AS

Having solid maintenance plans might be the most important thing you do as a DBA, but it’s usually a one-time effort which goes on by itself in eternity. Senior DBAs created their own plans ages ago and re-implement them whenever there’s new instances or servers, and juniors look to the maintenance plan wizard for help. We’ll be reviewing the important aspects of a maintenance plan as well as demonstrating a few catch 22’s where the maintenance plan might do more harm than good.

About Marius:
Marius Agur Pedersen is a 28 year old man with a passion for technology, humor and tabletop RPGs. He's works as a consultant in Skill AS, but prefers to call himself a super-potato. Marius is the go-to-guy when it comes to Microsoft technologies, but he's no stranger to Linux, Packet Filter and Varnish. He finds database systems very interesting, and being the social tech-geek and nerd that he is you're sure to find him at events and meetups. To top it all of, he recently learned how to juggle.

PASS Summit 2014 - news and trends

Cathrine Wilhelmsen, Senior BI Consultant Inmeta

We present the news and trends picked up at this year's PASS Summit

About Cathrine:
Cathrine loves teaching and sharing knowledge :) She is based in Norway and works as a Senior Business Intelligence Consultant in Inmeta, focusing on Data Warehousing, Data Integration, Analytics, and Reporting projects. Her core skills are Azure Data Factory, 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 community as a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, BimlHero Certified Expert, author, speaker, blogger, organizer and chronic volunteer.

Sponsors:

Webstep
Glasspaper
dbWatch
Avanade

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