Houston Area SQL Server User Group

HASSUG and Houston BI User Group normally meets on the second Tuesday of every month during lunch time.   Occasionally, we will meet at other time, so please watch this page for updates. 


10111 Richmond Ave
Houston, Texas 77042

Next Meeting: Tue, Jan 13 2015

HASSUG & H-BI Monthly Meeting - January 13, 2015

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person
Online Meeting URL: None

The schedule for this meeting will be:

11:30-11:40 – Announcements
11:40-12:40 – CIS Benchmarks: Your Guide to SQL Server Security – Nancy Hidy Wilson
12:40-1:00 – Lunch sponsored by PASS
1:00-2:00 – Introduction to Data Mining in SQL Server 2014 - Derek Wilson
2:00-2:30 – Recap Announcements & Networking


UTC : Tue, Jan 13 2015 17:30 - 20:30
Event Time : Tue, Jan 13 2015 11:30 - 14:30 (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Your Local Time: Tue, Jan 13 2015 17:30 - 20:30


10111 Richmond Ave, Suite 100
Houston, Texas

Direction: None

Featured Presentation

CIS Benchmarks: Your Guide to SQL Server Security

Speaker: Nancy Hidy Wilson, SQL Server Service Engineer T-Systems

Summary: Ever wonder where your auditors come up with the security settings they look for in your environment? One of their sources is the CIS (Center for Internet Security) Security Benchmarks. This session will introduce you to the current CIS SQL Server Security Benchmarks and the recommendations they contain. Then, I’ll show you an easy way to setup your own validation checks using SQL Server’s Policy Based Management feature. Lastly, you’ll learn how you can be part of the CIS Community input. So, bring your current security setting checklist to see if you’ve missed anything or to propose changes in future CIS Security Benchmarks.

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. Nancy led the Houston Area SQL Server User Group (HASSUG) from 2001-15 and presents there and at SQLSaturday events. She also currently volunteers as an editor for the SQL Server Benchmarks with CIS.

Introduction to Data Mining in SQL Server 2014

Speaker: Derek Wilson Just Energy

Summary: This is a 100 level session designed to expose you to the data mining tools available in SQL Server. In this session you will learn the types of algorithms available in SQL Server Analysis Services. I will show how to get started with a data mining project. Then, I’ll end with demos on how to build a Decision Tree model to predict customer churn and a Time Series Forecasting model to predict a stock price.

About Derek: Derek Wilson is a Solution Architect at Just Energy. His primary focus in on Microsoft SQL Server technologies and aligning business problems to technology solutions. He is an author, trainer, blogger and has been using SQL Server since version 6.5.



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