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, Feb 11 2014

HASSUG & H-BI Monthly Meeting - February 11, 2014

Language: English
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 (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Your Local Time: Tue, Feb 11 2014 17:30 - 20:30


10111 Richmond Ave, Suite 100
Houston, Texas

Direction: None

Featured Presentation

Introducing Power Query (formerly known as Data Explorer)

Speaker: Tyler Chessman

Summary: 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.

About Tyler: None

SQL Server Deprecated\Discontinued Features

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

Summary: 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. 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.





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