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October 2018

Free Webcast: Passive Security for Hostile Environments

October 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free Webcast

Ideal database security settings usually exist in books, but rarely in reality. Is your CIO a member of the sysadmin role because they demanded it? Or maybe some users have rights for purely political reasons? Just because you can't enforce security through typical means doesn't mean you're powerless. Attend this session to learn about the features SQL Server provides that will allow you to keep track of what your users are up to at all times and sleep a little…

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Query Store and Query Optimization on SQL Server 2017

October 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free Webcast

In this session, Dean Savovic will talk about advantages of Query Store, features, configuration and query optimization using Query Store on SQL Server 2017. The session will also cover how one can monitor query performance, how Query Store gathers data and which are the best practices for using Query Store. During the session there will be various demos.

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November 2018

Free Webcast: From SQL to R – Leverage Your T-SQL Knowledge to Learn R

November 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free Webcast

With Markus Ehrenmüller-Jensen You are already familiar with T-SQL and are eager to learn R but do not know where to start? Start from what you already know: T-SQL. Both languages have many things in common on some levels, but are very different on others. You will learn how to begin your first steps in the new language and how to perform the most common tasks, typical for R: statistics, machine learning & data visualization. This session will kick you…

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December 2018

Free Webcast: Digital Transformation using Gamification and Artificial Intelligence

December 5, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free Webcast

With Nicolas Babin Digital transformation or how companies need to change from selling boxes to selling solutions. All companies’ departments need to be involved in a mindset change. From HR to Finance, from Sales to Marketing, from customer support to administration. Combining the transformation with the help of gamification will ensure engagement, success and fun for all. People do not like changes so if you make it fun, you will get better response and a much more productive activity. Finally,…

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January 2019

Free Webcast: Passive Security for Hostile Environments

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free Webcast
Free

By Bob Pusateri Ideal database security settings usually exist in books, but rarely in reality. Is your CIO a member of the sysadmin role because they demanded it? Or maybe some users have rights for purely political reasons? Just because you can't enforce security through typical means doesn't mean you're powerless. Attend this session to learn about the features SQL Server provides that will allow you to keep track of what your users are up to at all times and sleep…

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February 2019

Free Webcast: Automating SQL Server Installation and Configuration

February 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free Webcast
Free

In the current fast paced environment that is information technology, we want to build fast and we want to build consistently. When it comes to SQL Server, that means automation. We want to automate the whole build process, from the server deployment to the after installation scripts. In this session we’ll look at what you can automate, how to do it, and how to include some options for customization using a template-based approach. We’ll also look at how to set…

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May 2019

Free Webcast: Introduction to the SQL Server Query Store

May 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free Webcast

by Brandon Preece Don't you wish there was a recording of everything running on your SQL Server instance tracking performance data? Well in SQL Server 2016, Microsoft has introduced a new feature called the Query Store. This session will go over how the query store works, how you configure it for your workloads and how to use the information to track performance data. When you leave this session, you will know how to get started using the Query Store.

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Data: A Conversation – SSWUG.org Spring/Summer 2018

May 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Spring/Summer SSWUG Virtual Conference for 2019 will bring a new look at where things are, what's happening in the data-oriented world we all work in and where things may be going. We'll be approaching a good number of sessions differently, focusing on discussions with key industry experts to get their views and suggestions for what's next and how to navigate the changes, opportunities, and responsibilities before us. Sessions will be covering security, data management, and ethics, trends in the…

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June 2019

Free Webcast: Learn How to Build a Real-Time Analytics Solution

June 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free Webcast
Free

by José Mendes Real time is fundamental for the life of an organization and to the decision making process, therefore, building a real-time analytical model becomes a business need. In this session we will learn which processes are required to build a real-time analytical model and how to achieve our goal by either using the Lambda or Databricks Delta Architecture At the end of the session, you will have learned how to ingest, store, prepare and serve the data with…

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August 2019

Free Webcast: 3 Performance Tuning Tricks for an Efficient Database Expert

August 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free Webcast

by Pinal Dave No one wants the slow performance of their application. In this session, we will learn about three performance tuning tricks which DBA must know to improve their SQL Server’s performance. We will understand what are those tricks, and how efficiently we can use it in just 60 minutes. We will explore various settings as well as code which will kill SQL Server Performance. At the end of this session, every attendee will receive scripts which will help…

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