Triad SQL Business Intelligence User Group


The Triad SQL Business Intelligence Users Group is a forum where any one interested in the Microsoft business intelligence stack can meet to learn more about the product, share ideas and make contact with other similar individuals. Our group is run by Microsoft BI professionals for the benefit of anyone interested in participating in the group.

All of our meetings are free and open to anyone who is interested in sharing their knowledge of SQL Server. Our meetings are generally held on the last Tuesday of every month, unless otherwise noted. Pizza and drinks are provided.

Please register on this site to be included on the latest newsletter and emails announcing our next meetings.

Next Meeting: Tue, Oct 25 2016

Cortona Intelligence Suite - October 2016 Meeting

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

Please join us for a presentation by Shannon Lowder where he discusses the Cortana Intelligence Suite from Microsoft.  Pizza by DataMasters is at 6:00pm and the session kicks off at 6:30pm.  Hope to see your there.


UTC : Tue, Oct 25 2016 22:00 - 00:00
Event Time : Tue, Oct 25 2016 18:00 - 20:00 Eastern Daylight Time
Your Local Time: Tue, Oct 25 2016 22:00 - 00:00


Inmar Building
635 Vine St.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Direction: None

Featured Presentation

Cortona Intelligence Suite

Speaker: Shannon Lowder, Lead Data Analytics Consultant Allegient

Summary: The Cortana Intelligence suite is evolving every day. What began as data blob stores, no-sql providers, and SQL VMs, has grown into a full suite of offerings from Microsoft. Today you can build your entire data platform with ala carte purchases from Microsoft. In this session, I’d like to give you an overview of the services available as of the date of this presentation. I’ll also share with you some ways the different offerings have been used in products I’ve worked on in the past, as well as some insights into how it will be used in the future.

About Shannon: For over 15 years Shannon Lowder has been spotting patterns and learning ways to work smarter instead of harder. He started with development and moved into database administration. Using TSQL, Database Jobs and PowerShell, he automated himself out of contracts quickly. As Business Intelligence became a greater demand, he moved into SSIS, SSRS, and SSAS development. Early on, he tried using PowerShell and .Net to automate BI Development. Later those efforts turned to Biml. After founding a startup six years ago, he finds himself a data platform consultant, designing and guiding other professionals to build highly automated enterprise solutions. Today, he is a Biml Hero candidate and is awaiting the final approval for the award.


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