Louisville SQL Server and Power BI User Group

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Welcome!

Welcome to the Louisville SQL Server Users Group! We represent the SQL Server community in Louisville, the surrounding metropolitan area, and throughout most of Kentucky. As a technical users group, we focus on monthly meetings, but also provide networking, learning opportunities, speaking opportunities, training, and collaboration for SQL Server professionals throughout the Ohio Valley area. Our monthly meetings occur on the second Thursday of each month, either at lunchtime in the downtown Louisville area or in the evening outside downtown. This alternating approach to meeting times and locations allows us to support as many of our users as possible and provides different venue and time options for our meetings and our attendees. We also partner with various volunteer groups to bring special events to the area, such as SQL Saturdays. Those events typically draw large crowds of SQL Server professionals from Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, and beyond!

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Next Meeting

Friday,

May

15

Power BI - Microsoft’s Self Service BI Tools

Join us on Friday, May 15 (NOTE THE DATE!) for the next meeting of the Louisville SQL Server Users Group! We will meet at the Humana Training Center in the Waterfront Plaza in downtown Louisville.  We plan to have food arrive at 11:30am, with the meeting starting at 11:45am and ending at 1:00pm (back to our usual schedule).

Our meeting sponsor this month is Kizan:

KiZAN Technologies, a Microsoft Gold Partner for over twenty years, provides a full array of solutions to solve the most challenging issues businesses face today. We deliver consulting services to solve business needs primarily in the Central Region centered on Microsoft-based technologies. Our organization was listed as one of Business First's Fast Fifty, showing that KiZAN is one of the fastest growing private companies headquartered in Louisville, KY. Combining world-class products with our commitment to excellence has enabled us to be the local and regional technology solution provider of choice. Visit http://kizan.com today!

Please come out for our May meeting (on Friday), learn about Power BI, and thank KiZAN for being our sponsor!

Featured Presentation:

Power BI – Microsoft’s Self Service BI Tools

John Ripy, Senior Consultant KiZAN Technologies

Microsoft is portraying the Power BI tools within Excel as the Mini-Me’s of Integration, Analysis, and Reporting Services. Are they correct? And what does this mean for SQL BI professionals? Come find out what you need to know about this latest suite of tools aimed at providing “BI for the masses”!

About John:
John Ripy is a Senior Consultant focusing on BI and GIS at KiZAN Technologies. John has worked with KiZAN Technologies for nearly a year on the Data Platform and Business Intelligence teams. Prior to KiZAN, John conducted research at the University of Kentucky on data visualization and geospatial predictive analytics.

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