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Click Here to register for the Detroit SQLSaturday #292 Event on May 17, 2014

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held May 17 2014 at Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075-1058. Admittance to this event is free, but we do charge a lunch fee of 12.00 so that we can provide a lunch - not pizza! Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.

We have meetings on the second Thursday of every month.  Our group meets at the Microsoft Heartland District Office in the Southfield Town Center.  The office is on the 19th floor of the 1000 Building, and there are signs directing you to the conference room where the meeting will be held.

In an ongoing attempt to make the content presented useful to our members we start each meeting with a short Q&A session.  Unless noted in the meeting notes the schedule for each meeting will be:

6:00 - 6:30 - General Q&A session & Announcements
6:30 - 7:30 - Presentation(s)
7:30 - ?? - Door prizes and Question & Answer session

 Next Meeting


Manage Big Data with SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse











Thursday, April 10, 2014

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Microsoft Southfield Office
1000 Town Center
Suite 1930
Southfield, MI 48075
Directions found clicking here.

Register at EventBrite - so we know how much food to order.

This meeting is sponsored by SPID, BlueGranite, and Microsoft.




Chris Campbell

Chris Campbell is the Analytics Platform Practice Lead at BlueGranite, Inc. His team focuses on data warehouse and big data solutions specializing in SQL Server, SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse and Hadoop. BlueGranite is a premier Microsoft partner with expertise in data analytics and business intelligence solutions on the Microsoft data platform.





Big Data is a hot topic in the news today. Many organizations are trying to develop their big data strategy but there is much confusion over the definition of the term and how it aligns to technology. Microsoft’s SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) provides a platform upon which to build your big data solution. This session will peel back the covers and discuss what big data means and provide a deep dive into the architecture of PDW.

 Contact Info

I have set up an e-mail address for SEMSSUG related issues, so it doesn't  generate as much traffic to my work e-mail account.  Please send any questions, concerns, etc to Joseph.Fleming@sqlpass.org 

The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) is an independent, not-for-profit association, dedicated to supporting, educating, and promoting the Microsoft SQL Server community. From local user groups and special interest groups (SIGs) to webcasts and the annual PASS Community Summit � the largest gathering of SQL Server professionals in the world � PASS enables knowledge sharing, in-depth learning, access to the Microsoft SQL Server team, and the ability to influence the direction of SQL Server technologies. PASS was founded in 1999 by Microsoft and CA and continues to enjoy executive level endorsement from both organizations. As the number one user community for Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft looks to the PASS community for valued feedback, input, and inspiration. PASS Mission Empower the global Microsoft SQL Server community to connect, share, learn and be inspired through networking, knowledge sharing, peer-based learning, and the ability to influence the direction of Microsoft SQL Server products and services.











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