February 2014

Featured Presentation

Gather SQL Server Performance Data with PowerShell

Speaker: Allen White

Summary: We all know how important it is to keep a baseline of performance metrics that allow us to know when something is wrong and help us to track it down and fix the problem. We don't always know how to do this easily and consistently. This session will walk you through a series of PowerShell scripts you can schedule which will capture the most important data and a set of reports to show you how to use that data to keep your server running smoothly.

About Allen: Allen is a Practice Leader for UpSearch in Northeast Ohio. Allen has spent over 35 years in IT and has been using SQL Server since 1992 and is certified MCITP in SQL Server and MCT. Allen has been awarded Microsoft's MVP Award for the last seven years. He's President of the Ohio North SQL Server User's Group and maintains a blog at

Pre-Meeting Presentation

End to End Power BI (Video replay from the 2014 24 Hours Of PASS: Business Analytics Edition)

Speakers: Peter Myers

Summary: The aim of this session is to excite you with the potential of Microsoft's new self-service suite of BI products and collaboration platform named Power BI. You will learn about four “Power” authoring products available in Excel, and how they function to discover, acquire, transform, relate and enrich data for analysis and reporting. Topics include Power Query, PowerPivot, Power View, and Power Map. This session has been designed to provide perspective across the Power BI story.

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