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  • Phil Robinson
    SQL Server Professionals, Don t forget the user group meeting is next Thursday April 21st. Please join us for pizza and networking starting at 6:00 followed by
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 14, 2011
      SQL Server Professionals,

      Don't forget the user group meeting is next Thursday April 21st.

      Please join us for pizza and networking starting at 6:00 followed by our
      presentations at 6:30.

      This month we will have a lighting presentation by new member Phil Helmer :

      This short presentation will cover the syntax and usage of the PIVOT &
      UNPIVOT DML operators that have been available in Transact-SQL since SQL
      Server 2005. Do they need to be used in a reporting capacity to be of use? Do
      they perform opposite and reversible actions? Can they save you time and
      help you get more sleep? In this lightning talk, those questions will be

      Speaker Bio:
      Phil Helmer has been working with relational databases for the last 12
      years, the last half of that with SQL Server. He is particularly involved
      with database design/development as well as integrating databases. He is
      currently a Database Analyst for a healthcare software company in San Diego,
      where his role includes helping the staff stay up to date with the features
      in the SQL Server product. Phil also has a degree in Information Systems
      Management from the University of New Orleans.

      Our main presentation will be PowerPivot for Excel with Lakshmi Randall.

      Session Abstract:
      PowerPivot for Excel is a powerful data analysis tool that provides business
      users with the capability to combine and analyze large volumes of
      distributed data. It facilitates sharing and collaboration among the user
      community through seamless integration with Sharepoint 2010. The following
      PowerPivot features are presented in this session: Vertipaq model, importing
      data from SQL Server Database and from SSAS, defining data set
      relationships, adding calculated columns using DAX expressions, adding DAX
      measures, using "slicers" in a PowerPoint report, building a dashboard, and
      exporting reports to powerpivot gallery.

      Speaker Bio:
      Lakshmi Randall is Enterprise Data Warehouse Engineer at Mitchell
      International and President of La Jolla Data Corp. She has 13 years
      experience in database design, development, tuning, and administration
      including a focus on building and supporting data warehouse and data mart
      initiatives during the past 6 years.

      Please join us for the meeting at our great new location:
      Provide Commerce
      4830 Eastgate Mall
      San Diego, CA 92121

      Detail directions to the building:
      From Eastgate Mall, turn north on Judicial Drive.
      Turn right at the roundabout (after three speed bumps).
      Building 4830 is the second building on the right.

      See you there.

      Phil Robinson - President SDSQLUG

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