March 29: Big Data Saturday II in Mississauga

Event content (DataCamp Training Kit) is available here. Please take into account that it’s an executable file. 
As part of the series of Developer Movement events being hosted in Canada, Big Data Saturday II is coming to Mississauga on Saturday March 29, 2014!
At this event you will learn how to use the features from SQL Server 2014 as well as the new Windows Azure features and services including HDInsight, Virtual Machines, and Storage. You will learn how to use these products and cloud services to build enterprise-class applications. 
The event is a great place to get started with SQL Server and Windows Azure development or to learn what’s new with the latest SQL Server and Windows Azure features.
Finally, this event will not cost you anything to attend and breakfast and lunch will be provided by Microsoft!
Download the tools and be ready to apply learning from this event:

·         Download SQL Server 2014 CTP2 and try Power BI for Office 365.

·         MSDN Subscribers, did you know that you receive up to $150/month in Windows Azure credits and reduced rates? Activate your Windows Azure benefits using this link! Also, don’t forget to install Visual Studio 2013 from the MSDN Subscriber downloads website.

·         If you’re not an MSDN Subscriber, activate a one-month Windows Azure trial subscription ($200 Credit) and Install Visual Studio Express 2013 at no cost.

Please register here:


Big Data Saturday II Agenda:
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SQL Server 2014
In-memory OLTP (Hekaton), AlwaysOn, Resource Governance, Hybrid Cloud, Online Operation Enhancements, Security, and Power BI.
SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines
SQL Server High Availability and Disaster Recovery in Windows Azure Virtual Machines. Performance and best practices discussed.
Windows Azure SQL Database
Scalability and Performance, Migration, and the new premium offerings.
No-SQL Storage Options
Deep dive into Windows Azure Table and Blob storage, performance considerations and competitive comparisons.
Dynamic Management & Administration
Utilizing PowerShell and the new Windows Azure Management Libraries for .NET for WA management and administration.
Deep dive into the new Windows Azure HDInsight service.
Your Host:
Scott Klein is a Microsoft Data Platform Technical Evangelist who lives and breathes data. His passion for data technologies brought him to Microsoft in 2011 which has allowed him to travel all over the globe evangelizing SQL Server and Microsoft’s cloud data services. Prior to Microsoft Scott was one of the first 4 SQL Azure MVPs, and even though those don’t exist anymore, he still claims it. Scott has authored several books that talk about SQL Server and Windows Azure SQL Database and continues to look for ways to help people and companies grow the benefits of cloud computing. He also thinks “grok” is an awesome word. In his spare time (what little he has), Scott enjoys spending time with his family, trying to learn German, and has decided to learn how to brew root beer (without using the extract). He recently learned that data scientists are “sexy” so he may have to add that skill to his toolbelt.

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Comments (6)

  1. ed says:

    Nope, event was on March 29. However you an download the event content.

  2. mike says:

    Are they still accepting registrations for this event?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Want to get familiar with the new SQL Server 2014 and Power BI? Microsoft Canada, our partners and SQL

  4. Eduard says:

    Could you please try to copy and paste the registration URL to your browser:

  5. Lynn says:

    I am unable to register. I receive a “Page cannot be displayed” error message.

  6. ArthurZ says:

    The registration functionality is now fully functional.

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