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Webinar Followup: Overview of Azure Data Factory V2

About 3 weeks ago I presented a free webinar for Pragmatic Works where I talked about Azure Data Factory V2. You can watch the recording here if you missed it. In this follow-up I answer all the important questions that were posted to the Q&A pannel, like those related to the return of fun facts. If you have been tuning in for Pragmatic Works webinars for a long time you will remember fun...

Webinar Followup: End to End Security with SQL Server 2016

I recently presented a free webinar for Pragmatic Works where I discussed new security features in SQL Server 2016. You can click here to watch the recording of the webinar if you missed it. In this follow up I wanted to post the scripts I used and link to a few resources. Here is a link to the scripts/deck from my presentation: End to End Security with SQL Server 2016 Here is a link to the...

Upcoming Presentation: End to End Security with SQL Server 2016

Each week Pragmatic Works hosts a free training session. The topics include SQL Server internals, Business Intelligence, cloud services and even big data. On Tuesday May 2nd, 2017 I will be presenting the free training session on SQL Server 2016 security. Check out the details below. Hope to see you there. Topic: End-to-End Security with SQL Server 2016 Abstract: It only takes one data breach to...

SQL Saturday Jacksonville 2017

This post will be updated with new information as we make announcements. Each year I help organize the SQL Saturday in Jacksonville, FL. We have an awesome group that helps organize and put the event on each year. There are a few changes to the date and location compared to past years, so if you are in the area and plan on attending pay close attention. If you are interested in speaking at the...

Webinar Followup: New Security Features in SQL Server 2016

I recently presented a free webinar for Pragmatic Works where I discussed new security features in SQL Server 2016. You can click here to watch the recording of the webinar if you missed it. In this follow up I wanted to post the scripts I used and answer a few questions from the webinar along the way. Q: Can I use a WHERE clause on a masked column? For instance, SELECT * FROM Table WHERE SSN...

Upcoming Presentation – Migrating your SQL Servers VMs to Azure with PowerShell

Each week Pragmatic Works hosts a free training session. The topics include SQL Server internals, Business Intelligence, cloud services and even big data. On Tuesday November 17th, 2015 I will be presenting the free training session on Azure Virtual Machines. Devin Knight (Twitter | Blog) and I presented on this topic recently and it received a great response. Whether you are already using Azure...

Pragmatic Works Los Angeles BI Boot Camp

Click to purchase a seat in the Pragmatic Works Los Angeles BI Boot Camp. Microsoft has a wide range of offerings in the business intelligence space and it can take a lot of work to figure out how they all fit together. The Pragmatic Works BI Boot Camp will walk you through a week of hands on activities that show exactly how each piece of the BI stack works. I will be teaching the class for all 5...

Upcoming Presentation – Space Coast SQL/.Net User Group

If you happen to be in the central Florida or Daytona area head over to Melbourne on September 10th to see me! I’ll be speaking at the newly merged Space Coast SQL/.Net User Group on Power Query. This topic is easy for anyone in SQL, business intelligence, .Net or even every day users to understand. I’ll show you some awesome things you can do with Power Query and how to mash data...

Monitoring BI Performance: Scripts and Slides

I recently did a presentation and discussed some techniques for monitoring the performance of your business intelligence stack. I will be doing 3 additional posts that go into a little more detail and contain screenshots of how to monitor each BI tool with some step by step instructions. Be on the lookout for those coming out over the next week. I have the first one written and scheduled to...

Webinar Q&A: SSRS Subscriptions and Data Alerts

Updated 10-16-2014 at 11:20 AM Eastern Yesterday I presented about Change Data Capture for the Pragmatic Works Free Training on the T’s. I covered the basics of what Change Data Capture (CDC) is and showed how to use it. We had a good turn out, so thank you to everyone that attended. If you were unable to join or would like to see the recording you can find the link here. The Q&A can be found...

Bradley Schacht

Bradley Schacht is a Senior Program Manager on the Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics team based in Jacksonville, FL. He has worked with Microsoft SQL Server and Azure data services since 2009 as a consultant, trainer, and architect. He has co-authored 4 SQL Server and Power BI books, most recently the Microsoft Power BI Quick Start Guide. Bradley enjoys solving interesting problems and teaching others to use new technology. He frequently presents at community events around the country, is a contributor to sites such as SQLServerCentral.com, and is a member of the Jacksonville SQL Server User Group (JSSUG).

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