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Mar
10
Sun
Metrowest Orchestra Tribute to John Ross @ Natick High School Auditorium
Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This week we lost a dear friend to the IT community, John Ross. Metrowest Symphony Orchestra will be performing a tribute to John on Sunday. Please join us in celebrating John’s life and the impact he had on us all!

Anyone wishing to share in John’s celebration of life may do so by coming to his memorial Symphony Concert.

Metrowest Symphony Orchestra presents a Celtic program dedicated to John Ross at Natick High School Auditorium
This Sunday at 2:00 PM

Natick High School Auditorium
15 West Street, Natick MA

May
29
Wed
SQL on Azure Databricks: SQL goes Big Data in the Digital Age
May 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Rhode Island Microsoft Business Intelligence User Group
Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30 PM

Did you know that Spark, the Big Data platform used by Azure Databricks, supports SQL as a first-class language? In fact, it supports the full ANSI SQ…

SQL on Azure Databricks: SQL goes Big Data in the Digital Age

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 6:30 PM

Bryant University
1150 Douglas Pike Smithfield, RI

5 Members Attending

Did you know that Spark, the Big Data platform used by Azure Databricks, supports SQL as a first-class language? In fact, it supports the full ANSI SQL standard with all the bells and whistles you know and love. So if you’ve been wondering how your SQL skills can be used in the world of Big Data, come to this session. Lot’s of code demonstrations …

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Jun
12
Wed
Paul Braren Speaking @ IT-Pro User Group @ MTTI - Seekonk
Jun 12 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm


Keynote Presentation:

Intel Xeon D SoC and VMware

Paul Braren will demonstrate just how capable the Intel Xeon D SoC (System on a Chip) really is, and he’ll have one with him! A commitment to power, efficiency, and capability is evident in this design that features up to 128GB of RAM, 2x1GbE and 2x10GbE networking, 6 SATA3 drive bays, and 2 of the world’s fastest consumer M.2/PCIe NVMe SSD drives. Use cases include roll-your-own OpenVPN, Linux (Red Hat RHEL 8, SUSE SLES 15, Ubuntu, etc.), Hyperconverged Nutanix Community Edition (Acropolis), FreeNAS, Citrix XenServer, Windows Server 2012 R2/2016/2019/Hyper-V, and of course, VMware ESXi 6.0 to 6.7U2. Most of his web content includes 4K videos produced on his TinkerTry-exclusive SuperServer Workstation, featuring a vSphere 6.7U2 based datacenter, running many VMs including a Windows 10 VM with 3 GPU outputs that can run up to 4K resolution.

He plans to bring his latest prototype vSphere node along, an exclusive first look for IT Pro User Group attendees only, perhaps the very first in the US! It’s a surprisingly novel approach to compact but powerful and efficient computing, and candid feedback is always valued.

Bio:
Paul Braren resides in Wethersfield Connecticut, and was at IBM for 22 years working with x86 Servers and XIV Storage before joining VMware as a vSAN System Engineer in 2017, becoming a Senior Solutions Engineer in 2018. He’s been an active member of many virtualization communities across the US, presenting most frequently in the northeast, and his voluntary efforts have earned him VMware vExpertVeeam Vanguard, and Top 25 vBlog blog status. He can be found most evenings and weekends tinkering in his home lab, cooking up fresh content as the Founder of TinkerTry IT @ home, “Efficient virtualization, storage, backup, and more.” Producing over a thousand technical articles and hundreds of popular videos these past 8 years, his latest cost-cutting and green initiative has been seeking out the best IoT/Edge Computing server than can be run in one’s home, effectively, and quietly. Always looking to reduce his carbon footprint, he’s driven over 10,000 miles these past 6 months on electronsinstead of gasoline, while spreading the word about the value of Hyperconverged hardware/software solutions.


Agenda:

6:15pm Dinner provided
6:30 – 7:00 Introduction
7:00 – 7:45 Keynote Presentation
7:45 – 8:00 Break
8:00 – 8:30 Sponsor Presentation
8:30pm Prize Giveaways

Sep
4
Wed
THE WHAT & WHY OF APIs
Sep 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

MassMobile – Mobile Developers’ Meetup
Wednesday, September 4 at 6:30 PM

General Assembly presents… The What & Why of API’s From Twitter to Facebook to smartphones and cash machines, Application Programming Interfaces (AP…

THE WHAT & WHY OF APIs

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019, 6:30 PM

General Assembly Boston
125 Summer St Boston, MA

1 Mobile Developers Attending

General Assembly presents… The What & Why of API’s From Twitter to Facebook to smartphones and cash machines, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) power our digital lives. In this talk, you’ll learn the basics of APIs: what they are, how they work, and why they matter. We’ll look at the APIs that power several popular services and discuss th…

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Sep
10
Tue
Microsoft Flow Online Conference 2019 @ Online
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

 

Description

Last year over 6,500 people joined us for the Microsoft Flow Online Conference.

Now, we are coming back and want YOU to join us for the 2019 Microsoft Flow Conference!

Come and join some of the best teachers, trainers and Microsoft Flow MVP’s from around the world as they bring 9 hours of back-to-back Microsoft Flow training and tutorial sessions live and on-demand to you!

The day will consist of 18 unique 30 minute sessions ranging from beginner at the start of the day all the way to advanced content toward the end of the day. This ensures that no matter what the viewers skill set is, they will be able to get valuable insights and new skills to help take their Flow game to the next level.

Join us and take your Microsoft Flow skills to the next level!

VIEW THE FULL SCHEDULE HERE

Sep
14
Sat
SQLSATURDAY 877 Boston
Sep 14 all-day

SQLSATURDAY 877

Boston, United States

PASS SQLSaturday is a free training event for professionals who use the Microsoft data platform. These community events offer content across data management, cloud and hybrid architecture, analytics, business intelligence, AI, and more. This event will be held on Sep 14 2019 at Microsoft (Burlington, MA), 5 Wayside Road, Burlington, Massachusetts, 01803, United States

Register Now

Welcome to SQL Saturday Boston, MA: September 14, 2019

Welcome to SQL Saturday Boston, a free training event for Microsoft Data Platform professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server, Cloud, Business Intelligence and Analytics! We’re excited to be hosting the event again this year at Microsoft in Burlington, MA (5 Wayside Rd. Burlington, MA 01803).
This event will be aimed at all areas of the data platform, with tracks covering general database administration to Azure to BI to professional development.
Admittance to this event is free. Coffee and light breakfast will be provided. There will be a non-refundable $15 fee to help cover the costs of food if you would like to join us for lunch. Vegetarian options will be available.

It will be a great day of networking and learning so make sure you sign up and tell your friends and colleagues!

This event is being run by the New England SQL Server User Group with volunteers from other local user groups.
We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Microsoft in Burlington, MA.
You can connect with us via:

Pre-Conference Workshop

Friday, September 13, 2019
A full day paid pre-conference workshop will be held on Friday, September 13th.

Oct
2
Wed
Exploring the Uses and Features of MSDB – Greg Celentano
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rhode Island SQL Server User Group
Wednesday, October 2 at 7:00 PM

MSDB is one of the systems databases filled with useful information for backups, agent jobs and other things. There are also MSDB stored procedures th…

Exploring the Uses and Features of MSDB – Greg Celentano

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019, 7:00 PM

New England Institute of Technology
1 New England Tech Boulevard East Greenwich, RI

10 RISSUG Members Attending

MSDB is one of the systems databases filled with useful information for backups, agent jobs and other things. There are also MSDB stored procedures that can help manage and automate tasks in your SQL Server environment. In this session, we will discuss how to leverage some of features in MSDB and some of the care and feeding needed for this databas…

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Oct
3
Thu
Cybersecurity & Identity Trends, Unlocked @ Intercontinental Hotel
Oct 3 @ 3:45 pm – 8:00 pm

 

About the Event:

WHEN: –  on WHERE:

Intercontinental Hotel
510 Atlantic Ave. Boston, MA 02210

Join LastPass and TWiT.tv for the Cybersecurity & Identity Trends, Unlocked event, live in Boston this fall. This exciting interactive event will include a panel discussion with cybersecurity experts, followed by a cocktail and networking reception for the opportunity to chat with the panelists and industry peers. As a thank you for attending and a way to give back to the community, LastPass is donating $100 on behalf of each attendee to your choice of the following three charities: The Boys & Girls Club of Boston, The Greater Boston Food Bank, & KodeConnect.

CYBERSECURITY LEADERS PANEL

New Frontiers in Authentication & Access: How Do You Prove You’re You?

TWiT.tv’s Leo Laporte hosts a panel discussion with cybersecurity experts Steve Gibson, William “Ches” Cheswick and LogMeIn CISO Gerald Beuchelt, tackling two of the toughest problems in security today: authentication and access. How can IT prove employees are who they say they are, without making the workday more complicated? We’re debating truths and debunking cybersecurity myths in our live panel discussion, from the death of passwords to the real target of cyber-attacks to the reality behind biometrics, on the most simple and secure way to prove you’re you.

Upon arrival, we’ll provide each attendee with a token worth a $100 donation to a charity of their choosing. Each attendee will also have the ability to donate on their own in addition to the token, and receive raffle tickets toward prizes throughout the reception.

Oct
9
Wed
New features in SSMS – Performance Troubleshooting made easier! ~ Taiob Ali
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

New England SQL Server User Group
Wednesday, October 9 at 6:00 PM

Do you know that you can now see how many pages are spilled to disk for a sort, as well as the memory statistics for the operator? Are you aware that …

New features in SSMS – Performance Troubleshooting made easier! ~ Taiob Ali

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019, 6:00 PM

Microsoft
5 Wayside Road Burlington, MA

2 Data Professionals Attending

Do you know that you can now see how many pages are spilled to disk for a sort, as well as the memory statistics for the operator? Are you aware that you can see the top 10 waits for an execution and what trace flags were active during compilation and which ones influenced compilation? Have you ever analyzed a big plan and wish you could search for…

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Oct
21
Mon
The Boston MySQL Meetup Group Monthly Meetup
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Boston MySQL Meetup Group
Monday, October 21 at 7:00 PM

This meetup’s topic is TBD. ————- Logistics ————- MIT’s map with the building (E51) highlighted:…

The Boston MySQL Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

Monday, Oct 21, 2019, 7:00 PM

Location details are available to members only.

1 Boston-Metro MySQL Users Attending

This meetup’s topic is TBD. ————- Logistics ————- MIT’s map with the building (E51) highlighted: http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?selection=E5… (http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?selection=E51&Buildings=go) MIT’s map with the Kendall square T stop highlighted: http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?selection=L5… (http://whereis.mit.edu/map-j…

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