• October 2018 Meeting

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018
    5:45 PM

    Location: Louisiana Tech Park - Location Information


    • 5:45 - 6:15: Introduction/Food and Drinks

    • 6:15 - 7:30: Presentations

    • 7:30 - Until: Open forum for questions

    Main Presentation:

    Advanced DAX - Mitchell Pearson

    The data analysis expression (DAX) language is easy, most Power BI users learn DAX in days, if not hours! From there the analytical value of data models can be significantly improved with minimal effort by using simple DAX calculations. Eventually, every power bi user comes to the realization that there is much more to the DAX language than they could have ever imagined. 

    Unfortunately, the gap between the basics of DAX and advanced applications of DAX is quite wide. In this session, you will start building the knowledge necessary to “bridge” that gap so that you can author, with confidence, DAX solutions that solve complex business problems.

    Lightning Round:

    Intro to Extended Events - John Wells

    It's time to go all in on Extended Events! In this quick demo, I will go over Extended Events, show you how easy they are to set up and my favorite Event that makes capturing code simple! 


    Mitchell Pearson is a Business Intelligence Consultant and the Training Content manager for Pragmatic Works. Mitchell has experience developing enterprise level BI Solutions using the full suite of products offered by Microsoft (SSRS, SSIS, SSAS, & Power BI). Mitchell is very active in the community presenting at SQL Saturday events, PASS virtual chapters, the Power BI World Tour and giving free webinars for Pragmatic Works. Mitchell can also be found blogging at mitchellpearson.com.

    Originally from Southern California, John Wells is enjoying the slower pace here in Louisiana. He continues his journey with PowerShell and Performance Tuning. If he is not at a SQLSaturday event or a LSU game, he is grilling something or killing some crawfish! Actually he smokes more than he grills, but when he says this people look at him funny.

    Posted Sep 24, 2018, 2:02 PM by Andy Parkerson
  • September '18 BRSSUG + BRPBIUG Meeting

    Wednesday, September 12, 2018
    5:45 PM

    Alliance Safety Council
    10099 N Reiger Rd
    Baton Rouge, la 70809 


    • 5:45 - 6:15: Introduction/Food and Drinks

    • 6:15 - 7:30: Presentations

    • 7:30 - Until: Open forum for questions

    This week we will be doing BBQ for dinner so please RSVP so that we get an accurate head count!

    Main Presentations:

    Building Component Based UIs with Asp.Net Core Razor Page - Bryan McCoy

    Asp.Net Razor pages are the newest aspect of the Asp.Net toolbox. In this talk we will go over some of the basic features of Razor Pages as well as how to design and build components and component based UIs.

    Introduction to PowerApps - Devin Knight

    In this session, you’ll learn how to create your first application using PowerApp. PowerApps is part of the Power Platform from Microsoft and provides a business-friendly way of creating applications quickly that can integrate with the Microsoft Power BI and Flow platforms for visualizing and moving data. This technology is one of the hottest new offerings from Microsoft and included in your Office 365 subscription.

    Lightning Round:



    Bryan McCoy is a Software Developer who primarily focuses on the web side of things. He has worked for the City of Baton Rouge, various consulting companies both locally and in Chicago, and now works for BCBSLA. By day he focuses on the Microsoft stack, but by night he loves all things Linux. He spends most of his time programming in C# and/or Javascript with frameworks such as Asp.Net Core, AngularJs, and React.

    Devin Knight a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and the Training Director at Pragmatic Works. He is an author of seven SQL Server and Business Intelligence books and speaks at conferences like PASS Summit, PASS Business Analytics Conference, SQL Saturdays and Code Camps. He is also a contributing member to several PASS Virtual Chapters. Making his home in Jacksonville, FL, Devin is the Vice President of the local Power BI User Group and SQL Server User Group (JSSUG).

    Posted Sep 10, 2018, 10:19 AM by Andy Parkerson
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