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PASSMN August 2012 Meeting

Posted by denglishbi on August 20, 2012

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The next Minnesota SQL Server User Group meeting is tomorrow! This month Mark Vaillancourt (@MarkVSQL) will be talking about MDX (Multidimensional Expressions).  Be sure to register so that your name badge will be available for you at the Microsoft Technology Center when you arrive.

Minnesota SQL Server Users Group
The sponsor for this month’s meeting is Digineer.
Location: 3601 West 76th Street, Suite 600 Edina, MN 55437

Date/Time: Tuesday, August 21 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Live Meeting:
•URL: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/usergroups/join?id=W7WDDT&role=attend&pw=3%5BncxTw%28n
•Meeting ID: W7WDDT
•Entry Code: 3[ncxTw(n
•4:00-4:15 : Registration / hospitality / networking
•4:15-5:45 : MDX Trek: First Contact – Mark Vaillancourt 
•5:45-6:00 : Announcements and prize giveaways
Please click here for meeting details and to RSVP for the event

MDX Trek: First Contact – Cube space; the final frontier. In this Star Trek themed introduction to MDX, we will discuss the fundamentals of cube structure and vocabulary, including tuples, members, sets, hierarchies, and more. We will introduce and demonstrate the basic syntax of MDX with queries that include navigating hierarchies and even some time-based expressions. This session will give you the tools you need to write simple, yet meaningful, MDX queries in your own environment.
Mark Vaillancourt is an Information Management consultant for Digineer, a Microsoft partner based in Plymouth, MN. He has been working with SQL Server for 5 years and holds the MCITP – Business Intelligence Developer 2008 certification. With a background in Theater and Improvised Comedy, Mark makes sure that his presentations are both informative and fun.

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