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MN SQL Server 2016 Launch Discovery Day Event – June 13

Posted by denglishbi on May 26, 2016

In conjunction with Microsoft, the PASS organization, PASSMN, and MN Microsoft Power BI User Group, and your local Microsoft Data Platform MVPs there will be a SQL 2016 Launch and Discovery Day event in Minnesota on Monday, June 13.


This is an all day event and in order to attend you MUST register using the Eventbrite link

Register –> SQL Server 2016 Launch Discovery Day – Minnesota

The first half of the day will include presentations on the new features and capabilities of SQL Server 2016 which will be Generally Available on June 1. These presentations and demonstrations of SQL Server 2016 will be done by your local Microsoft Data Platform MVPs – Paul Timmerman, Jason Strate, and Dan English.

In the second half of the day we are going to do something a bit different. We will be providing some data provided by PASS related to registrations and attendee information. We will be having attendees break into teams and work on a data presentation solution using SQL Server and Power BI.  You will need to bring your own laptop and have the required software ready to use, the data will be provided at the event.  There will be prizes for the winning team and the judges will be the morning presenters:)

Event Schedule:

  • 8:45 AM – Registration
  • 9:00 AM – Introduction
  • 9:15 AM – SQL Server 2016 Presentation (Jason Strate)
  • 10:15 AM – SQL Server 2016 Presentation  (Paul Timmerman)
  • 11:15 AM – Break
  • 11:30 AM – SQL Server 2016 Presentation (Dan English)
  • 12:30 AM – Breaking into groups/idea development
  • 12:45 PM – Lunch
  • 1:15 PM – Solution Development
  • 2:30 PM – Break
  • 2:45 PM – Solution Development
  • 4:00 PM – Show & Tell
  • 4:45 PM – Wrapping Up
  • 5:00 PM – Close   

*Schedule is subject to change without notice.


The seating for this event is limited, so sign up early and if you are not able to attend for some reason, please cancel your registration to allow others to attend.

Thanks and can’t wait for the release of SQL 2016!


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