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The Charlotte BI Group, or CBIG as we like to call ourselves, is a technical user group focused on business intelligence, analytics, data warehousing, and big data.

Our meetings will approach learning in a casual, fun and social way.  Join us to learn and get to know fellow professionals in the area.


SQLSaturday is back! CBIG is proud to offer this free training event on October 14, 2017


Aug. 2017: Microsoft Flow - What Is It and How Can I Use It?

Meeting Date:  Tuesday, August 1, 2017

5:30 pm:  Dinner and mingling with fellow CBIG members 

6:00 pm:  Introductions and spotlight sponsor presentation from Intellinet

6:15 pm:  Main Presentation with Brian Gregor

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Topic: Microsoft Flow - What Is It and How Can I Use It?

Session Description: Microsoft Flow is a cloud-based workflow service that allows users to automate a wide variety of business processes. This presentation will cover the basics of Microsoft Flow and how it can be used to communicate between your favorite apps and services including Approval Processes, Notifications, and synchronization of data. There will be a demo integrating Power BI and Flow as a simple example of how the two technologies might be used together.

Speaker Bio: Brian Gregor is a Senior Development Consultant at Microsoft Corporation in Charlotte, NC. His experience has spanned technologies such as personal desktop operating systems through Enterprise Internet Platforms. Through his 23 years of tenure in Microsoft Services his passion has always been and will always remain with the customer. Currently his work involves helping customers make the most out of Microsoft technologies (and sometimes non-Microsoft) through development efforts.

Meeting Location: Microsoft Office, 8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte, NC 28273. We're in the Multipurpose Room (MPR) in the left building - the 2nd door, farthest from the entrance.

RSVP: August CBIG Meeting


Sept. 2017: MS SQL Server 2016: Evaluating Columnstore Index Table Loads with Power BI

Meeting Date:  Tuesday, September 5, 2017

5:30 pm:  Dinner and mingling with fellow CBIG members 

6:00 pm:  Introductions

6:15 pm:  Main Presentation with Scott Fountain

Topic: MS SQL Server 2016: Evaluating Columnstore Index Table Loads with Power BI

Session Description: With MS SQL Server 2016, a clustered columnstore index can support nonclustered rowstore indexes. Because of this, a variety of OLAP and OLTP workloads can now take place. However, before users can access the respective data, developers need to load the data.

Speaker Bio: Scott Fountain is an application engineer with Wells Fargo. His focus involves ETL automation and business intelligence. Since 2010, he has developed solutions for manufacturing, education, agriculture, and finance. He holds an MCSA in SQL 2016 Database Administration and an MCSE in Data Management and Analytics.

Meeting Location: Microsoft Office, 8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte, NC 28273. We're in the Multipurpose Room (MPR) in the left building - the 2nd door, farthest from the entrance.

RSVP: September CBIG Meeting


Upcoming Meeting Dates

We typically meet on the first Tuesday of every month. Upcoming meeting dates:

October 3, 2017

November 7, 2017

December 5, 2017

If you would like to present, please e-mail us at:  CharlotteBIGroup at Outlook.com

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