September Monthly Meeting: Power BI, Containers

Meeting Agenda:

5:30 – 6:00 – Food / Socializing

6:00 – 6:15 – User Group Business

6:15 – 6:30 – Open Panel/Questions & Answers

6:30 – 7:00 – Warmup presentation

7:00 – 8:00 – Main presentation

Warmup presentation

Marc Beacom, Managing Partner at Datalere, leverages over two decades of experience to better the data landscape for clients, along with nearly a decade of building and managing productive teams. Marc has led architecture and developed data integration strategies for dozens of Colorado based companies and organizations. Marc maintains an active presence in the Colorado community by volunteering and serving on nonprofit boards, speaking and running user groups.

Power BI Desktop Essentials: Getting Started

Organizations today, from startups to the largest of enterprises, face challenges with data. Employees are overwhelmed with the data and making sense of it. Power BI is a free tool that can allow you to quickly access data from multiple sources, analyze the data and create interactive visualizations.  In this session, we’ll show you how to get started with Power BI Desktop.

Main presentation

Paul Stanton is a co-founder at Windocks, with over twenty years of experience at Intel and Microsoft, and recently has focused on cross platform solutions for Windows for Cloud Foundry, Red Hat’s OpenShift, and now in an independent port of Docker’s open source for Windows.

Containers and Clones for SQL Server Development and Test
Microsoft emphasizes the use of containers for development and test on SQL Server 2017, and new solutions from Red Gate and Windocks add support for containers and SQL Server database database cloning,  for the full range of the SQL Server family.   We’ll explore use of Docker based tooling for delivery of container environments, and their pros and cons.     We’ll also look at SQL Server cloning, and how clones enable Dev and Test teams to work on large database environments for containers as well as existing SQL Server instances.


Sep 21 2017


5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Aurora Mental Health Center
791 Chambers Road, Aurora, CO 80011
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