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Birmingham SQL Server User Group - Cortana Intelligence Workshop *** Limited Places with Requirements and Prerequisites ***

SQL Midlands

Thursday, 9 June 2016 from 18:15 to 21:00 (BST)

Birmingham SQL Server User Group - Cortana...

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Event Details

Midlands SQL Server User Group - 9th June 2016, 6.30pm
Double Session: Chris Testa-O'Neill - Cortana Intelligence Workshop *** Limited Places with Requirements and Prerequisites ***


6.15pm – 6:30pm Meet & Greet

6:30pm - 7:30pm Chris Testa-O'Neill - Cortana Intelligence Workshop Part 1

7:30pm - 8:00pm Break & Food

8:00pm – 9:00pm Chris Testa-O'Neill - Cortana Intelligence Workshop Part 2

The Cortana Intelligence Suite provides an array of cloud based technologies that enables the storage, analysis and presentation of data into information.

(BI and Data Management in Azure)

This demo packed session will show you:

  • How to take advantage of Cortana Intelligence immediately.
  • What a Cortana Analytics solution architecture will look like.
  • The technologies that the Cortana Intelligence Suite can utilize.

At the end of this session, you will have a clear understanding of what Cortana Intelligence is, and how you can implement some or all of its technologies, even straight after the session


Requirements and Prerequisites

As this is a hands on workshop please ensure you have the following:

  • A laptop or equivalent device to work on.
  • Internet access will be needed. The MAC has public WiFi. Or you may prefer to tether to your phone for 4G.
  • Install Visual Studio SSDT.
  • Verify you have PowerBI account.
  • Verify you have an Azure ML account


Getting There

We'll be at the Midlands Art Centre (MAC Birmingham), B12 9QH.

It's directly opposite Edgebaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham

Parking: Lots or free parking, entrance is via Queens Ride, opposite the cricket ground

Public Transport: It's about 2 miles from New Street Station. Short taxi ride, or buses 1, 35, 45, 47, 62 & 63.

The 45 & 47 are the best options, which depart from outside Boots in the Bullring, opposite where the main entrance to New Street station was, on Smallbrook Queensway.

Room: When you get there, we're in the 'Pincent Masons 1' room. On the 1st floor, above the main entrance.


Other Details
We'll be putting on food for the event, so please do register so we know numbers. If you then can't make it we'd really appreciate it if you'd unregister and/or let us know.

Dress code: relaxed


Event Organiser Contact Details

If you need any further details or have any requests for this or future Midlands SSUG events, please contact get in touch. 

Alex Whittles Twitter: @PurpleFrogSys Email:

Paul Andrew Twitter: @mrpaulandrew Email:

SSUG Twitter: @SQLMidlands 


Speaker profile

Chris Testa-O'Neill is the founder and Principal Consultant at Claribi. An experienced professional with over 16 years’ experience of architecting, designing and implementing Microsoft SQL Server data and business intelligence projects at an enterprise scale. He has significant experience of leading and mentoring both business and technical project stakeholders in maximising investment in SQL Server and more recently in Azure solutions.

A regular and respected speaker on the international SQL Server conference circuit, and an organiser of national SQL Server conferences and events, Chris has been recognised as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) by Microsoft. and has been a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) for the last 13 years having both authored and delivered Microsoft Official Courses.



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When & Where

timMAC Birmingham (Midlands Arts Centre)
Cannon Hill Park
B12 9QH Birmingham
United Kingdom

Thursday, 9 June 2016 from 18:15 to 21:00 (BST)

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We normally hold meetings every other month, usually on a Thursday after work at in the centre of Birmingham. It's an informal gathering of like minded people, with a couple of speakers presenting tips, techniques and information on old, new and upcoming technology. We like to get a mixture of world leading speakers as well as providing an opportunity for our members to present.

We tailor the speakers and sessions to your requests so if you have any specific topics that you want to go through, then come along and let us know.

We're part of the UK SQL Server community at and we're an official PASS chapter (the Professional Association for SQL Server) covering the Midlands in the UK.


If you've registered for an event and can no longer make it, please do unregister so that we don't over order the food! To unregister just view your tickets in your EventBrite account, and then cancel the relevant ticket. Thanks!


This event is kindly sponsored by Purple Frog Systems, if you need any Microsoft Business Intelligence help (Data Warehouses, ETL, Cubes, Azure, IoT, etc.), give them a call!


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