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WISSUG October 2019 meeting

  • In-Person @ 833 E Michigan St Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States (map)
  • 11:30 - 13:30 Central Daylight Time
  • Language: English

WISSUG - Sep 2019 WISSUG Meeting

Date:   8 Oct 2019

Time: 11:30 AM  (Central Time)

Location: Microsoft office (833 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI  53202)  8th floor.



The Microsoft office building now requires that *everyone* be on a visitor list in order to be admitted to the office.  You must register (see below) for the meeting no later than noon of the Monday before the meeting date.  Thus, for the October meeting, please register by noon on Monday, October 7th.


Are you attending in-person?   Please register by noon on Monday, October 7th on the EventBrite site:

Register to attend WISSUG meeting in-person


Noteworthy items:

WISSUG meets in Microsoft’s office in downtown Milwaukee at 11:30 am on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.   The address is: 833 E Michigan Street on the 8th floor. 

Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) details are available here.


Upcoming events:


PASS Summit 2019 04-08 Nov 2019 in Seattle, WA. 

You can save $150 off regular registration by using this super-secret discount code:  LGDISC9YE.

Pre-conference sessions have been announced – these tend to fill up quickly. 

The full conference schedule has been published. 


PASS Virtual Groups: Over two dozen (free) virtual groups, focusing on different areas of SQL Server, PowerShell, PowerBI and more.  Go to http://www.pass.org/ and click on the Community tab where you’ll find the Virtual Groups link.


Check out the GroupBy site.

This is a free community-based training site organized by Brent Ozar. The SQL Server community (you) determines the content – thanks, Brent!  Submit, review, rate, vote for an abstract at the GroupBy site.

The next GroupBy event takes place October 9th and 10th.



October 2019 WISSUG meeting

Dimensional Modeling   

Presented by: Farouq Abukhamireh

In this interactive, demo-based presentation, I will cover the basics and benefits of dimensional modeling using a real-life example.


Farouq Abukhamireh       

Farouq is a Business Intelligence Architect and a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) who is focused on Microsoft’s Business Intelligence (BI) stack (Power BI, Azure, SSAS, SSIS, SSRS, MDX and DAX). 


He is a seasoned Information Technology professional with 25 years of experience developing innovative solutions using Microsoft technologies.  Farouq works as an independent consultant. See Farouq’s LinkedIn profile for more information http://www.linkedin.com/farouq


WISSUG Group – Stay Informed

If you would like to continue to receive information about upcoming meetings and events for both WISSUG & PASS, please make sure you are registered with an account on SQLPASS.  All communications about WISSUG will be sent via a mailing list to users registered as WISSUG members with sqlpass.org.


Keep up to date:


1. Go to www.pass.org

2. If you've never registered with this site before, use the Sign Up For Free link in the upper right-hand corner to create your account.

3. If you already receive messages from PASS, login with your account information.

4. Once you're logged in, click the Community tab and choose Local Groups.  Enter Wisconsin in the Filter by Keyword box and click the Search button. Be sure to join WISSUG as a Local Group.

5. Make sure the Subscribe to Email Newsletter checkbox is checked.



Join the Meeting!   Powered by GoToWebinar

We are using GoToWebinar for remote attendees.

Please be aware of the following: 

1.    You must register (any time before the meeting) here: WISSUG Group Meeting Link  

2.    Choose the appropriate meeting date from the presented list.

3.    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email to join the webinar.

4.    Phone-in audio is not supported; you must use your computer connection for audio.


Upcoming WISSUG Meetings and events

Nov 2019 – No meeting – see you at the PASS Summit!

10 Dec 2019 – A Beginner's Guide to Seven Practices that Kill Performance - Andy Yun

14 Jan 2020 - TBA


We need presenters!  Thinking about being a presenter?   Check out Kendra Little’s post on speaking.

Here’s a video of Kendra with her Top 5 Tips For Your First Presentation video.


We are pleased to have Manning Press as a continuing WISSUG sponsor.

Manning has generously offered all WISSUG members a 36% discount on all their titles.

Simply enter UG367 in the Promotional Code box when checking out.








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