Greater Lansing Area for SQL Server (GLASS)


Greater Lansing Area for SQL Server

2019 Summit Discount Code: LGDIS1N7A

We are a group of professionals who like to get together to talk about Microsoft SQL Server and related technologies. Meetings are open and free of cost to the public but will require an RSVP so we can get an accurate count for food. 


1. Facilitate networking and create opportunities for our members
2. Deliver quality content for in-depth learning and professional development
3. Encourage community growth and development

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Next Meeting




SQL Server 2016 CTP2 and Power BI

  • In-Person @ Lansing, Michigan, United States (map)
  • 17:30 - 19:30 Eastern Daylight Time
  • Language: English

Abstract: Come join us for a look at SQL 2016 CTP2 and Power BI. The SQL Server 2016 Data Sheet is now available for an overview of new features. The Power BI platform helps collect and organize your company's data into interactive dashboards so you can focus on the data that matters to you.  
Speaker BIOs:
Sam Istephan is a Data Platform Architect at Microsoft. In this role, Istephan covers SQL Server Database Engine, Business Intelligence, Big Data, Azure Data Services and other data related technologies. Istephan delivers those topics at the MTC through Strategy Briefings, Architectural Design Sessions, and Proof of Concepts to some of Microsoft’s largest customers.  Prior to Microsoft, Sam worked as a Sr. SQL Server database engineer and a C# engineer. 
Rick Brewis is a Database Technology Specialist at Microsoft supporting and selling SQL Server, Big Data, Azure, and Business Intelligence Technologies.  He is a long-time database specialist who has worked extensively with SQL Server and Oracle, as well as having in-depth experience with Rdb, Sybase, and Ingres.



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