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July SSUG Meeting

  • In-Person @ 503 West Garden of the Gods Road Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States (map)
  • 17:30 - 20:00 Mountain Daylight Time
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  • Language: English
  • RSVP: None

This month we will start at 5:30 with free food and networking. At 6:00 we'll have some quick announcements and then start our main presentation. After the presentations, we move to the hotel bar for more networking. Two drink tickets are provided by the club for the after hours networking. We are looking for some 101 speakers throughout the year. The goal is two part: one is to share knowledge within the group and two is to get new people up in front of the group. If you are interested please email Mark Tillman our VP of Promotions at

Featured Presentation:

Who Needs SSAS When You've Got SQL

Meagan Longoria, BI Consultant BluGranite

For SQL and .NET developers, Analysis Services may seem foreign or unnecessary, but it can offer many advantages for reporting and data exploration. In this session, we will cover useful features of SSAS and discuss conditions where it is beneficial. Next we'll compare the two types of Analysis Services databases (Multidimensional and Tabular) and cover how to decide which type is right for your solution. Then we will explore common ways to retrieve data and browse your SSAS database such as Excel, Power BI, SSRS, and custom .NET applications.

About Meagan:
Meagan Longoria is a business intelligence consultant with BlueGranite from Denver, Colorado. She has several years of development experience with the SQL Server BI stack in a variety of industries and companies. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and experiences in business intelligence and data visualization at conferences and user group meetings.