Nashville SQL Server User Group


Meeting Information

Monthly Meetings

Our regular monthly meetings occur on the last Friday of each month from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM. Lunch is served during the first half hour and the scheduled session begins at noon. We meet at The Microsoft Heartland Office which is located at

The Microsoft Heartland Office
8 City Blvd, Suite 403
Nashville, TN 37209
Phone: (615) 778-2500
Fax: (615) 778-2510      

Next Meeting: Fri, Aug 23 2013

August User Group Meeting

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person & Online
Online Meeting URL:

Please RSVP by 4pm on Thursday 8/22 as this lunch will not be pizza.


This month's sponsor:

Aptera Software is a Microsoft-managed partner headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana that is celebrating 10 years of service this year. Recently, Aptera opened a satellite office that’s looking to grow in Nashville, Tennessee. Currently, there are 70 employees who help Aptera provide business-inspired technology solutions using Microsoft .Net, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Business Intelligence, Windows Azure, Microsoft Cloud Services, Office 365, Mobile Application Development & Design, Website Development & Design, Microsoft BizTalk, and more. Aptera also specializes in the .Net content management system, Sitefinity, and is currently the #1 Sitefinity Platinum partner in the world.


UTC : Fri, Aug 23 2013 16:30 - 18:00
Event Time : Fri, Aug 23 2013 11:30 - 13:00 Central Daylight Time
Your Local Time: Fri, Aug 23 2013 16:30 - 18:00


15 Lindsley Ave
Nashville, Tennessee

Direction: None

Featured Presentation

Little Steps to Big Data

Speaker: Aaron Crouch, Business Intelligence Practice Lead Aptera

Summary: We hear a lot of buzz these days around “Big Data” and how it can transform the way we make business based decisions, but what actually is it? Where does it fit into my organization’s strategy, and assuming it does, how do I actually USE it?

About Aaron: Aaron Crouch is the Business Intelligence Practice Lead for Aptera. Upon graduating from Purdue University, Aaron immediately began working on Data Warehouses and Business Intelligence (BI) implementations. Throughout his career, Aaron has strategically planned, designed, and developed BI solutions for multiple Fortune 500 companies both in the United States and abroad. His work spans the fields of retail, education, healthcare, and automotive vertical markets, and he has also acquired multiple Microsoft certifications. With over 10 years of experience, Aaron is proficient with both Microsoft as well as LINUX, UNIX, and Oracle tool sets.




Exclusive Offers for User Group Members

Oreilly Book Discounts

 Thanks to Oreilly for providing us books to give away and providing a discount code for our users. Buy ebooks at 50% off and print books at 40% off: When you purchase a book or ebook on use the UG Program discount code: DSUG


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