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11th of December 2012
Let's close 2012 in a bang! A full event dedicated to Microsoft SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW). A true immersive experience with a general presentation and real time demos of its functions and capabilities.

Artur Vieira Artur Vieira, has a degree in Computer Engineering awarded by the Instituto Superior de Informática e Gestão and is finishing is Masters Degree in Business Intelligence at Instituto de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa. With several years of experience in Development and Support to BI platforms, in 2011 joined the PFE SQL/BI Team at Microsoft Portugal where we provides strategic and operational support on the Microsoft Business Intelligence Stack, with enfasis on Analysis Services, Integration Services, SQL Parallel Data Warehousing, Development and Delivery of Workshops about Microsoft BI Stack.

Manuel Dias Manuel Dias has over 15 years experience in IT, in diverse roles from Software Development, Real Time Systems, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, BPM, Product Management, Agile Methodologies, and Business Solutions. In 2010 he joined Microsoft as a Solution Specialist in the Application Platform area covering Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing and Information Management initiatives. Manuel has a degree in Electronics and Computer Science from Instituto Superior Técnico and a Master Degree in Information Systems from ISEG.

Location:  Auditório Microsoft Portugal; Rua do Fogo de Santelmo, Lote 2.07.02, 1990-110 Lisboa (at Parque das Nações, near Teatro Camões and Oceanário de Lisboa)

18:30 – Welcome and Registration
19:00 – PDW Immersion Experience Part I
20:15 – Coffee-break
20:30 – PDW Immersion Experience Part II and Q&A
21:45 – Raffle and Prizes!!!
21:50 – End

Session Abstract
Microsoft SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse Immersion Experience
Learn how you can scale to Hundreds of terabytes for BI solutions. This session will focus on SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse with live demos of capabilities, Administration, BI development, integration with other systems and presentation of data to end-users.

Free Event Registration

Official Sponsors:
Microsoft       Pluralsight - Hardcore Developer Training

About BItuga:
BItuga is the Portuguese Community for Technical and Business Users of Business Intelligence, and PASS Local Chapter for BI in Portugal. It's a private, non-profit user group, with no affiliation with any company. Its main purpose is to develop, share and extend the knowledge of its members about all matters related to business intelligence.

About PASS:
PASS PASS History and Structure - PASS is an independent, user-led, not-for-profit organization co-founded by Microsoft and CA in 1999. It was created to build a body of individuals that would provide expertise to help educate millions of SQL Server users around the world. PASS is run by volunteers and operates globally through its websites, sponsored events, yearly Summits, and localized Chapter activities. It is governed by a member-elected Board of Directors. The Board engages a management company to handle the organization's day-to-day operations.