SQL Skills Online Training

Obviously, the first place I would recommend for SQL Server training is to take one of my classes at New Horizons Learning Center. But, I also know that isn’t always possible. However, I do want to share a very great resource for SQL Training and that is the good people over at SQL Skills or more specifically, the videos they publish to PluralSight (Which is also a competitor that I highly recommend.)

Intro to Machine Learning

13626637_1200808509937403_4504488124619486545_n In-depth Introduction to Machine Learning in 15 hours of expert videos from Stanford University professors Trevor Hastie and Rob Tibshirani (authors of the legendary Elements of Statistical Learning textbook).If you are new to machine learning or a newer R user, I highly recommend getting the available free PDF download from the authors’ website to gain both a theoretical and practical understanding of many important methods for regression and classification.


SQL Saturday Schedule

530sqlindy We had three times as many speaker submissions as we had actual open speakers slots for the upcoming SQL Saturday Indianapolis. It was very difficult to select from so many excellent individuals. However, we have finalized the sessions and Here is our schedule for the August 13th event. We’ve done our best to provide a good mix of topics and skill levels, we hope you’ll find something of interest throughout the day. Our thanks to the speakers for volunteering their time, we couldn’t do it without them. If there are schedule changes we will make them here as they happen. We encourage you to check back a few days before the event just in case we have had to move one of your favorite sessions.

Microsoft and LinkedIn

li What happens when you join the world’s leading professional cloud and the world’s leading professional network? We are about to find out. Today, it was announced that LinkedIn has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Microsoft. My first thought was, didn’t LinkedIn just buy Lynda.com less then a year ago? This is a seismic shake in the Information Technology world that will ripple through the industry for years to come.

Exchange Troubleshooting

exchange-server-troubleshooting-companion-cover-sales-page When trouble strikes, the most valuable person in the room is the one who can confidently tackle the unknown. Being an effective troubleshooter is more important than being a walking encyclopedia of solutions to known issues. Rather than try to cover every possible problem and solution the Exchange Server Troubleshooting Companion takes a different approach. This eBook will provide you with the information you need to confidently solve any problem that you encounter.

Class Distribution

12yearsclasses I could only go back 12 years, but I was curious what percentage of my students took each of my classes. If I could have included 2000-2003, I am sure there would have been a little more Visual Basic. I think the Office classes are over-represented since those were only 1 day classes, while the other courses were typically 5 days. I believe in my Statistics course that would be called a lurking variable.

Cloud Wars

 During this 30-minute webinar from January 13, 2016, Jeremy Cioara, Garth Schulte, and Ben Finkel compare and contrast Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure — three of the leading cloud platforms on the market. You’ll learn what features the three share, what features help them stand out, and how they can benefit you and your organization.

Free Cloud Virtual Training

VirtualClassroomBannerWant to develop your cloud skills? Attend one of these expert-led, virtual classes to get hands-on experience on the latest Microsoft cloud technologies for free. These engaging live sessions will help you learn how to work with Microsoft’s cloud products and services through step-by-step instructions in a practice environment. Find a topic below that interests you and register for a date that works for you. Space is limited for each class so reserve your virtual seat today.

Extend your Datacenter to the cloud with Microsoft Azure In this training, you will learn how you can integrate Azure into your existing datacenter to create a hybrid cloud infrastructure through flexible, cross-platform management toolsets.
Modernize your data platform with Microsoft SQL Server 2016 In this training, you will learn about break-through missional-critical capabilities with in-memory performance, built-in advanced analytics, new advanced security technology, and new hybrid cloud scenarios.
Empower employee productivity with Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite In this training, you will learn how to manage mobile productivity and how to deploy and manage applications on premises or in the cloud using Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite.