Free Events & Webinars on Azure, SQL Server, Power BI, Spark, etc

DataPlatformGeeks wishes you & your family, a very warm & prosperous New Year!

We are starting 2018 with a big bang! The month of January 2018 is now lined up with back-to-back learning events (in-person & webinars). Please note that the events are absolutely free to attend. You, your teams and managers are cordially invited.

Event Calendar

Free Events (In-person sessions) 

City / Venue / Date /




Microsoft Office
EGL, Domlur)

Jan 20, Full Day

9.30 AM to 5 pm

(Lunch will be served)

  • Spark your Data to
    Build Intelligent Systems
  • Azure SQL Database Managed
  • SQL Server Memory
  • Power BI Report Server
  • Advanced Query
    Performance Troubleshooting

Microsoft Office

Jan 20, Half Day

9.30 AM to 1 pm

  • Scale Out for SSIS
  • What’s New for
    Database Developers in SQL Server 2017
  • Azure Analysis Services
  • Real-World Query Tuning Examples (Video Recorded
    session by Amit Bansal)
  • Muthukumaran Arumugam (Microsoft)
  • Sandip Pani (DataPlatformGeeks)
  • Rahulinder Singh & Mohammed
    Malik (Microsoft)


Microsoft Office
Windsor Building, Kalina)

Jan 20, Half Day

9.30 AM to 1 pm

  • Adaptive Query
    Processing Feature in SQL Server 2017
  • Introduction to MySQL & PostgresSQL as a Service in Azure
  • Real-World Query Tuning Examples (Video Recorded
    session by Amit Bansal)
  • Haseeb Hamdule (Microsoft)
  • Avanish Panchal


Microsoft Office
Epitome, DLF, Phase 1)

Jan 20, Half Day

9.30 AM to 1 pm

  • Getting Started with
    Power BI
  • SQL
    Server Always Encrypted Feature
  • Real-World
    Query Tuning Examples (Video Recorded session by Amit Bansal)
  • Arjun Rajagopal
  • Prince Rastogi (DataPlatformGeeks)


e-Zest Solutions Ltd

(Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park, Hinjawadi

Feb 3,
Half Day

9.30 AM to 1 pm

  • SQL
    Server Memory Internals
  • Real-World Query Tuning Examples

Free Webinars (Online sessions) @ US time zones (11:00-12:00 PST / 14:00- 15:00 EST)

Day / Date



Wednesday, 17th January 2018

SQL Server Memory – Part 1

Amit Bansal (SQLMaestros)

Tuesday, 23rd January 2018

Adaptive Query Processing and
Automatic Tuning in SQL Server 2017

Nagaraj Venkatesan (Singapore)

Monday, 25th January 2018

Real-Time Analytics with Power

Manohar Punna
(DPG, Australia)

Wednesday, 30th January 2018

DevOPS and the Data Professional

Hamish Watson (New Zealand)

Wednesday, 31st January 2018

Cloud based Integrations using
Azure Data Factory

Anupama Natarajan (New Zealand)

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New Labs on Azure Machine Learning, BI & SQL Server – All Free:

  • If you have already practiced hands-on with our existing labs, here is something new. We have added four new labs as our year-end bonanza to the community:
    • Deploying Predictive Model as Web Service with Azure ML Studio
    • Calling Web Service From SSIS
    • Clustered Index Internals
    • Extended Events – Part 1
  • To access the free labs, log-in to your DPG account and navigate to Hands-On-Labs section.
  • Our mentors/speakers use these labs to show you their demos. For example, the demos used by Amit Bansal for his Query Tuning & SQL Server Memory are based on these labs. To access the full Library with 100+ labs (paid), visit

SQL Videos

  • A new video has been added on “SQL Server Query Cost, Memory Grant & SQLRESERVATIONS” in the Video Library.
  • The following free Videos by Amit Bansal are already available for members
    • SQL Server Wait Types
    • Troubleshooting a Slow Running Query (Using Waits & Extended Events)
    • Session Level Waits & Task Level Waits
    • And a few more…
  • All videos are available in the Videos Library

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Event Resources

  • All event resources like presentations, demos, etc can be found here. (You must be logged in to download the resources)

New Blog Content

  • Check out our recent technical blogs on
  • Avanish, Sandip & Prince have blogged about SQL on Linux & SQL 2017 New Features.

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SQLMaestros Hands-On-Labs*

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Advanced SQL Training (On-site)*

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Corporate Training*

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