This past week Spud Software played host to 35 programmers for another night of training in programming advances and technology. While discussing these topics may seem, well, boring to some, for the members of Grand Blanc's .NET User Group, the monthly meetups are a valuable resource for learning new techniques and networking with others in their field.
This month's topics included the newest features of SQL 2016 and D3.js, a resource that allows programmers to generate visualizations such as charts and tables for their data.
Rick Brewis, an 11 year veteran Technology Specialist at Microsoft, presented the new features of SQL 2016, including:
- SQL Server 2016 Overview
- Operational Analytics
- AlwaysOn – HA and DR
- Always Encrypted Data
- Row Level Security
- Dynamic Data Masking
- Hybrid Cloud Scenarios
"Lots of great information was presented," said Steven, a participant in the evening's training.
And while we are sure everyone attends the meetups for the learning opportunities, once again we were proud to partner with Brightwing to provide food and drinks as well as ping pong, foosball and pool to entertain our guests.
For more information about the Grand Blanc .NET User Group, check out our Meetup site and join us in September for another educational and entertaining event.