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PASSDC Monthly Meeting

  • In-Person @ The Motley Fool - 2000 Duke Street Alexandria, Virginia, United States (map)
  • 18:30 - 21:00 Eastern Daylight Time
  • Language: English

Our regular meeting, with food provided and a raffle, followed by Office Hours at Clyde's of Chevy Chase across the street (downstairs bar). Bring your questions and build your network of SQL Server peers.

Featured Presentation:

Azure Machine Learning – A Gentle Introduction

Alan Noel, Principal Consultant Microsoft

This presentation will introduce a new Platform as a Service (PAAS) offering from Microsoft that provides Machine Learning capabilities. Building Machine Learning (ML) systems can be slow, time-consuming and error prone. Often deep expertise is required. Building and verifying models requires considerable experimentation. Microsoft Azure ML was designed to solve these problems. It is a fully managed cloud service with no software to install, no hardware to manage and no OS versions or development environments to grapple with. An integrated development environment is provided along with a collection of best of breed algorithms developed by the Microsoft Research organization. Azure ML also makes it simple to create production deployments at scale in the cloud. Azure ML is a game changer.

About Alan:
Al has been in IT for 34 years having worked in varying roles such as programmer at the National Security Agency, data center manager at the Pentagon and Visiting Scientist at the AI Lab at MIT. He has worked at Microsoft over 15 years. Technically Al has focused on SQL Server for many years along with a strong interest in development process proven practices. Al is a retired US Army intelligence officer and was stationed in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

Regular Meeting Details

PASSDC meets the second Thursday of each month at the Microsoft office in Chevy Chase. Meetings begin at 6:30pm, and typically last around two hours.


Microsoft Technology Center
5404 Wisconsin Ave. Ste. 700
Chevy Chase, MD 20815


Metro is your friend; the Microsoft office is located above the Friendship Heights Station on the Red Line.






Major Sponsors

Capital Personal Computer User Group ( C P C U G )

WaterOx Consulting



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