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Fri, Mar 22 2013 12:00 Eastern Daylight Time


My Brain Hurts: Presenting Data with Microsoft Pro

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Presenting Data with Microsoft Products

There is an old saying, “May you live in interesting times.” It is both a blessing and a curse. Microsoft certainly makes viewing data interesting. Excel, Excel Services, SQL Server Reporting Services, PerformancePoint Services, PowerPivot, Power View are the tools Microsoft proposes. It’s no wonder companies are confused. Craig Utley looks at each of these tools, showing not only the capabilities, but providing guidelines for the strengths and weaknesses of the tools based on the target audience. If you want to get a handle on the confusing world of Microsoft BI delivery tools, this talk is for you.


Craig Utley is a Senior Architect with CTS and a former Program Manager with the SQL Server Customer Advisory Team (SQLCAT), where he focused on business intelligence. Craig has been involved in the Microsoft BI space since the betas of SQL Server 7.0 and has consulted on over 50 BI implementations worldwide, including the largest Microsoft data warehouse in the world. He is a former MVP in both SQL Server and C# and has written three books and more than 35 articles.

 

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PASS DW/BI VC

December 2014 Upcoming Sessions


Monday 8 Dec 2014 2:00 PM PST, 5:00 PM EST / Tuesday 9 Dec 2014 9:00 AM AEDT, 11:00 AM NZDT

Implementing Data Warehouse Patterns with the Microsoft BI Tools

Speaker: Kevin S. Goff

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6021255890007734273

You’ve read some of the content of well-known Data Warehousing books – now what? How do you take the structures and disciplines inside such books as the Ralph Kimball series and implement them? This session will take several of the key concepts in Data Warehousing and demonstrate some implementations using SQL Server Integration Services and Analysis Services. We’ll look at items such as Type 2 Changing Dimensions, Confirmed Dimensions, Dimension Outriggers, Role-Playing Relationships, Many-to-Many Bridge table relationships, Factless Fact tables, Handling of NULL foreign key values, and more.


Kevin S. Goff
Kevin S. Goff (www.KevinSGoff.net)
  • SQL Server MVP since 2010 (was a C#/.NET MVP from 2005-2009)
  • SQL Server/Business Intelligence architect/developer/speaker/instructor/author
  • CoDe Magazine Columnist from 2004-2013 on .NET and SQL Server/BI Topics
  • Frequent speaker at community events in the Mid-Atlantic region, and regular speaker for the SQL Live!360 Conference Brand
  • Created 13-week SQL Server 2012 webcast series for Microsoft TechNet Radio

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Friday 19 Dec 2014 1:00 PM AEDT, 3:00 PM NZDT / Thursday 18 Dec 2014 6:00 PM PST, 9:00 EST

Techniques for Dynamic SSRS Reports

Speaker: Mickey Stuewe

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3094546152380108289

Do you need a navigation system within your reports? Do you suffer from report sprawl, having hundreds of reports written once and disappearing into the reporting services catalog never to be executed again? Would you like to see one report take the place of fifty? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then join me in this demo heavy session. Not only will we address the questions above, but we’ll talk about providing dynamic report layouts, filtering data based on the user’s credentials, and even techniques for colorizing various parts of a report using VBA code. These techniques will help make your reports user friendly and help you look like a reporting superhero.


Mickey Stuewe
Mickey Stuewe is a Senior Database Developer. Her focus is on T-SQL optimization, requirements gathering, and report design using the SQL Server stack. She is the recent recipient of the “Best New Community Voice” Tribal award from Red Gate. She blogs regularly and co-authored her first book, SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services Blueprints. She has spoken at Dev Connections, SQL in the City for Red Gate, and various SQL Saturday Events. She is also the president of the BIG PASS Community user group.

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