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Thu, Mar 13 2014 09:00 Pacific Daylight Time

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Countdown: Unlocking Data Insights


Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Countdown: Unlocking Data Insights

Data is being generated faster than ever before, so what can it do for your business? Join us to understand how you can empower people with robust BI tools to get from this raw data to business insights faster and easier. You’ll learn about how you can enable easy access to data, big and small, and how Microsoft’s powerful, familiar tools help make BI accessible and engaging. Last, you’ll learn how to build a complete data platform spanning on-premises, cloud, and devices. See the full Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Countdown Webinar Schedule at:

As group manager for business analytics, Dandy supports a team business intelligence and analytics professionals that build, support and manage the entire BI stack at Nordstrom. Solutions include traditional BI reporting as well as innovative, multi-platform enabled dashboards and custom applications, including operational intelligence. Technologies include a diversity of industry standard tools. With over 20 years of experience in the data platform space Dandy has been a frequent speaker at multiple international events and actively participates in industry conversations. Prior to joining Nordstrom Dandy worked at Microsoft on SQL Server and Microsoft Business Intelligence, technical readiness and certification and had an extensive career as international trainer/consultant. Twitter: @ilikesql


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February 2015 Upcoming Sessions


Monday, February 23, 2015 at 3:00:00 PM CET (UTC+1 hour) / Monday, February 23, 2015 at 9:00:00 AM EST (UTC-5 hours)

BI in the sky (with diamonds)

Speaker: Johan Ludvig

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Microsoft is really delivering up on it's "Cloud first" mantra with rapid releases of new functionality to it's PowerBI portifolio, functionality that won't arrive on-premise until next Office release - if ever. So you, or your manager has decided to give PowerBI a go. But the budget for this is a bit tight, and maybe you're not allowed to use the existing server. Azure is ready for you. But what Azure service do you choose, and how do you let PowerBI and Azure play nicely together? That's what this webinar is here to tell you.

Johan Ludvig
Johan Ludvig is a business intelligence consultant who has been working with SQL Server since 2000. He mainly works with T-SQL, reporting and visualization. Johan Ludvig is a certified QlikView developer but is just as happy diving into PowerBI, R and all other sorts of technologies he can get his grubby little hands on.

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