SQL & BI

This is a blog around all topics related to Data Management (SQL & BI). I hope to provide updates from Microsoft, info on the marketplace, what the competition are up to, Partner activity and anything that I see that might be of interest to others!

February, 2007

  • Happy Valentines Day and all that stuff..

    Tip before you head home from work... Stormhoek now have cartoons on their wine labels by Gapingvoid The first cartoon "Big Love" has hit the shelves of Tesco and you can vote for future labels here Tip of the day.... if you've forgotten that all important...
  • Still #1 on OLAP report

    Good news from www.olapreport.com – Microsoft continues to be number 1 and grow OLAP market share! We have almost one third of the market share (31.6%) (last year 27.9%). We were also one of the few vendors that actually grew market share last year and...
  • And now for all you American BI Partners

    Its all training.. training.. training here at Microsoft! I recently announced BI training in UK - but here are some US dates from our colleagues over the other side of the pond.... Attend the Microsoft Business Intelligence Partner Boot Camp and learn...
  • Kimball is coming to town

    Dimensional Modeling in Depth by Ralph Kimball and Margy Ross 24-27 April 2007 | London Rarely available in the UK! Dr. Ralph Kimball is as an innovator, writer, educator, speaker and consultant in the field of data warehousing. And he is coming to London...
  • SQL Partner Technical Specialist needed in UK

    Job advertised on the Microsoft Careers page - check it out! Working with our Partners as a technical specilaist on SQL - every day will be guaranteed to be different! Heres some more info... Role Purpose As a senior role within the Partner Enablement...
  • You really can change the world with your ideas

    Do you know that you could change the world? Big names in America's engineering, as well as millions of Internet users around the world, are being asked to nominate what they believe to be the greatest technological challenges of the next century. This...
  • A night in front of the telly tonight?

    If you are planning a night in front of the television this evening… Fri 9 Feb, 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm 30mins http://www.bbc.co.uk/moneyprogramme ‘ It's one of the biggest new products of the year, and the chances are you'll soon be using it at home or at...
  • Let's crow then!

    Microsoft's PerformancePoint Server Coming Into Focus "With last week’s release of a new PerformancePoint Community Technology Preview (CTP), Microsoft has at least a plausible reason to crow." So what is happening with this product and how does it fit...
  • Book this now!!! Training! BI!!!!

    Hurrah hurrah - Our Partners have been asking me for indepth BI training - and its here! This is a 5 day course with a combination of instructor-led sessions and hands-on exercises. We ran this course as a pilot and the feedback was fantastic so we've...