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!

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  • Blog Post: Licensing made clear

    There are now a number of tools available to our Partners to assist in understanding more about the Microsoft licensing model. Licensing Basics section in Sales Toolkit explains the basics. Licensing Reseller Handbook for a more indepth guide. New content on the licensing section of the Partner Portal...
  • Blog Post: MOPPS training - thats Performance Point!

    Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 Technical training . This four day instructor-led workshop provides students with the knowledge and skills to architect and build Business Intelligence solutions using Microsoft® Office PerformancePoint Server 2007. This session covers both Monitoring and...
  • Blog Post: 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 booked 3 dates - but places are limited. Overview...
  • Blog Post: OBA Training

    Office Business Applications (OBA) Technical Briefing This two day technical briefing explores an emerging category of applications, known as Office Business Applications (OBA). It explores the technologies that underpin them, in particular Microsoft Office 2007, Windows SharePoint Services, Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: TechNet SQL Training UK

    Just spotted these SQL Server courses on TechNet.... 24 April 2007, Manchester: Introduction to SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services At this event we'll look at SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence and the components and features that make up the Reporting Services platform. At the end of the session...
  • Blog Post: More Advanced SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Training

    Reporting Services training available - May 2007 31 May 2007, Reading: Advanced SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Learn about the advanced techniques for building reports with Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services and the Microsoft Visual Studio-based Report Designer. Other topics at...
  • Blog Post: Marketing Training for Partners - new dates released

    Marketing 101 – New dates for January & February Due to high demand from partners, the following new dates have been added to Marketing 101. This 1 day Instructor Led course is ‘ideal’ for new starters at a Microsoft partner responsible for marketing, and also partners taking their first steps...
  • Blog Post: Training - Advanced SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services

    Partners have been asking for SQL BI Training so wanted to flag this TechNet event to be held on the evening of 23rd November 2006. Target Audience: Architect, Developer, IT Professional and Technology Decision Maker. Here is the Event Overview Overview This TechNet Event will take you to the...
  • Blog Post: Whats new in SQL 2008?

    To find out we have introduced 3 new modules of the what’s new in SQL Server 2008 eLearning Take the Microsoft free eLearning Collection 6187: What's New in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 In this 3 hour on-line collection, IT Professionals will learn about the new features in SQL Server 2008. Topics covered...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 July CTP released

    Today, Microsoft released the July Community Technical Preview (CTP) for SQL Server 2008. The release makes available several performance and feature enhancements designed to support customers’ mission-critical platform and enable pervasive insight across the enterprise. The release of the July CTP continues...
  • Blog Post: PerformancePoint events

    Just seen these PerformancePoint events through the partner community. Partners can invite their customers to the morning event and then join them at lunch and attend the afternoon event. Events for Customers: Monday 19 th November - AM - Cardinal Place, London Register here or call 0870 166 6680 ref...
  • Blog Post: 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 about how to implement, design and sell solutions...
  • Blog Post: 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 to deliver a 4-day course. In addition, Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Training opportunity for Oracle DBAs

    A Microsoft Partner - Skyline - are offering a great opportunity for Oracle DBAs to attend training on SQL Server 2005. Skyline are a Partner that has strong skills in both technologies. Here is the info from Skyline. Please contact them directly to discuss further. SQL Server 2005 Training for Oracle...
  • Blog Post: MOPPS training available

    Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 Technical training . This four day instructor-led workshop provides students with the knowledge and skills to architect and build Business Intelligence solutions using Microsoft® Office PerformancePoint Server 2007. This session covers both Monitoring and...
  • Blog Post: Don't be disappointed - extra dates for UK BI Bootcamp!

    I recently blogged about BI Bootcamp training we are holding here in UK. Some courses have become fully booked so we have added some extra dates and some new locations. Dates: 26th March: London 21st May: Altrincham Overview: This is a 5 day course with a combination of instructor...
  • Blog Post: More UK BI Bootcamps

    Due to high popularity, we have just released 2 more dates for UK BI Bootcamps. Many of you have been asking me for this so please take a look and get booked on. Duration: 5 days Dates: 11th June 2007 @ London 25th June 2007 @ Maidenhead Overview With the release of SQL Server 2005, Microsoft has completely...