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Microsoft TechNet Business Intelligence Event - In Depth for IT Professionals
Microsoft Business Intelligence offers a complete, end-to-end integrated solution for business performance management, consisting of SQL Server as the Business Intelligence platform and Microsoft Office as the information delivery platform.
In this one-day technical expert seminar join members of the SQL Server and Microsoft Office product teams Grant Dickinson and Kristina Kerr (biographies below) - the people who designed and implemented the Microsoft Business Intelligence Solution. Gain technical insight of how the integrated components work together, as well as how to efficiently design, manage and deploy enterprise Business Intelligence solutions.
What: Microsoft Business Intelligence - In Depth for IT ProfessionalsWhen: March 7thWhere: Dublin, Morrison Hotel, The Printworks room Click here for Directions
Click here to register: Event Registration Page
08:45-09:15 Registration and light breakfast.09:15-09:30 TechNet Update09:30-10:45 Microsoft Business Intelligence overview 10:45-11:00 Break11:00-12:15 Creating High Impact Data Warehouse with Integration Services and Analysis Services 12:15-13:00 Lunch 13:00-14:15 Enterprise Reporting with SQL Server Reporting Services 14:15-15:30 Office 2007 Business Intelligence Capabilities 15:30-15:45 Break15:45-17:00 Designing and Deploying Performance Management Applications with Office OBA
Topics covered:• Using Integration Services to solve large scale data integration and transformation challenges.• Best practices for upgrading to SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services.• Design your Analysis Services objects for enterprise scalability and performance. • Best practices for upgrading your reports and the report server to new version.• Tips and tricks for running reporting in an enterprise environment.• Overview of new Business Intelligence capabilities of Sharepoint and Excel. • Interaction of Sharepoint, Excel Services and Excel with Analysis and Reporting Services.• Building and managing scorecards with Business Scorecard Manager.• Enabling advanced analytics with Proclarity Analytics Server.• How PerformancePoint Server will integrate scorecarding and analytics with budgeting and planning capabilities.
Kristina Kerr (Office BI/OBA)Short BioKristina Kerr is a Product Manager in the Office Business Applications group at Microsoft. Her primary focus is on promoting and educating people on the value of Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) through sales and partner training events, customer campaigns, customer consults, the 2007 Office system launch, and various other channels. Kristina joins Microsoft from Business Objects SA (formerly Crystal Decisions) where she was responsible for product line product marketing for strategic alliance partnerships such as SAP and Oracle. Kristina graduated on The Dean's List from the University of Victoria (Canada) business school.
Grant Dickinson (SQL BI)Short BioGrant Dickinson is a seven year veteran of Microsoft. He was a Technology Specialist for five of those years helping global to medium sized business accounts, as well as partners, evaluate and implement multi-terabyte business intelligence solutions. In his current role as Program Manager in SQL Server, Grant focuses on improving the performance and scale of Integration Services (SSIS) as well as helping key customers and partners adopt innovative solutions built on the platform. Grant was born in Zimbabwe and spent much of his youth in Southern Africa; he has rafted the great Zambezi river, swum with Sharks off the coast of Zululand and been chased by elephants at Victoria Falls. He gained a BSc Computer Science at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and today he lives in rainy Seattle with his wife and two daughters.
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