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Everything you wanted to know about BI (But were afraid to ask..)

Everything you wanted to know about BI (But were afraid to ask..)

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Emma has recently alerted me to, what can only be described as a huge bundle of B.I Loveliness, in the shape of a Business Intelligence BootCamp.  Don't worry, you don't need to shine your army boots*, or stand to attention*, but if you are interested in Business Intelligence, this could be very useful for you indeed.

So, what's it all about?  Well, "with the release of SQL Server 2005, Microsoft has completely re-architected their Business Intelligence (BI) platform. Veteran BI professionals who want to upgrade their skills and newcomers alike will learn how to apply key BI concepts using the new 2005 Integration Services (formerly DTS), Analysis Services, and Reporting Services.  Through instructor-led sessions and hands-on exercises, students will develop an understanding of what has changed and what is new in the 2005 BI SQL Server architecture. Students will learn how to develop applications using the new Business Intelligence Development Studio environment, how to use the new Integration Services tasks and transformations, how to build dimensions and cubes for analytical applications, how to take advantage of the new features in Reporting Services, how to use MDX in queries and formulas, and how to work with the new Data Mining models and tools. Students will be able to immediately apply this knowledge to their real-world databases and BI applications in preparation for the transition to SQL Server 2005"  Sounds useful already, right?

The course will be run by trained BI consultants, and judging by the feedback received for the pilot session we ran prior to Christmas, the course will be very worthwhile for everyone attending.


  • Duration : 5 Days
  • Cost: £500


Here is a link to a PDF document will full information about the event.

To find all of the events in the Partner Learning Centre please click here - or partners can search on the course ID 44co01.

* Optional Activities :-)

  • Hi there

    You should maybe take a look at your 'attachment' :-)

    Linking to 'C:\Users\mmcspirt\Desktop\SQL' does not really work on my computer :-)

    /Søren Reinke

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