TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) Using the Kimball Method (Level 200)

Tuesday, June 06, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Warren Thornthwaite, Speaker, Kimball Group

Real success in business intelligence (BI) is defined by both short and long-term results. For the short term, you can win with top priority, data quality, appealing to broad interest and high value. Long-term success however, requires constant growth and expansion, as well as a solid, well-designed foundation. Join this webcast to learn how to build a strong, scalable Microsoft BI architecture. Learn about the basic Kimball Method, the data warehousing/BI Lifecycle, the three tracks of the development phase, and many more details and issues you would be hard-pressed to anticipate on your own.


TechNet Webcast: Setting Up and Configuring SQL Server 2005 for SAP Applications (Level 300)

Friday, June 09, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Juergen Thomas, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 is the database that many organizations use for SAP business applications deployments. Attend this webcast to learn the best practices for setting up and operating SQL Server 2005 for secure, reliable, and scalable SAP deployments. Find out about architectures, 64-bit deployments, SAP Business Information Warehouse (SAP BW) configurations, database mirroring, and five of the most common configuration problems.


MSDN Webcast: End-to-End SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services (Part 4 of 6) (Level 200)

Wednesday, June 07, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Susan Wisowaty, MSDN Developer Community Champion, Microsoft Corporation

This fourth webcast in this series on Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services explores the different options for delivering and deploying reports to end users. Learn about the different methods of report delivery, and the multiple formats available. We look at the mechanisms for pull delivery, including Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 integration, the Reporting Services Web service, and URL access. We then show how to create a subscription for a push delivery, and conclude with a look at using Windows Forms controls to deliver reports locally to users.

MSDN Webcast: Advanced SQL Server 2005 Data Transformation Services (DTS) Workshop (Level 200)

Thursday, June 08, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Mike Benkovich, VP .Net Systems Consulting, JPA –Imagine! Technologies, Inc.

This webcast consists of a series of exercises that deal with complex, real-world data transformation issues. The discussion covers a variety of topics including real-time data feeds, writing custom transformations to parse and map addresses, looping through multiple data sources, and passing real-time data flows directly to Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services objects.


 MSDN Webcast: SQL Server 2005 Essentials: SQL Server and Web Services (Part 11 of 14) (Level 200)

Friday, June 09, 2006 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Steve Muise, Principal Consultant, Neudesic, LLC

Since SQLXML 3.0, developers have been able to expose Microsoft SQL Server output directly as a Web service. This eleventh webcast of a 14-part series on SQL Server 2005 covers HTTP endpoints and Web services inside the database. Now, with the tighter integration of SQL Server and XML, SQL Server 2005 enhances the architectural possibilities of Web services. We explore how to best expose SQL Server as a Web service, for both query and data manipulation aspects.

Microsoft Dynamics Webcast: Introduction to BIO (Business Intelligence Optimization) for Microsoft Dynamics SL (Level 100)

Wednesday, June 07, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Jeff Suwyn, Technical Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

See for yourself how Microsoft Dynamics SL can help your organization gain better command and control over business drivers. BIO (Business Intelligence Optimization) for Microsoft Dynamics SL is an easy-to-use analytics solution that can provide people throughout your organization with personalized, role-based score cards that can be used to determine an individual’s performance and contribution to the business. Attend this webcast to find out how to use your Microsoft Dynamics SL database to create trend reports and business report cards by groups, employees, or rising and falling star performers.

SQL Server 2005: Upgrade Your Skills to 2005

Take an in-depth look at SQL Server 2005 from the DBA perspective as told by SQL Server MVP and guru Kimberly Tripp. Plus, attend 6 of the 11 webcasts in this series by May 31, 2006, and you will receive a USB coffee warmer*. Attend all 11 webcasts by May 31, 2006 and you will be entered to win an i-mate smart phone (official rules)!

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