Business Intelligence (BI) technologies are emerging as important tools for businesses that need to analyse, report and scorecard their data. The challenge for today's business is to provide the right data to the right people at the right time, and meeting this challenge is about employing the right tools. SQL Server 2005 builds on the strengths of SQL Server 2000 by providing enhanced versions of Analysis Services, DTS (now named Integration Services) and Reporting Services. In fact Analysis Services and Integration Services are complete rewrites.

In this presentation Peter Myers will present an overview of SQL Server 2005's BI offerings. He will then provide a 'drill-down' into the feature set of Analysis Services 2005 including an introduction to the Unified Dimensional Model (UDM).

This presentation will be presented as a demonstration, and is relevant for database professionals with no specific BI background, and for those already familiar with Analysis Services 2000.

About the presenter:

Peter Myers is a director and mentor with Solid Quality Learning Pty Ltd (Australia). He has eight years' solid experience working in OLTP database design and development, DBA support and Data Warehousing/Business Intelligence with SQL Server. Specialising in developing custom data-focused applications and reporting solutions, he provides architecting, development, implementation and support services at all tiers of a multi-tier application.

He has a broad business background supported by a bachelor degree in applied economics, and he extends this with MCSD, MCDBA, MCSE and MCT certifications. Currently he provides consulting services and technical training nationwide, and focuses on delivering training for SQL Server (including 2005), Analysis Server, DTS, Reporting Services, ASP.NET and .NET programming (C# and VB.NET).

Peter has recently authored and presented the 'Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence' workshop nationally which showcases the upcoming SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence offerings.

His emerging skills include SQL Server 2005 with a specific focus on the Business Intelligence suite of technologies.

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Venue: 255 St Georges Terrace, Level 14 QV1, Microsoft Offices

Date: Wed 12 Oct, 2005 5:00pm - 7:00pm

NOTE: please ensure that you register for the event so we can ensure that we have enough food and drinks available.

Click here: http://www.sqlserver.org.au/Events/RegisterMeeting.aspx?EventId=110 to register for the event.