The Update – July 2008




Gates exits Microsoft to focus on charity work


BI Trends: The Next Generation of Performance Management

IDC Report Sees Steady Growth for BI, Pent-Up Demand for Analytics

Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in BI, Analytics?


Kimball University: Microsoft SQL Server Comes of Age for Data Warehousing

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 appealing as ERP refresh


Hiring Business Intelligence Resources When You’re Too Busy to Hire Business Intelligence Resources





How does it all stack up?

6 part Seminar Series, sponsored by Inetium & Microsoft

July 17,  Aug 7 & 28,  Sept 18

Omaha, NE

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Dashboard in a Day – sponsored by Quilogy

Sept 9 – Kansas City, MO

Sept 11 – Fairview Heights, IL

Sept 16 – Omaha, NE

Sept 18 – Chicago, IL

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Microsoft BI Conference

Oct 6-8

Seattle, WA


Find Events & Webcasts




* all times listed below are for Pacific time zone 


PerformancePoint Server Webcast Demo

July 15, 11am

July 29, 11am


Achieving Business Intelligence Across the Enterprise presented by Thorogood

July 17, 9am – Increase Accessibility of Information

Aug 21, 9am – Maximize Business Performance

Sept 18, 9am – Realize Fast & Effective Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting


Microsoft Business Intelligence for Retail – sponsored by Solver 

July 31, 11am

Aug 14, 11am 

Aug 28, 11am

Sept 11, 11am

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PerformancePoint Training Sites

Online: PPS Planning, Monitoring and Analytics (includes videos and workbooks)

Online: ProClarity


Hitachi Consulting

Business Intelligence Education Services

PerformancePoint 2007 Boot Camp (4 Day) – click here for more info

Irvine, CA: Aug 4-7


Solid Quality Mentors

BI Courses, including SQL 2005, PPS and ProClarity

Microsoft BI Bootcamp (5 day) – click here for more info

Beaverton, OR:  Sept 8-12

Seattle, WA: Dec 8-12


IT Mentors

Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 Monitoring & Analytics


Premier Knowledge Solutions

BI Courses, including SQL 2005, PPS and ProClarity

Microsoft BI Bootcamp (5 day) – click here for more info