Jason Morales’ Microsoft BI Update – May 2011

HOT TOPICS

SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Training Course 

The Secrets of Time Management… Revealed
Conquer Your Calendar: Use PowerPivot to Analyze Your Time
Calendar Analytics Tool – download here

Microsoft Tech-Ed Conference
May 16-19 – Atlanta, GA
Click here to learn more

We Loaded 1TB in 30 Minutes with SSIS, and So Can You
SQL Server Migration Assistant v5.0 is now available
– migrate from Sybase, Oracle, MySQL, and MS Access


UPCOMING EVENTS

Drive Business Intelligence and Deliver Actionable Insight
May 5 –  Irving, TX
May 5 –  Kansas City, MO
May 5 –  Redmond, WA
May 10 – Alpharetta, GA
May 11 – Minneapolis, MN
May 12 – Charlotte, NC
May 18 – Chicago, IL
May 24 – Cincinnati, OH
May 24 – Waltham, MA
May 25 – Houston, TX

Making SharePoint BI Work: Kerberos Authentication for SharePoint 2010
Hosted by MS BI User Group of NY
May 9 – New York, NY
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Drive Higher Returns with Data Visualization & Business Intelligence
Hosted by IDV Solutions
May 10 – Minneapolis, MN
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The Latest in Cloud, Mobile, Collaboration & Reporting
Hosted by Mariner
May 11 – Charleston, SC
May 17 – Charlotte, NC
June 1 – Raleigh NC
June 8 – Ashville, NC

Microsoft Tech-Ed Conference
May 16-19 – Atlanta, GA
Click here to learn more

Predictive Analytics: The Cloud Meets the Client for Powerful Analysis
Hosted by CSG Professionals
May 19 – Portland, OR
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Drive Higher Returns with Data Visualization & Business Intelligence
Hosted by IDV Solutions
May 26 – Charlotte, NC
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UPCOMING WEBCASTS
* all times listed below are for Pacific Time Zone

Best Practices for Using Project Server 2010
Sponsored by SharkPro Software
May 20, 9am
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Increasing Collaboration and Transparency around Financial Processes
Sponsored by Tagetik
May 25, 9am
Click here to learn more

Project Intelligence with Microsoft Project and SharePoint 2010
Sponsored by Projility
May 25, 7:30am
Click here to learn more

 

 RESOURCES

microsoft.com/BI
BI TV

SQL Server
SQL Server 2008 R2 Home Page
SQL Server Training Portal
SQL Server Team Blog
SQL Server Best Practices – technical white papers
SQL Server User Education – documentation team blog
SQL Server Reporting Services Team Blog
SQL Server 2008 Virtual Labs
Business Intelligence Scenarios
Microsoft White Papers – SQL Server 2008 R2
Best Practices for Data Warehousing with SQL Server 2008 R2
Fast Track Data Warehouse 3.0 Reference Guide
Using SQL Server Integration Services and StreamInsight Together
Project Barcelona Team Blog

SharePoint
SharePoint Home Page
Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog
End-User Videos
SharePoint Training Portal
Training courses on Office.com
SharePoint 2010 Architectures Overview

PerformancePoint Services Blog
Up to Speed with PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer
Getting Started with PerformancePoint Services
PerformancePoint Services Architecture

Excel Services on Office.com
Getting Started with Excel Services
Resources for learning about Excel Services

Office
Office Training Portal
The Microsoft Office Blog

PowerPivot Home Page
PowerPivot Team Blog
Kasper de Jonge PowerPivot Blog
Microsoft SQL Server PowerPivot Planning and Deployment
How to Use The SQL Server Data Mining Add-ins with PowerPivot for Excel

  

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

Organizations Speed Business Results With New Appliances From HP and Microsoft
A Glimpse at Project Crescent
Microsoft to relieve ‘Excel hell’ with Web crawler for enterprise data
Introduction to Project Barcelona
The Next Step in BI: Predicting the Future

Gartner: BI, analytics software spending jumps 13.4 percent
Social Networking Comes to BI
Data Analysis Is Creating New Business Opportunities

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