NJ SQL Business Intelligence Event – Saturday 10/4

njsqlugThe NJ SQL Server user group is hosting a Business Intelligence event this Saturday, October 4th in Iselin, NJ. If BI is something you’ve been looking to get more insight on, come on out for this free event!

NJSQL Business Intelligence Saturday

Microsoft’s Business Intelligence has evolved over the past year to provide a full vendor solution. Let’s embrace it and take some time to learn more about this powerful suite of tools used to create business intelligence solutions.   Please join the NJ SQL Server User Group for this free event.  Please note that registration is required for this event.

sql_server_2008 Date: Saturday, October 4th


NJ Microsoft Office

194 Wood Avenue South (Prudential Building), Sixth Floor
Iselin, NJ 08830

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8:30am - 9:00am: Registration / Breakfast

9:00am - 9:15am: Event Kick-Off

9:15am - 10:15am:  Microsoft’s Vision for Business Intelligence (Mark Kromer)    
10:15am - 10:30am:  Break
10:30am - 11:30am:  SQL Server Reporting Services (Kevin Goff)

11:30am - 11:45am: Wrap-up, Evaluation Form Submission & Raffle

Contributors: SetFocus & Microsoft


Microsoft’s Vision for Business Intelligence:

There is no single product line from Microsoft that equates to the "Microsoft business Intelligence roadmap". Instead, Microsoft's vision for business intelligence is a combination of different product roadmaps. These include SQL Server, PerformancePointServer, Excel and Sharepoint. Microsoft is beginning to focus more and more energy toward increasing BI presence in Sharepoint, while SQL Server 2008 includes several key new features in Integration Services, Reporting Services, Analysis Services and the database engine which illustrate's Microsoft dedication to investing resources in business intelligence.

In this presentation, I will illustrate the latest Microsoft vision for business intelligence and speak about the "product stack" as a whole solution including PPS, MOSS & SQL Server applied to a number of different business intelligence solution areas.

SQL Server Reporting Services:



Mark Kromer

Mark Kromer is a software product manager with over 15 years experience in IT, specializing in database solutions and business intelligence. Mark is currently responsible for new product development strategy at Primavera Systems in Philadelphia and spent the past 2.5 years in Redmond, WA as a senior product manager at Microsoft where he was responsible for packaged customer business intelligence solutions. Previous to Microsoft, Mark has been a developer, consultant, IT manager and business analyst at Cingular Wireless, Agilent Technologies and Dun & Bradstreet. He also is an author & blogger for TDWI, SearchSQLServer and MSDN.

Kevin Goff:

Kevin Goff is a Microsoft MVP .NET/C# (2005-2008), a columnist for CoDe Magazine(The Baker's Dozen Productivity Series), book author (Pro Visual Studio 2005 Reporting with SQL Server and Crystal Reports - Apress), Trainer/Courseware author (SetFocus Business Intelligence Masters program), a frequent speaker for MSDN CodeCamp and .NET/SQL Server User Groups with 22 years experience in software industry.

Web Site: http://www.CommonGroundSolutions.net

Blog: http://www.TheBakersDozen.net

Comments (2)

  1. Thanks to everyone who attended the NJ SQL Business Intelligence event on October 4th!  Over 65

  2. It’s tough to keep up with all the event announcements this week!  Fall is certainly the busy season

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