Report from TechEd – What’s new with SQL Server BI?

During the day, whenever I could I hung out in the SQL Server Business Intelligence world (another main site – here) – sessions, floor booth, also I did a book signing for my BI book.  I was also fortunate enough to have a long lunch with Gemini PM Donald Farmer.  So, what did I see?…


SoCalDevGal is heading over to Europe

Yup, I am taking a little work trip – leaving shortly for 20 days in Europe.  During this time I’ll be speaking at TechDays Belgium in Antwerp, TechDays Sweden in Vasteras and more.  Although I’ve been to other European countries in the past, this will be my first trip to both Belgium and Sweden.  I’ll…


‘How Do I…BI?’ screencasts available

33 parts – 5 to 15 minutes – every feature of SQL Server Analysis Services – enjoy!   ‘How Do I…BI?’ screencast series


Microsoft Technet 杂志: Microsoft Press Flash – New books for February

I don’t even care that the cover image is incorrect.  It just makes me so happy to see this. Wow, China!  Wow, my book "Smart Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2008" is finally publishing this week!   Microsoft Technet 杂志: Microsoft Press Flash – New books for February


PPS scorecarding & dashboarding now become part of SPS Enterprise

The headline: "PerformancePoint scorecarding and dashboarding capabilities will now become part of SharePoint Enterprise CAL and available to customers who are on SharePoint SA. This means that customers who want to deploy PerformancePoint can do so today at no additional cost. " Read the details on the SharePoint blog. Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog : Microsoft…

‘How Do I BI?’ screencast series

  As a companion to my new book “Smart Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2008” (MSPress, ISBN-13: 9780735625808), I am beginning to record this screencast series.  Here’s the planned series outline – links will become active as I record, edit and then upload completed screencasts.  I welcome comments and feedback via this blog. …


geekSpeak Channel9 developer-to-developer webcasts

Now, that my BI book is nearly done (yes, you read it here first!), I am getting back into geekSpeak in a big way.  We’ve got two great shows booked for December and we’ll soon announce shows for EACH week in Jan/Feb/Mar. geekSpeak: Cloud Services 101 with Aaron Skonnard 12/3/08; 12:00 PM (PST) geekSpeak: Silverlight…


Business Intelligence Visualization via Microsoft Surface

From the demo shown at the Microsoft BI conference last week.  This gives me lots of ideas about data visualization possibilities for BI – what about you? Also if you’ve not seen a Microsoft Surface device and you’d like to – let me know.  If you weren’t able to attend the conference but would like…


BI in SQL Server 2008 for Architects

BI in SQL Server 2008 for Architects View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: bi sql) Here’s the deck from my presentation tonight to the SoCal .NET Architect’s User Group  BI in SQL Server 2008 for Architects