Thursday, October 13, 2011, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
The next version of SQL Server, code-named “Denali,” steps up Microsoft’s BI game significantly. To start with, PowerPivot’s technology is now part of Analysis Services, in the form of BI Semantic Model (BISM) databases, and there are improvements to PowerPivot itself that everyone should know about. Next is project “Crescent,” which provides ad hoc, interactive data visualization and analysis. And even the non-BI world gets BI functionality in Denali, now that the VertiPaq columnar engine has been implemented for SQL Server relational databases. In this session noted MS BI Expert/influencer Andrew Brust will review all of these new capabilities with you in a demo-heavy manner. He’ll also discuss updates to Master Data Services and the introduction of Data Quality Services, Microsoft’s new data cleansing tool. Come to this session and get caught up on what’s next in Microsoft BI.
Andrew J. Brust is Founder and CEO of Blue Badge Insights, an analysis, strategy and advisory firm serving Microsoft customers and partners. Brust is also a member of Microsoft’s BI Partner Advisory Council; co-author of “Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2008″ (Microsoft Press, 2008); a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP; an advisor to the New York Technology Council; and a frequent speaker at industry events. Brust pens the “Redmond Review” column and writes the “Redmond Diary” blog for Visual Studio Magazine and Redmond Developer News. He’s been a participant in the Microsoft ecosystem for nearly 20 years, and has worked closely with both Microsoft’s Redmond-based corporate team and its field organization for more than a decade. Brust is also a member of several Microsoft “insiders” groups that supply him with insight around numerous technologies out of Redmond.