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Archive for January, 2008

Downloadable books for PerformancePoint Server (PPS) 2007

Posted by denglishbi on January 30, 2008

Just read about these in one of the blog postings that I read.  These books have been posted on the TechNet site for download (Word documents).  It is nice that they have provided this content in a printable format.  These are just parts of the entire PerformancePoint library content on TechNet.

PerformancePoint Server 2007 Planning & Architecture Guide (1.33 MB) –

This book provides detailed information about Microsoft PerformancePoint Planning and Monitoring Server 2007 client and server architecture, and addresses topics essential to planning a PerformancePoint Server deployment in a large enterprise environment.

PerformancePoint Server Operations Guide (3.15 MB) –

This book provides prescriptive information for maintaining and performing the daily operations of Microsoft PerformancePoint Planning and Monitoring Server 2007.

Deployment Guide for PerformancePoint Server 2007 (1.11 MB) –

This book provides prescriptive information for planning and deploying Microsoft PerformancePoint Planning and Monitoring Server 2007

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SAP Business Objects “Baby Got BI” Video

Posted by denglishbi on January 24, 2008

A very funny YouTube video promoting Business Objects XI.  Looks like advertising is heading towards YouTube.  Now where is the SQL Server 2008 BI video?  Come on Microsoft…get something up on MSN videos.

 

 

Update: This video has been removed from the YouTube website.  Sorry.

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Microsoft 2008 Product Launch – Heroes Happen Here

Posted by denglishbi on January 16, 2008

Don’t forget to try and attend a local Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, and SQL Server 2008.  I just noticed this morning that a bunch of the local launches are open for registration now and I signed up this morning.  The odd thing is that the local launch in MPLS is on April Fools Day.  I would sign up now before the registration is full.

http://www.microsoft.com/heroeshappenhere/register/default.mspx

Here is some additional information from the site:

Take a test drive

Come to an event and test drive Windows Server® 2008 operating system, Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008, and Microsoft Visual Studio® 2008.

Meet the experts

Enjoy hands-on labs, face-to-face Q&A sessions with software experts, and other opportunities to interact with development team members.

Bring the products home

Want more? To say thanks for taking part of this exciting launch, you’ll take home a promotional kit with versions of all three products.

Registered attendees must by 18 years old by February 27, 2008 to attend this event. For those eligible, you must be 21 years old by February 27, 2008 to attend the Launch Evening Celebration.

Product giveaway kit good only for attendees of 2008 Launch Wave event, events that are targeted towards IT professionals. Limit one launch giveaway kit per person. All kits must be claimed at the event. This offer is non-transferrable and expires on May 22, 2008 while supplies last. Offer is not redeemable for cash. Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the recipient.

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Get Ready for SQL Server 2008 Virtual Conference – Jan 24, 2008

Posted by denglishbi on January 4, 2008

Just read about this event in Chris Webb’s blog and wanted to pass it along.

http://events.unisfair.com/index.jsp?eid=157&seid=291&code=solidqsig

 

Get Ready for SQL Server 2008 Virtual Event Agenda

11:00 am–12:00 pm EST
Get Ready for SQL Server 2008

12:15 pm–1:30 pm EST
ADMIN TRACK: Performance Tuning: What’s Between Index Internals, Isolation Levels, Locking and the Consistency of Reads
Itzik Ben-Gan, Solid Quality Mentors

BI TRACK: Reporting Services with SQL Server 2008 + Integration with MOSS
Andy Potter, Microsoft .NET Consultants

DEVELOPER TRACK:Developing Data-Centric Applications with SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008
Ken Spencer, Solid Quality Mentors

1:45 pm-2:45 pm EST
Sponsored Technology Sessions

3:00 pm–4:15 pm EST
ADMIN TRACK:SQL Server Virtualization
Michael Otey, SQL Server Magazine

BI TRACK: Getting a Handle on Data Cleansing in SSIS
Erik Veerman, Solid Quality Mentors

DEVELOPER TRACK: Language-Integrated Query
Michael Otey, SQL Server Magazine

Get Ready for SQL Server 2008
Learn how to prepare for an upgrade to SQL Server 2008, including preparing your infrastructure and planning the integration with Office applications, including Office PerformancePoint Server and SharePoint 2007.

ADMIN TRACK: Performance Tuning: What’s Between Index internals, Isolation Levels, Locking and the Consistency of Reads
Itzik Ben-Gan, Solid Quality Mentors
To improve SQL Server database performance, learn how reads behave in different scenarios and the consistency level that you should expect in each scenario.

BI TRACK: Reporting Services with SQL Server 2008 + Integration with MOSS
Andy Potter, Microsoft .NET Consultants
Find out how SQL Server Reporting Services for SQL Server 2008 will offer new power and benefits to SQL Server professionals, including integration with SharePoint Server.

DEVELOPER TRACK: Developing Data-Centric Applications with SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008
Ken Spencer, Solid Quality Mentors
Find out how SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 will offer developers a comprehensive programming framework for developing data-centric solutions that access data from any source and improve developer productivity.

ADMIN TRACK: SQL Server Virtualization
Michael Otey, SQL Server Magazine
Learn how virtualization technologies can benefit the database platform, and how to plan, deploy, and manage a virtual environment for SQL Server.

BI TRACK: Building an SSIS Framework
Erik Veerman, Solid Quality Mentors
In the ever-increasing world of data and integration, it is rare to find pure data.  Most data sources have missing values, typographical errors, duplicated rows, mismatched rows, or just plain bad data. For those of you who are data integrators, DBA, and ETL designers who have to work with this, come hear how to best apply the data cleansing capabilities in SSIS through the fuzzy transformations, expressions, and scripting.

DEVELOPER TRACK: Language-Integrated Query
Michael Otey, SQL Server Magazine
Language-integrated query (LINQ) revolutionizes database application development. Learn how to take advantage of the new features of LINQ for SQL Server applications.

 

Register now: http://events.unisfair.com/index.jsp?eid=157&seid=291&code=solidqsig

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