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Minnesota TechFuse 2012 Technical Conference

Posted by denglishbi on May 8, 2012

Update (3/16/2013): here is the follow up link from this TechFuse event – http://denglishbi.wordpress.com/2012/05/18/minnesota-techfuse-2012-follow-up/

Are you ready for some training? Well you are in luck because next week is the Minnesota TechFuse event which is a 2-day event of jam packed learning.  Day 1 kicks off on Wed, May 16 and is focused on the cloud and then Day 2 is on Thu, May 17 and contains information in regards to the latest trends and developments with technology.  Right now you can attend both days of the event for $549 or a single day for only $399.  There are 48 sessions, 12 tracks, 35 presenters, 7 Microsoft MVPs, and 2 keynotes lined up for this technical conference.TechFuse

I will be speaking on Day 2 in the SQL Server/Business Intelligence track.  I will be presenting after Jason Strate and my topic is “Self-Service BI with SQL Server 2012”.  Brian Larson from Superior Consulting Services will also be presenting in the afternoon on Data Mining with SQL Server.

Self-Service BI with SQL Server 2012
Time: 10:00 – 11:15Power ViewPowerPivot
Dan English, Superior Consulting Services
Session Level: 200-Intermediate
Audience: IT Pros and Information Workers

This session will cover the enhancements and new features in SQL Server 2012 as Microsoft continues its roadmap with self-service BI. Topics include the changes that have been made to PowerPivot in Excel, as well as the new features. There will be a demo showing how PowerPivot models can be used in SharePoint along with Power View to provide self-service reporting capabilities to end-users. This session will also cover what Power View is, how it works, and what you can do with this new reporting feature that is part of SharePoint SSRS 2012 Integrated Mode.

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