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Minnesota Microsoft BI User Group 2012 Q4 Meeting–Dec 4

Posted by denglishbi on November 21, 2012

The next MN Microsoft Business Intelligence User Group is coming up on Tuesday, December 4. This meeting we will have two sessions starting out with a talk on Data Mining and then a presentation about new Business Intelligence features in Office 2013, SharePoint 2013, and SQL Server 2012 SP1. Just a reminder that the location for this event is at the Microsoft Technology Center location in Edina.  Please register so that we can have your name badge pre-printed.

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Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Check In: 2:30 PM Event Time: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Location: Microsoft Technology Center – 3601 76th St W, Suite 600 Edina MN 55435 (in LOW 1, 2, and 3)

To join via Live Meeting click here.

Please Register Now (Please register so that we can have your name badge pre-printed)

Agenda:

  • 2:30-3:00 : Registration
  • 3:00-3:15 : Microsoft BI User Group Updates & Announcements
  • 3:15-4:15 : Data Mining with the Tools You Already Have (Steve Hughes)
  • 4:15-4:30 : Break
  • 4:30-5:30 : What’s New in Business Intelligence in Office 2013, SharePoint Server 2013, and SQL Server 2012 SP1 (Jin Cho)
  • 5:30-6:00 : Social and Networking

Presentations:

Data Mining with the Tools You Already Have – This session will cover data mining and using predictive analytics with tools you already use. We will cover using both Excel and Analysis Services to use data mining to make your data work for you. We will cover some of the commonly used algorithms built right into the tools such as Decision Trees, Clustering, and Neural Networking. We will explain use cases for the algorithms as well as demo the fun you can have exploring and forecasting with your data.

Steve Hughes (@DataOnWheels) is a Practice Lead at Magenic. His area of expertise is in data and business intelligence architecture on the Microsoft SQL Server platform. He was also the data architect for a SaaS company which delivered a transportation management solution for fleets across the United States. Steve has co-authored two books and delivered more than 30 presentations on SQL Server and data architecture over the past six years.  He also provides insights from the field on his blog at http://www.dataonwheels.com.

What’s New in Business Intelligence in Office 2013, SharePoint Server 2013, and SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 – Come and find out how the Office 2013 and SharePoint Server 2013 integrated analytics platform that allows your organization to discover and share business insights in dynamic environments.  We will provide demos of the new Business Intelligence capabilities from the Office 2013, SharePoint 2013 and SQL Server 2012 SP1. 

Jin Cho, Microsoft Business Intelligence Technology Specialist, evangelizes on Business Intelligence capabilities for suite of Microsoft products for the last 4 years.  Jin has proven ability to deliver Business intelligence solutions utilizing leading market BI technologies.  Prior to becoming a Microsoft employee, Jin spent 11 years at Allina Health System.  He led the Business Intelligence/Data Warehouse team on an effort to provide clinical, financial, and operational BI solutions.  He was also responsible for implementing reporting and analytic environment for the Epic electronic medical record system.  Jin has bachelor degree in Statistics from the University of Minnesota.

Please Register Now (Please register so that we can have your name badge pre-printed)

Hope to see you there!

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