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Archive for May, 2008

Business Intelligence (BI) Webinar – Make Better Decisions with Your Data

Posted by denglishbi on May 29, 2008

DATE CHANGE – from June 3 to June 24

Tuesday, June 24 at 11:00 AM Pacific, 1:00 PM Central, 2:00 PM Eastern Aaron Lowe, one of Magenic’s SQL Server Aces out of the Chicago office, and I will be presenting a webinar.  This webinar is titled ‘Make Better Decisions with Your Data’ and is the first of two webinars we will be doing over the next couple of months.  We are planning on another one towards the end of July that will be more technical in nature and focus on the new BI improvements in SQL Server 2008.

So what will you get by attending this webinar?  Good question.  You are going to walk away from this webinar with the following information:

  • The definition of BI
  • An understanding of the BI Maturity Model and where you are at
  • The difference between a spreadmart and a datamart
  • The definition of a BI Platform and an overview of Microsoft’s BI offerings

UPDATED invite link (hyperlink below has been updated)

To find out more or to sign up for the webinar check out the following link here.

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Did you know? SQL Server 2008 includes Auditing

Posted by denglishbi on May 7, 2008

SQL Server 2008 includes Auditing (server and database):

SQL Server 2008 now enables you to configure server and database level audit specifications.  These specifications include server operations such as management changes and database actions such as data manipulation language (DML) and data definition language (DDL) operations.  The output of the audits can be sent to a file, Windows Security event log, or the Windows Application event log.

· Check out a screencast about the new Audit feature in SQL Server 2008 here.

· Read more about this in the SQL Server 2008 BOL ‘Understanding SQL Server Audit’.

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