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North Central District Microsoft BI User Group 2010 Q1 Meeting – March 3

Posted by denglishbi on February 10, 2010

The next North Central District Microsoft BI User Group meeting will be on Wednesday, March 3 and the topics will be leveraging SharePoint for Business Process Management (Case Study) and PowerPivot (presented by Rob Collie – http://powerpivotpro.com/).

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North Central District Microsoft BI User Group 2010 Q1 Meeting

Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2010

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

Location: Microsoft Event Center 8300 Norman Center Drive Suite 950 Bloomington, MN 55437

Please Register Now

Agenda:

  • 2:30-3:00 : Registration
  • 3:00-3:15 : BI SIG Updates & Announcements
  • 3:15-4:00 : Leveraging SharePoint as a strategic platform for Planning, Budgeting and Business Performance Management
  • 4:00-4:15 : Break
  • 4:15-4:30 : Microsoft Update
  • 4:30-5:30 : In depth look at Microsoft PowerPivot to enable self-service BI
  • 5:30-??? : Social and Networking

Presentations:

Leveraging SharePoint as a strategic platform for Planning, Budgeting and Business Performance Management (presented by Colleen Mlecoch, http://www.wilder.org) In an environment of rapid change and economic uncertainty, The Amherst H. Wilder Sr. Leadership needed access to data and analytical tools to quickly and accurately manage and assess business performance, develop strategic and operational alternatives, and track execution against strategies. In addition, they sought to streamline business processes by replacing a legacy budgeting application; improve document and content management; strengthen communications with internal and external stakeholders; and maximize resources available for service delivery. To satisfy this depth and breadth of needs in a cost effective manner, a unified business information architecture was required. Listen to Colleen Mlecoch, IT Director, discuss the process Wilder undertook to meet the immediate needs of improved accuracy and efficiencies in budgeting and planning while planning for the future needs around true Business Performance Management.

In depth look at Microsoft PowerPivot to enable self-service BI (presented by Rob Collie) PowerPivot is Microsoft’s exciting entry into the field of “self-service” BI. What does it do precisely? What does it NOT do? What impact does it have on today’s BI and DB professionals, and how can you best prepare for it? What are the tenets of a successful PowerPivot adoption? How does it relate to “traditional” SQL Server Analysis Services, as well as other offerings in the MS BI stack? What can we expect from upcoming iterations of the MS BI stack? Listen to Rob Collie, a program manager on the Microsoft PowerPivot (Gemini) team and one of the founding engineers behind the product. He will answer these questions and more, as well as demonstrate any of PowerPivot’s capabilities in his session.

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