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Archive for November 6th, 2010

Minnesota Microsoft BI User Group 2010 Q4 Meeting – Dec 1

Posted by denglishbi on November 6, 2010

The next MN Microsoft Business Intelligence User Group has been scheduled and the agenda is set.  There will be an Ask the Experts panel to discuss BI challenges and a presentation on Master Data Management.

MN Microsoft BI User Group 2010 Q4 Meeting

Date: Wednesday, December 1, 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


  • 2:30-3:00 : Registration
  • 3:00-3:15 : Microsoft BI User Group Updates & Announcements
  • 3:15-4:15 : Ask The Experts: Your Biggest BI Challenge Panel Discussion
  • 4:15-4:30 : Break
  • 4:30-5:30 : Master Data Management
  • 5:30-5:45 : Q&A
  • 5:45-??? : Social and Networking


Ask the Experts: Your Biggest BI Challenge Panel Discussion – Here is a chance to send us your TOUGHEST BI challenges and seek answers from a distinguished panel of experts. The CHALLENGES can include everything from Organizational, Methodology, Approach, Adoption, Data Governance and other solution oriented BI issues.

Your questions will be pre-selected for a moderated live panel discussion at the Microsoft BI User Group Event on 1st December. The panel of experts is comprised of BI managers from local organizations in Minnesota who have successfully implemented Business Intelligence solutions and have addressed tough challenges on their path to BI Success.

If you have any questions for the panelists, please submit them in advance here – BI Panel Question Submission.

Master Data Management – This session will introduce Master Data Management, it’s importance in managing critical company assets and how SQL Server 2008 R2  Master Data Services provides an MDM solution. The session will include a demo going about the process of creating a Master Data Model, applying  business rules and security using the stewardship portal.


Hope to see you there!

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PASS Summit 2010 Keynote Live Streaming

Posted by denglishbi on November 6, 2010

Are you unable to make it to the PASS Summit 2010 event this year?  Well you are in luck, this year they are going to be streaming the keynote talks along with the Women in Technology luncheon.  I will not be able to make it this year, so I have already registered to watch the events.  I know there are going to be some big announcements coming out in regards to the Denali (SQL11) release and I don’t want to miss out getting a sneak peek at the new features.


So head on over to PASS Summit 2010 Live Streaming Events and get registered today.

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