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Minnesota Microsoft BI User Group 2011 Q2 Meeting – June 7

Posted by denglishbi on May 20, 2011

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UPDATE (5/27/2011):The “What’s new with BI in SQL Server 2011 Denali” presentation will be postponed until Q3 meeting on September 14.  Details for the updated agenda schedule to be sent out early next week.

UPDATE (5/31/2011): The details for the second session are now available.

UPDATE (6/13/2011): Presentation material available for download from the Q2 2011 meeting – user group presentation slides and both presentations.

The next MN Microsoft Business Intelligence User Group has been scheduled and the agenda is set.  This meeting we will have two sessions and we will talk about getting the most out of your Reporting Services SharePoint Integration and then go over all of the new BI features in the upcoming SQL Server ‘Denali’ release.

MN Microsoft BI User Group 2011 Q2 Meeting

Date:Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Check In: 2:30 PM Event Time:3:00 PM – 7:00 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 : Microsoft BI User Group Updates & Announcements
  • 3:15-4:30 : So Happy Together -Tips for Getting the Most from SSRS in SP Integrated Mode (Brian Larson)
  • 4:30-4:45 : Break
  • 4:45-6:00 : Giving wings to BI with PowerPivot: Buffalo Wild Wings success story (Ken Yokanovich) What’s new with BI in SQL Server 2011 ‘Denali’ (Jin Cho and Dan English)
  • 6:00-7:00 : Social and Networking

Presentations:

So Happy Together -Tips for Getting the Most from SSRS in SP Integrated Mode(by Brian Larson, Superior Consulting Services) – Operating Reporting Services in SharePoint integrated mode adds a number of features to the SSRS environment. Learn why your organization should consider running in SP integrated mode or if your organization is already using SP integrated mode, make sure you are getting the most out of this environment.

What’s new with BI in SQL Server 2011 ‘Denali’ (by Jin Cho, Microsoft and Dan English, Superior Consulting Services) – During this session we are going to go over all of the new BI features that have been enhanced and added in SQL Server 2011 (code named ‘Denali’). We will look at new features that have been added into Integration Services, Analysis Services, and Reporting Services. Along with this we will talk about and go over the new report authoring tool ‘Crescent’ showing how this tool will provide you the ability to access, explore, and visualize your data in a whole new way and have fun at the same time.

Giving wings to BI with PowerPivot: Buffalo Wild Wings success story (by Ken Yokanovich, Buffalo Wild Wings) –  Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc continues to be among leaders in the restaurant industry for growth and earnings. Limited budgets spurred the development of proprietary reporting systems with simple mechanisms to allow Buffalo Wild Wings to track basic operational performance. The company’s more sophisticated needs are now starting to exceed the limitations of the legacy reporting systems. Continued high growth, creative sales promotions, and marketing demands have led to large data volumes and increasing demand for more sophisticated reporting.  See how the familiarity of Excel, with the new PowerPivot plugin, helps us introduce Business Intelligence concepts to users otherwise comfortable with their legacy systems. See how a relatively small investment having significant payback by helping the business define its requirements, understand BI potential done right, and look beyond legacy systems. We will present a couple of hands-on working report samples that help users understand the relationships between data, and clarify business requirements. We’ll talk about how these efforts help highlight the business case and garner support for a true Business Intelligence initiative.

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Hope to see you there!

Downloads – Presentation material available for download from the Q2 2011 meeting – user group presentation slides and both presentations.

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