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Archive for August 26th, 2011

Minnesota Microsoft BI User Group 2011 Q3 Meeting – Sept 14

Posted by denglishbi on August 26, 2011

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UPDATE (9/9/2011): Added Live Meeting information.

The next MN Microsoft Business Intelligence User Group has been scheduled and the agenda is set. This meeting we will have two sessions starting out with a Pentair BI case study and then we will go over some of the new and enhanced BI features in the upcoming SQL Server ‘Denali’ release. MN MIcrosoft BI User Group

MN Microsoft BI User Group 2011 Q3 Meeting

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Date: Wednesday, September 14, 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

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  • 2:30-3:00 : Registration
  • 3:00-3:15 : Microsoft BI User Group Updates & Announcements
  • 3:15-4:15 : Pentair Case Study: BI Insights and Lessons Learned (Terry McDonald)
  • 4:15-4:30 : Break
  • 4:30-6:00 : What’s new with BI in SQL Server 2011 ‘Denali’ (Jin Cho and Dan English)
  • 6:00-7:00 : Social and Networking


Pentair Case Study: BI Insights and Lessons Learned (by Terry McDonald, Pentair) – Managing a BI Environment consists of challenges and opportunities and while the journey for every business is unique we can all benefit from lessons we all learn along the way. In this presentation Terry McDonald, BI Program Manager, Pentair Technical Products will share Insights and Lessons Learned on our journey to establishing a mission or value proposition, engaging the business to create opportunities, and managing the day to day challenges of a BI 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 some 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.

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Hope to see you there!

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