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Minnesota Microsoft BI User Group 2012 Q1 Meeting–Mar 6

Posted by denglishbi on February 22, 2012

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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 Hennepin County Medical Center case study and then going over the new features in SQL Server 2012 PowerPivot. MN Microsoft BI User GroupJust a reminder that the location for this event has now moved to the Microsoft Technology Center location in Edina.

MN Microsoft BI User Group 2012 Q1 Meeting

Sponsored by:

Microsoft - Annual Sponsor

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Check In: 2:30 PM Event Time: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: Microsoft Technology Center – 3601 76th St W, Suite 600 Edina MN 55435 (in LOW 1, 2, and 3)

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  • 2:30-3:00 : Registration
  • 3:00-3:15 : Microsoft BI User Group Updates & Announcements
  • 3:15-4:15 : HCMC Case Study – Healthcare BI
  • 4:15-4:30 : Break
  • 4:30-5:30 : Get the most out of DAX & PowerPivot for SQL Server 2012
  • 5:30-7:00 : Social and Networking


Case Study: Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) – Healthcare BI (by Paul Volkmuth, HCMC; Mark Chisholm, HCMC; Mark Knutson, HCMC; Fazel Haris, Stratezon) – Healthcare presents some unique challenges in creating a BI infrastructure. Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) has created an innovative EDW to allow Knowledge Users to interactively query clinical information to gain insight into patient care, cost and payment. This session is a Case Study of our journey of developing a BI solution from the ground up using the Microsoft BI tool stack.

Get the most out of DAX & PowerPivot for SQL Server 2012 (by Paul Doyle & Greg Beaumont, GNet Group) – In this presentation we will cover how new functionality in PowerPivot for SQL Server 2012 supports personal, team and organizational BI. We will demonstrate standard DAX formulas for handling time intelligence, many-to-many relationships and security. We will also cover hierarchies, KPIs and PowerPivot visualizations so you are equipped to get started answering business analytics questions

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Hope to see you there!

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