In this intensive one hour session, learn how to analyse and visualise your data using the Data Analysts Toolkit - Microsoft Power BI complemented with R
In this session Pyramid analytics will show how to use BI Office to easily build an adhoc Analysis Services Tabular Edition analytic data set and perform associative analysis using the unique features of BI Office.
Impress the boss and your colleagues by delivering Dashboards, KPIS, maps and Scorecards wrapped in a tablet-ready interface with SSRS
Learn how to use performance counters, report execution log data, and trace files to troubleshoot performance problems. Learn how to set up a monitoring solution to capture data and diagnose slow queries.
Information Workers and Data Analysts do “myth busting" on corporate performance and forecasts on regular basis. This session uncovers ways to take advantage of Power BI as Software as a Service (SaaS) for a "myth busting" lab you can try at home!
In this session we will discuss Data Governance around Power BI and on-prem platforms. How to avoid dataset-hell. What are the best practices for sharing queries? Who is the famous Data Steward ?
Learn how XLCubed unlocks the value of Multi-dimensional and Tabular SSAS and SQL for power users in Excel; providing pixel perfect delivery of reporting, dashboards for both Web and Mobile and with or without SharePoint.
Attend this session to learn more about Governed Data discovery, get an overview of BI Office and find out why so many Microsoft customers are investing in this innovative BI Platform.
Big Data has triggered the need for organisations to build real-time Operational Data Store (ODS) layers to feed the ‘Data Lake’ on Hadoop. Attend this lunchtime session to learn why a real-time ODS should be at the heart of your data architecture
Explore Power Query features to import data from existing Corporate BI systems.
T4 templating will be a first class citizen in SSDT for SQL Server 2014. This session will show why you should use this technology for SQL code generation and how you can automate the process. The session will be demo rich.
In this session we will explore the Irish Economic Crisis from multiple perspectives, using Microsoft’s latest Visualisation tools including Power BI, Power Query, Power Map, Power View and Q&A.
In the ideal world, all information and structures are static, but in the real world almost everything is dynamic, and changes are constant. This session reviews different methods for generating MSBI content (SSIS, SSRS) dynamically.
Big Data is hot! And the magic word is Hadoop. But what is it? And more important: what can I do with it? In this session we will cover some basics of Hadoop, MapReduce, Pig and Hive.
You probably already heard a lot of the wonders of PowerPivot and Power View, but will you have any other cool new BI features with Excel 2013. The answer is a big YES! This session will demo a lot of those.
There has been rapid development in the capabilities of SQL Server to support big data and hadoop following introduction of the HDInsight Service and HDInsight Server. This session covers SQL Server capability and integration points.
This session will introduce you to the Pyramid Analytics Platform and Architecture and demonstrate some of its innovative and game changing capabilities, from analytics to dashboards to reporting, with full central management and control.
This session will discuss what a modern strategy for data warehousing can be in this era, considering how the use of technologies like PowerPivot or Analysis Services Tabular affect the way you should model your data.
In this lunchtime session, Attunity will highlight real customer implementations of Attunity Replicate and the Microsoft BI technology stack that enabled them to achieve competitive advantage.
PowerPivot is a breakthrough for self-serve BI but is not easily deployed in the enterprise. Join us for this fast-paced, technical demonstration on how to upgrade PowerPivot into secure and scalable Analysis Services tabular cubes
Learn how Varigence tools accelerate BI development, enhance reusability, and improve agility through the use of customizable patterns and automation scripts and transform your metadata into comprehensive BI solutions.
In this session, you will learn how to combine data from web services, tables and cubes to build a powerful model, and visualise it in Excel.
The Microsoft BI stack has a number of tools for data visualization - Excel, Power View, native Reporting Services, and Performance Point. Come see each visualization applied to the new tabular model in Analysis Services.
Most of us use Excel in our Daily work, but are you familiar with the Business Intelligence features in Excel? In this session we'll look at some of the most common and useful BI features in Excel 2010 and discuss limitations and best practices.
But were afraid to ask.
Pyramid Analytics burst onto the Microsoft BI scene with not only a full roadmap for ProClarity users, but also with cube driven dashboards that offer rich functionality – yet are easy to design and deploy by business users.
In this first of two sessions, we review the architecture of SQL Server and its BI components and deployment options for optimal performance. We'll also discuss how to optimize data warehouse load operations.
Learn all about the integration of Business Intelligence Markup Language (BIML) into BIDS Helper and see what it can do for you. BIML can help you automate the creation of SSIS packages, reduce maintenance and help code re-use across projects.
Snapshots without snapshots...is that possible? Take a "Classic" snapshot fact table, add some temporal data theory and you'll get a new fact table than can store snapshot data without doing snapshots. A life saver when you have a lot of data.
This session explains what the BI Semantic Model in SQL Server Denali is, how it is related to Analysis Services, and provides a brief introduction to the new Tabular model.
Data Quality Services is a new product coming in the SQL Server Denali release of Microsoft SQL Server. Come to this session to understand how it can take your data cleansing to the next level.
This session will provide expert advice & best practices for replicating Oracle (& other) data to SQL Server for data warehousing & BI initiatives. Also, become one of the first to see Attunity’s innovative new software in its historic unveiling!
The Apple iPad's cutting edge usability, along with PowerPivot’s accessibility, can be combined to enhance productivity for mobile business users. Come to this session, and learn about mobilising BI for the iPad generation of end users.
This talk looks at MDX and DAX, examining their similarities and differences. It won’t turn you into an expert in either but it will help you to decide, given your particular career plans, if either or both are worth learning.
The SQL Server provides much functionality that increases the scalability and flexibility of your solution by distributing data and jobs among low-priced commodity servers.
In this session Noemi Moreno, BI Developer and Tom Austin, SQL Tools representative, will show you how to use SQL Developer tools to simplify and enhance your Business Intelligence application.
Attunity's Ian Archibald will discuss how CDC solutions can solve problems in BI and ETL/DW projects, co-hosted with two of the industry’s highly-respected SQL Server gurus BI expert Jennifer Stirrup and ETL expert and SQL Server MVP Allan Mitchell
A new and fresh approach to datwarehousing that is agile, performant and easy to do. Data Vault is a new methodology that tries to overcome traditional problems that plagued traditional datawarehousing in the past.
A look at the Microsoft Business Intelligence stack and how other products can enhance a SQL BI project.
Cube tuning is a key part of any BI project and it gets more so as cubes get bigger. Here are a series of tuning procedures to follow for cubes large and small.
The origins, use and evolution of OLAP software over the last 25 years. This is a personal view (not a history lesson) from an experienced BI practitioner who has used a variety of OLAP software, such as, SQL Server Analysis Services since graduating in 1985.
The heart of this session will be an end-to-end technical demo that will show the role of MDS in extracting master data from source systems, before demonstrating how data is fed via MDS to subscribing downstream systems. Whilst the focus of the session will be on MDS, other parts of the Microsoft BI stack will be shown, in order to demonstrate how a Microsoft MDM solution complements existing parts of SQL Server.
This session will introduce the basic concepts of the new multidimensional calculation language, DAX, and show how to implement several common calculations in it
The Microsoft SQL Server provides a complete library of programmatically accessed objects for all Business Intelligence relevant services. With this set of functions almost any customer challenge can be solved without the need to purchase additional products. This possibility is often underestimated in projects. The session will explain the hidden power of using the Microsoft APIs to build BI middleware solutions for enterprise customers.
Increase the "out of the box" performance and throughput of SQL Server.
SQLSentry Optimizing SQL Server Performance
Due to feedback from previous SQLBits conferences, this session will focus on the management of the reports and report server once the reports have been created
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John will introduce you to Analysis Services 2008, demonstrate browsing cubes with Excel 2007, deploying dashboards in SharePoint built using Excel Services and demonstrate how PerformancePoint Services can add the glitz to your BI project.
F# supports functional programming, object-oriented programming, and imperative programming. It is new langauge out of MS-Research and very closely resembles oCaml.
In this session we will cover 3 new enhancements to the Database Engine. Application and Multi-Server Management introduces new capabilities for managing, monitoring and exploiting your SQL Server Infrastructure through the new SQL Server Control Point and enhancements to SSMS and Policy Based Management and Data-tier application packages. SQL Connection Plans allow you to logically refer to an application in connection strings rather than servers making migration of database applications across your SQL Server infrastructure much easier. Unicode compression in R2 enhances the native data compression capabilities introduced in SQL 2008 for Unicode data using SCSU (Simple Compression Scheme for Unicode Data)
Come to this session to see how you can create a logging, monitoring and profiling solution for your existing or new SSIS packages overcoming all usual problems that a typical solution brings: increasing package complexity, longer development times and so on. The session will propose a standard, out-of-the-box solution for all of these challenges.