Gangnam Style Reporting Services
According to popular culture, 'Gangnam Style' is associated with high-class, lavish living in an area of South Korea. When we look at reports, however, people can often want the same thing: flashy. However, from the Data Visualisation perspective, is this the correct way forward? How can you make SSRS reports look interesting, rather than just using wizards?
Reporting Services is one of the most widely-used Business Intelligence products within the Microsoft stack. Come to this session to pick up some tips and tricks for advanced reporting writing, that is also in
accordance with thinking by Data Visualisation gurus such as Stephen Few
and Edward Tufte.
This session will look at the balance between 'flashy' and 'functional' and we will suggest some ways to make your SSRS reports look more interesting whilst also being consistent with good Data Visualisation principles.
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Jen Stirrup is an award-winning, world recognised Business Intelligence and Data Visualisation expert, author, data strategist, MVP, and technical community advocate who is repeatedly honoured with peer recognition as one of the top 100 most global influential tweeters on Big Data topics. Jen has over 16 years experience in delivering BI and dataviz projects for companies of various sizes around the world.
Jen is an elected member of the Board of Directors for the Professional Association of SQL Server, holding the seat for Europe and holder of the Virtual Chapters portfolio worldwide. Jen has presented at TechEd North America and Europe, Summit, SQLBits, as well as at SQLSaturday and other SQL events in the UK, in the US and on many occasions across Europe such as Hungary, France, Belgium, Germany, Portugal, Poland, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Ireland, Denmark, Bulgaria, Austria and the Netherlands. Therefore she works hard! She has proven evidence of being extremely involved in the SQL Community across the UK, Europe and the US, and has been for a number of years now.
She has also presented preconference sessions in Microsoft Business Intelligence and Data Visualisation for SQLPass, SQLSummit and at various countries around Europe. When she is not working for the SQLFamily, Jen jointly runs a Copper Blue Consulting based in Hertfordshire with Allan Mitchell, where they helps business leaders derive value from their Microsoft SQL Server, SharePoint and Office365 investment both here in the UK, Europe and the US, and more recently in Africa. Jen has also won awards for her blog and community work, most notably from SQLServiaPedia as runner-up for best Business Intelligence blog. She is a former Awardee of PASS's prestigious PASSion Award in 2012.
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