A 360-Degree View of SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence
In this session, we’ll take a holistic look at the BI features in the latest version of SQL Server by reviewing the architecture requirements, exploring the implications for existing BI applications, and introducing new capabilities that support the transformation of data into business insight. We'll start with data integration and management by reviewing the overhaul that Integration Services received in this release, how to formalize the data cleansing process by using the new Data Quality Services, and how master data management is improved with the updates to Master Data Services. Then we'll discuss the improvements to analytical capabilities by exploring updates to Analysis Services, including the new Tabular Model, and enhancements available in PowerPivot. Last, we'll cover the new presentation layer options available in Reporting Services and the new release of Power View. Of course, you’ll see demonstrations of the new features, but the primary purpose of this session is to give you a chance to ask lots of questions and to get a look “under the hood” to better understand what you’ll need to do to get these BI features up and running properly. You’ll also learn how to prepare your data environment to leverage these features and how best to manage the user experience.
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Stacia Misner has over 25 years of experience with improving business practices through technology and has been providing consulting and education services for Microsoft’s business intelligence technologies since 2000. She founded Data Inspirations in 2006. Stacia is a SQL Server MVP, MCITP, MCTS, and a frequent speaker at technical conferences, including Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) and SQL Server Magazine’s Connections. She has over 12 years of experience in business intelligence architecture and implementation, data warehousing, OLAP, ETL, and reporting and analysis. During that time, Stacia has authored or co-authored multiple books about Microsoft business intelligence technologies.
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