I have to give Jason Morales in the PerformancePoint team in the US all the credit for this idea. He has began to pull together some great content and links from across the OBA business and distribute it to some of his key customer and partner contacts. Some of it has a distinctly North American flavour but with his permission I am going to lift this idea, anglicise it and publish it as a regular monthly update of all things MS BI.
So it's only the 17th of June but what the heck I'll publish it anyway. This is the inaugural monthly update for June 2007.
Key to making this as valuable as possible is letting me know what you would like to see in this...It's very much a free forum for posting information that's important to you.
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SQL Server 2008 Web Casts
Developers to Get Hooks into SQL Server ‘Katmai’
Bridging the Gap Between Data and Developers
Microsoft acquires Dundas’s data visualization components, & SQL 2008 CTP news
Microsoft Buys Data Management Vendor Stratature
Try out a business intelligence virtual lab to test out the technology stack, including:
- Analysis Services
- Excel 2007
- Business Scorecard Manager 2005 (BSM)
- Report Builder
- Integration Services
- Data Mining
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Visual Studio Professional w/MSDN Premium Subscription
Visual Studio Team Architect Edition w/MSDN Premium Subscription
Visual Studio Team Developer Edition w/MSDN Premium Subscription
Visual Studio Team Database Professional Edition w/MSDN Premium Subscription
Visual Studio Team Test Edition w/MSDN Premium Subscription
Visual Studio Team Suite Edition w/MSDN Premium Subscription
Academic Alliance members will also have access to these bits.
Feel free to email me for further assistance.
The iNet Platform provides a SAP Certified connector to bring data from SAP R/3 & BW to SQL Server Analysis Services.
Jason Morales recently hosted a webinar with ERP-Link to present SAP BW data through ProClarity Dashboards. The session offered great insights into how iNet extends the ETL functionality of SSIS to more thoroughly integrate with SAP data sources.
Please click here to request access to the webinar recording.
London June 26th (AM): Click here to register
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When: Tue (June 26) @ 4pm-5pm (BST)
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When: Wed (June 20) @ 5:30pm (BST)
When: Fri (June 22) @ 8pm (BST)
SQL Server Training Courses
Online & Instructor led
PerformancePoint Server Training Site
Includes BSM & ProClarity self-paced online training
Performance Management 101 with PPS 2007
Microsoft SQL Server 2005: Scales to your growing business needs
The data miner
Microsoft BI Blog – by Patrick Husting
Nick Barclay’s BI Blog
Chris Webb’s BI Blog
Vidas Matelis BI Blog
Microsoft OLAP by Mosha Pasumansky
Prologika (Teo Lachev’s Weblog)
Charlie Maitland’s Blog
Ian Tien’s Unofficial PerformancePoint Server and Business Scorecard Manager Blog
Russell Christopher's Semi-Useful BI Musings
Direct Reports (Brian Welcker’s Weblog)
Ben Jones SQL Blog
Randon Thoughts on MS BI products - Patrice Truong
Market share analysis
SQL Server Analysis Services 2005 (Microsoft)
Dimensional Relational vs. OLAP: The Final Deployment Conundrum
Ballmer on BI: Microsoft’s CEO Looks Ahead
Microsoft BI Conference
Microsoft Touts PerformancePoint, Next-Gen SQL Server at Inaugural BI Fete
Microsoft Plans BI, Security, BizTalk Managed Services
SAP and Microsoft Extend Alliance for Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Business intelligence now a given for SMBs
Next-Gen Business Intelligence: The Future Is Now
Opinion: Enterprise Search Is This Year’s Hot Topic For Business Intelligence