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Business Intelligence and Applications

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Business Intelligence and Applications Track

Learn how to easily integrate, manage, analyze and report on all of your corporate data, using Windows Server System and SQL Server 2005. Find out how to combine Windows Server System with Microsoft Office System to use turn key business applications and build powerful business intelligence solutions quickly and easily.

  1. Analysis Server Cube Design in 2005- Best Practice for Performance and Functionality
  2. SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services: New functionality including ADOMD (US Session SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services: Scalability and Performance)
  3. SQL Server 2005: End-to-End Part 3 (Analyze and Act)  - Schedule as Session 3 after part 2 in the Data Track
  4. Building Reports Using SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services and Reporting Services
  5. Programming with SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services & SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Custom Report Items
  6. Exploiting Data Mining in SQL Server 2005 (US Session: Smart BI: Integrating Data Mining Across the SQL Server Business Intelligence Stack)
  7. Automating Business Processes with Microsoft Business Solutions CRM
  8. Content Management Server: Accelerating Your Development and Deployment or Content Management Server: Building for the Future
  9. Connecting Web Services to Microsoft Office Applications: An Introduction to Information Bridge Framework
  10. Deep Dive on Microsoft Business Solutions CRM 2.0
  11. What's New in BizTalk Server 2006 Runtime
  12. Implementing a Rules Engine Solution Using BizTalk Server
  13. BizTalk Server 2006 Business Activity Monitoring
  14. Project REAL and Tips for Migrating from SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services to SQL Server 2005 & Deploying, Managing and
  15. Securing Analysis Services in SQL Server 2005
  16. Ad Hoc Reporting with Report Builder: Extending the Capabilities of SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services
  17. Deploying and Managing a SQL Server Integration Services Implementation & Loading a Data Warehouse Using SQL Server Integration Services

Title:  Analysis Server Cube Design in 2005- Best Practice for Performance and Functionality

Abstract: (real Abstract pending) The SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence technologies enable the DBA and developer to leverage their data assets like never before. Come see how integrating Data Mining with Integration Services, Analysis Services OLAP, and Reporting Services will change your data from something you manage to a new tool in your arsenal. We create self-cleaning data loaders, automatically organizing cubes, and smart reports that filter out data you don't want to see. Sound like magic? Come see the reality of SQL Server Data Mining.

Australian Speaker: Richard Lees

New Zealand Speaker: Richard Lees

Speaker Bio: Richard Lees is a specialist in business intelligence and data mining and provides services in these technologies to companies that want to compete more vigorously using data they already own.   Richard is unique in his world class database skills (former employee of IBM and Microsoft) combined with leading business strategy skills from a masters degree from London Business School.  Richard has been using and teaching Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (Yukon) since 2003.

 

 

Title:  SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services: New functionality including ADOMD (US Session SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services: Scalability and Performance)

Abstract: SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services: A Deep Dive into the New Version of Analysis Services

Australian Speaker: Richard Lees

New Zealand Speaker: Richard Lees

Speaker Bio: Richard Lees is a specialist in business intelligence and data mining and provides services in these technologies to companies that want to compete more vigorously using data they already own.   Richard is unique in his world class database skills (former employee of IBM and Microsoft) combined with leading business strategy skills from a masters degree from London Business School.  Richard has been using and teaching Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (Yukon) since 2003.

 


 

Title:  SQL Server 2005: End-to-End Part 3 (Analyze and Act)  << Schedule as Session 3 after part 2 in the Data Track >>

Abstract: There are a number of steps involved in the creation of a database application. In this series of sessions, we look at the full application lifecycle, from design and build, through deployment and operations to adding BI features to the final application. Throughout the series, you will see best practices for approaching each phase, so if you are looking for the best way to build SQL Server 2005 applications, then these three sessions are the place to start. In the last of this series, we look at the many features provided by SQL Server 2005 that allow you to extend your existing application by adding Business Intelligence features. We look at how you can easily add custom and business reporting to your application, how you can use text and data mining in your application to derive more value from your data along with ways to integrate more data from other sources into your application. All of these features further enhance both the usability and usefulness of your application. Finally, we look at how the addition of these features can drive the next round of the development process to enhance the base applications.

Australian Speaker: Peter Myers

New Zealand Speaker: Myles Matheson

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Title:  Building Reports Using SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services and Reporting Services

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Australian Speaker: Grant Paisley?

New Zealand Speaker: Doug Barret

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Title:  Programming with SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services & SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Custom Report Items

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Australian Speaker: Adam Cogan

New Zealand Speaker: First Day prefer

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Title:  Exploiting Data Mining in SQL Server 2005 (US Session: Smart BI: Integrating Data Mining Across the SQL Server Business Intelligence Stack)

Abstract: The SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence technologies enable the DBA and developer to leverage their data assets like never before. Come see how integrating Data Mining with Integration Services, Analysis Services OLAP, and Reporting Services will change your data from something you manage to a new tool in your arsenal. We create self-cleaning data loaders, automatically organizing cubes, and smart reports that filter out data you don't want to see. Sound like magic? Come see the reality of SQL Server Data Mining.

Australian Speaker: Richard Lees

New Zealand Speaker:

Speaker Bio: Richard Lees is a specialist in business intelligence and data mining and provides services in these technologies to companies that want to compete more vigorously using data they already own.   Richard is unique in his world class database skills (former employee of IBM and Microsoft) combined with leading business strategy skills from a masters degree from London Business School.  Richard has been using and teaching Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (Yukon) since 2003.

 


 

Title:  Automating Business Processes with Microsoft Business Solutions CRM

Abstract: This session is designed for business and systems analysts looking to maximize their organizational impact with Microsoft CRM. Within this session, take a look at real-life process flow found in today's businesses and see how Microsoft CRM can solve common business pain. In addition, this presentation showcases product direction and evolution of workflow within the version of Microsoft CRM.

Australian Speaker: Bill Preston

New Zealand Speaker: ?

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Title:  Content Management Server: Accelerating Your Development and Deployment or Content Management Server: Building for the Future

Abstract: Learn tips and tricks, see samples, and get best practices for accelerating your CMS development and deployment. Tricks include showcasing cost-effective methods of using community samples to enhance your CMS solution; for example, providing richer editing capability, reverting a specific posting, and so on. Also, gain insight on how you can migrate your existing content into CMS using partner solutions. A basic understanding of Microsoft Content Management Server (CMS) 2002 is highly recommended.

Australian Speaker: Angus Logan/Sarah Bond

New Zealand Speaker: ?

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Title:  Connecting Web Services to Microsoft Office Applications: An Introduction to Information Bridge Framework

Abstract: This session covers creation of Information Bridge Framework solutions to connect Web services with Office applications. Learn how to integrate your backend systems such as SAP into solutions that enable users to securely access and work with data using the intuitive tools in Microsoft Office. Discover how to create a full solution from scratch using the new wizards and walkthroughs within the latest Information Bridge Framework release.

Australian Speaker: Darren Niemke

New Zealand Speaker: ?

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Title:  Deep Dive on Microsoft Business Solutions CRM 2.0

Abstract: This session dives deep into the next generation of Microsoft CRM. Gain a strong understanding of the changes in system architecture, system security, application platform and system extensibility.

Australian Speaker: Bill Preston

New Zealand Speaker: ?

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Title:  What's New in BizTalk Server 2006 Runtime

Abstract: With the March 2004 release of BizTalk Server 2004, customers gained the benefits of integration with Visual Studio .NET and the Office System, the rules engine and BAM. The soon-to-be-released BizTalk Server 2006 will build on the core architecture of BizTalk Server 2004 and make strides in all dimensions of application-to-application, business-to-business, and business-process automation. In this session, we cover the enhancements BizTalk 2006 introduces in the runtime engine, including support for in order message processing, non-atomic interchange, execution of pipeline from an orchestration, and the creation of error handling orchestration for automatic error processing. We also demonstrate the new adapters that will ship with BizTalk 2006 such as the POP3 adapter, WSE 2.0 adapter, SPS adapter and enhancements we've made in the SMTP send adapter to supports attachments and 'follow up' flag. If creating flat file schema has been your Achilles heel, you certainly won't want to miss a demo of the new flat file wizard that will make creating flat file schema a breeze.

Australian Speaker: Scott Woodgate

New Zealand Speaker: Scott Woodgate

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Title:  Implementing a Rules Engine Solution Using BizTalk Server

Abstract: Learn how you can create and deploy business policies and rules using the BizTalk Business Rules Framework. Understand the Rules Engine Architecture and learn how it integrates with and complements Orchestration. Learn how to create vocabulary definitions against XML, DB and .NET objects. Dive deep into Language Convertors, Fact Retrievers and Rule Set Interceptors and learn how to use the Policy testing tools to test and publish effective policies. In addition, learn how to use the Rules API to write your own rules, and integrate rules engine with Excel.

Australian Speaker: Scott Woodgate

New Zealand Speaker: Scott Woodgate

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Title:  BizTalk Server 2006 Business Activity Monitoring

Abstract: Traditionally, integration has been just too complex and too hard for information workers to understand, but with BAM in BizTalk 2004 working in conjuction with SQL Server Business Intelligence solutions, real-time visibility into their business process in a easy to comprehend way becomes a reality. Learn about the tools BizTalk and SQL BI solution provides that allows information workers to manipulate data in interesting ways, exposing information previously undiscovered; and to take advantage of this new knowledge by making business decisions in real time. The next release of BizTalk, BizTalk Server 2006 will further empower the business user by providing richer integration with Windows Sharepoint Services and real-time support of business activity subscription, alerts and notifications.

Australian Speaker: Scott Woodgate

New Zealand Speaker: Scott Woodgate

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Title:  Project REAL and Tips for Migrating from SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services to SQL Server 2005 & Deploying, Managing and Securing Analysis Services in SQL Server 2005

Abstract: One of the prime initiatives for Project REAL is providing quality information related to the migration from Analysis Services 2000 to Analysis Services 2005. ProClarity has taken responsibility to create whitepapers regarding the migration process. The white papers will be available as additional materials for the presentation. The focus of this session is first identifying the role of Project REAL as it relates to migration and specifically how that impacts the normal Microsoft Analysis Services customer. Then, migration details are addressed. We outline the new features of Analysis Services that affect migration, then identify the built-in features that Microsoft has provided to assist with the migration process. Finally, we identify known issues related to migration and how to address them. This section is detailed in nature and should provide initial materials for you to successfully migrate your Analysis Services 2000 cubes to Analysis Services 2005.

Australian Speaker: Dan Weinstein Need to talk to Grant

New Zealand Speaker: ?

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Title:  Ad Hoc Reporting with Report Builder: Extending the Capabilities of SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services

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Australian Speaker: Grant Paisley? Need to talk to Grant

New Zealand Speaker: ?

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Title:  Deploying and Managing a SQL Server Integration Services Implementation & Loading a Data Warehouse Using SQL Server Integration Services

Abstract: Learn how to take advantage of new management features in SSIS, including the SSIS Service, advanced logging features, package configurations and deployment. Numerous demos show how to deploy packages for different environments, and how to monitor and manage those packages once deployed.

Australian Speaker: Peter Myers

New Zealand Speaker: Doug Barret

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