Venturi Partners have partnered with Microsoft to provide a pair of free seminars in Southern Virginia on business intelligence and SQL Server Reporting Services.

A lot of customers I work with have implemented business intelligence for a limited number of specialized users: analysts, planners, or finance departments. One of the goals of SQL Server Reporting Services is to provide solutions that can be used by everyone in the company, from C-level executives to the factory floor. It's probably smart to work with a consulting shop like Venturi to get the benefit of their experience, as most IT departments don't have a lot of business intelligence experience. If you get it right, it can make a difference throughout the organization.

Both of these events cover the following topics:

  • Business intelligence is more than just data warehousing.
  • Overview of SQL Server Reporting Services for enterprise reporting.
  • Bringing business intelligence to the desktop with Microsoft Office and Sharepoint Portal Server.

The event in Richmond is at the Microsoft office (ground floor meeting room) on Tuesday, Feb 24th. The event in Norfolk is at the Hilton Norfolk Airport on Thursday, Feb 26th. Both events have free muffins from 8:30 - 9:00 AM, and then run from 9:00 - 11:00 AM. RSVP by calling or e-mailing Michelle Gregorio on (800) 849-7212 or