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  • Blog Post: Report from TechEd – What’s new with SQL Server BI?

    During the day, whenever I could I hung out in the SQL Server Business Intelligence world (another main site – here ) – sessions, floor booth, also I did a book signing for my BI book .  I was also fortunate enough to have a long lunch with Gemini PM Donald Farmer .  So, what did I see? 1....
  • Blog Post: SoCalDevGal is heading over to Europe

    Yup, I am taking a little work trip - leaving shortly for 20 days in Europe.  During this time I'll be speaking at TechDays Belgium in Antwerp , TechDays Sweden in Vasteras and more.  Although I've been to other European countries in the past, this will be my first trip to both Belgium and...
  • Blog Post: 'How Do I...BI?' screencasts available

    33 parts - 5 to 15 minutes - every feature of SQL Server Analysis Services - enjoy!   'How Do I...BI?' screencast series
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Technet 杂志: Microsoft Press Flash - New books for February

    I don't even care that the cover image is incorrect.  It just makes me so happy to see this. Wow, China!  Wow, my book "Smart Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2008" is finally publishing this week!   Microsoft Technet 杂志: Microsoft Press Flash - New books...
  • Blog Post: PPS scorecarding & dashboarding now become part of SPS Enterprise

    The headline: "PerformancePoint scorecarding and dashboarding capabilities will now become part of SharePoint Enterprise CAL and available to customers who are on SharePoint SA. This means that customers who want to deploy PerformancePoint can do so today at no additional cost. " Read the details...
  • Blog Post: Deck for SoCalCodeCamp presentation on SQL Server 2008 BI

    Bi2008 Plus Cloud Preview View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: bi cloud ) Check out the main SQL Server 2008 Data Mining site
  • Blog Post: 'How Do I BI?' screencast series

    As a companion to my new book " Smart Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2008" (MSPress, ISBN-13: 9780735625808), I am beginning to record this screencast series. Here's the planned series outline - links will become active as I record, edit and then upload completed screencasts...
  • Blog Post: geekSpeak Channel9 developer-to-developer webcasts

    Now, that my BI book is nearly done (yes, you read it here first!), I am getting back into geekSpeak in a big way. We've got two great shows booked for December and we'll soon announce shows for EACH week in Jan/Feb/Mar. geekSpeak: Cloud Services 101 with Aaron Skonnard 12/3/08; 12:00 PM (PST) http:...
  • Blog Post: Business Intelligence Visualization via Microsoft Surface

    From the demo shown at the Microsoft BI conference last week.  This gives me lots of ideas about data visualization possibilities for BI - what about you? Also if you've not seen a Microsoft Surface device and you'd like to - let me know.  If you weren't able to attend the conference but would...
  • Blog Post: BI in SQL Server 2008 for Architects

    BI in SQL Server 2008 for Architects View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: bi sql ) Here's the deck from my presentation tonight to the SoCal .NET Architect's User Group   BI in SQL Server 2008 for Architects
  • Blog Post: Two weeks in Seattle with SoCalDevGal

    I've just returned from a trip to Seattle.  Many of you have asked, "What are you doing there?"  So, here you go.... The overall purpose of the trip was technical readiness.  To that end I (mostly) attended a MS-internal conference called TechReady.  Nearly all sessions...
  • Blog Post: Thanks to SouthBay.NET UG

    Thanks to the great team that runs the South Bay.NET UG in Torrance, CA for inviting me to speak last night.  I am really impressed by the quality of the UG that your team has grown in such a short period of time (a little over a year).  If you haven't joined a local UG in SoCal yet, you should...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence New Features

    | View | Upload your own From my talk delivered at SoCalCodeCamp in San Diego today - enjoy!  Please also see my link page on DM resources (right side of blog) BI2008newFeatures
  • Blog Post: Smart Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2008: Lynn Langit

    Isn't the cover pretty?  I have no idea what the tool that was selected to be featured on the cover actually is - do any of you?  Anyway the important thing is that you CAN pre-order the book already from Amazon.  Yes, the co-authors are 'a-changing', Matthew Roche is no longer associated...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence for .NET Developers

    Thanks to the LA .NET Developer's user group for inviting me to speak on my favorite topic. Here are the slides from tonight's presentation. | View | Upload your own Also you can search on this blog, using the 'BI' tag for more information. link to BI slide deck
  • Blog Post: I'll be @ SoCalDotNet in LA on Wednesday 6/4

    I'll be speaking at the SoCalDotNet Developer's User Group this Wednesday, June 4 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. I'll be speaking on 'Why BI for .NET Developers?' and doing my (usual) demorama. I'll be covered SQL Server 2208 SSAS mostly and also showing the Data Mining Add-ins for Excel 2007. I am looking forward...
  • Blog Post: I tell Geoff everything!

    When TechZulu showed up to capture the flavor of our recent SQL Server 2008 FireStarter event, they asked local .NET developer Geoffrey Emery to interview me about the event and some of the other technical stuff I do. Results are below. Lynn Langit at the Firestarter Event
  • Blog Post: Channel9 Wiki: SQLServer 2005 Business Intelligence Resources

    Hey there readers.  I've been doing a large number of presentations related to all things 'BI' lately.  A common question that I get is 'how do I start with all of this stuff?'  Here's a great resource page put together by the corporate BI evangelism team.  It includes links to samples...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 Data Mining in San Diego

    Here's the deck I showed last night at the San Diego UG Be sure to register for my webcast on Data Mining with Donald Farmer next week Wednesday, May 21 at 11:30 am PST | View | Upload your own
  • Blog Post: I'll be in San Diego, speaking on BI and more

    I'll be speaking on Data Mining for .NET developers at the MS Office in San Diego on Thursday , May 15th.  The event is free and starts at 6:30 pm  You do not have to be a member of the UG to attend.  It is being held at the MS Office in San Diego.  The SQL UG website lists the date...
  • Blog Post: I'm on YouTube

    A recent talk that I gave at a SoCal User Group on Data Mining in SQL Server 2008 is on YouTube.  There are a large number of segments here, so you'll have to be persistent if you want to watch the whole presentation! YouTube - adnanmasood's Videos
  • Blog Post: The Mystery of MDX

    As I am 'writing along' I am becoming reacquainted with an old friend - MDX (Multi-dimensional expression query language for SSAS OLAP cubes). It does take a particular mindset to wrap one's head around querying an n-dimensional structure. Days past, I actually taught the 3-day MOC course on MDX. Interesting...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 Data Mining

    Here's the deck from the talk I gave to the user group tonight. It includes information about Data Mining enhancements in the recently released SQL Server 2008 CTP 6. Download the deck to view as intended (some slides don't display properly in some browsers.) Enjoy! | View | Upload your own SQL Server...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 Education Day - Saturday, May 17 in Irvine, CA

    We are hosting a FREE day-long event at the Microsoft Irvine,CA office all around SQL Server 2008. We are trying something a bit new in that we'll be providing content for both Developers and for ITPros. If you are interested in attending, please register at www.firestarterevents.com as we have limited...
  • Blog Post: Heroes happen {here} - Hands On Lab Manuals

    I worked in the HOLs for Launch, I thought that the labs were pretty good. Particularly these for VS2008: WCF & REST; WCF & WF; C# 3.0 Language Enhancements. I also liked these SQL Server 2008 labs: Change Data Capture; Policy-Based Management; DATE/TIME Data Type; Spatial GEOGRAPHY; Plan Freezing...
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