18th 2011 6.00-9.00pm
Free registration required, free parking on-site
The third evening Surrey SQL Server community event, hosted in Farnham Surrey, and supported by Coeo and Smart Reporting Solutions.
This event will cover contemporary technology topics for those using SQL Server in 2011, as well as providing a chance to make and meet with SQL Server community friends.
The event will have three sessions, with questions and answers encouraged throughout:
iPad and PowerPivot - Mobile Business Intelligence in Action
Jen Stirrup MVP, BI Specialist - Copper Blue Business Intelligence Consultancy
Mobile Business Intelligence allows end users to access data to support their decisions, irrespective of time and place. The Apple iPad is the definitive tablet of the decade, and is game-changer as a credible business tool. PowerPivot is a game-changer because it places data, and data structures, back in the hands of business users. Apple’s cutting edge usability, along with PowerPivot’s accessibility, can be combined to enhance productivity for mobile business users. Together, these technologies can support Mobile Business Intelligence as an essential tool for end users who need data 'on the go'.
Denali CTP3 - An overview and update
Keith Burns, Data Platform Technical Specialist – Microsoft
With the recent release of Community Technology Preview (CTP) 3 for Denali, Keith will update us on what’s new in it and some of the most important new features available in this pre-release version.
Getting Started with Geography in SQL Server 2008
Although Mark's been running his own user group in Southampton for a while now he's yet to actually speak at one, so we're pleased to offer him his first speaking slot!
Technical demo session by Smart Reporting Solutions
Vilosh in return for sponsoring our evening will provide us with an overview of his BI reporting product.
There will be the usual short break mid-evening with a buffet provided.
Please send any questions or queries to myself, firstname.lastname@example.org