Teo Lachev: Deep Dive into the Microsoft BI Semantic Model (BISM)
Friday, May 2, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)
The chances are that your organization has a centralized data repository, such as ODS or a data warehouse, but you might not use it to the fullest. Join this insightful full-day event to understand the importance of having a semantic layer that bridges users and data. In the Microsoft BI world, BISM consists of Power Pivot, Tabular, and Multidimensional.
We'll start by comparing these technologies to understand their usage scenarios, strengths and shortcomings. Next, we'll put our business user's hats and see how Power Pivot and the rest of the Microsoft self-service BI stack helps you integrate data from multiple data sources, implement self-service BI data models with Excel to ideate and promote divergent thinking.
Next, we will follow the BI continuum and see how to share these models and reports with your teammates by deploying them to SharePoint. Business intelligence professionals will discover how to build scalable and secure organizational solutions powered by Tabular and Multidimensional that deliver supreme performance with large data volumes and promote a single version of the truth.
Feel free to bring your laptop and explore BISM on the go.
Teo Lachev (MVP, MCSD, MCT, MCITP) is a consultant, author, and mentor, with a focus on Microsoft Business Intelligence. His Atlanta-based company “Prologika”, a Microsoft Gold BI partner, helps organizations make sense of data by effectively applying Microsoft Business Intelligence technologies. Teo has authored and co-authored several SQL Server Business Intelligence books and he has been leading the Atlanta Business Intelligence group. Microsoft has recognized Teo's experience in Business Intelligence and contributions to the technical community by awarding him the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status for 10 years.
Lunch will be provided and is included in the cost of your ticket.
IMPORTANT: Registration for a precon session does NOT include registration for SQL Saturday on May 3 - please register here (it's free!) for Saturday's event.
When & Where
SQL Saturday #285 - Atlanta
Organized by AtlantaMDF (Atlanta chapter of SQL PASS), SQL Saturday Atlanta set an attendance record in 2013. The Atlanta SQL Server community attracts world-class speakers for event sessions as well as full-day pre-conference training.