PASS Summit 2011 Session Preference Survey is now up. The one thing I am glad to see is that there are plenty of session abstracts for the BI tracks:
|BI Architecture, Development & Admin
|BI Client Reporting and Delivery
|Application Database Development
|Enterprise Database Administration & Deployment
If you are going, or thinking of going, it’ll be worth your while selecting your preferences. To do so use the PASS Session Preference Tool – you’ll need to sign-up/login to be able to do so though.
You’re still here?
So I finally got round to reading the latest PASS Newsletter and have seen that there are a number of great events coming up soon for the PASS BI VC.
The Data Warehousing and BI Virtual Chapter was started up Amy Lewis (@amy_lewisAZ), Tim Mitchell (Blog | @tim_mitchell) & Adam Jorgensen (Blog | @adam_jorgensen). If you are not already signed up for PASS, and in particular this VC, then shame on you. You should be. There are a ton of great resources and they are there for YOUR benefit!
The BI Virtual Chapter can be found here: http://bi.sqlpass.org/. Bookmark it now!! There is also a Twitter account for the BI VC (@PASSBIVC)
There are loads of great events coming up too. Here is a summary of what is on offer:
||Master Data Services Development with Office 2010
||Multidimensional Reporting: MDX Essentials for Report Design
||Introducing Microsoft’s Enterprise Data Information Management Products
||Denali Column Store: Data Does the Twist and Analytics Shout
||Governance Program using Master Data Services
||Working with Cube Writeback in Analysis Services
||SSRS & Report Builder: Now that it is Self Service
All events start at 12pm EST
Each of these are described in more detail on the BI Virtual Chapter website
I am thoroughly looking to each of these and want to express my thanks to the organisers for pulling this Virtual Chapter together.
Another entire day of presentations from leading speakers and experts and all about SQL Server? Sign me up. PASS has put together another amazing online event, featuring 24 back-to-back webcasts covering SQL Server and Business Intelligence, starting at 12:00 (GMT) on the 19th May 2010.
Registration is entirely free, so go take a look at what sessions would suit your needs and sign up. There are several tracks that are covered in this event: Business Intelligence (BI), Database Administration (DBA), Development (DEV), Professional Development (PD) – each of which have several sessions devoted to them. You can see the list of available sessions here, but some to note are:
- (BI) Solving common business problems with Microsoft PowerPivot – Donald Farmer (Blog | @Donalddotfarmer)
- (BI) Easier than ever Report Authoring in SSRS 2008 – Jessica M. Moss (Blog | @jessicammoss)
- (BI) Reporting Services Enhancements in SQL Server 2008 – Greg Low (Blog | @Greg_Low)
- (DBA) What’s really happening on Your Server? 15 Powerful SQL Server Data Management Objects – Adam Machanic (Blog | @AdamMachanic)
- (DBA) Top 10 Mistakes on SQL Server – Kevin Kline (Blog | @kekline)
- (DBA) BLITZ! 60 Minute Server Takeovers – Brent Ozar (Blog | @BrentO)
- (DEV) High Performance Functions – Simon Sabin (Blog | @simon_sabin)
- (PD) Manage your DBA Career, Don’t Let it Manage You – Brad McGehee (Blog | @bradmcgehee)
So what are you waiting for? Go tell your boss you’re taking a training day. In fact tell him/her that you are going to get 3 days of training all packed into a single day and all he/she has to pay for is your time away from your desk. Considering what you are going to take away from this event, that’s a pretty good deal. By any standard. So stock up on whatever [legal] stimulants you are partial to (coffee/bacon/etc) and register for one, several, or if your name is Thomas LaRock, every single session and then screen cast your efforts using UStream. Read the 24 HOP Team’s interview with Tom for more insight.
Oh, and if you are going to follow (or indeed tweet about) the event on Twitter, use the #24HOP hashtag.