I’m getting excited about the Microsoft BI Conference coming up in New Orléans. I scheduled all of my sessions with a heavy emphasis on very technical deep dives into PowerPivot and PerformancePoint Services. I am also looking forward to learning more about Master Data Services.
Here’s a link: http://bi2010.eventpoint.com/default.aspx
I hope to see you there. Tweet me.
We are presenting a free webinar on Changes in Microsoft’s BI Strategy at 2pm on Tuesday, March 17th. We will introduce Microsoft’s BI strategy, explain how it evolved, show how organizations can benefit from recent licensing changes, and give a live demo of creating scorecards and dashboards.
In January, Microsoft announced a major change in their business intelligence product strategy. PerformancePoint – Microsoft’s dashboard, analytics and scorecard creation software – will no longer be a standalone product and going forward will be included with SharePoint Enterprise. This is a significant change considering that previously PerformancePoint Server carried a list price of $20,000 per server and $199 per user. Now firms that already own SharePoint Enterprise and SQL Server can use PerformancePoint to begin creating and deploying business intelligence solutions.
Details and registration can be found at Changes in Microsoft’s Business Intelligence Strategy