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In the Baton Rouge Area with as open Tuesday afternoon? Check out the SQL Server Users Group Meeting this week.

Location:
At Lamar Advertising
Thursday, October 23, 2008
5:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Sponsored By:  FuelTrac

Presenter:
Mike Huguet

BIO
Mike is an Enterprise Solutions Architect for Sparkhound, Inc. with over 9 years of experience in developing business solutions for Enterprise, Mid-market, and governmental customers. Five of those years have been as a consultant working with clients such as Jiffy Lube, Pennzoil, Enron, Microsoft, the State of LA, Amedisys, and Community Coffee. Mike has been working on projects with .NET technologies since .NET 1.0 and SQL Server technologies since 7.0. He is an active .NET MCSD and MCDBA certified professional.  This year he began working with Analysis Services in delivering Business Intelligence solutions to customers.

Consuming Analysis Services Data
There are many options for consuming SQL Server Analysis Server (SSAS) data.  During this presentation you will see the power of Business Intelligence by getting a glimpse of how Analysis Services is seen from the business user’s perspective.

Discussion Agenda:
·         Review of data warehousing and SSAS concepts
·         Demo of Excel and Excel Services within MOSS
·         Demo of Performance Point

Presenters:
Ray Merkel and Jeremy Beckham

BIO
Jeremy Beckham is a Senior Developer for High Power Consulting, Inc. and has over 5 years of experience in .Net and SQL Server development.  He's worked on projects ranging from ASP.Net MVC websites to enterprise wide custom ERP systems.  He specializes in application integration and has built integration solutions including custom FTP interfaces for portal applications, socket interfaces for the Louisiana State Police's Law Enforcement Messaging Switch, interfaces for content management systems such as FileNet and IBM Content Manager, and the correspondence generation system Thunderhead.  He has worked extensively with Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services including dynamic image generation inside of reports and building report models for Adhoc Reporting.

Ray has been working with SQL Reporting services since 2000.  He has implemented Reporting Services at the following companies:  C&M Medical Services, Ginger Mae Financial Services (GMFS), Transformyx, DPS (Unysis) and FuelTrac.

Topic:
Using Adhoc Reporting with SQL Server Analysis Services

SQL Server Reporting Services ships with an Adhoc reporting tool called Report Builder.  The Report Builder allows end users to choose a pre-defined template and report model to create reports on the fly.  The user simply drags and drops fields that the developer has sent up in the report model onto the canvas.  The user can apply filters and then display the report or even save it for future use.

Discussion Agenda:
·         What tools are used for Adhoc Reporting?
·         Why would clients use it?
·         How does this affect developers?
·         How do you do it (demonstration)?

Agenda
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm: General Introduction/Food and Drinks
6:00 pm – 6:45 pm: Mike will speak.
6:45 pm – 7:30  pm: Ray and Jeremy will speak.
7:30 pm – until: Questions

Raffle and Giveaways
·         Developer License for Nevron Chart for .NET
·         Visual Studio 2008
·         Books
·         T-Shirts
·         Other Microsoft SWAG

 

Posted on Sunday, October 12, 2008 7:43 PM Microsoft | Back to top


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