When: Thursday, Apr 12th
Pizza at 5:30 PM
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Where: New Horizons
4775 American Way
Memphis, TN, 38118
Join us on Thursday, April 12th, as Dan Evans talks to us about what SQL 2012 has new for BI.
As usual, refreshments will be served around 5:30 PM and the meeting will start at 6 PM.
With the recent launch announcement SQL Server 2012, Microsoft has focused on providing enterprise-ready Business Intelligence platform to support all of an organizations data needs. A new edition of SQL Server – the BI Edition – focuses entirely upon delivering these solutions with the optimal assembly of assets necessary for deployments.
In his presentation, Dan will talk to us about:
- Understanding more about the components included in SQL Server 2012 BI Edition and comparisons between editions
- Identifying highlights of major changes since 2008 R2
- Seeing BI in action with Management Studio, Visual Studio, Reporting Services, Analysis Services and PowerPivot/PowerView
- Capturing necessary resources to get started with SQL Server 2012
Dan Evans is the Director and Market Lead for the Americas Business Intelligence Service Line at Avanade, Inc. He benefits from 20 years in information technology management in data analysis, design, development, testing, deployment, strategy, and consulting. Daniel’s key interests are in business intelligence, data warehousing, executive information strategy, and IT governance/compliance. His work crosses several industries such as retail, insurance, health services, manufacturing, marketing, logistics, telecommunications, and professional services. Daniel promotes technology for business use through various channels by sponsoring user groups like The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) Mid-South Chapter, the Mid-South Data Management Association (DAMA) chapter and is founder and acting president of the Memphis Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS) chapter. Dan holds several MCPs in SQL Server and SharePoint and is Certified Business Intelligence Certification (CBIP) with Mastery in Leadership and Management, Business Analytics, Data Analysis and Design and Data Integration. Daniel is a nationally recognized speaker at TDWI, TechEd and PASS on topics related to SQL Server and SharePoint.