Nov 10th Meeting – Dan Evans – 24-hour Business Intelligence Trainer – Section 3 – SSAS

When: Thursday, Nov 10th
Pizza at 5:30 PM
Meeting at 6:00 PM

Where: New Horizons
4775 American Way
Memphis, TN, 38118

Join us on Thursday, Nov 10, as Dan Evans walks us through Section III of the best-selling book Knight’s Microsoft Business Intelligence 24-hour Trainer as we look at SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) in the BI environment.

Abstract:
For this month’s meetinng, we’ll be going over Section III of the Knight’s Microsoft Business Intelligence 24-Hour Trainer about SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS).   We’ll show the major components of SSAS including Data Sources, Dimensions and basic MDX expressions.  You’ll see how these points are aplied using the SSAS project and the Cube Wizard.  Come learn what SSAS is an what it can do for your Business Intelligence (BI) projects!

Bio:
Dan Evans benefits from almost 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 is an MCP and is a TDWI Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP) with Mastery in Leadership and Manager, Business Analytics, Data Analysis and Design and Data Integration.

Oct 13th Meeting – Steve Anderson – 24-hour Business Intelligence Trainer – Section 4 – SSRS

When: Thursday, Oct 13th
Pizza at 5:30 PM
Meeting at 6:00 PM

Where: New Horizons
4775 American Way
Memphis, TN, 38118

Abstract:

Join us on Thursday, Oct 13t, as Steve Anderson walks us through Section IV of the best-selling book Knight’s Microsoft Business Intelligence 24-hour Trainer.  We will be taking a look at SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) in the Business Intelligence environment.

Bio:

Steve Anderson is a database and analytics professional who received a Master of Engineering Management degree from Christian Brothers University and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from The University of Memphis. Mr. Anderson specializes in: Database Marketing, Data Analysis, Data Warehousing, Report Development & Business Intelligence. His expertise expands across several industries – sports, entertainment, financial services, gaming, and retail.

Sept 15th Meeting – 24-hour Business Intelligence Trainer – Session 3

When: Thursday, Sept 15th
Pizza at 5:30 PM
Meeting at 6:00 PM

Where: New Horizons
4775 American Way
Memphis, TN, 38118

Join us for our third session from “Knight’s Microsoft Business Intelligence 24-hour Trainer“.

Abstract:

If everything works out as we hope, our own Dan Evans will lead a session covering Section III about SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS). Come learn the fundamentals of SSAS concepts and how to apply SSAS to your BI/DW environment. Understand how to build and deploy a cube, edit dimensions and measures and play around with some MultiDimensional eXpressions (MDX).

If Dan is not able to join us, I will continue from our last session and go over examples of how you might go about loading dimension or fact tables using SSIS.

Aug 11th Meeting – Jim Houchin & Alvin Ramard – 24-hour Business Intelligence – SSIS

When: Thursday, Aug 11th
Pizza at 5:30 PM
Meeting at 6:00 PM

Where: New Horizons
4775 American Way
Memphis, TN, 38118

Abstract:

Join us on Thursday, August 11th, as Jim Houchin and Alvin Ramard take us through the second section of the best-selling book Knight’s Microsoft Business Intelligence 24-hour Trainer. This meeting will cover Section II: SQL Server Integration Services. The session will be a mixture of presentation and demonstrations to provide an overview of SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) and how it can be used in your business intelligence and data warehouse process.

Bios:

Jim Houchin

Jim Houchin has over ten years of experience in software design, development, and implementation, of web and database
applications, with a touch of QA. Jim’s focus for the last year has been as a DBA at Yusen Logistics concentrating on SQL administration and maintenance on SQL 2000, 2005 and 2008R2. Jim also has a strong desire to learn new technologies and he is eager to share information.

Jim Houchin is a Vice-President of the Memphis PASS Chapter.

Alvin Ramard

After working for 14 years as an electrical engineer, Alvin Ramard returned to school to pursue a career in Information
Technology.  Alvin has almost 12 years of experience working mainly with SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008, and 2008R2, with
strong focus on ETL and BI.  Alvin also has a strong desire to learn new SQL Server technologies and he is enjoys sharing this information with other SQL Server enthusiasts.

Alvin Ramard is a co-founder and a Vice-President of the Memphis PASS Chapter.

 

July 14th Meeting – Dan Evans – 24-hour Business Intelligence Overview

When: Thursday, Apr 14th
Pizza at 5:30 PM
Meeting at 6:00 PM

Where: New Horizons
4775 American Way
Memphis, TN, 38118

Join us on Thursday, July 14th, as our own Dan Evans gives us an introduction to Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence.

Based on the best-selling book Knight’s Microsoft Business Intelligence 24-hour Trainer, come learn the essence of developing BI/DW solutions using industry best-practices and leverage your investment in SQL Server. This meeting will cover Section I – Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence fundamentals including key concepts and data modeling. The session will be a mixture of presentation and demonstrations.

Dan Evans benefits from almost 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 is an MCP and is a TDWI Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP) with Mastery in Leadership and Manager, Business Analytics, Data Analysis and Design and Data Integration.