Happy New Year!
My colleague Barry Ralston from ComFrame Software (www.comframe.com ) and I are giving a series of local user group presentations starting with the first two below. If you run a local user group in the midwest or southeast regions of the country and would enjoy having us stop and present on Microsoft BI topics please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com .
Date & Time: 1/20/2009 @6PM
Group: Steel City PASS User Group (http://steelcitysql.org/default.aspx )
Location: New Horizons Computer Learning Center on Beacon Parkway , Birmingham, AL
Title: Upgrading to SQL Server 2008 for Business Intelligence Solutions
Abstract: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 provides several key features & enhancements for Business Intelligence Solutions. Additionally, SQL Server 2000 is no longer a supported product by Microsoft and the next version of Microsoft SQL Server (‘Kilimanjaro’) will likely not support an in-place upgrade from SQL Server 2000. Once your organization is ready to execute the upgrade process for its business intelligence solutions you should follow recommended best practices and guidelines.
Date & Time: 2/20/2009 @12PM
Group: Louisville PASS User Group (http://louisville.sqlpass.org/ )
Location: Kindred HealthCare, Louisville, KY
Title: Pervasive BI with Reporting Services 2008
Abstract: Reporting Services 2008 brings about several new features and enhancements that enables organzations to further leverage their existing investments in the Microsoft BI Software Stack. We will cover in detail all three cornerstones of Reporting Services for the 2008 release: Report Authoring, Report Processing & Rendering, and Product Architecture & Tools