Presenting at SQL Saturday Atlanta

The next Atlanta SQL Saturday will be on May 3rd. I’m doing a “Deep Dive into the Microsoft BI Semantic Model (BISM)” pre-conference session on May 2nd. You can register using this link. The organizers set up a promotion code for $10 off registration, good for the first 10 users – the code is “AtlantaBI”.

Teo Lachev: Deep Dive into the Microsoft BI Semantic Model (BISM)

SQL Saturday #285 – Atlanta

Friday, May 2, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

“The chances are that your organization has a centralized data repository, such as ODS or a data warehouse, but you might not use it to the fullest. Join this insightful full-day event to understand the importance of having a semantic layer that bridges users and data. In the Microsoft BI world, BISM consists of Power Pivot, Tabular, and Multidimensional.

We’ll start by comparing these technologies to understand their usage scenarios, strengths and shortcomings. Next, we’ll put our business user’s hats and see how Power Pivot and the rest of the Microsoft self-service BI stack helps you integrate data from multiple data sources, implement self-service BI data models with Excel to ideate and promote divergent thinking.

Next, we will follow the BI continuum and see how to share these models and reports with your teammates by deploying them to SharePoint. Business intelligence professionals will discover how to build scalable and secure organizational solutions powered by Tabular and Multidimensional that deliver supreme performance with large data volumes and promote a single version of the truth.”

I submitted also a session proposal “Real-time BI with StreamInsight” for Saturday. It’ll be a busy SQL Saturday for me.