Chicago BI User Group

Topic: Preview Into the Future of Self-service Business Intelligence
Date: Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 at 5:30pm

Speaker:

Jake Kremer, Project Leadership Associates
Location: Microsoft Technical Center, 200 E Randolph St. Suite 200 Chicago, IL 60601
Overview: Our demos will include many of the new features found in the Preview versions of Excel 2013 (PowerPivot, PowerView) and Visio 2013 as well as how Office 365 Web Apps bring interactive visual and analysis cababilities to SharePoint 2013 Online.
 
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Topic: Microsoft's Azure Cloud with Hadoop
Date: Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 at 5:30pm

Speaker:

Jacob Saunders, Practice Director - Business Intelligence
Location: Microsoft Technical Center, 200 E Randolph St. Suite 200 Chicago, IL 60601
Overview:

Increasingly, firms are encountering performance challenges when attempting to query massive data sets in fields such as Internet search, social networking, physics, and molecular science. Jacob Saunders, Practice Director - Business Intelligence at Neudesic will demonstrate the value of Microsoft’s Azure cloud offering with Hadoop, by exploring social feed analysis using data from Neudesic's social platform Pulse, and will discuss integration points with other platforms.  

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Topic: Data Mining using SQL Server
Date: Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 at 5:30pm

Speaker:

Thomas Arehart

Location: Microsoft Technical Center, 200 E Randolph St. Suite 200 Chicago, IL 60601
Overview: Thomas Arehart will be presenting a session on Data Mining using SQL Server. He will discuss all the types of data mining tools offered by Microsoft, where they are located, and when they should be used. A live demo will demonstrate using one of the techniques and why it is used in support of many other data mining tools.
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Topic: Self-Service BI with Power View
Date: Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 5:30pm

Speaker:

Arjun Krishnamoorthi
Location: Microsoft Technical Center, 200 E Randolph St. Suite 200 Chicago, IL 60601
Overview:

For the third meeting of the Chicago BI Pass Chapter, Arjun Krishnamoorthi, an independent Senior BI developer/architect will talk about Power View (formerly Project Crescent) which enables Self-Service BI. Power View can be used to build rich visualizations over both SQL Server 2012 Tabular Models (SSAS) and PowerPivot models (deployed to a SharePoint 2010 Enterprise environment). This presentation will answer the following questions: What is Power View, What is NOT Power View, What are the system requirements, How does it work, and What can I do with it. Also, a number of pre-built visualizations will be shown and a few will be built during the presentation to showcase the power and simplicity of building visualizations using Power View.

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Sponsor: Veredus
 
 
Topic:

SQL Server 2012 Tabular Models, DAX, and BISM

Date: Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Speaker:

Ray Johnson, Director, Intelligent Business, MPS Partners
Location: Rightpoint, 626 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 100, Chicago, IL 60661
Overview: For the second meeting of the Chicago BI Pass Chapter, Ray Johnson, Director, Intelligent Business at MPS Partners will talk about SQL Server 2012 Tabular Models, DAX, and the BISM. Tabular models are in-memory databases in Analysis Services. Using state-of-the-art compression algorithms and multi-threaded query processor, the VertiPaq™ engine delivers fast access to tabular model objects and data by reporting client applications such as Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Power View. Tabular models are authored in SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) using new tabular model project templates. You can import data from multiple sources, and then enrich the model by adding relationships, calculated columns, measures, KPIs, and hierarchies. Models can then be deployed to an instance of Analysis Services where client reporting applications can connect to them.
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Sponsor: MPS Partners
 
 
Topic:

Business Intelligence 101

Date: Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Speaker:

Emre Motan & the ChiSQIBI Executive Board
Location: Rightpoint, 626 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 100, Chicago, IL 60661
Overview: In our first meeting we will introduce the group, meet the executive board, and learn more about our members' interests. We will then have a session titled Business Intelligence 101 where the board will educate members to BI basics and lay out the direction of the group regarding content.
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Sponsor: Rightpoint Consulting
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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