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TorPASS Sept 2013 Meeting - Power BI & SQL Server

Power BI - What You Need to Know Now Microsoft has brought business intelligence to the cloud. What does this mean and how does this work? In this session, we'll review the BI components available in the cloud BI stack. We'll also compare and contrast functionality of the cloud BI tools with on-premises tools. After attending this session, you'll have a better understanding of what's possible and whether it's time to launch your BI-in-the-cloud solution. Stacia is a consultant, educator, author, mentor, and principal of Data Inspirations. Her career spans more than 25 years with a focus on improving business practices through technology. Since 2000, she has been providing consulting and education services for Microsoft's business intelligence technologies. In addition, she has authored or co-authored several books covering different components of the Microsoft SQL Server database and business intelligence platform. Stacia has presented at the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), Microsoft's TechEd, SQL Server Magazine Connections, and various Microsoft events. She currently lives in Las Vegas. What's Coming in SQL Server 2014 Rohan and Karen will be giving a brief update on new features coming in SQL Server 2014 (didn't we just get SQL Server 2012?

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UTC : Tue, Sep 24 2013 21:30 - 00:00
Event Time : Tue, Sep 24 2013 17:30 - 20:00 Eastern Daylight Time
Your Local Time: Tue, Sep 24 2013 21:30 - 00:00

Featured Presentation

Power BI

Speaker: Stacia Varga, Principal Data Inspirations

Summary: Power BI - What You Need to Know Now Microsoft has brought business intelligence to the cloud. What does this mean and how does this work? In this session, we'll review the BI components available in the cloud BI stack. We'll also compare and contrast functionality of the cloud BI tools with on-premises tools. After attending this session, you'll have a better understanding of what's possible and whether it's time to launch your BI-in-the-cloud solution. Stacia is a consultant, educator, author, mentor, and principal of Data Inspirations. Her career spans more than 25 years with a focus on improving business practices through technology. Since 2000, she has been providing consulting and education services for Microsoft's business intelligence technologies. In addition, she has authored or co-authored several books covering different components of the Microsoft SQL Server database and business intelligence platform. Stacia has presented at the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), Microsoft's TechEd, SQL Server Magazine Connections, and various Microsoft events. She currently lives in Las Vegas.

About Stacia: Stacia Varga is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and SSAS Maestro with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences. A consultant, educator, author, and principal of Data Inspirations, her career spans more than 30 years, with a focus on improving business practices through technology. Since 2000, Stacia has provided consulting and education services for Microsoft's Business Intelligence technologies. As Stacia Misner, she also authored several books covering the Microsoft BI stack.

What's New in SQL Server 2014

Speaker: Karen Lopez, Sr. Project Manager & Architect InfoAdvisors

Summary: Rohan and Karen will be giving a brief update on new features coming in SQL Server 2014 (didn't we just get SQL Server 2012?).

About Karen: Karen Lopez is a Sr. Project Manager and Architect for InfoAdvisors. A frequent speaker at conferences and local user groups, she has 20+ years of experience in project and data management on large, multi-project programs. Karen is a chronic volunteer, a Data Platform MVP, and an active advocate for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and data quality. Karen’s presentations are known for their lively and interactive approach to learning. Her motto: “Love Your Data!”

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