BI Practice Accelerator

There is a new training offering for partners on Business Intelligence. The Practice Accelerator is a technical learning offering, delivered in a series of webinars over 4 days, giving 16 hours of online training in total. As well as this, the offering includes documentation, guides, hands on lab and other materials that can be used…

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Get to Gold in BI

With the recent changes to the Partner Network, there is some confusion among partners around what is required to get the Silver and Gold competencies in some areas. On Tuesday 1st March, at 4pm GMT, I will be running a webinar entitled Get to Gold. This webinar is about what’s required for a partner to…

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BI Webinars

Is one of your New Years’ Resolutions to do more technical training? If so, you’re in luck. There are a couple of up-coming webinars on Business Intelligence being put on by the Technical Advisory Services. Microsoft Gold Partners are entitled to a number of hours of service from this team and these webinars can count…

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Your Questions Answered

Got any questions about Microsoft’s BI offering? Myself and a colleague are running a free webinar next week for Microsoft partners and the subject of this is Your Questions Answered. The idea of this is that we will endeavour to answer as many of your questions as possible. Please do send in your questions prior to…

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Unleash the Power of PowerPivot

Donald Farmer, the rock star of Microsoft BI, is delivering a series of webinars on the subject of PowerPivot next week. These online workshops are being run in conjunction with Microsoft Gold Partner Panorama. Donald is a great presenter so I would definitely urge anyone interested in this subject to register. If that’s not incentive…

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BI Bites 26: Introducing SQL Server Integration Services

This video continues my series of short Microsoft Business Intelligence demos. Here I introduce SQL Server Integration Services, SSIS, in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. I show how to perform a simple data import from a flat file to a SQL database. [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaaWqi6QQfo] This video is available for download from my SkyDrive.

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BI Bites 25: Excel Web App

This video continues my series of Microsoft Business Intelligence demos. In this demo, I show the Excel Web App, the browser-based version of Excel available through SharePoint and Windows Live. I show some of what you can and can’t do in this cloud-based version of Excel. [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ9NaMsAfWM] This video is available for download from my…

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BI Bites 24: PowerPivot Management Console

This video continues my series of short business intelligence screencasts. In this demo, I show the Management Dashboard for PowerPivot in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNy3y5aCFrA] This video is available for download from my SkyDrive.

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BI Bites 23: PowerPivot Data Connections

This video continues my series of demos showing Microsoft’s Business Intelligence technologies. In this demo, I show how to create a data connection to a SQL table from a PowerPivot file and how to use that data in a pivot chart containing information from other sources. [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02_pB6Rcq_M] This video is available for download from my SkyDrive.

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BI Bites 22: PowerPivot Charts

This video continues my series of demos showing Microsoft’s Business Intelligence offerings in bite-sized chunks. This demo shows a PowerPivot application in Excel 2010 and how to build a pivot chart based on data in a range of sources. [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Eb-2XfRnx0] This video is available for download from my SkyDrive.

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