4th - 7th March 2015

ExCeL London Exhibition and Convention Centre, London

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Impress the boss and your colleagues by delivering Dashboards, KPIS, maps and Scorecards wrapped in a tablet-ready interface with SSRS
Information Workers and Data Analysts do “myth busting" on corporate performance and forecasts on regular basis. This session uncovers ways to take advantage of Power BI as Software as a Service (SaaS) for a "myth busting" lab you can try at home!
In this session we will discuss Data Governance around Power BI and on-prem platforms. How to avoid dataset-hell. What are the best practices for sharing queries? Who is the famous Data Steward ?
Explore Power Query features to import data from existing Corporate BI systems.
T4 templating will be a first class citizen in SSDT for SQL Server 2014. This session will show why you should use this technology for SQL code generation and how you can automate the process. The session will be demo rich.
You probably already heard a lot of the wonders of PowerPivot and Power View, but will you have any other cool new BI features with Excel 2013. The answer is a big YES! This session will demo a lot of those.
In this session, you will learn how to combine data from web services, tables and cubes to build a powerful model, and visualise it in Excel.
The Microsoft BI stack has a number of tools for data visualization - Excel, Power View, native Reporting Services, and Performance Point. Come see each visualization applied to the new tabular model in Analysis Services.
Most of us use Excel in our Daily work, but are you familiar with the Business Intelligence features in Excel? In this session we'll look at some of the most common and useful BI features in Excel 2010 and discuss limitations and best practices.
Snapshots without snapshots...is that possible? Take a "Classic" snapshot fact table, add some temporal data theory and you'll get a new fact table than can store snapshot data without doing snapshots. A life saver when you have a lot of data.
This session explains what the BI Semantic Model in SQL Server Denali is, how it is related to Analysis Services, and provides a brief introduction to the new Tabular model.
Data Quality Services is a new product coming in the SQL Server Denali release of Microsoft SQL Server. Come to this session to understand how it can take your data cleansing to the next level.
This talk looks at MDX and DAX, examining their similarities and differences. It won’t turn you into an expert in either but it will help you to decide, given your particular career plans, if either or both are worth learning.
The SQL Server provides much functionality that increases the scalability and flexibility of your solution by distributing data and jobs among low-priced commodity servers.
A new and fresh approach to datwarehousing that is agile, performant and easy to do. Data Vault is a new methodology that tries to overcome traditional problems that plagued traditional datawarehousing in the past.
A look at the Microsoft Business Intelligence stack and how other products can enhance a SQL BI project.
The heart of this session will be an end-to-end technical demo that will show the role of MDS in extracting master data from source systems, before demonstrating how data is fed via MDS to subscribing downstream systems. Whilst the focus of the session will be on MDS, other parts of the Microsoft BI stack will be shown, in order to demonstrate how a Microsoft MDM solution complements existing parts of SQL Server.
This session will introduce the basic concepts of the new multidimensional calculation language, DAX, and show how to implement several common calculations in it
The Microsoft SQL Server provides a complete library of programmatically accessed objects for all Business Intelligence relevant services. With this set of functions almost any customer challenge can be solved without the need to purchase additional products. This possibility is often underestimated in projects. The session will explain the hidden power of using the Microsoft APIs to build BI middleware solutions for enterprise customers.
Due to feedback from previous SQLBits conferences, this session will focus on the management of the reports and report server once the reports have been created to be considered for Friday
John will introduce you to Analysis Services 2008, demonstrate browsing cubes with Excel 2007, deploying dashboards in SharePoint built using Excel Services and demonstrate how PerformancePoint Services can add the glitz to your BI project.
F# supports functional programming, object-oriented programming, and imperative programming. It is new langauge out of MS-Research and very closely resembles oCaml.
In this session we will cover 3 new enhancements to the Database Engine. Application and Multi-Server Management introduces new capabilities for managing, monitoring and exploiting your SQL Server Infrastructure through the new SQL Server Control Point and enhancements to SSMS and Policy Based Management and Data-tier application packages. SQL Connection Plans allow you to logically refer to an application in connection strings rather than servers making migration of database applications across your SQL Server infrastructure much easier. Unicode compression in R2 enhances the native data compression capabilities introduced in SQL 2008 for Unicode data using SCSU (Simple Compression Scheme for Unicode Data)
Come to this session to see how you can create a logging, monitoring and profiling solution for your existing or new SSIS packages overcoming all usual problems that a typical solution brings: increasing package complexity, longer development times and so on. The session will propose a standard, out-of-the-box solution for all of these challenges.
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