Next Meeting: Tue, Feb 12 2013
HASSUG Monthly Meeting - February 12, 2013
Event Type: In-Person & Online
Online Meeting URL: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/usergroups/join?id=HASSUG_FEB2013&role=attend
Monthly Meeting of the Houston Area SQL Server User Group & Houston BI User Group
UTC : Tue, Feb 12 2013 17:30 - 20:30
Event Time : Tue, Feb 12 2013 11:30 - 14:30 (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Your Local Time: Tue, Feb 12 2013 17:30 - 20:30
2000 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. #350
Introduction to Microsoft's Master Data Services (MDS)
James Serra, BI/Data Warehouse/MDM Architect Serra Consulting Services
Companies struggle with consolidating the same set of data from multiple systems to accurately report on critical business information. For example, having customer lists in multiple systems that often have the same customer in more than one list, sometimes with a different spelling. Master Data Services is bundled with SQL Server 2012 to help resolve many of the Master Data Management issues that companies are faced with when integrating data. In this session, James will show an overview of Master Data Services 2012, including the out of the box Web UI, the highly developed Excel Add-in, and how to get started with loading MDS with your data.
James Serra is an independent consultant serving as business intelligence, data warehouse, and master data management architect and has more than 25 years of IT experience. He started as a software developer and then served as a DBA for 12 years, working extensively the past seven years with BI using the SQL Server BI stack (SSIS, SSAS, and SSRS). James is a SQL Server MVP and is a noted speaker, blogger, and contributing writer for SQL Server Pro magazine.
Usage Monitoring for BI Components
Tyler Chessman, Technology Specialist Microsoft
PerformancePoint Services, Excel Services, PowerPivot, Reporting Services, and Power View. All of these tools have different and sometimes difficult to interpret logging mechanisms. In this talk, we'll walk through the different options for usage monitoring of these key "front-end" BI components. We'll also look at a custom dashboard that ties corporate-wide BI usage into a single, unified view.
Tyler is a Technology Specialist with Microsoft helping customers adopt and implement BI solutions and he is the long-time Microsoft liaison to HASSUG and founder of the Houston BI User Group. Tyler is a frequent contributor to SQL Server Magazine. In 2011, he published Understanding the United States Debt utilizing his BI skills to address one of today’s hot topics (http://www.understandingtheusdebt.com).