My Remaining 2014 Presentation Schedule

13 November, 2014 (14:00) | PASSMN, Presentations, Professional Development, SQLSaturday | By: Mark V

Greetings. Since I do a fair amount of presenting, I like to keep people up to date on when and where I will present. Below are the presentations I have left in 2014.

SQL Saturday Winnipeg – November 22

In addition to serving on the committee that is organizing Winnipeg’s first SQL Saturday, I will be giving two presentations:

Analysis Services Terms and Concepts for the DBA

MDX Trek: First Contact

Minnesota BI User Group – December 2

I will be presenting a Case Study along with someone I worked with at a client. This is a make-up for September when a back spasm prevented me from delivering this presentation.

Case Study: Monitoring SSAS Usage with Extended Events

How do you measure the success of a Self Service Business Intelligence initiative? While the answer to that question has several components, a vital one is Adoption. Are people using the assets created for that initiative? Since Business Intelligence is using data to make better decisions, why not use data to help answer this question? At Capella University, we did just that.

This case study will describe how we used Analysis Services Extended Events to track the usage of Tabular Models that Capella built for Self Service BI users. We will demonstrate the following:

The business case for capturing asset usage

The particular goals Capella had in this case

How easy it is to get started with SSAS Extended Events (far easier than it looks)

The end-to-end solution created: from the event trace itself thru to the Power Pivot model created for analysis

Lessons learned (some learned the hard way)

We hope you will come away from this presentation with less trepidation around SSAS Extended Events as well as a foundation you can use for your own solution.

Minnesota SQL Server User Group (PASSMN) December Meeting – December 16

I will be participating in an Improv-style group presentation based on the format of the TV Show Whose Line is it Anyway? with other speakers from the Twin Cities.

 

Pragmatic Works Free Training Series – December 18

 

Analysis Services Terms and Concepts for the DBA

This is a make-up for September when a back spasm prevented me from delivering this presentation.

 

So, that’s it for the rest of 2014. Overall, it has been a pretty busy year as far as presenting goes. I hope to continue that in 2015.

Comments

Comment from Dan English
Time November 13, 2014 at 8:15 pm

Awesome job Mark, keep up the great work! Thanks again for presenting for the BI user group and hope I can make the PASSMN meeting in December, will you be doing the Drew Carey role, I loved that show.

Comment from Mark V
Time November 13, 2014 at 8:59 pm

Hehe. Thanks, Dan. I see myself more as Colin Mochrie. :)

Comment from Dan English
Time November 13, 2014 at 9:05 pm

Sure, I could see that. My second option for you was Wayne Brady:) That show is just a riot, can’t wait!!

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