Archive for category: PASS

Presenting at PASS Summit 2014

26 June, 2014 (10:00) | PASS, Presentations, Summit | By: Mark V

I am beyond delighted to announce that I will be presenting at PASS Summit 2014 in Seattle in November. I submitted a total of seven sessions (five regular sessions and two lightning talks). I ended up with one of each: one regular session and one lighting talk. This is a huge honor for me and […]

PASS Business Analytics Conference 2014 Recap

14 May, 2014 (10:00) | Business Analytics, PASS, Professional Development | By: Mark V

Wow. That was quite a few days I had in San Jose last week. Since you follow my blog with rapt joy, you no doubt have already read my two Live Blogs of the keynote addresses. As you can see, there was a lot of great info flowing. It was really fun to participate in […]

PASS Business Analytics Conference 2014 – Live Blog – Keynote Day 2

9 May, 2014 (10:00) | Business Analytics, Live Blog, PASS | By: Mark V

Good morning. It’s Day 2 here in San Jose, CA, for the PASS Business Analytics Conference. Today’s speaker is David McCandless, data visualization expert. Data Visualization is such an important field, in my opinion. There is a lot of junk out that that purports to be using data effectively but instead is just seeking to […]

PASS Business Analytics Conference 2014 – Live Blog – Day 1 Keynote

8 May, 2014 (09:47) | Business Analytics, Live Blog, PASS, Power BI, SQL | By: Mark V

Good morning from the PASS Business Analytics Conference in San Jose, CA! The Day 1 Keynote by Mifrosoft’s Amir Netz and Kamal Hathi will begin soon after the opening by PASS President Thomas LaRock which begins in about 15 minutes. If you want to follow along on Twitter, pay attention to the #passbac hash tag.

Looking Forward to the PASS Business Analytics Conference

1 May, 2014 (10:00) | Business Analytics, PASS, Professional Development | By: Mark V

Next week, I have the great privilege to attend the PASS Business Analytics Conference in San Jose, CA. This is actually a bit of a surprise since the pieces only fell into place a few weeks ago for my being able to go. I have been given the opportunity to be part of the Blogger […]

Upcoming Presentations Spring 2014

18 March, 2014 (10:00) | PASS, Presentations, Professional Development, SQLSaturday | By: Mark V

It has been a while since I posted a list of upcoming presentations. In fact, some have come and gone without a blog post. Recent Past: SQL Saturday #241 Cleveland, OH – February 8, 2014 MDX Trek: First Contact DANGER: The Art and Science of Presenting West Michigan SQL Server User Group – February 27, […]

Upcoming Presentations: SQL Saturday #241 Cleveland

27 January, 2014 (10:17) | MDX, PASS, Presentations, Professional Development, SQLSaturday | By: Mark V

        It is with great joy that I announce that I will be presenting at SQL Saturday in Cleveland on February 8th. I have driven through Cleveland before, but never stopped for long. So, this will be my first real visit. Although, if it helps, I used to love to play as […]

Oprah And The 2014 PASS Business Analytics Conference

24 January, 2014 (10:00) | Business Analytics, PASS | By: Mark V

After the success of the 2013 PASS Business Analytics Conference, PASS is doing another one. The 2014 PASS Business Analytics Conference will take place May 7-9 in San Jose, CA. Last year, I was a speaker as well as part of the official Blogger Core for the event. You can read my posts on this […]

PASS Summit Interview With Kamal Hathi

13 November, 2013 (10:00) | Azure, Interviews, PASS, SSAS | By: Mark V

For the third, and final, installment in my PASS Summit Interview series, I present my interview with Kamal Hathi, Director of Program Management for Business Intelligence Tools at Microsoft. Kamal is the one who is ultimately responsible for the direction of Microsoft BI. As with my other interviews, the byproducts of casual conversation have been […]

PASS Summit Interview With Kasper de Jonge

5 November, 2013 (10:00) | Interviews, PASS, SSAS | By: Mark V

I continue on with my Interview series with Analysis Services Program Manager Kasper de Jonge (Blog|Twitter). As before, some edits were made, with Kasper’s permission, to eliminate byproducts of casual conversation and make things flow better in writing. Transcript Mark V: How would you say my job as an SSAS developer would be different in […]