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:
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.
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
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.