Thursday, November 8, 2007

Microsoft BI Conference Resources

Back in May I had the opportunity to attend Microsoft's first BI Conference. It was a blast! I was new (2 months) into the BI field, so it was a great chance to network with some top level BI people. Of course, I first had to find out who they were. I was that new to BI. I didn't even know who Mosha was! If you don't know who Mosha is, no worries, he's in my blog roll along with some other great bloggers. A few of the people I met have been ever-so-nice to provide mentoring over the past few months. Greg Galloway has especially been nice in his help.

For those that didn't have the opportunity to attend the conference, Microsoft has several resources available for free, including videos from 3 of the keynote presentations. If you're interested in learning more about PerformancePoint server, the Jeff Raikes keynote from the first day has a 10 minute demo that starts around minute 23.

There is also an event DVD available for purchase. However, the price is 100 to 300 USD, last I checked, depending upon if anyone from your company attended the event. Hopefully, Microsoft considered the event a success and we'll all be able to meet again next year!

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