Self Service BI in SQL Server 2008 R2 (PowerPivot)
Presenter: Hope Foley
There are many IT pros who know all the snazzy tools to create fantastic reports. The users who know the data inside and out may not know those tools, but odds are they know Excel. Microsoft has released PowerPivot which seems to bridge the gap between the two worlds and these power users can now create their own fantastic reports within PowerPivot. We will explore what PowerPivot is and how can use it to create a self-service business intelligence solution.
About the Speaker
Hope Foley has over 10 years experience in the IT world and has worked across many industries with small business enterprises, start ups, and Fortune 500 companies. Hope joined PTI in 2007 as a SQL Server Database Administrator/Analyst and last year took over as Principal Microsoft Consultant, where she now leads a team of expert Database Administrators and Developers. More recently, Hope has added presenter to her resume, and presents for both PTI and various user groups around the country. She has obtained the certification of MCITP: Database Administration (2005/2008).