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PASS Summit 2011 Sessions

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Sessions Found: 59
 End-user Alerting with SQL Server Code Name “Denali” Reporting Services [200]
Session Category: Regular Session (75 minutes)
Session Track: BI Client Reporting and Delivery Topics
Speaker(s): Lukasz Pawlowski
SSRS introduces Alerting for end-users with SQL Server code name "Denali", enabling users to set up their own alerts directly against the elements of a report. We'll cover this new capability, what you need to know for configuring and implementing this new capability, and how to manage alerts within your environment.

"Ben, why didn't you tell me?": Reporting Services Lessons Learned the Hard Way [100]
Session Category: Regular Session (75 minutes)
Session Track: BI Client Reporting and Delivery Topics
Speaker(s): Doug Lane
Like Luke Skywalker, sometimes we wish we had received certain information a little earlier. In this session, we'll cover ten tips -- gleaned from real world lessons -- about Reporting Services that will help you skip ahead on the learning curve. Attendees will learn simple tricks to quickly test report subscriptions, keep the Reporting Service from falling asleep, jump-start new report creation, and more.

A developer’s eye view of creating efficient and effective business intelligence solutions with SQL Server Reporting Services [300]
Session Category: Regular Session (75 minutes)
Session Track: BI Client Reporting and Delivery Topics
Speaker(s): Steve Simon
With the vast amounts of data in today’s business warehouses, there has been increased demand on the Business Intelligence solution developer to produce more complex and all inclusive reporting facilities. More complexity, coupled with being all inclusive tends to yield more points of failure.
In this hands on presentation we shall be examining new and innovative ways of rendering the required data in some unusual ways.


BI Party Hour - SharePoint 2010 and Denali BI Edition [200]
Session Category: Regular Session (75 minutes)
Session Track: BI Client Reporting and Delivery Topics
Speaker(s): Brian Knight, Adam Jorgensen
What's the use of having business intelligence if you can’t make it actionable? In this fun interactive session you’ll learn how to better collaborate with SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft’s BI suite. You’ll learn how PowerPivot in SharePoint will allow your users to do self-service BI. You’ll also learn how to Performance Point can help you develop scorecards and aid your users in answering questions they didn’t even know they had.

Build real self-service BI solutions using the powerfull DAX language! [300]
Session Category: Regular Session (75 minutes)
Session Track: BI Client Reporting and Delivery Topics
Speaker(s): Thiago Henrique Hernandes Zavaschi
It's easy to create a PowerPivot workbook with some PivotCharts, PivotTables and slicers for simple calculations. But this could be a hard task if we don't know the DAX (data analysis axpressions) and how to use it.
This session will help the attendee to learn how to use DAX to create powerfull analysis (including time intelligence functions) using PowerPivot for Excel 2010.


Building a Reporting Infrastructure in SharePoint with SSRS 2008 R2 [300]
Session Category: Regular Session (75 minutes)
Session Track: BI Client Reporting and Delivery Topics
Speaker(s): Andrew Karcher
Getting started with SSRS in SharePoint can be a daunting experience and just jumping in with both feet without thinking about a framework can cause some major headaches down the line. A properly designed set of frameworks and guidelines can create a reporting ecosystem that can easily support the needs of both enterprise and self service reporting and make report development more secure, efficient, maintainable and consistent. This session will cover topics such as security, user permissions, templates, shared data sets, shared data sources, report parts, content types, and other features of SSRS and SharePoint that can be utilized to build a reporting infrastructure environment. You will leave the session armed with real world information on how to start building your SSRS environment or how to reign in your existing environment.

Bump, Zoom, Flip: Precision Report Design [200]
Session Category: Regular Session (75 minutes)
Session Track: BI Client Reporting and Delivery Topics
Speaker(s): Doug Lane
Do you feel stuck with the default appearances of your report objects? If you're ready to take complete control of your report visuals, this session is for you. Attendees will learn to control the finer points of Reporting Services report objects through the manipulation of properties like PointWidth, CustomInnerPlotPosition, WritingMode, StripLines, and more. We'll also go off the beaten path into the strange and seldom-visited underworld of the Grouping Pane known as Advanced Mode.

Case Study: Delivering Collections Information through Microsoft BI [100]
Session Category: Regular Session (75 minutes)
Session Track: BI Client Reporting and Delivery Topics
Speaker(s): Dan English, Rowland Gosling
Got debt? Well I.C. System knows all about this and they have been helping clients for over 70 years collect on it. I.C. System is one of the largest receivables management companies in the United States. I.C. System has been able to remain successful over the tough economic times because of their technological advancements in this very competitive market. With the power of Microsoft business intelligence tools they are able to access, interact, and visualize their data in a fast and intuitive way. We will go over the background of how I.C. System has evolved over the years, talk about the terabytes of data they consume, go over their BI delivery capabilities, and discuss what lies ahead for them.

Choose Your Own (Reporting) Adventure [200]
Session Category: Regular Session (75 minutes)
Session Track: BI Client Reporting and Delivery Topics
Speaker(s): David Stein
Create a story of guided analytics using Reporting Services drill down, drill through, and expressions. Learn to craft your reports as interactive narratives, like the Choose Your Own Adventure Book series, to guide your user toward a better understanding of the data as efficiently as possible. Sure, you may be using drill down already, but I’ll show you how to make the most of Reporting Services interactivity, and more importantly how to avoid becoming dragon chow at the end.

Configuring SQL Server “Denali” Reporting Services with SharePoint 2010 [300]
Session Category: Regular Session (75 minutes)
Session Track: BI Client Reporting and Delivery Topics
Speaker(s): Prash Shirolkar, Carl Rabeler
What's new for RS SharePoint mode in SQL Server code name "Denali" and best practices for configuring Reporting Services for SharePoint.


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