Focus Groups

Thanks to everyone who participated in one of the many focus groups that Microsoft conducted at PASS Summit 2012.

Focus Groups schedule, Rooms 304-304:

Focus Groups Description Length Contact Participation Criteria
BI on Big Data

Wed, Nov 7
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 304
Learn and provide feedback on the latest innovations in BI on Big Data & help shape future priorities. 90 min Guoping Ma 15 participants who are Business Intelligence professionals with hands-on experience in deep data analytics, including and moving beyond traditional BI. Participants must have some experience working with at least one of the following: text analytics, forecasting, sequence analysis, or clustering analysis.
Mobile BI: Taking Business Intelligence With You

Fri, Nov 9
10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 305
Seek feedback and validation on the Mobile BI experience. 90 min Bronwyn McNutt 10-12 people who are responsible for creating or maintaining reports for executives or upper management. Should have some experience with tablet devices. Ideally familiar with Power View.

International Focus Group (Russia)

Wed, Nov 7
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Room 304

The SQL Server team is continuing to broaden itsefforts in content and community development outside of North America. This focus group targets Russia and Russian speakers living abroad, providing an opportunity to share feedback and direction on how Microsoft targets activities toward these communities. 90 min Yelena House 12-15 participants, targeting professionals from Russia and any Russian speakers living abroad.

International Focus Group (China)

Wed, Nov 7
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 305

The SQL Server team is continuing to broaden its efforts in content and community development outside of North America. This focus group targets China and Chinese speakers living abroad, providing an opportunity to share feedback and direction on how Microsoft targets activities toward these communities. 90 min Tiffena Kou 12-15 participants, targeting professionals from China and any Chinese speakers living abroad.

Scaling Relational Workloads in the Cloud

Thurs, Nov 8
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 304
 

Seek feedback/validation on plans for scale-out solutions in the Azure environment. 90 min Lubor Kollar 12-25 professionals with some hands-on experience in scaling out their database throughput or size in Azure by using “sharding.” A fourth of participants should have at least preproduction experience working with at least 100 SQL Azure shards under a single application.

Enterprise Information Management

Wed, Nov 7
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 305

Seek feedback/validation on the end-to-end IS platform offering, focusing on Self-Service Information Management (SSIM), Data Curation (MDS), and Data Quality Services (DQS). 90 min Lance Olson & Faisal Mohamood 10 participants with hands-on experience with data cleansing; analyzing data from an external source (such as a DB, Internet, etc); gathering, finding, discovering, and requesting data from other sources to consolidate; or publishing, reviewing, uploading, and processing data from other sources to consolidate.
HP+Microsoft Joint Technology Solution Development Briefing

Thurs, Nov 8
10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 305
 
This is a secure focus group run by HP. Attendees will need to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) in order to participate. 90 min Mike Gleason  

HP+Microsoft Joint Technology Solution Development Briefing

Fri, Nov 9
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 305

This is a secure focus group run by HP. Attendees will need to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) in order to participate. 90 min Mike Gleason  

 

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