Microsoft Business Intelligence

Microsoft Business Intelligence solutions provide results based on the world-class SQL Server database and the popular Microsoft Office suite. 

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Momentum Webcast: Improving Visibility into Organizational Performance (Part 3 of 4): Delivering Business Intelligence Capabilities Through SQL Server  --  VISIT
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Tue 03/10/2009 @ 12:00

March 10, 2009 (60 Minutes)

Event Overview  

The key to successful performance management is based on bringing together people, processes, and technology in a way that allows an organization to align around its strategic goals and objectives, promoting agility in its decision making. In this four-part webcast series, we take a deep look into performance management solutions to help you gain an understanding of their role in your organization. You also hear from a Microsoft expert about how you can improve performance management using many of the solutions you already own. In this third webcast in the series, you learn how Microsoft SQL Server 2008 provides a robust, scalable, and enterprise-ready platform to enable the delivery of critical business intelligence information to workers across your entire organization. Join us to discover how SQL Server 2008 can help you integrate data of different types from multiple sources quickly, perform complex business analytics, and create, manage, and deliver rich reports to help your organization gain greater insight and achieve faster results.

Presenter: Herain Oberoi, Group Product Manager, WW SQL Marketing, Microsoft Corporation

SQL Server 2008 Based Business Intelligence  --  VISIT
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Fri 03/06/2009 @ 12:00

March 6, 2009 (60 minutes)

Event Overview 

This event was recorded on March 5, 2009.

Business Intelligence continues to be a top priority for executives. As the platform for the end-to-end Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) offering, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 builds on the strong momentum in the BI market. In this session we will discuss the improvements and new BI capabilitites in SQL Server 20088, including Database Engine ,(Analysis Services (SSAS) , Reporting Services (SSRS) and Integration Services (SSIS). (Level 100)

Martin Pichardo
Technology Solution Professional
Microsoft Corporation


TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Business Intelligence: Thinking Bigger About BI (Level 200)  --  VISIT
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Thu 02/26/2009 @ 12:00

February 26, 2009 (60 minutes)

Event Overview 

People across organizations make business decisions every day. However, the tools to interact with, analyze, and present data are often restricted to a select few users. Microsoft business intelligence (BI) tools make it easy for any decision-maker to access, interact with, and analyze information. Attend this webcast to discover how you can create interactive scorecards and dashboards that assemble and display business information from disparate sources. Find out how you can get up-to-date information wherever people work, collaborate, and make decisions, whether it is on the desktop or over the Web. Come learn how Microsoft is thinking more broadly about BI.

Presenter: Pej Javaheri, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Pej Javaheri is an industry veteran who has worked in the business intelligence (BI) and performance management space for more than 12 years, helping organizations perform better and make smarter decisions. Most recently, Pej joined the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server team where he works to bring the bigger BI message to customers so they can realize their potential and gain better understanding of the key drivers that help them realize their full potential.

MSDN Webcast: Building Powerful Applications for the Microsoft Office System Using Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System (Level 100)  --  VISIT
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Tue 02/17/2009 @ 12:00

February 17, 2009 (60 minutes)

Event Overview 

In this webcast, we focus on the power of Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System (VSTO) and how VSTO helps increase developer productivity. We provide various tips and tricks for designing and building smart client applications with VSTO, a Microsoft .NET Smart Client technology. VSTO allows you to build managed code applications with .NET languages like Microsoft Visual Basic and Visual C#, and VSTO allows you to display the functionality of those applications in the rich user interfaces of Microsoft Office system applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, and Outlook. VSTO addresses some of the biggest challenges that Microsoft Office solution developers are facing today, including separation of data and view elements, server-side and offline scenarios, seamless integration with the Visual Studio tools, deployment, and updating. Join us to learn just how easy it is to build powerful VSTO applications and how to deploy those applications.

Presenter: Jennifer Marsman, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

Jennifer Marsman is a developer evangelist in the Microsoft Developer and Platform Evangelism group where she educates developers on new Microsoft technologies. Prior to becoming a developer evangelist, Jennifer was a software developer in the Microsoft Natural Interactive Services division where she filed two patents for her work in search and data mining algorithms. Jennifer has also held positions with Ford Motor Company, National Instruments, and Soar Technology, and she earned a bachelor's degree in computer engineering and master's degree in computer science and engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Her graduate work specialized in artificial intelligence and computational theory.


TechNet Webcast: Thinking Bigger About Business Intelligence (Level 200)  --  VISIT
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Thu 01/29/2009 @ 12:00

January 29, 2009 (60 Minutes)

Learn more about the Microsoft vision for business intelligence (BI) and how BI can benefit your organization. Microsoft is committed to BI and driving more value, more functionality, and manageability to support your organization's need for pervasive business intelligence. Attend this webcast to discover exciting Microsoft innovations in BI.

Guy Weismantel , Director of Marketing, Microsoft Corporation

Driving Business Performance with Microsoft Business Intelligence (Level 100)  --  VISIT
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Tue 12/02/2008 @ 12:00

December 2, 2008(60 minutes)

Many surveys today, list business intelligence (BI) at the top of software spending priorities for companies of all sizes.  And yet, despite the time, money, and resources aligned against the goal of making better business decisions, companies do not yet have a solution that lets them address these issues in a strategic fashion.  Attend this web seminar to understand how Microsoft is challenging our customers to “think bigger” about business intelligence, move beyond the rigid tools and applications they’re using today, and utilize our integrated solution of Office Applications, SharePoint, SQL Server, and PerformancePoint Server to provide an unbeatable combination of tools and applications that helps individuals, teams, and organizations reach their full potential.

Exploring Business Intelligence and SQL Server 2008  --  VISIT
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Sun 07/13/2008 @ 12:00

July 13, 2008 (60 Minutes)

Brad Nelson
SQL Server Technology Specialist, Microsoft Corporation

Learn how the new enhancements in SQL server 2008 provide a comprehensive and scalable Business Intelligence platform that enables you to integrate and manage your growing data volumes, comprehensive analysis and enterprise reporting, and deliver insights through Microsoft Office System.

MSDN Webcast: Demystifying Office Business Applications for the Developer (Level 200)  --  VISIT
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Fri 06/27/2008 @ 12:00

June 27, 2008 (15 minutes)

This webcast provides an introductory look at how you build and deploy Office Business Applications (OBAs), specifically focusing on the what and the how. We discuss Microsoft Office client application customization, integration of custom Office client applications with Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies, SharePoint Products and Technologies business intelligence (BI) features, and more. This webcast is appropriate for technologists who are familiar with what an OBA is and are looking to take the next step to learn how you might go about building one. You should have a baseline understanding of programming concepts, as we walk through some high-level code samples.

TechNet Webcast: Extending Excel with Excel Services (Level 200)  --  VISIT
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Thu 06/26/2008 @ 12:00

June 26, 2008 (60 minutes)

Microsoft Office Excel is the de facto number-crunching, analyze-anything tool, but when you need to share that information with others, it becomes difficult. With Excel Services in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, you can now distribute workbooks, or parts thereof, seamlessly and easily protecting the IP in the workbook, ensuring that security is maintained, and keeping a single version of the workbook so that everyone has the right numbers.

MSDN Webcast: 24 Hours of SQL Server 2008: Reach Users with the 2007 Office System (Level 200)  --  VISIT
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Tue 06/03/2008 @ 12:00

June 3, 2008 (60 minutes)

Throughout this series, we use Contoso as our scenario customer as we explore the features that make up the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 platform. Contoso is a shipping company that delivers all kinds of items around the globe, from small individual items to large manufactured items. Contoso has seen growth in its business over the past years, especially in the movement of goods from China around the world. While Contoso is happy with their in-house applications and believe they provide a significant advantage over competitors, Contoso wants to ensure that these applications are running on the most productive platform to maintain this advantage, especially as their business grows worldwide. The recent growth at Contoso has been mirrored with the growth of its data, from client voice mails to scanned and e-mail documents. These documents are now common as part of insurance claims or parts of quotes. This growth in unstructured data has led Contoso to look at options for its storage, access, security, and searching needs.

The business intelligence (BI) platform that Contoso is building can be used in a variety of ways by its employees using technologies built into the 2007 Microsoft Office system. In this webcast, we review the integrated reporting and analytics options available to Contoso, including:

  • Microsoft Office Excel 2007.
  • Excel Services.
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.
  • Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server.

Momentum Webcast: Is Your Business Ready for the New World of Work? (Level 100)  --  VISIT
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Wed 01/23/2008 @ 12:00

January 23, 2008 (60 minutes)


Trends are leading to a new world of work. Is your business ready? With the relentless pressureto reduce costs, you must learn to do more with less. But to compete, your people have to stay connected, and increasing regulatory requirements make organizational transparency a must. In this webcast, we help IT managers understand how Microsoft technology can help your teams work better together with collaboration solutions like shared workspaces and unified messaging. Empower your people to work smarter with solutions that securely deliver the business intelligence your teams need to make informed decisions. Maximize your IT investment with a single license agreement that enables your organization to save money and rapidly deploy the server solutions that your business needs. (includes Microsoft Office SharePoint Server)

TechNet Webcast: Driving Business Performance with Microsoft Business Intelligence (Level 200)  --  VISIT
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Mon 01/14/2008 @ 12:00

January 14, 2008 (60 minutes)

Many surveys today list business intelligence (BI) at the top of software spending priorities for companies of all sizes. Yet, despite the time, money, and resources aligned against the goal of making better business decisions, companies do not yet have a solution that lets them address these issues in a strategic fashion. Attend this webcast to understand how Microsoft is challenging our customers to "think bigger" about business intelligence, move beyond the rigid tools and applications they are using today, and utilize our integrated solution of Microsoft Office Business Applications, Office SharePoint Server 2007, Microsoft SQL Server, and PerformancePoint Server to provide an unbeatable combination of tools and applications that helps individuals, teams, and organizations reach their full potential.

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