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 Events Calendar

5/16/2012 6:00 PM
Microsoft Vancouver, Downtown
We will discuss migration strategies for bringing content to SharePoint, data externalization options such as Remote BLOB Storage (RBS), as well as security and information governance best practices.
4/19/2012 1:30 PM
Microsoft Canada, 1111 West Georgia
​​We've all heard the promises... "BI for the Masses!"  Has Microsoft truly finally delivered on its promise?

We will begin by looking at PowerPivot for Excel, a free Add in which Microsoft attempts to deliver on the Self-Serve BI promise.  Perhaps, Microsoft has; it was "Voted one of the Top 10 Technologies of 2010 by eWeek" - but have you used it?
Next we will look at Team BI - bringing PowerPivot to SharePoint. Housing our PowerPivot Workbook in SharePoint allows information workers to explore the solution with Excel, Excel Services, or Power View (formerly known as Project Crescent).
Enterprise BI can either be thought of as our traditional Multi-Dimensional OLAP structures or the new Tabular Models offered in Analysis Services.  This new SQL Server Analysis Services 2012 Tabular Model leverages xVelocity, the rebranded Vertipaq technology, that fires up PowerPivot and the new column store indexes featured in the SQL Server 2012 relational engine.
Any way you slice it, Microsoft putting a lot of energy in PowerPivot & Tabular's xVelocity and Power View to deliver Business Insight.
So... Has Microsoft truly finally delivered on its promise?
Come see and decide for yourself!
1/19/2012 6:00 PM
Microsoft Canada, 1111 West Georgia
Despite the challenges there are numerous things you can do to increase the opportunity for a successful training rollout. Discover training best practices to keep your stakeholders happy. This session will teach you how to avoid the common mistakes that often occur during software training implementations. Learn how to identify and solve potential problems before they happen.
10/21/2011 6:00 PM
Microsoft Vancouver
There are a lot of changes in My Sites in SharePoint 2010. Instead of being a side feature they are now up front and central to maximizing your SharePoint installation. This session will cover these changes and how to customize them for your organization. Topics covered include turning on/off features and why you would, how to change the look and feel, and how to integrate with other apps. We'll start the presentation around 6:30.
8/2/2011 6:00 PM
Microsoft Vancouver, 1100-1111 West Georgia, Downtown
In this session, we will walk through a five-point migration methodology that supplements existing project management processes with a more holistic view of what it takes to successfully migrate your environments. We’ll examine tactical steps, and provide guidance on this iterative approach, focusing heavily on information architecture and governance. Attendees will leave with a clear picture of the gaps within their current planning efforts, and actionable steps to get back on track.
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