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Self-Service Business Intelligence

The next Microsoft Business Intelligence Conference is coming and I just looked at sessions to include in my agenda. Every time I do this work, I find something in sessions descriptions that anticipates something that is coming out as news announcement in some of the keynote. But this time, session titles are enough to see that big news are coming.

CL211 New Horizons for Microsoft Business Intelligence with Self-Service Analysis Technologies
presented by Donald Farmer and Amir Netz

PL308 New Horizons for Microsoft Business Intelligence with Self-Service Reporting
presented by Lukasz Pawlowski, Carolyn Chau, Sean Boon, Roger Sanborn, Chris Baldwin, Thierry D'hers

I don't know if there are new products or new releases of existing products involved in these announcements. However, the keyword here is "self-service BI". Other vendors already used this term in the past, now it's the Microsoft turn. I hope to see real products and not only buzzwords.

BTW: I will attend the conference in Seattle - drop me a line if you will be there and you'd like to discuss the SQLBI Methodology with us (Alberto is coming too). You can find post about it using the Methodology tag.

Published Monday, September 22, 2008 11:31 PM by Marco Russo (SQLBI)

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Deepak said:

Hi Marco,

Hope to meet both you and Vidas at the Sun 6 PM reception. My impression (from the session synopses) is that these "New Horizons" are indeed new products, but we'll know next week. In fact, there is a small reference to BI in the Mon 11:15 AM session by Tom Casey ("SQL Server 2008 & Beyond"):

".. we will be discussing our future strategic investments providing you a taste of how Microsoft is to pave the way for a new generation of BI offerings. .."

October 1, 2008 3:23 PM
 

Marco Russo (SQLBI) said:

Hi Deepak,

I and Alberto should be able to attend the reception party at 6PM.

Marco

October 1, 2008 5:34 PM
 

Microsoft OLAP by Mosha Pasumansky said:

It isn’t news anymore that there is going to be big announcement during MS BI Conference next week. The

October 3, 2008 3:51 PM
 

PedroCGD said:

Hi guys...

I'm in Portugal and for that reason I dont go to Settle... I'll be waiting for the big announcement! :-)

Good event and good work!

Regards!

Pedro

October 3, 2008 7:06 PM

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About Marco Russo (SQLBI)

Marco Russo is a consultant, writer and trainer specialized in Business Intelligence with Microsoft technologies. He runs the SQLBI.COM website, which is dedicated to distribute resources useful for BI developers, like Integration Services components, Analysis Services models, tools, technical information and so on. Marco is certified as MCT, MCDBA, MCSD.NET, MCSA, MCSE+I.

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