Introducing the 2014 BI Immersion Experience

January 30, 2014
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In just a couple of weeks, I’ll be in Tampa, FL to launch the new BI Immersion experience. I’ve been teaching this class for several years, adding in elements relevant to the latest releases of SQL Server and Office that relate to BI along the way. Students have always been able to follow along with […]


Excel 2013: Business Intelligence Goes Mainstream (If You Can Find It)

February 11, 2013

Currently I’ve been wrapping up production on Business Intelligence in Microsoft SharePoint 2013 (which includes chapters on Excel 2013) and preparing for my upcoming Deep Dive into Business Intelligence in Excel 2013′s PowerPivot and Power View eLearning event (among other things). Consequently I’m paying a bit more attention than usual to what the universe has to […]


Musings on a BI Career: Past and Future

January 3, 2013

I wasn’t going to do it. The whole recap of the year just retired. The goal-setting of the year just arrived. But I did find myself having to plan a few things-plan for customer visits and activities, plan travel for upcoming events, plan time to prepare content for those events, and so on. And as […]


The Shocking Truth about BI Immersion

June 20, 2012
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There’s only one more BI Immersion class this year, and you haven’t signed up yet. What are you missing? A lot! See the agenda here. Where? Bellevue, WA. When? Monday through Friday, August 20 to 24, 2012. Long days full of BI goodness. Of course you expect me to say great things about this class. I […]


PASS Summit 2011 – Day 3 Keynote

October 14, 2011
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This morning’s keynote was opened with a SQL-themed song (written by Rob Farley) performed by the dynamic duo, Rob Farley and Buck Woody. Here are links to videos: Keynote Intro with the performance (excluding lyrics) Keynote Intro with “I Should Have Looked the Other Way” Lyrics Thanks go also to Wayne Snyder (@SQLWayne) who, as immediate past […]