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Reporting & Dashboarding using Microsoft Business Intelligence Solutions

  • Aug 20, 2014 · 6:00 PM

Featured Speaker: John P White
John P White is the Chief Technical Officer at UnlimitedViz Inc. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Guelph and is a Microsoft SharePoint MVP. He has spent 22 years in the Information Technology space, and possesses a skill set that spans both architecture and development. He has been instrumental in delivering projects and applications that have been recognized with both local and global awards from Microsoft and IBM.
As a seasoned IT professional, John has accumulated a plethora of legacy technologies like Novell, Lotus Notes and Java. This experience has proven invaluable when architecting systems alongside legacy applications. Over the past decade, he has been focused on the Microsoft SharePoint and Business Intelligence platforms and has become an expert with the latest that these platforms have to offer.
He is a frequent speaker at user groups and conferences, and he blogs as actively as possible at John lives in Guelph, Ontario, and is the father of 3 boys, is an avid scuba diver, and a budding photographer, both under and above the water. Samples of his work can be found at

Topic: Operational Report & Dashboard using Microsoft Business Intelligence Solutions

A great looking, relevant, informative dashboard for the executive is the ultimate end goal for most Business Intelligence projects. Microsoft has all of the tools that are necessary to get data from your transactional systems into an effective dashboard. What is less clear is to how to go about achieving it. Which tools should you use? As with most things, we have different tools for different requirements, and it isn't always clear as to how they match up.
This session will focus on what the various reporting and dashboarding tools from Microsoft can do for you, where you should use them, and how to get them working for you. Both on premises and cloud based scenarios will be discussed. At the conclusion of this session, you should have a fundamental understanding of the Microsoft products in this space fit together, including Excel, Reporting Services, SharePoint, Power View, and PerformancePoint.

6:00pm – Pizza and social
6:30pm – Introductions and Q&A
7:00pm – Feature Presentation
8:30pm – Prizes and closing

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  • Steve C.

    Last weeks meeting was very informative for me and I agree with Roman and Ken that another session on SharePoint BI would be good.

    August 27, 2014

  • Roman Y.

    I agree with Ken, now that the intro into SP BI is behind us, maybe it would be a good idea to have a deeper of a dive with John (definitely with an oxygen tank!) into inner workings of multitude of SharePoint BI layers (let along SQL Server).

    1 · August 22, 2014

  • Ken

    It was a very good session; John need more time to show more

    2 · August 22, 2014

  • Rob S

    Enjoyed the thorough overview of BI capabilities with SharePoint and related tools.

    August 21, 2014

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