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After the Symposium: Houston MicroStrategy Users Tell It Like It Is

After a day of learning at the symposium, the Houston User Group meeting will be a chance to talk back. We will have an open forum with guided questions about several hot topics in the BI space. Find out how your Houston-area colleagues are using these technologies, and share what’s working for you (and what isn’t). Topics will be announced soon. If you have special requests for a topic you're dying to discuss, please share it and we'll try our best to accommodate. 


Snacks and drinks will be provided by MicroStrategy.


IMPORTANT: Registration for this event is separate from the Symposium. If you have not registered from the Symposium (it's FREE!), you'll want to visit the Symposium page for details and to register.


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  • Cheryl B.

    Great job!

    1 · July 21

  • Stephen R.

    This was my first time at the Microstrategy User Group as I am not currently as user. But I was very impressed with the Symposium and the User Group meeting at the end. Thank you.

    2 · July 19

    • Cynthia Wagner O.

      By the way, I RSVP'd for the Data Jam in the Data Viz group! Thanks for telling us about it.

      July 21

  • Dan C.

    Nice job Cynthia - well done!

    1 · July 19

    • Cynthia Wagner O.

      Thanks, Dan! Glad to see you there, and thanks for adding to the discussion.

      July 21

  • Stephen R.

    We discussed the question, "What is 'self-service BI'?"

    I expressed skepticism that self-service BI in a corporate data warehouse of 1000 tables and 20,000 table columns is hardly practical, even if the relationships are well documented.

    But suppose 'self-service BI' includes the proviso that the IT department has created, published, and publicized a dozen commonly used views from the DW. Then the term 'self-service' BI can be limited to using one to three views to create their own prototype reports, visualizations, and analytics processes.

    July 19

    • Cynthia Wagner O.

      Thanks so much for joining, Stephen! I really enjoyed the points you brought to the discussion.

      July 21

    • Cynthia Wagner O.

      The thing about Self-Service BI (like so many other things) is that there are many different definitions, depending on your perspective. We have (a) users accessing dashboards that IT built, (b) users creating their own reports using the metadata layer IT built in MicroStrategy, and (c) users sourcing their own data entirely. All three believe they're doing 'self service', as compared to how they used to work. So it can be very subjective.

      July 21

  • Vino K.

    Good

    1 · July 19

  • Caroline D

    Are people still there?

    July 18

  • Walton L.

    Hello, I have a venue recommendation. Who should I speak with?

    May 16

    • Brooke B.

      Hi Walton, you can send it to me if you like. [masked]
      The committee has a planning meeting on Wednesday and I can share it with everyone then. Thanks!

      May 16

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