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100 Million rows - instant access - your desktop - Self service BI is here (Grant Paisley)
Author: Grant Paisley Date Posted: 8/04/2010 3:45:02 AM
With SQL Server 2008 R2 Release in May 2010 we get "Self Service BI" with PowerPivot.

PowerPivot is a free add-in to Excel 2010 where you can build a full BI solution with over 100 Million rows (under the covers it is an "in memory cube" using column compression). Of course if you want to share it with others then you need SharePoint 2010.

In the session I'll demonstrate the PowerPivot client and just what is possible. It would be a good session to bring your business user to...

Grant Paisley
SQL Sever MVP and founder of Angry Koala, a Microsoft Gold Parter specialising in Business Intelligence
(we also sponsor the SQL Server Usergroup)
http://angrykoala.com.au
grant@angrykoala.com.au

Venue: Mechanics' School of Arts, Level 1, 280 Pitt St, Sydney | Duration 5:30PM Networking (Pizza & Drinks provided) | 6:00PM - 8:00PM Session | On: Tuesday, 11 May 2010