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Self Service BI With a Tool End Users Already Know & Love


Hosted by Microsoft and the Chicago SQL BI PASS User Group:

Self Service BI With a Tool End Users Already Know & Love

Presented by Great Tech Pros’ Wylie Blanchard

Chicago SQL BI User Group – March 2017

Saturday, March 15 2017 6:00 PM

Microsoft Technical Center, 200 E Randolph St. Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60601

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Your end users want to analyze data in your data warehouse. They want it yesterday and they want to do it themselves so that it’s done “right”. Welcome PowerPivot, tool that analyzes data from your data warehouse by combining the power of Analysis Services models and your SQL Server Data warehouse within the familiar interface of MS Excel. In this presentation well explore the Analysis Services BI Semantic model & PowerPivot in Excel… Love, Like or hate Excel – Your end users are familiar with it and PowerPivot is the best thing to happen to it in years.

Duration: 60 minutes

Track: BI Information Delivery


Speaker Bio:

Wylie Blanchard

SQL Server Consultant, Great Tech Pros

Wylie Blanchard, MCSE is an IT consultant, SQL Server professional and web strategist who enjoys helping people learn how to use technology as a tool to amplify their professional lives. He has 15+ years of experience in the IT Industry and holds several certifications in SQL and Oracle systems. He is a father of twin-girls, a gadget enthusiast and a self-proclaimed pizza connoisseur. Learn more about Wylie at: www.WylieBlanchard.com. 


The Chicago SQL BI User Group hosts monthly meetings for SQL and Business Intelligence professionals to meet, learn, and network. Speakers present a different topic each month covering both SQL BI topics and relevant non-SQL technologies. Dinner, refreshments, and door prizes are provided by sponsors.