SQLSaturday 223

Oklahoma City, United States

SQLSaturday is a free training event for Microsoft Data Platform professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server, Business Intelligence and Analytics. This event will be held on Aug 24 2013 at Sheraton Reed Center, 5800 Will Rogers Rd, Midwest City, Oklahoma, 73110, United States

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Welcome to SQLSaturday

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. Admittance to this event is free, and most costs are covered by donations and sponsorships. At some events you will have the option to pay for lunch at the time of registration. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.

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Welcome to SQL Saturday #223

SQL Saturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held Saturday Aug 24th 2013 at the Sheraton Reed Conference Center, 5800 Will Rogers Road Midwest City, OK 73110. Admittance to this event is free, but there is an optional $10.00 fee so that we can provide a lunch - not pizza! Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.


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OFFICIAL SQL SATURDAY OKC PRECON - FRIDAY 8/23/13

Eventbrite - Practical Self-Service BI with PowerPivot for Excel

Practical Self-Service BI with PowerPivot for Excel by William E. Pearson III

SQL Server MVP and Business Intelligence Architect Bill Pearson leads this full-day, hands-on introduction to using PowerPivot for Excel to deliver self-service business intelligence.  The focus of the course is to help those new to PowerPivot to become familiar with the assembly of data from diverse sources into models that deliver business intelligence upon demand.  Participants will gain exposure to accessing and relating data, and to employing the Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) language, to construct and share PowerPivot applications that support analysis and reporting throughout the enterprise.

Bill Pearson, MVP (SQL Server BI), CPA, CITP, CMA, CIA, MCDBA, MCSE, is a consultant, author, mentor and business intelligence architect who has been working with business intelligence for over 18 years, and with the integrated Microsoft Business Intelligence solution since its inception.  Bill has been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Player multiple times for his technical experience implementing Microsoft BI, as well as his contributions to the community as an author and speaker.  Bill’s recent series’ include the Stairway to MDX and Stairway to PowerPivot and DAX columns at SQLServerCentral.com, and he presents regularly at SQL Saturdays and other diverse events all over the United States and elsewhere.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Assemble and relate data from diverse sources into a PowerPivot model to support self-service business intelligence
  • Employ DAX functions to create basic calculations within the PowerPivot data model
  • Construct PowerPivot applications that support enterprise analysis and reporting
  • Understand deployment options for PowerPivot via SharePoint


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