Paul’s Bio

Paul Turley

Short Bio

Paul (Blog | LinkedIn | Twitter) is Principal Consultant for Intelligent Business LLC, a Mentor with SolidQ and a Microsoft Data Platform MVP. He consults, writes, speaks, teaches & blogs about business intelligence and reporting solutions. He works with companies around the world to model data, visualize and deliver critical information to make informed business decisions; using the Microsoft data platform and business analytics tools. He is a Director of the Oregon SQL PASS chapter & user group, the author  and lead author of Professional SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services and 14 other titles from Wrox, Packt & Microsoft Press.  He holds several certifications including MCSE for the Data Platform and BI.

Long Bio

Paul (Blog | LinkedIn | Twitter) is the owner and Principal Consultant for Intelligent Business LLC.  He is a Mentor for SolidQ and a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for the Microsoft Data Platform, specializing in BI reporting, data modelling, analytics and data visualization solutions.  He’s an active member of the Business Intelligence and SQL Server community, and Director of the Oregon SQL user group.  With deep expertise in Microsoft data platform and business analytics technologies; he has been architecting, managing and developing applications and business intelligence solutions since 1992.  Paul has experience in many industries including healthcare, manufacturing, logistics, education, government, retail, insurance, finance, software, technology, entertainment and communications. 

Paul has developed database, BI and reporting solutions for many large and small organizations throughout the world.  His expertise has included project lifecycle management, database modeling and design using every SQL Server versions since 6.0, application integration, and enterprise BI solutions using SQL Server Reporting Services, Integration Services, Analysis Services and Power BI.  He teaches, develops training courseware, speaks at industry conferences and has authored and co-authored several technical books.  He speaks at several Microsoft technology conferences and events and has presented at the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) global summit since 2004.

He is a member of the TechNet Wiki Advisory Board, the Power BI Community Council, Data Platform Advisors and Azure Platform Advisors.  He has been a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) since 1996 and holds the current MCSE certification for Data Platform and BI.  Prior certifications include: MCTS and MCITP for SQL Server BI, Solution Developer (MCSD), database administration (MCDBA) and project management methodologies (MSF & IT Project+.)

Paul has authored and co-authored several books and  training courses including:

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12 thoughts on “Paul’s Bio

  1. Hi Paul, Do you know of a successful way to report from TFS online? I have been researching on Power BI web and SSRS as alternatives but they seem to have limitations.

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  2. Paul, My CIO is looking for someone to do a quick but Expert level SSIS project. Are you available for this sort of engagement?

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    • Robert
      I’m booked pretty solid for the next few months and I do more reporting and semantic model design than ETL work. We have a number of mentors at SolidQ who are SSIS rock stars. I’m happy to make an introduction.

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  3. Hello Paul,
    Great Material . Books and Website . Could you tell me where can i get more info about Deployment Reports in a real scenario ? Something that You wrote.
    Miguel – Peru – South America – Living in Toronto

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    • We cover report and solution deployment pretty thoroughly in our books for each version of the product. Did you have questions about any specific scenarios? i.e. Native, SharePoint, custom app integration.

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  4. Hi Paul, great site. What’s the biggest challenge you’ve faced in the BI world? Not politically, but technically ;o)

    I’m just starting really in the Microsoft BI world, having previously used a number of SAP products. I’m excited by what Microsoft is bringing to the table and can’t wait to learn!

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  5. Paul we really loved your advice on “Let’s get physical, the Art of Report Design.

    Paul are you okay if we use some of your points and graphics in our internal design document? We will reference you and your webite in the appendix.

    Kind regards

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