Presentation: Visual Report Design

My presentation from SQL Saturday #94 in Salt Lake, TechEd 2011 in Atlanta and 24 Hours of PASS.  The spotlight session at PASS will be an expanded version of this.

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Running time is about 60 minutes

PDF copy of PASS Summit Presentation (please use only with credit)

SQL Saturday – Salt Lake and Portland

I will be speaking at two SQL Saturday events on the topics of visual report design with SQL Server Reporting Services and BI Semantic data options for analysis with the Microsoft BI platform.  In these presentations, I will demonstrate advanced report design techniques with the current version of Reporting Services and new features coming in SQL Server “Denali”, namely the new BI Tabular Model & the Project “Crescent” reporting experience.  Watch for a streaming video copy of this presentation in the next couple of weeks.  Stay tuned.

If you will be in the Salt Lake City area on Saturday, September 10th, please plan to attend SQL Saturday 94, Tweet: #sqlsat94.

The Oregon SQL user group is sponsoring SQL Saturday 92 in Portland on Saturday, October 8th.  This is sure to be well-attended with several excellent industry professionals presenting.  Tweet: #sqlsat92.

Please register as soon as possible.

SolidQ Journal–July ‘11

This month’s SolidQ Journal contains a wealth of insights and useful information, including an article from yours truly.  Click here to access the journal.

Editorial

Windows 8 and Kinect: Let’s Start Again
Fernando G. Guerrero

News & Events

Upcoming Courses

Business Intelligence

Give Us Your Data!
Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket and the Open Government Data Initiative
Miguel Lopez

Let’s Get Visual: The Art of Report Design
Paul Turley

Building an SSIS Management Framework – Part 1
Rushabh Mehta

Relational

Tuning SQL Azure Databases – Part 1
Paras Doshi

Collaboration

SharePoint Best Practices
Creating and Configuring Service Applications with and without) PowerShell – Part 1
Gilberto Zampatti

Database Administration

Pump Up with PowerShell
Herbert Albert and Gianluca Hotz

SQL Saturday #68, Olympia, WA

I just returned from the SQL Saturday #68 in Olympia.  It was a great event, well organized, well attended and there were several excellent presentations, learining and networking opportunities.  More than anything else, I’m continually impressed by the caliber of people in the SQL Server community.  It’s not just their technical expertise.  The personal commitment and loyalty of the user group leaders and other volunteers, speakers and SQL Server MVPs is beyond description.  Without regard for direct personal gain or compensation, many of the usual suspects just show up to teach others and support the products and platform they love and are so passionate about.

Greg Larsen is the Olympia Area SQL Server User Group Chapter Leader.  He and his group put together a great event.  Scott Stauffer drove all the way down from Vancouver, BC.  Scott gave an excellent presentation about Integration Services and ETL.  I always enjoy Scott’s friendly, laid-back presentation style.  Robert Davis (SQLSoldier),  spoke about managing very large databases.  Robert is one of very few certified SQL Server Masters.  I’ve heard Robert speak at PASS and he and speaks with a great deal of expertise.  Buck Woody spoke about the Microsoft Azure and cloud services.  He’s one of my favorite presenters.

The topic of my session was “Visual Report Design: Bringing Sexy Back”.  I’ve posted a copy of the presentation: Visual Report Design – Paul Turley 4-9-11.

SQL Saturday in Olympia – April 9, ‘11

If you’re in the greater Seattle or Olympia area, mark your calendar and don’t miss SQL Saturday on April 9th.  Greg Larsen and his user group have put together a great line-up of FREE, high value presentations from an army of industry experts.

SQLSaturday#68 is at South Puget Sound Community College, Building 35 – Natural Sciences, 2011 Mottman Road SW, Olympia, WA 98512.

Here’s a quick look at the schedule:
 

Track

Starts

Session Title

Speaker

151

09:00 AM

Managing Sparse Resources with Resource Governor

Arie Jones

151

10:30 AM

Row Level Security and SQL-CLR integration

Toshi Watanabe

151

12:30 PM

Self Service BI in SQL Server 2008 R2 (PowerPivot)

Hope Foley

151

02:00 PM

Sharing Report Expressions

William Vaughn

151

03:30 PM

Visual Report Design: Bringing Sexy Back

Paul Turley

252

09:00 AM

Through the Looking-Glass

Greg Larsen

252

10:30 AM

Load-balancing architectures for Online Reporting

John + Crystal Halunen, Manson

252

11:45 AM

provide a free lunch

We will

252

12:30 PM

Monitoring Data Changes with Change Data Capture

Arie Jones

252

02:00 PM

Cloud computing for the Data Professional

Buck Woody

252

03:30 PM

Inside and out of Transactional Replication

Chuck Lathrope

351

09:00 AM

Solving Real Life Production Issues

Dale Cunningham

351

10:30 AM

Powershell: Are you checking out my profile?

Nicholas Cain

351

12:30 PM

Making sense of SQL Server availability options

David Bermingham

351

02:00 PM

Women in Technology

Sopheap Suy

351

03:30 PM

Get the most out of SQL Server Standard Edition

Diane Robey

352

09:00 AM

What is this cache and why is it so big?

Douglas Brendle

352

10:30 AM

Strategies for Working with VLDBs

Robert Davis

352

12:30 PM

Basic Performance Tips and Gotchas

Rick Morelan

352

02:00 PM

Query Plans

John Huang

352

03:30 PM

A DBA Looks at Relational Data Warehouses

Ron Talmage

Happy Holidays

I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays.  To everyone in the SQL Server community, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  Spend time with your families and no working during the holidays!