There are a lot of changes coming in the next release of SQL Server “Denali” with Analysis Services and PowerPivot along with new powerful BI functionality being added. This presentation will introduce the new BI Semantic Model concept, talk about the different options you have with Analysis Services in SQL Server “Denali” (SQL11), go over the new features in Analysis Services – including PowerPivot, go over developing models, and dive into the new self-service reporting authoring tool “Crescent”. Along the way there will be demonstrations of the new features and functionality so you can get a feel for what is coming. By the end of the session you will have a full understanding of what lies ahead and you can start preparing your roadmap for delivering BI content within your organization.

Dan English is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP and is a Principal BI Consultant at SCS. He has been developing with Microsoft technologies for over 14 years and over 7 years with Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence. Dan has screencasts and videos on Vimeo, is an avid blogger, and tweets. Dan was the Chair of the PASSMN user group the past two years and is now on the leadership team for the MN Microsoft BI user group. Dan is also coauthoring an upcoming book Visualizing Data with Microsoft "Crescent".

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