I’ve grown up reading Tom Clancy and probably most of you have at least seen Red October, so this book caught my eye when browsing used books for a recent trip. It’s a fairly human look at what’s involved in sailing on a Trident missile submarine…
This month I’ll be out and about quite a bit with speaking events. Thought I’d detail them quickly in case you’re in Florida or interested in attending a free webinar. Most topics on reporting of some nature this month.
Topic: Power View (SSRS)
Power View has the capability of creating eye-popping visualizations within SharePoint 2010. It provides intuitive ad-hoc reporting that can be used by a variety of business users to make critical decisions. This session will focus on building Power View reports and where the tool stands with the other reporting tools in the MS stack.
Group: Orlando PASS Chapter
The Reporting Services expression language can be a powerful tool for customizing report data and layout, but often times you will find it is lacking functionality that is easily available in .Net. While this session is not designed to teach you .Net it will show you some commonly used .Net functions for Reporting Services. We will also talk about the difference between custom code that is embedded in a report and external assemblies imported into Reporting Services.
The Microsoft BI stack is fairly complex, especially on the front-end. In this session, we will cover when to use PerformancePoint, Reporting Services, Power View, PowerPivot or Excel Services. You will also see a little of each of these tools in action.
Full list of speaking events past, present and future can be found on my site: http://devinknightsql.com/speaking-events/