Driving Business Intelligence
                      with SQL Server 2008

Dan English            Aaron Lowe           Alan...
Who are we? – Dan and Aaron
                                                    Aaron Lowe                           Alan ...
Who are we? – Magenic
 Founded in 1995, Magenic is a technical consulting firm
    focused exclusively on Microsoft techn...
Today’s Agenda
•   The Microsoft BI Roadmap and Platform
•   SQL Server 2008 Enhancements
•   Demonstrations
•   Where do ...
Microsoft BI Roadmap

                                                         Performance
                               ...
Microsoft BI End-to-End Offering
                                   DELIVERY

                                SharePoint S...
The Microsoft BI Platform
SQL Server 2008


            Integrate   Store




            Analyze     Report
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Business Intelligence


  Connect to data    Design intuitively         Predict outcomes
  Integ...
New with Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Database Engine
     Policy Management

     Auditing – server and database level

    ...
New with Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Database Engine




     demo
         Change data capture
New with Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Integration Services

   Performance
                      Cache           Lookup
  imp...
New with Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Integration Services




      demo
          Data Profiling Task
New with Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Analysis Services        Innovative Cube Designer

                        Best Practic...
New with Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Analysis Services
                                             New AMO
                ...
New with Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Reporting Services
 Architecture
  • No IIS Requirement
  • Performance improvements wi...
New with Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Reporting Services
                              New Report
                           ...
New with Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Reporting Services




      demo
         Report Builder 2.0
         New data visuali...
Resources
 Microsoft BI Site
 http://www.microsoft.com/bi/

 SQL Server 2008 Home Site
 http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver...
How Do We Get Started?
  Complimentary Strategy Session
     Up to 4 hours
     Deliverable:
         Customized BI Re...
Contact Information – Thank You!

    Contact us to find out how your business can benefit
    from a complimentary strate...
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Driving BI with SQL Server 2008

  1. 1. Driving Business Intelligence with SQL Server 2008 Dan English Aaron Lowe Alan Wernke Principal Consultant Senior Consultant Practice Director, Enterprise Data Services dane@magenic.com aaronl@magenic.com
  2. 2. Who are we? – Dan and Aaron Aaron Lowe Alan Wernke Dan English http://www.aaronlowe.net http://denglishbi.spaces.live.com • Practice Director, Enterprise Data Services • 10+ years experience in SQL • Developing with Microsoft • 18+ years experience with data Server development, technologies for over 10 years services administration and design • Over 5 years experience with • 10 years at Microsoft • Experience in advanced Data Warehousing and Business • 30 years in Information administration, which includes Intelligence Technology performance optimization, • Experienced in ETL and backup and recovery, migration Analysis Services development, strategies and replication, as requirements gathering and data well as security and auditing modeling techniques. • Microsoft Certified IT • Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) and Professional (MCITP) and Microsoft Certified Technology Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) Specialist (MCTS) • Masters degree in Information Systems Management
  3. 3. Who are we? – Magenic  Founded in 1995, Magenic is a technical consulting firm focused exclusively on Microsoft technologies and has designed and delivered more than 500 Microsoft-based applications  Headquartered in Minneapolis, with offices in Chicago, Boston, Atlanta and San Francisco  2005 Microsoft Partner of the Year, Custom Development Solutions – Technical Innovation  2007 Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist, Data Management  Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and National Systems Integrator  40 Enterprise Data Services (EDS) consultants
  4. 4. Today’s Agenda • The Microsoft BI Roadmap and Platform • SQL Server 2008 Enhancements • Demonstrations • Where do I go from here? • Questions?
  5. 5. Microsoft BI Roadmap Performance Point Server SQL Server 1H2010 2007 ‘Kilimanjaro’ (Monitoring, SQL Server 7 2005 (‘Madison’ Analytics, and DTS/OLAP SSIS/SSAS/D and ‘Gemini’) M/SSRS Planning) Services SQL Server Microsoft SQL 2000 Office Server DTS/AS/DM/ SharePoint 2008 SSRS Server 2007 (SSIS, (Dashboards SSAS, /KPIs/Excel DM, Services, SSRS) Report Center)
  6. 6. Microsoft BI End-to-End Offering DELIVERY SharePoint Server Analytic Excel Scorecards Plans Reports Dashboards Views Workbooks END USER TOOLS & PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT APPS Excel PerformancePointServer BI PLATFORM SQL Server SQL Server Reporting Services Analysis Services SQL Server DBMS SQL Server Integration Services
  7. 7. The Microsoft BI Platform SQL Server 2008 Integrate Store Analyze Report
  8. 8. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Connect to data Design intuitively Predict outcomes Integrate data Scale for the enterprise Personalize the experience Manage your data Deliver through Office Embed insights
  9. 9. New with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database Engine Policy Management Auditing – server and database level Backup compression New Data Types Sparse Columns, Filtered Indexes Encryption at DB level Resource Governor Change Data Capture Logging improvements (transactional)
  10. 10. New with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database Engine demo Change data capture
  11. 11. New with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services Performance Cache Lookup improvements Transform Improvements in pipeline Data Profiling C# support in Task (and script task viewer)
  12. 12. New with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services demo Data Profiling Task
  13. 13. New with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services Innovative Cube Designer Best Practice Design Alerts Enhanced Dimension Design Enhanced Aggregation Design New Subspace Computations MOLAP Enabled Write-Back Enhanced Back-Up Scalability Scalable Shared Databases Dynamic Management Views Execution Plan
  14. 14. New with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services New AMO Best Practice Warnings New Attribute Relationship Designer New Aggregation Designer
  15. 15. New with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Architecture • No IIS Requirement • Performance improvements with report generation Reporting Authoring • Rich formatting support in textbox • Tablix report item • Data visualization improvements • New Report Builder 2.0 Report Rendering • New MS Word render • CSV and Excel improvements
  16. 16. New with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services New Report Builder 2.0 with Office 2007 feel New chart types and gauges
  17. 17. New with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services demo Report Builder 2.0 New data visualizations Tablix
  18. 18. Resources Microsoft BI Site http://www.microsoft.com/bi/ SQL Server 2008 Home Site http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/default.aspx SharePoint BI Features Introduction http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointserver/HA100872181033.aspx PerformancePoint Home Site http://www.microsoft.com/business/performancepoint/default.aspx PerformancePoint Developer Portal http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/bb660518.aspx Channel9 MSDN BI Screencasts http://channel9.msdn.com/Showforum.aspx?forumid=38&tagid=277 Microsoft Virtual Labs (TechNet and MSDN) http://www.microsoft.com/events/vlabs/default.mspx Magenic Blogs http://blog.magenic.com/blogs
  19. 19. How Do We Get Started?  Complimentary Strategy Session  Up to 4 hours  Deliverable:  Customized BI Recommendations  Business Intelligence Benefit Assessment  5 days  Deliverables  Initial proof-of-concept development custom to your company’s unique reporting needs  High level BI architecture  Mentoring & Knowledge Transfer  Email info@magenic.com for more information
  20. 20. Contact Information – Thank You! Contact us to find out how your business can benefit from a complimentary strategy session with one of our consultants and look into one of our BI quickstart engagements. Dan - http://denglishbi.spaces.live.com Aaron - http://www.aaronlowe.net Magenic - info@magenic.com

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