Get the (BI) Point With David McMahon

by groupadmin13. November 2013 20:56

The Talk

SharePoint is being hailed as the Microsoft Business Intelligence Platform.  ‘Do your BI on SharePoint’, ‘Don’t miss out on SharePoint BI’ you hear the slogans say.  But what does this all mean? What is Business Intelligence anyway? Can you ‘do’ Business Intelligence on SharePoint? Do you want to?  What does the Microsoft Platform offer anyway for ‘doing’ Business Intelligence?  There certainly seems to be plenty of offerings: Reporting Services, PerformancePoint, PowerPivot, PowerView, Excel Services, Visio Services now Power BI.  But what do they all do?  In this session Dave hopes to cut through the mire, give you the key facts about the Microsoft BI Stack, it’s major benefits and it’s major gotcha’s and provide a roadmap to a coherent BI strategy.

The Speaker

Dave McMahon is a SharePoint MVP who works as Software Systems Architect at Ridgian a Microsoft Gold Partner based in the Midlands.  He started in Custom Development but has also done Systems Administration and for the last 7 years has worked almost exclusively in the SharePoint world which he both loves and loathes, often with equal fervour … Within the SharePoint world, Dave is recognised as a specialist in the configuration of the SharePoint platform to support the Microsoft Business Intelligence Suite, having spoken at the Microsoft SharePoint Conference and the London SharePoint Evolutions Conference on SharePoint BI on several occasions.

The Meeting

The meeting will be on Tuesday, the 10th December 2013 in the Maxima Forum in Cheltenham. Start as usual at 6.30pm and end at about 9pm. There will be refreshments and a quick pub visit afterwards. Please arrive in time. Details here.