Chicago Suburban SQL Server User Group



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April Meeting

  • In-Person @ 3005 Highland Parkway #100 Downers Grove, Illinois, United States (map)
  • 18:00 - 20:00 Central Daylight Time
  • Language: English

5:30PM - Doors Open
6:00PM - Meeting Start with Dinner, Networking, & Open Q&A (bring your questions!)
6:30PM - Announcements & Main Presentation


Featured Presentation:

Turning Requirements Into a BI Prototype

Your SQL Server system can support two types of Analysis Services models: multidimensional or tabular. But what if you’ve never implemented them and your company wants to start using BI? Are you wondering how to get started? Regardless of which type of SSAS model you want to use, the best first step is to determine what types of questions your BI solution should answer. Next, determine how to structure your data. Before you begin the physical restructuring of your data, though, you should validate your proposed design by creating a prototype that users can review with you. In this session you’ll learn how to translate the business questions to be answered by your solution into a functional prototype that can steer your development efforts in the right direction. * Learn the difference between a data-driven versus a user-driven approach to defining requirements * Learn how to translate business questions into a model that effectively supports analysis * Learn how to quickly build a prototype that you can review with your users

Stacia Varga, Principal Data Inspirations

About Stacia:
Stacia Varga is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and SSAS Maestro with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences. A consultant, educator, author, and principal of Data Inspirations, her career spans more than 30 years, with a focus on improving business practices through technology. Since 2000, Stacia has provided consulting and education services for Microsoft's Business Intelligence technologies. As Stacia Misner, she also authored several books covering the Microsoft BI stack.




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