SharePoint Events

SharePoint Saturday Helsinki 2015

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Event details: The event takes place 14th of March (Saturday) in Helsinki, Finland at a hotel named Kamppi Radisson Blu.The part of the city is called Kamppi, which is also the metro station name.

You can see the speaker lineup and sessions here: http://www.spsevents.org/city/Helsinki/Helsinki2015/speakers  

The day starts at 8:00 with morning coffee and registration. Keynote starts at 8:30 and the day runs until 6pm (18:00).

Speaker dinner is the day before, 13th of March Friday night at 6 pm at the same place!

 

Questions? Urgent matters? At any time during the event (13th-14th March) or around that time, if you have anything you need help with, ping us via email, WhatsApp or with an old fashioned phone call:

  • Mr. Jussi Roine, jussi@onsight.fi, p. +358 45 2374849
  • Mr. Jussi Mori, j.mori@peachesindustries.ch, p. +358 50 323 0766

Getting to Finland

The popular opinion seems to be that flying to Helsinki is the fastest and most efficient way of getting here. Unless you live in the Åland Islands, in which case you are better off using the ferry or the infamous booze cruises that go back and forth between Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden.

The Helsinki airport – getting to the city

The official name is The Helsinki-Vantaa airport, and the designated call sign is HEL. No, it’s not missing an‘L’ character, we know. The “Vantaa” portion is non-decipherable even to us, native Helsinki..ians. Vantaa is a relatively small and obscure town next to Helsinki. I think we might go Clash of Clans over them and simply rename it to Helsinki, Part 2: The Country Side.

The official page for Helsinki-Vantaa airport is http://www.finavia.fi/en/helsinki-airport .The terminal map is shown here: http://www.finavia.fi/en/helsinki-airport/arriving .I think the second only Starbucks of Finland is located there, so make sure to get some coffee while on the go. To reach Helsinki from the airport, you can either take a public bus, the Finnair bus or a taxi. Public transportation buses from the airport to the city center take about 45-50 minutes. There’s also an option to take the bus first, then hop off at the first metro station and take 4 stops to arrive at Kamppi, where the hotel is located at. A bus ticket, that covers Vantaa (the obscure little town where the airport is physically located) and Helsinki(the major metropolitan area, where everything cool happens) is 5 €. You can also purchase a day ticket for12 €, allowing you unlimited travel for 24 hours. There’s no discount on return ticket, so prepare for a 10 €cost for bus + metro travel both ways.

A fine and detailed step-by-step journey with a bus and the metro is shown here: http://bit.ly/1D0OtGk. The Finnair city bus is another option, as operates on 20 minute intervals. Finnish people like punctuality and schedules, so this is a trustworthy schedule. It operates between the airport and centrail railway station, quite close to the hotel where the event takes place. This takes about 25 to 28 minutes one way.Tickets are 6,20 to 6,30 € per way, depending if you purchase a ticket in advance or from the driver.

For details on the Finnair city bus, see here: http://www.finnair.com/int/gb/information-services/at-the-airport/transportation  and the detailed schedule here: http://www.finnair.com/go/documents/PDFs/FCB_aikataulu0914_WEB_spread.pdf Finally, taking a taxi is probably slightly faster but more expensive. You can pre-book a taxi at http://bit.ly/1F7msML. The pre-quoted price is 63 €, which is flat-rate in this case. It means you’ll pay 63 €, regardless of the traffic or circumstances. Personally, I normally take the taxi if I’m in a hurry, otherwise I’ll take either bus (public or Finnair city bus)and spend the extra 20 minutes reading my Kindle.

The event venue

The venue for the event is a hotel called Kamppi Radisson Blu. The address is Runeberginkatu 2, Helsinki.You can find all the details for the hotel here: http://www.radissonblu.com/royalhotel-helsinki/location/kamppi-helsinki The hotel is located about 700 meters from the central railway station, so as long as you get there, you are set. It is right next to the metro station (1 stop from the central railway station, towards Ruoholahti-station), and very close to the heart of Helsinki. There’s also a fairly big shopping mall next to it for any urgent shopping needs: http://www.kamppi.fi/en/

We’ve negotiated a discounted price for attendees and speakers at the hotel, and they are 129 €/night (1person room) and 149 €/night (2 person room). There’s a quota of 20 rooms. You might get a cheaper rate from their web site at http://www.radissonblu.com/royalhotel-helsinki/location/kamppi-helsinki so it’s worth checking out. Typically a hotel night in Helsinki goes between 80 to 130 €/night. The cheapest hotel room is the Omena Hotel (the Omena means Apple, funny that is), which is very close to the venue as well. Their rate as of today is about 75 €/night. They have two locations nearby. See details on their site here: http://www.omenahotels.com .

Speaker facilities

We’ve secured an extra room for speakers during the conference. Wifi is available for the whole venue and upon testing it was very fast and reliable. All projectors are Full HD, with digital (HDMI in most cases)inputs. Bring your own adapters if you have a specific hardware that does not eat VGA or HDMI. We’ll aim to have a few adapters available in all rooms.

Language, money, normal stuff

Finnish people speak Finnish. It’s a fairly challenging language to learn, but once you learn it, there’s only one place in the whole world where you can speak it! Finland! Yay! Most people are also able to communicate in English, especially in the capital area. Finnish people are a bit like a Heinz Ketchup bottle: A bit hard to open up, but suddenly we kind of splash out and it’s all good from there. In case you want to communicate in Swedish, we are mostly bi-lingual due to someone from Sweden having something to do in Finland centuries ago. Jättebra, as they in Sweden. If unsure, just use English 

Money. We use the €uro and things are a bit more expensive than in most other countries. Except Norway.That place is expensive so we never visit them Norway-people. Most, if not all, places accept major credit and debit cards. In fact, I never carry any real money – just plastic, and it’s accepted widely – even the taxi and night clubs accept credit cards. Normal ATMs can be found on almost all corners of the city, so withdrawing money is not a hassle, assuming you have credit on your bank account.

Safety

Helsinki is a safe city. Normal precautions still apply: Try not to carry your wallet in your back-pocket of your jeans, since there’s sometimes that one guy with a bad haircut who pickpockets and leaves Finland the next morning on a ferry to Tallinn. Not implying anything, just that pickpockets are rare but still exist, like in any other major city in Europe. Other than that, it’s safe. People are friendly, and you get by with normal civilized manners. Police can be trusted. The same applies to grocery stores, pubs, department stores etc. People are trustworthy, and you should always get the correct change and receipt for your purchases.

Mobile data

Helsinki is very well covered with 3G and 4G mobile data, so if you have a good roaming deal, you shouldn’t miss any of your important Facebook status updates! Open Wifi connectivity exists here and there, mostly in coffee shops, lunch places and larger hotels. There’s also one operated and offered by the city of Helsinki but I haven’t seen the SSID since 2007 anywhere. Maybe it’s a myth, much like the smiling Finn. A prepaid mobile sim card can be purchased at most kiosk’s that operate under the R-Kioski brand, as well as most grocery stores. DNA, a mobile operator, offers several prepaid services: The DNA Prepaid Tablet 10 GB is 19,90 € and works for 180 days. The data is capped at 10 GB (hence, the name!). Top speed is 150 Mbps, and you can do top-up for the card at most kiosks. See (Finnish) details here: http://bit.ly/1wpPGVp DNA also offers the DNA Smart Prepaid, with 1 GB of data, unlimited SMS and MMS, and with a daily price of 0,49 €. The starting cost is 4,90 €. Saunalahti is another mobile operator, offering the Prepaid package for 4,90 € (starting fee) and 1,90 €/day for unlimited data. See details here: https://kauppa.saunalahti.fi/#!/puheliittymat/prepaid  

Most Finnish people have unlimited mobile data on their mobile phones for a flat-rate (14 €/month for4G!), so while it’s not usual, it’s probably perfectly acceptable to ask for a quick hotspot access. We don’t have a Finnish word equivalent to “please”, so a smile is all it takes 

 

Our Sponsors – Thank you!

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Weather is something between “a little snow”, sleet, rainy and “hey, we can see the sun the first time since October.” Average temperature for March in Helsinki is between +0 C..+2 C. Since Helsinki is conveniently located next to the open sea, it might be a bit windy at times, and a bit damp. Wear something that is warm enough, and does not melt in the rain. It might also be slippery, so be careful when roaming around the city in the evening.

Sauna. Not obligatory. No swim wear, so essentially you’ll be naked. It’s okay, everyone else is naked there too and nobody is judging and nobody really cares. Same-sex sauna is not common, and mostly occurs in the summer when enough people get ‘inspired’ by alcohol and the cottage sauna in the woods is simply too small to fit women and men at different times, so we all cram in there together and there’s nothing weird about it. In fact, it’s a bit uncomfortable if you ever choose to experience it, since someone is always throwing too much water on the stove, and everyone’s talking loudly for some reason. Finnish people are very comfortable in silence, in that funny way.

Well after all is said and done I cant wait to see all my friends and make many more in Finland,  checkout the city after the Speakers Dinner and the event then it’s a 16 hour flight home next week

I’m just lucky I don’t need a Visa!!!

 

Citizens from the following countries do not require a Visa when entering as a tourist and are allowed to stay for a duration of 90 days:

Andorra Argentina Australia Bulgaria
Brunei Bolivia Brazil Canada
Switzerland Chile Costa Rica Guadeloupe
Guatemala Hong Kong Honduras Croatia
Israel Iceland Japan North Korea
South Korea Monaco Macau Liechtenstein
Martinique Mexico Malaysia Nicaragua
Norway New Zealand Panama Paraguay
Romania Singapore Slovenia San Marino
El Salvador Uruguay Venezuela United States
Vatican City Réunion    

 

Cheers,

Ivan Sanders
SharePoint MVP / MCT

Blog: http://blogs.msmvps.com/ivansanders/

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Utah SharePoint Saturday February 28, 2015

SPS Utah 2015SharePoint Saturday is a free community‐focused SharePoint and Office 365 event dedicated to educating and engaging members of the local technical community. This event draws upon the expertise of SharePoint IT Professionals, Developers and Solutions Architects who come together to share their real world experiences, lessons learned, best practices, and general knowledge with others. We’ve got local, national, and even international speakers lined up for some incredible sessions.

The event will run from 8:00 AM–5:30 PM, February 28th, at the University of Utah’s beautiful new Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building located at 1655 Campus Center Dr., Salt Lake City, UT 84112. Easy access to Utah’s award-winning public transit commuter rail (Trax) and bus stations is a short five-minute walk away. We’ve even arranged free parking right next to the building for our event! (See event location details.)

A light breakfast as well as a lunch will be provided (register soon so we can ensure quantity), with raffles at the end of the day. There will be six content tracks—End User, Developer, Administrator/IT Pro, Business, SQL/BI/Search, and Office 365—from which attendees may select the topics which most closely align with their job function or area of interest. Each session will last 75 minutes and range from introductory, 100‐level content to highly‐technical, 300 and 400‐level “expert” sessions.

 

We’ve got sessions and fun! Join us for #ShareSki the day before on The Greatest Snow on Earth®

(we’re praying for more of the great white stuff) or after the event for #SharePint. More information to come.For all the latest information, follow us on Twitter (@SharePointUtah or #SPSUtah), Facebook, or the SPS Events web site.

Register free today!

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University of Utah

David Eccles School of Business

Come Join us for a FREE one-day event featuring from influential and respected SharePoint professionals from around the world.

Topics that range from End User, Business Professionals, Site Owners, Architects, Administrators, and Developers.

Lunch will be provided and there will be lots of prizes to give away at the end.

For session information please click here.

 

Business Intelligence in Microsoft® SharePoint® 2013

Business Intelligence in Microsoft SharePoint 2013

Gain the skills to implement BI solutions

Take control of business intelligence (BI) with the tools offered by SharePoint 2013 and Microsoft SQL Server 2012. Led by a group of BI and SharePoint experts, you’ll get step-by-step instructions for understanding how to use these technologies best in specific BI scenarios—whether you’re a SharePoint administrator, SQL Server developer, or business analyst. My Session provides an overview of the new features available to business users and the knowledge they need to start building their own Dashboards using the tools they already know Excel to implement Business Intelligence features they may not have used previously like SQL Analysis Service, SQL Reporting Services, PowerView, PowerPivot, and Excel Services

 

I hope to see all my friends in Utah

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Cheers,

Ivan Sanders
SharePoint MVP / MCT

Blog: http://blogs.msmvps.com/ivansanders/

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SharePoint Saturday DENVER 2015

Denver Colorado January 17th!

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Who Should Attend

SharePoint administrators, end users, architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft SharePoint Technologies will meet for the 4th SPS Events Denver event on January 17th, 2015 

imageAt the Regis University North Denver Campus located at 3333 Regis Boulevard, Denver, CO.

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Who will be presenting

This event has confirmed many other nationally recognized SharePoint speakers and Microsoft SharePoint MVPs! Check out the Speakers page on SPSEvents.org If you are looking to enhance your knowledge of any aspect of SharePoint and/or network with other SharePoint professionals, we strongly encourage you to attend this community event. 

My Session: Business Intelligence with SharePoint 2013 & SQL 2014

This sessions provides an overview of the new features available to business users and the knowledge they need to start building their own Dashboards using the tools you already know like Excel to implement Business Intelligence features they may not have used previously like SQL Analysis Service, SQL Reporting Services, PowerView, PowerPivot, and Excel Services

Register now

 

Cheers,

Ivan

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SharePoint Saturday Mexico 2015

Mexico City January 31st!

Comunidad SharePoint México

Who Should Attend

SharePoint administrators, end users, architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft SharePoint Technologies will meet for the first SharePoint Saturday event in Mexico City on January 31st, 2015

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TelmexHub located at Calle Isabel La Catolica #51, Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Mexico.

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Who will be presenting

This event has confirmed many other nationally recognized SharePoint speakers and Microsoft SharePoint MVPs! Check out the Speakers page on SPSEvents.org If you are looking to enhance your knowledge of any aspect of SharePoint and/or network with other SharePoint professionals, we strongly encourage you to attend this community event. 

My Session: Business Intelligence with SharePoint 2013 & SQL 2014

This sessions provides an overview of the new features available to business users and the knowledge they need to start building their own Dashboards using the tools you already know like Excel to implement Business Intelligence features they may not have used previously like SQL Analysis Service, SQL Reporting Services, PowerView, PowerPivot, and Excel Services

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Register now

 

Cheers,

Ivan

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SharePoint Saturday San Diego 2014

Don’t miss the upcoming SharePoint Saturday – San Diego on November 15th!

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This is a FREE one-day event hosted by the San Diego SharePoint User Group and will feature sessions for end-users, business users, IT professionals and developers. There will also be a track dedicated to Office 365! 

Who Should Attend

SharePoint administrators, end users, architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft SharePoint Technologies

Where will the event be held

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6256 Greenwich Drive, San Diego, CA.

 

 

 

Who will be presenting

This event has confirmed many other nationally recognized SharePoint speakers and Microsoft SharePoint MVPs! Check out the Speakers page on SPSEvents.org If you are looking to enhance your knowledge of any aspect of SharePoint and/or network with other SharePoint professionals, we strongly encourage you to attend this community event.  image

Why you should attend

Beyond the knowledge and networking, this event will be a blast. There will be a large prize raffle and of course, a ‘SharePint’ social event in the evening. We hope to see you there! Please visit the SharePoint Saturday – San Diego site for more information or to review the recently published speaker schedule. For those of you on twitter, please tweet about this event using the #SPSSD hashtag.

Please register right away! See you there! Register Here!

Who are the Sponsors

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Cheers,

Ivan Sanders

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The SharePoint Conference 2014 Part 1

imageMy favorite sessions so far has been Develop Advanced Search-Driven SharePoint 2013 Apps, my favorite Exam so far was 70-332, and my favorite party so far? was the Annual RED Party hosted by AvePoint.

My Favorite Keynote (so far) was Bill Clinton, he Rocked, and the message is clear. As the next generation has grown up without the traditional borders due to the technology revolution. They are more inclusive and think nothing of playing video games or talking on Skype with other members of their generation anywhere in the world. I know on any given night my son Jon is online with Germany, India, Italy, China, Korea, and many more. playing video games, watching youtube,  and talking about college (how boring and useless). this is in stark contrast to the typical exclusiveness of previous generations,  the us verses them mentality. image

 

Regardless of where you live, the color of your skin, the language you speak, gay or straight, the God you believe in, you are still one of us, and not one of them.

We are ALL in this together!@

 

 

 

But the Best Part of the Conference (so far) was a small dinner for the SharePoint Server MVPs at Dal Toro. Its really cool when a group of us have the opportunity to get together in a quite setting, have dinner, and discuss some of our more interesting war stories, life in the trenches.

But, its more than that it’s about our community.

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As in all communities there is always change and after dinner Jeremy Thake announced that this would be his last MVP Event. Most of you probably know Jeremy from his current job with AvePoint. I was lucky enough to have met him prior to his move to AvePoint and America. Though I am sad that we may not get to hang out at the MVP Summit (LOL) the way we have in the past, I am more than thrilled he has taken a position with one of the best companies in the world (Microsoft) and in the best product group (SharePoint).

Congratulations Jeremy, I think its really cool that though you may have left AvePoint and are no longer a SharePoint MVP we will still be able to hang out and continue to work with you in your new position.

TAO at the Venetian Las Vegas

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      AvePoint ROCKS!!

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Oh, and Club SPC was pretty cool last night as well, I loved the Disco Ball and music thumpin in the Exhibit hall….

 

I hope everyone will be at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Evening Event Tonight, from 7-10pm PST! The blowout party is sponsored by Neudesic. We will see if its more cool than the AvePoint Party last night at TAO.

Cheers,

 

-Ivan

There’s a lot more to life than just working to support yourself

I Just received my daily email from http://www.sqlservercentral.com and this is the first time I have ever reposted anything from an email… But I don’t think I could have said it better or as eloquently as Steve Jones has done below…

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There’s a lot more to life than just working to support yourself. Sometimes you need to do just that, but often we have more flexibility to enjoy and appreciate the world around us.

We can take joy and pleasure in the experiences we have, the people we encounter, and the accomplishments we achieve. However there’s another part of life that I think is important for everyone, and that’s giving of yourself to help others.

I believe that almost everyone should volunteer their time or resources and give back to society. We should all work to make this a better world for everyone.

Whether this is through a church, a non-profit, your local community or some other way, we are all better off for the efforts.

I also believe this isn’t something you do constantly throughout your life, though if please feel free to do so. Some of us will volunteer when we are young, some when we retire. The important thing is that when we are able to do so, we act.

Giving of yourself helps others, and it can provide you with positive feelings. It can also be good for your career. This piece talks a bit about the traits of those people that give, and it seems they often find their own personal success grows. This is because the way they view themselves, their time, and their accomplishments, changes when they help others. Volunteering can reduce stress, and may help you enjoy your job more. That last item might be the most important reason of all.

This is something you can learn to do, by making time to help others at work, or in your life. Please be sure to balance this with the rest of your life, but you might find that taking a little of your free time to help others ends up improving the quality of your life, well beyond the price you pay in accomplishing less yourself. However please volunteer because you want to, not because you want to look good or add an item to your resume. Give because you want to give.

Steve Jones from SQLServerCentral.comJoin the debate, and respond to today’s editorial on the forums

This single editorial will ensure that I continue read with enthusiasm all of the email I receive from SQLServerCentral.com. To submit an article, rant or editorial, log in to the Contribution Center

Steve, this is a great editorial!!! I was just having this conversation with my son Jonathan earlier today,we have a responsibility to give back to our communities in which we live and to make the world a better place. You could not have summed up my thoughts any better as I look back at the past few years, where I have been very blessed to be part of a team and to be able to to give back to the folks who enjoy being a part of the community..

Thank you !!!

 

-Ivan

 

Microsoft Technical Communities – Leaders & Speakers Wanted

Many folks already know. But, I have found that there are still quite a few community leaders and speakers that may not be aware of the benefits to joining the Microsoft Technical Communities or that it exists. I made this assumption once I noticed all of the User Groups and Events that are not listed yet?

Part of the reason may be that UGSS has evolved into Microsoft Technical Communities and folks haven’t registered, just click on the link below and if you’re a Microsoft Community Leader (User Group or Event Organizer) or Community Speaker please register. I was a member of the UGSS but never received any information from the change to the new site, well maybe I did and don’t know. The cool thing is now we are getting the attention, time, training etc that will help all of us within our communities even more…. Once you have registered you will receive an email from MSTC within 3 days…

BTW – This is the only way I know of to request and receive re-imbursement for a part of the expense of supporting our community from Microsoft..

https://www.technicalcommunity.com 

 

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After you sign-in, just click on the type of UserID your using and you will get further instruction, just click next and enter your UserName and Password and you will receive a WebPage like the one below where you can choose a role Community Leader or Community Speaker. Information will be filtered based on the role you choose. This actually caused me to walk through the site a couple of times. However, you can choose both roles..

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In order to get full access to membership, you will need to complete your profile.  Your profile is not saved until the last page when you click Submit.  Your Microsoft Technical Communities Profile is used to customize this site. The information you indicate below will filter the content that you receive so that you will only see information that is of interest to you. Keep your profile up to date so you can get the most from your Microsoft Technical Communities experience. Please note that your personal information will be visible to other community members on the website.

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Read and Accept the EULA and click next, read and accept the Code of Conduct and click next, Read and Accept the Terms of use and click next, complete your Registration and Profile information note you should have your MCP, MVP, MCT IDs available as necessary

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Once you have completed the registration process you can begin by associating yourself with the Microsoft UserGroups in your Community If your UserGroup isn’t listed, spread the word today to all of your user Community Leaders but don’t forget your favorite Speakers as we need your love too…

SmileSmileSmile

 

-Ivan

SPSSV SharePoint Saturday Silicon Valley June 22nd Session Schedule

I have included the SharePoint Saturday Silicon Valley Session Schedule below. I hope to see everyone there or at Build 2013 next week in San Francisco. I will be uploading my Session Presentation to SlideShare tomorrow with links to the SharePoint 2013 Demo Builds that you can find to download on Codeplex @ http://sharepointdemobuilds.codeplex.com

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Our book on Business Intelligence in SharePoint 2013 was just listed this morning on the Microsoft Press Blog Site http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2013/06/20/new-book-business-intelligence-in-microsoft-sharepoint-2013.aspx

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Dive into the business intelligence features in SharePoint 2013—and use the right combination of tools to deliver compelling solutions. Take control of business intelligence (BI) with the tools offered by SharePoint 2013 and Microsoft SQL Server® 2012. Led by a group of BI and SharePoint experts, you’ll get step-by-step instructions for understanding how to use these technologies best in specific BI scenarios—whether you’re a SharePoint administrator, SQL Server developer, or business analyst.

Manage the entire BI lifecycle, from determining key performance indicators to buildingdashboards Use web-based Microsoft Excel® services and publish workbooks on a SharePoint Server. Mash up data from multiple sources and create Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) using PowerPivot
Create data-driven diagrams that provide interactive processes and context with Microsoft Visio® Services

Use dashboards, scorecards, reports, and key performance indicators to monitor and analyze your business
Use SharePoint to view BI reports side by side, no matter which tools were used to produced them

Also, I will have a bunch of O’Reilly and Microsoft Press Coupon’s with 50% off Codes that I will be handing out to you in addition to 16 x 16GB Flash Drives that are are full of Content from SharePoint 2010 and 2013 including the SharePoint 2013 Demo Builds.

So, lets have fun and enjoy the awesome weather of Silicon Valley Southern California

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I look forward to hanging with all the SharePoint Peeps without you I wouldn’t have any friends, its kind of what happens when you bury your head in SharePoint Development for 9 years, I am so lucky and blessed that I have been given this opportunity to learn from all of you. Thank you for friendship and your time this weekend…

 

If you want a signed copy of the book and you missed the last book signing 2 weeks ago in New Orleans for TechEd NA please leave a comment and I will see what I can do to get it done…

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Ohh a couple of last minute updates have you seen the new Microsoft Forums Sites

If you haven’t check it out they have been give a much need facelift, its take a little bit of getting used to but definitely is a step in the right direction

 

 

 

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MVPs represent the best and brightest in technical communities, generously sharing their deep knowledge and hands-on expertise with people around the world.

 

 

 

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MVPs Showcase Windows Azure to Thousands

Xbox MVP Helps Kids in the Hospital and Troops Overseas Stay in the Game

  • Read more…

  • It also includes sections on stuff Like Community Champs.

Community Champs

 

Have fun SharePoint ROCKS!!!!

-Ivan @iasanders

SPSLA SharePoint Saturday Los Angeles May 18th Session Schedule

The SharePoint Saturday Session Schedule is below with a link to the larger PDF that you can download from http://spsevents.org/city/LA/SPSLA2013 if your having issues with the links from the http://SPSEvents.org Home Page please use the link above…

Apparently the site works for FireFox and earlier versions of IE but not IE10

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The SharePoint Saturday Los Angeles Speakers you should follow on twitter

    • @coreyroth Corey Roth
  • @davidsamoranski  David Samoranski
  • @delacruz_rafael  Rafael de la Cruz
  • @ericoverfield  Eric Overfield
  • @ginammontgomery  Gina Montgomery
  • @givenscj  Chris Givens
  • @hippopath  Walt Hodgson
  • @iasanders  Ivan Sanders
  • @jshuey  Jeff Shuey
  • @KimFrehe  Kim Frehe
  • @klopmp  Kenneth Lo, PMP
  • @latenighttechie  Mayank Malik
  • @mrbarrett  Matthew R. Barrett
  • @msshushu  Shereen Qumsieh
  • @nateauchter  Nathaniel Auchter
  • @nmoneypenny  Naomi Moneypenny
  • @olenickSP  Paul Olenick
  • @ryanmcintyre  Ryan McIntyre
  • @sharepointac  Andrew Clark
  • @SharePointGiant  Shaun Nichols
  • @sharepointninja  Michael Doyle
  • @SLKRCK  Rick Taylor
  • @spappcenter  Anthony Pham
  • @tmccart1  Tim McCarthy
  • @tomcastiglia  Tom Castiglia
  • @tweetraw  Randy Williams
  • @ZlatanDzinic  Zlatan Dzinic
  • Also, I know you don’t want to miss my sessions on Business Intelligence:
  • Self-Service Business Intelligence in SharePoint 2013
    Please join Ivan Sanders for this Business Intelligence session on the SharePoint and the Office set of BI features to build and integrate data-driven spreadsheets and applications with SharePoint 2013. This session will cover topics such as PowerPivot, PerformancePoint Services, Reporting Services, Excel Services, KPIs, and much more using SharePoint 2013 SQL 2012 with Windows 8
  • · Using something the know and providing the company with something they need

  • · Building score cards from scratch using only Excel
  • · Combining Scorecards and Reports into Dashboards
  • · Using only Excel to create SQL Reports
  • · Saving an Excel PowerPivot to a SQL Analysis Services Cube

Build Self-Service Business Intelligence Demos to Build your Business
Please join Ivan Sanders for this Business Intelligence session on Building Business Intelligence Demo without any effort. Through the use of Content Pack Concept for Self-service BI, ECM, Search and BigData, we hope to bring you the ability to use the same demos we have built based with examples like Contoso Medical, Great White Gears, Contoso Schools, AdventureWorks Camping Supplies, TailSpinToys, Contoso Casino, and more.  Using the Codeplex Project SharePoint 2013 BI & ECM Demo Builds with SQL 2012 SP1 and we will show you how ro do the following with just a few clicks”

· How to create a Domain Controller for the Contoso.com Domain

  • · Add 300 Users to the Contoso Domain
  • · Install SQL with 3 AS Instances Tabular. MultiDimensional and PowerPivot
  • · Install SharePoint with reporting Services and PowerPivot Configured
  • · Create the self Service Business Intelligence Demos for Tailspin Toys, Contoso, Auto Sales, Contoso Oil and Gas, and AdvertureWorks Cycle Shop

Also, If your going to be at TechEd NA 2013 in New Orleans stop by the O’Reilly Booth during the welcome session on Monday June 3rd between 715pm and 8pm  for and autographed copy of Business Intelligence in SharePoint 2013

If I miss you at SharePoint Saturday Los Angeles, hopefully I will see you soon at either SharePoint Saturday Chicago Suburbs, TechEd NA 2013, SharePoint Saturday Atlanta, SharePoint Saturday Silicon Valley or Teched EU 2013 in Madrid.

Have fun!! and if you live in the Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange County, or San Diego areas and want to get free content in addition to all of the sessions I will be giving away sixteen 16GB Flash Drives with nothing but free Content that includes Labs, Tools, Guidance, Best Practices, Scripts and Code for Business Users, Admins, Developers, and DBAs then don’t miss SharePoint Saturday Los Angeles…

 

-Ivan