In this episode of geekSpeak, Microsoft regional director Andrew Brust answers the question: "Why should developers care about business intelligence?" Andrew gives an overview of Microsoft business intelligence (BI) and discusses why BI is advantageous over relational database technology for many analytical requirements. Andrew then covers the fundamentals of Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services and shows how you can use ADOMD.NET and other Microsoft .NET Framework APIs to integrate Analysis Services query capabilities into your own applications. Andrew also explores the new self-service BI technology, Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010, and explains how you can query PowerPivot models using these same coding techniques. This geekSpeak is hosted by Glen Gordon and Rachel Appel.
The geekSpeak webcast series brings you industry experts in a "talk-radio" format hosted by developer evangelists from Microsoft. These experts share their knowledge and experience about a particular developer technology and are ready to answer your questions in real time during the webcast. For post-show resources visit the geekSpeak blog.
Guest Presenter: Andrew Brust, Chief, New Technology, twentysix New York
Andrew Brust is chief, new technology at twentysix New York, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in New York City. He is co-author of Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (Microsoft Press, 2008), serves as the Microsoft Regional Director for New York and New Jersey, and is a member of the Microsoft Business Intelligence Partner Advisory Council. Often quoted in the technology industry press, and himself a columnist for Redmond Developer News and Visual Studio Magazine, Andrew has 20 years of experience consulting in numerous industries.