This geekSpeak episode features Lynn Langit answering questions and demoing aspects of Business Intelligence in SQL Server 2005. It was recorded when Lynn had just joined the MSDN Events team as a Developer Evangelist (but before she became one of the current geekSpeak hosts). My previous co-host Susan Wisowaty and I realized that Lynn’s wealth of experience with Business Intelligence would make her a great guest for attendees to ask quesitons of. She’s architected lots of BI solutions and has recently completed a book on BI. There’s a lot of good info in here about considerations for which data store to use for BI, the new Data Mining component in SQL Server 2005, distinctions between data warehousing and data mining and how to find your way around the UI when working with cube. Plus, don’t miss what Lynn shows us you can do with Excel 2007 as a data mining front-end and integration tool.
The link to the resources mentioned in this geekSpeak is http://blogs.msdn.com/geekspeak/archive/2007/03/22/resources-from-bi-geekspeak.aspx
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