Andrew J Brust

Self-Service Business Intelligence with Microsoft PowerPivot

Date: This event took place live on August 26 2010

Presented by: Andrew J Brust

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

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Ever wonder why there's no "light" version of SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)? Find yourself wishing that SSAS offered an in-memory operation model akin to some of its competitors? And why are OLAP cubes nearly impossible for end-users to build while comparable capabilities have existed for relational databases for at least 15 years? Enter PowerPivot, a feature of SQL Server 2008 R2 that joins together SSAS, Excel and SharePoint to make end-user analytics feasible, fun, publishable and discoverable by IT. Andrew Brust will show you how it all works in this not-to-be-missed online session.

About Andrew Brust

Andrew Brust is Chief, New Technology, at twentysix New York, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in NYC. He is co-author of "Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2008" (MS Press), serves as MS Regional Director for NY and NJ, is a VB MVP and a member of Microsoft's BI Partner Advisory Council. Often quoted in the technology industry press; and himself a columnist for Redmond Developer News, Andrew has 20 years' experience consulting in numerous industries. He can be reached at