MsBIP meeting

Yesterday I attended the second meeting in the newly started LinkedIn group called MsBIP (Microsoft BI Professionals Denmark). I was anxious to find out who would show up, what would the agenda be and what level of knowledge would be on display.

I can honestly say that I was not disappointed in any way. The meeting was held at Microsoft’s premises in Hellerup, and offered very nice accommodation in regards of fruit, coffee, beverages etc.
First man on the stand was Thomas Skytte Damø ( LinkedInTwitter ) who gave a thorough introduction to all, well not all, new features of SQL Server 2012. Thomas did some demos along the way to show some of the new cool stuff coming from Redmond early next year. Thomas was granted extra time, to show more features, on behalf of Just Blindbæk ( BlogTwitter ).
After a short break and some more of Thomas’s demos, Just took over for a very quick introduction on SSAS Performance Testing (not Tuning). Just showed just how easy it is to create a baseline and what tools would help in this regard. See Just’s blog entry on the subject: link

All in all I left the with the feeling, that I was definitely going to the next meeting. Maybe even presenting some AMO tricks or maybe some topic will present itself on future meetings.
Only negative remark would be that every other meeting is held in Aarhus, and meetings are two months apart, which leaves a four month gap between meetings…But I’m definitely there next time!