CACTUSS North - March 19 - Power to the Pivot

This month we have a special guest speaker Hope Foley
She is making her way through the area presenting here in Austin and Wednesday in San Antonio. 
Tomorrow night Hope will be presenting
Power to the Pivot - Practical Application Intro to PowerPivot 2012
Want to create snazzy reports to impress the boss but aren't a BI expert?  Don't climb the clock tower just yet, go get yourself PowerPivot 2012 and come to my session.  We'll go over some very real world issues and ways PowerPivot can help solve it.  Demos will be filled with many of the new features in 2012 at same time giving you a good base to get you started using this great tool.  And this session wouldn't be complete without covering BISM.  We will definitely will cover how the BI world is all coming together as one to have hold and cherish in the BI Semantic Model. We will work through demos together covering 10 different functional uses within this tool to help start you down the path of self- service BI. 
Hope has over 12 years experience in the IT world, and  has worked across many industries including small business enterprises, startups, and Fortune 500 companies, and has a vast knowledge of database design, administration and support, data warehousing and data mining, and custom database solutions. She  joined PTI in 2007 as a SQL Server Database Administrator/Analyst consultant and in 2009 took over as Principal Microsoft Consultant, where she now leads a team of expert Database Administrators and Developers. Hope is a SQL Server MVP and an active member within the SQL Server community.  Hope blogs at and  You can follow her on Twitter @hope_foley.

We meet every third Tuesday at the Microsoft South Central District offices.
The meeting starts at 5:30PM CST with food and a QA session. Main presentation is at 6:00PM CST.
Quarry Oaks II
10900 Stonelake Blvd., Suite 225
Austin, TX 78759
Phone: (512) 795-5300
Fax: (512) 343-8498
PARKING: Upon arriving at Quarry Oaks II, you may park on the surface lot in the front of 
the building or in parking garage at the back of the building.
Come out and give Hope a warm welcome to Texas.