SQLBits and the next BI Evening

I’ve been meaning to blog about these two events for a while but somehow not got round to doing so…
Anyway, first date for your diary is the evening of September 26th when the next BI evening will be held in London, at the offices of IM Group. Registration isn’t open yet (I’ll update this post when it is) but there will be two speakers:
Suranjan Som of IM Group:
Data Mining in practice – the Microsoft Way
Data Mining has come a long way from being a black art to a contemporary tool that allows businesses to unearth the hidden potential in their data. Come and join us for a whirlwind that looks how one can leverage data mining to address business problems using the new features in SQL 2005/2008.
Mark Hill of Edenbrook:
What’s new in the SQL2008 relational engine for BI?
How does Katmai change how we do MS BI projects, Mark Hill takes a look at the planned improvements such as CDC and UPSERT and what impact they will have followed by couple of demos on how these new features can be used.
Even more exciting, on Saturday October 6th is the first SQLBits community day at Microsoft in Reading. It’s a free one-day event concentrating on all things SQL Server, kind of a SQL version of Developer Day, and you can find out more here:
Again, registration isn’t open yet but we are looking for speakers and sponsors so please get in touch through the site if you’re interested in doing either. For my sins I’m helping organise the BI/DW track, so hopefully I’ll see you there!

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