May '13 SQL Server User Group Meeting

Post date: Apr 22, 2013 4:44:30 PM

Topic: Building the Perfect BI Semantic Model for Power View

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Location: The Louisiana Technology Park -

Sponsored By: Blue Cross Blue Shield


5:45 - 6:15 pm: Networking and Refreshments

6:15 - 6:30 pm: Lightning Round Topic

6:30 - 8:00 pm: Main Topic

8:00 - until: Open Forum for questions and giveaways

Main Topic: Building he Perfect BI Semantic Model for Power View

Main Topic Speaker:  Patrick Leblanc, Microsoft

Speaker Bio: Patrick LeBlanc is a Microsoft SQL Server and Business Intelligence Technical Solution Professional.  He has written several blogs and articles on his blog at, and  Along with his 10+ years experience he holds a Masters of Science degree from Louisiana State University.  He is the author and co-author of four SQL Server books.  His past work experiences include Sr. Consultant at Pragmatic works and Database Architect at several companies.  Prior to joining Microsoft he was awarded Microsoft MVP award for his contributions to the community.

Summary: Power View is the exciting the ad-hoc data visualization capability available in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and Excel 2013, that relies on a Tabular BISM or PowerPivot workbook. Creating the right experience in Power View is dependent on creating the right model, and in this session I cover everything from creating a basic model to one that will enable your users to fully realize the capabilities of Power View.