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Project REAL

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The Project REAL (a reference implementation of the full SQL2005 BI stack) website is now up:

http://www.microsoft.com/sql/bi/ProjectREAL/default.mspx

Nothing much there yet, but definitely worth bookmarking. I heard at PASS Europe that there are some interesting white papers on the way which will be posted there. I also notice that Technet have created a SQL Server TechCenter, which brings together all the SQL Server content on Technet:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sql/default.mspx

Written by Chris Webb

June 6, 2005 at 10:02 am

Posted in On the internet

Design a BI app and win $50000!

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Just spotted the Connected Systems Developer Competition:
http://www.csdevcompetition.com/
…and the fact that one of the categories is ‘Best Application using the Business Intelligence Features of SQL Server 2005 (Reporting Services, Integration Services, Analysis Services)’. If I had the time I’d enter – I bet you could come up with something really cool using all the new functionality we’ve got, especially data mining.

Some of the ‘judging considerations’ are a bit funny: for ‘Creativity/Innovation’ there are 5 points to be awarded for ‘Head Slapper’ (bald men around the world, beware), and another 5 for ‘Solves an Illusive Problem’ (I presume that they meant Elusive, not Illusive, unless they want us to solve problems that don’t actually exist).

 

Written by Chris Webb

June 2, 2005 at 10:09 am

Posted in On the internet

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