SharePoint Solutions’ President to Host Microsoft Self-Service BI Toolset Webinar

Jeff Cate, president of SharePoint Solutions, will host the webinar “What is Microsoft’s Self-Service BI Toolset?” August 15 at 11 a.m. EDT.

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Business professionals now have the capacity to make key business data manageable and accessible, and turn it into insights that can fuel better business decisions through the use of a new set of BI tools from Microsoft.

Nashville, TN (PRWEB) August 12, 2013

Jeff Cate, president of SharePoint Solutions, will host a webinar titled “What is Microsoft’s Self-Service BI Toolset?” August 15 at 11 a.m. EDT. Cate is the author/instructor of the course "Business Intelligence Training – the Microsoft Self-Service BI Toolset."

During the webinar, he will explain how Business Intelligence data that used to take months for highly specialized IT professionals to process can now be done in days by business professionals with the right tools.

“Business professionals now have the capacity to make key business data manageable and accessible, and turn it into insights that can fuel better business decisions through the use of a new set of BI tools from Microsoft,” Cate said.

Questions are welcome during and after the one-hour session, which will give attendees an insightful look at how BI is shifting from complicated data warehouse projects to a user-friendly self-service approach.

Cate also will provide an overview of the evolution of Business Intelligence and a description of Microsoft’s BI Tools:

  •     PowerPivot
  •     Power View
  •     SQL Report Builder and
  •     SharePoint

“These powerful, user-friendly tools can empower individuals to quickly and efficiently mine important data decision makers need, leading to better-informed business decisions,” he added.

To use these new BI tools in production, an organization must have deployed (or be planning to deploy) the on-premises version of SharePoint 2010 or 2013 Enterprise Edition and an instance of SQL Server 2012 Enterprise or Business Intelligence Edition as an add-on application server in its SharePoint farm.

Cate is a fourth-generation entrepreneur and small business owner who has been in the IT business for 30 years. He began his IT career as a consultant in the Management Information Consulting Division of Arthur Andersen & Company, where he worked on a variety of large consulting engagements.

After gaining additional experience as a software designer and in IT management, he founded a consulting practice in Nashville which formed the foundation for what is today SharePoint Solutions. Since 2003, SharePoint Solutions has custom developed more than 30 SharePoint training courses and trained thousands of professionals from more than 3,000 organizations around the world.

Based in Nashville, Tenn., SharePoint Solutions is a nationwide leader in expert-led, in-person and online public classes on SharePoint products and technologies. The company’s software division professionally develops high-quality commercial add-ons for SharePoint. Most of the company’s courses and services are also applicable to Office 365.


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