BI day at Microsoft

On Saturday, there was a meet at Microsoft organised by SQLBang. The topic chosen was Business Intelligence (BI). I was in Goa when I read about the schedule of the meeting. I made it just in time (sounds very technical :)) for the meeting having reached around 11:30 AM from Goa to Bangalore.
This was my second trip to Microsoft office after attending the Design Day organised by Bdotnet group. I also informed many people about the meeting but in the end only succeeded in getting Raghu to attend it. After the session was over there were some goodies for grabs and Raghu was lucky enough to grab one Tshirt.
Most of the things that were discussed during the meeting were bouncers for me and Vishal. I was struggling at times trying to keep my eyes open after having travelled for close to 16 hours. The talk given by Dr. Nitin was very good. The demonstrations he made with the help of Microsoft excel were amazing. There was lot of humor during his talk which made the session even more interesting. During the break I cought up with one of my ex colleague.
Next speaker was Nat Natrajan from Microsoft itself and he talked about what we can expect in the next release of Microsoft SQL Server 2005. The question answer session after his talk had to be cut short due to shortage of time. But both the speakers were excellent and like the last meeting this one was also helpful in getting to know many things which will help in future.
There are many more things to write but its time up to go home. Hope next time around I'll write few things in detail about C# and ASP.NET.


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