Welcome to the CBIG site!
The Charlotte BI Group, or CBIG as we like to call ourselves, is a technical user group focused on Business Intelligence topics.
As a member, you will learn about Business Intelligence best practices, recommended architectures, design patterns, development platforms and techniques, as well as administration and configuration topics with an emphasis on the Microsoft BI stack and related toolsets. From time to time we'll also cover other important BI skills such as business analysis, requirements gathering methodologies, usability, and testing.
Our meetings will approach learning in a casual, fun and social way. You'll be given opportunities to get to know fellow BI, SQL Server, and Analyst professionals in the area. We'll also do our best to keep you informed about regional events & happenings in the technical community.
Be sure to visit the Join CBIG page to receive invitations to monthly CBIG meetings and special events!
Upcoming CBIG Meetings
February 2015: Power Query: End Users and ETL Developers' Hug Day
Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Spotlight Sponsor: SQL Sentry
Presentation Topic: Power Query: End Users and ETL Developers' Hug Day
Speaker: Rafael Salas
Due to its complexity and rigid development cycles, traditional ETL processes are a costly element of information centric solutions. In many cases, end users grow in frustration as they are forced to wait for IT teams they know are "too slow", and processes that "miss the mark." Meanwhile, IT is battling what they perceive as an "unreasonable" number of requests coming from business users. IT and business don't look each other in the eye anymore.
This session will help address those concerns. You will learn how Power Query can be easily used to empower business users when discovering, combining, refining and publishing data while allowing IT to leverage self-service tools that fit in their overall architecture portfolio. We will use Power Query to show how business users can solve complex data integration challenges that traditionally rely on IT driven technologies in a way that is intuitive and effective. As a bonus, you may get a free hug from a developer or an end user
Location: 8050 Microsoft Way, Charlotte, NC 28273