http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com

WOW – how did I miss the memo?  I did not know this great technical resource even existed so thought I would share it here in case others are also not aware of it. The MVA web site contains FREE technical training content for customers and external parties developed by the Microsoft product engineering teams – so not the marketing “fluff”. There are videos, PDFs documents and also a scoring/point system for those of you that have the burning need to compete with other techies globally. The BI Track content posted thus far is below.  You can bet that additional material for the newer wave of BI will also get published on it.

Breakthrough Insights using Microsoft SQL Server 2012 – Reporting Services  This course is designed for IT professionals understand how to implement the new features of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 that will enable them to provide insightful and visual reports. The 9 modules include:

  • What’s new Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services •Introduce you to Self-Service Alerting
  • What’s new in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services and PowerPivot
  • How to use Power View for insightful visual reports
  • How to build great Business Intelligence Semantic Models for Power View
  • Deploying and managing PowerPivot in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 for SharePoint
  • A Deeper understanding of PowerPivot in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 •How to install and configure Reporting Services in SharePoint Integration mode •An overview of Reporting Services in Microsoft SQL Azure

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 – Analysis Services  This course is designed to show you how you can take advantage of the newest features in Microsoft SQL Server 2012. The 7 modules of this course will introduce you to concepts and practices such as:

  • Developing and Managing a Business Intelligent Semantic Model
  • Enriching your BI Semantic Models with Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
  • Leveraging Master Data Services (MDS) in your Data Warehouse