SQL Saturday Business Intelligence Special in Edinburgh

We had a fantastic weekend in Edinburgh where I presented Visio as a BI solution for SQL professionals at SQL Saturday. I volunteered because, quite frankly, I do not think that Microsoft promote Visio for BI enough, even though they have put in the BI domain for Microsoft partner competencies. This was a community event, so many thanks to all of the sponsors for enabling it, the many volunteers for running around, and especially to Jen Stirrup for organising it ( see http://jenstirrup.com/2015/06/15/jens-pass-diary-sqlsaturday-edinburgh-my-heartfelt-thanks-go-to/ ).

Adam Velo, a fellow MVP, took this photo of me, and he followed up with an excellent presentation about the psychology of data graphics (see http://blog.crmguru.co.uk/ ).

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You can see a description of all of the sessions at http://www.sqlsaturday.com/388/Sessions/Schedule.aspx and download my slideshow.

Some of us speakers and sponsors met up for a meal on the first night in a restaurant … note that there is a very dodgy picture of naked children in the back ground!

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I only had an hour at my session, and those of you who know me know that I can talk all day for several days about Visio … so I have recorded a demo that I did not do at the conference, but would have done, if I had time : http://www.screencast.com/t/X5H6VtepYWSA

See https://blog.bvisual.net/2015/06/14/dropping-and-connecting-linked-data-shapes-in-visio/ to get a download of the macros mentioned in the video.

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