Visual Report Design: Bringing Sexy Back


Presenter: Paul Turley



Session Details:

Do your users have the same old, mundane table reports they’ve been using for decades? Stop living in the past and make your reports pop. Learn to use design patterns, best practices, and visuals that pack more usable information into fewer, more usable reports. Use Reporting Services and other Microsoft BI tools to create dynamic, browse-able reports that answer important business questions at a glance, and then let users explore the details to gain business insight and take action.

Sure, Business Intelligence is all the rage, but you don’t have to invest in an entire BI platform to have fresh, usable reports. These design techniques apply to enterprise analytic solutions as well as smaller-scale operational reporting.

About the Speaker:

Paul Turley is a Mentor for SolidQ and a SQL Server MVP who has been architecting, managing, and developing applications and business intelligence solutions for large and small businesses since 1992. He has developed custom database, BI, and reporting solutions for many companies large and small. His expertise includes project lifecycle management, database modeling and design using SQL Server versions 6.0 through 2008, application development and user interface design using ASP.NET, and enterprise BI solutions using SQL Server Reporting Services, Integration Services, and Analysis Services. He teaches, develops training courseware, speaks at industry conferences, and has authored and co-authored several technical books. He has presented at PASS Summit since 2004.

Paul is an MSDN forum moderator for SQL Server Reporting Services, has been a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) since 1996, and maintains certifications in software architecture and development, database administration (MCDBA), and project management methodologies (MSF & IT Project+.) He holds the current MCTS and MCITP certifications for SQL Server BI.  

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