Microsoft Corporate BI and SAP BI Integration Jump Start

So much data. So many users. What's an IT pro to do? Self-service business intelligence (BI) frees users to mine data like never before. And IT BI professionals support their efforts with analyses, reports, and dashboards. But how can business and IT teams work together for a more holistic approach? Many organizations are turning to Microsoft BI tools, which bring you the next generation of data visualization and monitoring with Power BI, Power Query, and Power View in Excel. And Microsoft recently announced a new add-in to connect with SAP BusinessObjects BI, offering even greater reliability, insights, and governance.

Join this half-day session as Sanjay Soni, Microsoft Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager, highlights learnings from his eight years of experience delivering Microsoft self-service BI for business users. Sanjay has been a popular presenter for more than 15 years, and he is known for his passion and enthusiasm. Join him and other speakers for an exploration of fascinating real-world case studies, including how BI helps Microsoft to fight cybercrime and to deliver business insights to worldwide Microsoft sellers. This Jump Start promises a lively discussion and practical tips to help you go beyond the same old reports, build visual models, and collaborate with your users. Don't miss it!

Course Outline:

  • Microsoft Corporate BI Overview
  • Microsoft SAP BI Interoperability and Tools
  • Self-service BI for Global Business Users
  • Summary
Instructor Team
Sanjay Soni | Microsoft ​Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager | @SQLBI101

Sanjay Soni is a Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager on the SQL Server Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing Marketing team at Microsoft. His previous Microsoft roles include Business Intelligence Evangelist, responsible for enabling self-service BI to more than 40,000 users at Microsoft. Sanjay is known for his passion and enthusiasm and for driving structure and delivering results for BI and data warehouse customers for 15 years.

Sanjay is a Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) and a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), and he specializes in BI using Microsoft technologies, including Power BI, Analysis Services, Reporting Services, SharePoint BI, and parallel data warehousing. Sanjay has authored and presented a variety of papers and sessions at various conferences, including Tech-Ed, BI Conference, PASS, SQL Connections, SharePoint Conference, and TDWI. Many of his papers have been published in SQL Server magazine and on various websites, including and TechNet. In addition to his work internal to Microsoft, Sanjay presents regularly to customer organizations through Executive Briefings and Direct Engagements on the topics of delivering BI to the masses.

Christoph Schuler | Connected ERP Principal Consultant

Christoph Schuler, of Connected ERP, has been involved in the design and development of integrated SAP solutions for more than 15 years. He leads the design and development of commercial software products for Microsoft/SAP interoperability, including the .NET Data Provider and Duet Enterprise. Christoph works as a Consultant, Architect, and Instructor for Microsoft/SAP solutions and is the Principal Consultant at Connected ERP. You can reach him at

Kirkland Barrett | Microsoft Principal Solution Manager

Kirkland has more than eight years of BI experience at Microsoft. He has managed deployment of specific line-of-business (LOB) solutions and is a key player in Microsoft enterprise data warehouse efforts. This breadth of experience helps Kirkland bring insights about the tension between the need for centrally controlled data balanced with the agility and needs of both lines of business and the business itself. Kirkland has applied this experience to help drive innovative operating models embracing self-service BI alongside traditional IT-delivered BI to provide increased agility for the business and far greater efficiencies for IT. He now drives Microsoft IT's new BI strategy through the BI@Microsoft program and works closely with Microsoft product groups on the future of BI in the enterprise, including Power BI.

​Kasper de Jonge | Microsoft Senior Program Manager | @Kjonge
Kasper de Jonge is a Senior Program Manager on the SQL Server Analysis Services team, based out of Redmond, Washington. With more than five years of experience as a developer and consultant on data warehousing solutions, using all products from the Microsoft BI stack, Kasper has worked on everything from corporate intranets using SharePoint and Analysis Services to near real-time reporting in the cloud. Follow Kasper on his blog.
​Justin Martinson | Microsoft Senior Product Marketing Manager

Justin Martinson is a Senior Product Marketing Manager on the SQL Server Business Intelligence and Big Data team at Microsoft. He is currently responsible for product marketing the Microsoft/SAP business intelligence interoperability solution. Justin also leads the marketing of opportunities between Power BI for Office 365 and Microsoft Dynamics. He has been involved with SAP products for more than five years, and he previously worked at SAP as a Product Manager for SAP Data Services, focusing on text data processing and Hadoop. He has more than 10 years of experience in text analytics as a developer and as Engineering Manager with Business Objects and SAP.

Live Event Details
April 30, 2014
9:00am-1:00pm PDT
What: Fast-paced live virtual session
Cost: Free
Audience: Developer

Familiarity with Microsoft BI tools.