As new SQL Server co-leader of this user group, here are some of my goals I would like to achieve.
- I would like that the BI community better know and understand the Microsoft BI Suite. There are a lot of good BI people out there that doesn't recognize Msft as a major player in the BI field due to the fact that they don't have sufficient knowledge of the various products included in the suite.
- Give the Microsoft community a better knowledge or understanding of what is business intelligence and why using it.
- Create or promote some kind of synergy around BI and Microsoft developpers communities. Having this will get a lot of enthusiasm that will help promoting the BI suite. This may lead to new business opportunities that could be fulfilled by a combination of people from both communities.
I may be wrong when I say that the BI community and Microsoft SQL Server don't know each other tools very well. I know several SQL or .Net developpers that know and use Microsoft BI tools. I don't know if I will be able to achieve these objectives completely or some part of it but I'll give it a try :-). There are 3 BI meetings this season at Montreal SQL user group, so I will use them at best to make Microsoft BI better known.