Thursday, October 24, 2013[/accordion] [accordion title=”Mark Ginnebaugh Receives Third SQL Server MVP Award”]DesignMind president Mark Ginnebaugh was named one of Microsoft’s SQL Server MVPs for the third consecutive year. Microsoft created the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award to recognize exceptional, independent community leaders who share their passion, technical expertise, and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with others.
Tuesday, October 01, 2013[/accordion] [accordion title=”Mark Gschwind and Angel Abundez Speakers at SQLSaturday #144 – Sacramento”]Two key members of DesignMind’s Microsoft Business Intelligence team are speaking at SQL Saturday #144, being held in Sacramento, California on July 28, 2012. Mark Gschwind, Vice President of Business Intelligence, will be speaking on Master Data Services in SQL Server 2012. Angel Abundez, Lead Business Intelligence Consultant, will be speaking on Mobile BI with SSRS and SharePoint.
DesignMind is a Platinum Sponsor for this free learning event.
More information can be found at http://www.sqlsaturday.com/144/eventhome.aspx.
Friday, July 20, 2012[/accordion] [accordion title=”Angel Abundez to speak on Mobile BI at PASS Summit 2012″]DesignMind Lead BI Consultant Angel Abundez will be speaking at the PASS Summit 2012. The conference is organized by the Professional Association for SQL Server, and is the premier annual conference for SQL Server and Microsoft Business Intelligence professionals.
Angel will be speaking on one of his favorite topics, Mobile BI with SSRS and SharePoint. Here is a description of his talk.
Today’s executives and information workers want to use mobile devices to get at their business information so they can make critical decisions and thrive. Let’s help them get there with SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and SharePoint.
Tablets and smart phones are ubiquitous, but are we making effective use of them? We’ll discuss the design approach to launch mission-critical dashboards and reports on smaller screen sizes using touch-screen technology. We’ll look at iPad and Windows Phone, SSRS, and SharePoint from the perspectives of BI developers and business users, with an emphasis on data visualization best practices.
Attendees will learn about:
- Current mobile apps that deliver BI on the Microsoft platform
- Pros and cons of each delivery type
- Resources for mobile BI development
- How to design SSRS reports for mobile devices
- How to design PerformancePoint dashboards for mobile devices
- Administering cloud services for SQL Server and SSRS
Friday, June 29, 2012[/accordion] [accordion title=”DesignMind Awarded Gold Partner for SQL Server”]DesignMind Achieves Gold Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Network.
According to DesignMind President and SQL Server MVP Mark Ginnebaugh, “This designation is an honor for our organization. It reflects our team’s dedication to our clients, and Microsoft’s outstanding Data Platform, SQL Server, and helps establish DesignMind as a leading SQL Server consulting firm in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and the Western United States.”
Saturday, April 28, 2012[/accordion] [accordion title=”DesignMind and Microsoft team up for SQLSaturday #109 – Silicon Valley”]DesignMind is teaming with Microsoft as Launch Partners for Silicon Valey’s largest ever SQL Server and Microsoft Business Intelligence conference. The event, being held at Microsoft’s Technology Center in Mountain View, has 700 registrants, 6 educational tracks, and almost 40 top technical speakers.
DesignMind President Mark Ginnebaugh has organized this free learning event, along with Ross Mistry of Microsoft. Mark will be giving welcoming remarks at the event.
Friday, March 02, 2012[/accordion] [accordion title=”DesignMind President named Microsoft SQL Server MVP”]DesignMind’s President, Mark Ginnebaugh, has been recognized by Microsoft as a Most Valuable Professional for SQL Server. This achievement is awarded annually to less than 300 SQL Server Professionals worldwide.
DesignMind is a Microsoft Gold Partner for Data Platform, and has one of the strongest SQL Server consulting teams in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Saturday, October 01, 2011[/accordion] [accordion title=”Mark Ginnebaugh appointed to PASS Board of Directors”]DesignMind President Mark Ginnebaugh has been appointed to the board of directors for the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS). PASS is an international technical community focused on Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft’s Business Intelligence tools.
PASS has more than 75,000 members, and 217 local chapters worldwide. Mark will serve as Director of Global Chapters, helping Chapter Leaders and Regional Mentors continue to grow and reach more members of the SQL Server community.
From PASS President Rushabh Mehta, “The PASS Board is very pleased that Mark Ginnebaugh will be joining the board. His commitment to our community can be seen by his leadership of the Bay Area SQL Server Community. His insights and efforts will be invaluable.”
Monday, January 17, 2011[/accordion] [/accordions]