Guys here in Honolulu are serious and proactive when it comes to SQL Server. They had the
SQL Saturday event two days ahead of Saturday on 8/2/2012. The event was held at the Honolulu Community College.
This PASS event was organized locally by the Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training.
These were the talks delivered at the event:
SQL Server 2012 EIM (SSIS, DQS, and MDS) at intermediate level was delivered by Matt Hollingsworth of Microsoft. He gave a reasonably good demo of data cleansing using all of the three tools. He barely touched on Project Barcelona (new data lineage and impact analysis) still under wraps.
Rushabh Mehta of SolidQ gave talks on:
A beginner level Introduction to Data Quality Services (DqS)
An intermediate lelvel introduction to Master Data Management
SSIS 2012 Management Considerations and Best Practices
I only attended the 3rd talk which was very good. Lots of enhancements to SSIS since I published my book on SSIS.
Matt gave two other talks:
Building a BI Semantic Model for Power View
SQL Server 2012 Always On Enhancements
I have not dabelled with SharePoint but Wen He of eWorld gave two talks on
Reporting Nirvana -SQL 2012 and SharePoint 2010
Self_service BI with SharePoint
Power View rhymes with Power Point!
I attended the first one which was reasonably good.
There was also a lunch break vendor talk from Nimble Storage. The talk was around Nimble Storage Solutions, I only caught the last bit.