Sessions at SAP BusinessObjects User Conference

Will you be attending the SAP BusinessObjects User Conference in Orlando this year? If so, I’d love to meet you. I’ll be speaking at a couple of sessions. Please come and say hi to me. 🙂

Building a Data Warehouse: Building a Universe

In this session, we will look at the fundamentals of building a universe on a star schema data warehouse. Participants will watch as a universe is built, incorporating best practices in universe design. Topics will include basic concepts, SQL tricks, contexts, common mistakes, and documentation. Look at the best ways to make the universe user friendly and designer friendly.

Key Learning Points

  • Hear why good preparation is 80% of the work.
  • See why there’s more to building a universe than entering SQL.
  • Learn how to make sure that the users will understand this universe.

Note that this session is part of the Building a Data Warehouse series.

SAP BusinessObjects Security Made Easy

If you have worked with SAP BusinessObjects security, you probably have experienced a fair amount of pain trying to get it right. Yes, it can be confusing. However, there are some cool tricks that you can implement to make it much easier. This presentation will go over the basics of security, including some fundamental concepts. From there, you will explore some little-understood features of the Central Management Console (CMC) that can make security much easier. Some of the key concepts will include:

  • Setting security at the root folder
  • Using access levels
  • How to use the “Everyone” group
  • Dual security architecture
  • Best practices


In addition to my sessions, I’ll be joining Jamie Oswald and Dave Rathbun in the ASUGNews Studio for a live interview session on Tuesday morning at 9 AM. The studio will be located on the Show Floor. It should be fun, as the three of us in one place could mean non-stop laughter.

DSLayered Podcast

Eric Vallo is planning on recording a podcast from the conference, all about the early days of BOB. So, he’s pulled together a group of folks that have been there from the beginning, including Amy Miller and Susan Collins. They ran the List Serve that predated BOB. Of course, it will also include Dave Rathbun, Steve Krandel, myself, and perhaps a few special surprises. Note that this may be recorded after the conference, depending on everyone’s schedules, and a few technical details.

The Bottom Line

So, the bottom line is that I’d like to meet as many people as possible at the conference this year. So, look me up. I’ll also be attending the BI4 Launch Party, sponsored by Steven Lucas and Miko Yuk. See you there!


8 Responses to Sessions at SAP BusinessObjects User Conference

  1. Jansi says:

    Cool… Enjoy! You will have lot of free time as I won’t be there this year. 🙂

  2. Bernie says:

    The ASUBNews Studio sounds like it will be fun…….non stop laughter, the other 2 guys must be funny.

  3. Judy Mulders says:

    Sorry to have missed the conference, Michael. But your tracks sound awesome and I hope to see you at next year’s conference.

    Judy Mulders

  4. Noel Scheaffer says:

    Are materials from the session available online? If not, I just glean what I can from this blog and maybe catch a session of your at the next conference.


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    present here at this weblog, thanks admin of this web page.

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