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18 February 2011

Not Groundhog Day, but ODTUG Month

Not Groundhog day, but ODTUG month

The hits keep coming from ODTUG.  And why not?  We are talking about the very best Oracle EPM conference, ever.  Yep, even better than last year’s and that was pretty darn good.

What do I mean?  

Take a look at the hands on training.  

There’s going to be some amazing content:
Monday11 am to 1 pmAdam Bloom, OracleUsing Actions to Integrate Oracle BI EE with External Systems

1:15 pm to 3:30 pm123OlapEPM Architect against Planning

4:00 pm to 6:00 pmRon Moore, MTGEssbase Studio:  The Basics and Beyond
Tuesday8:30 am to 10:45 am123OlapHFM Consolidation Rules

1:45 pm to 5:30 pmJohn Booth, Emerging SolutionsInstalling the 11.1.2 Release Efficiently
Wednesday8:30 am to 10:45 amRatan Vakil, interRel ConsultingOBIEE on Essbase:  The Future of Ad-hoc Analysis

1:45 pm to 5:15 pmRittman MeadOracle BI 11g Answers and Dashboards Hands-on Labs
Thursday10:30 am to 12:45 pm123OlapAn Intro to ODI in the Hyperion Environment
That is a tremendous amount of training.  Think about it – how much would that cost you if you went to each one of those classes separately at a training partner or Oracle?  Big, big, big bucks is how much.  A lot more money than the member (you are a member of ODTUG, aren’t you) Early Bird price of $1,400.

Running, not crawling

Did you read the bit about your lab server (and oh by the way, you are going to get your very own for the duration of the lab)?  No more woefully underpowered laptops.  You are going to be in the Cloud.  I hope you’re all a fan of Amazon, because it’s going to be Full360’s EPM Amazon Machine Image (and yes, OBIEE and ODI 11g will be in that cloud image as well) running on a nice big, fat, juicy 15 gigabyte server (Amazon is a little weird with the memory sizes) with four CPUs.  Feel the power.

Bring your laptop and even your Macintosh

You’re going to connect using Microsoft Terminal Services, aka Remote Desktop Connection, a standard part of Windows.  Just make sure you have it by going to Start->Run and typing in mstsc.exe.  If you see this you are good to go:

Macs need a download

Having owned a Macintosh since the 128k Thin Mac of 1984, I am thrilled to announce that Macs can also play in the Windows cloud.  Just make sure that you download and install Remote Desktop Connection Client 1.0.3 for Mac.

So what are you waiting for?

The registration page is right here.  Labs fill up quickly, as I have found to my sorrow when I dawdle.  Don’t be like me – sign up now and get that great value that is ODTUG Kscope 11.

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