I’ll be speaking at "SharePoint Cincy – 2011"

I'll be speaking at the "SharePoint Cincy - 2011" conference on March 18th. If you're looking to dive into the world of SharePoint Dashboarding but aren't sure where to start, here's your chance!

The event website is here: http://www.sharepointcincy.com

Even though they failed to post my bio under the speakers page (....sigh) you'll still find me mentioned on the Sessions page under the BI track here: http://www.sharepointcincy.com/session-information/13

Or you can just read my session abstract below.

Subject: Implementing Dashboard Solutions Using PerformancePoint & SQL Reporting Services in SharePoint 2010
Presenter: Tavis Lovell – Ascendum, Senior Consultant

Learn how to build Reports, KPIs, Scorecards and Dashboards for deployment to SharePoint 2010 using PerformancePoint Services (PPS) and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). Attendees will gain familiarity with PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer and SQL Servers Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) and how they can be leveraged within an organization to meet strategic, tactical, and operational goals.

Hope to see you there.


I’m presenting at the Cincinnati SharePoint User Group

I'm presenting at the Cincinnati SharePoint Users Group on Jan 6th 2011. If you're in the area, you should come to the meeting. Link and summary below:


SharePoint 2010 and Business Intelligence

You’ve got data, probably lots and lots of data across multiple systems. Your end users however want timely access to information to make effective decisions and to monitor and analyze performance. Join us for a high level overview and demonstration of what SharePoint 2010 has to offer end users who have Business Intelligence needs. Topics covered will be:

• Excel Services

• PowerPivot

• Visio Services

• Reporting Services (SharePoint Integrated Mode)

• Performance Point Dashboards

Presenter: Tavis Lovell
Tavis Lovell is a Practice consultant with Ascendum Solutions, specializing in SQL Server (Integration Services, Reporting Services, Analysis Services) and database design related to transactional or BI implementations on the Microsoft stack. Tavis is also involved with using SharePoint 2010 for content delivery as it relates to Business Intelligence. When he’s not trying to help the world make better decisions, he spends his time either pretending he’s Jimi Hendrix, or falling down the sides of mountains on a snowboard.