Why I created a blog

Its been four years since I first created this blog. It has remained true to Essbase and related information over those years. Hopefully it has answered questions and given you insight over those years. I will continue to provide my observations and comments on the ever changing world of EPM. Don't be surprised if the scope of the blog changes and brings in other Hyperion topics.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Kaleidoscope revisited

With Kaleidoscope less than a month away, I sent in my presentation on little used features of Essbase. I think there is some cool stuff in it. At least I was impressed with some of the things I found. As a preview, I talk a lot about load rules and things I never used in them, the expanded role of substitution variables in newer versions, Triggers, Query logging and much more. I'm excited to give the presentation as I think it has information anyone can use. I think, I may end up doing a second presentation for a presenter that can't attend, but that is still in flux right now, so I won't comment on it more. After Kaleidoscope, I'll post sections of my presentations here for those who could not attend. But it's not the same as hearing it in person. For one, you don't get my dry humor (ok, attempt at humor) or my enthusiasm

Speaking of attendance, if you are still on the fence about going, I would recommend it (as I have in the past). I've seen some of the presentations and they are awesome. They are technical with things that developers and advanced users need. For a couple of more days, you can use the code IRC (interRel consulting) to get the early discount. But I think it expires on June 2nd. Last year I paid for the conference myself and it was worth it. Take vacation if you have to in order to attend. It's better than any single training you can go to.

I hope to see you there. If you are introduce yourself or if I know you and you are not avoiding me, say hi.