In May, I had the opportunity to interview Ron Van Zanten, the directing officer of business intelligence (BI) at Premier Bankcard, about implementing Microsoft's BI platform in his organization. Ron gave me insight into the business decisions that were made and the challenges that his team encountered during the implementation of the BI platform and the building of their data warehouses. You'll be able to read this interview in the September issue of SQL Server Magazine, which will be available on our website at the end of August. In the meantime, I recommend reading the following article if you're currently building a data warehouse:

  • Building Your Data Warehouse
  • If you're considering upgrading to SQL Server 2008 for its new and enhanced BI features, see the following articles:

  • SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Enhancements
  • SQL Server 2008's Report Designer Preview
  • Can’t Wait for SQL Server 2008!
  • SQL Server 2008: Enter the Data Collector