Biml had a great showing and according to this blogger was a star of PASS Summit 2013.
Biml got started at the Summmit on Tuesday, October 15th, when Varigence and Linchpin People presented the first ever full day Biml training event. The Workshop was held at the Wake Forest University Charlotte Center and sold out with 50 plus people in attendance. Presenters included Andy Leonard and Tim Mitchell as well as the creator of Biml Scott Currie.
At the Summit itself, Biml was an integral part of at least six presentations. These presentations included:
Varigence is pleased to announce the release of Mist 3.4, Mist is the only IDE made specifically for Business Intelligence Markup Language (Biml). Released less than two months after Mist 3.3, Mist 3.4 is another successful short release cycle that delivers powerful new features. Get a free 14 day trial of Mist at http://www.varigence.com/Products/FreeTrial.
Varigence is pleased to announce the release of Mist 3.3. Mist is the only IDE made specifically for Business Intelligence Markup Language (Biml). Mist 3.3 has several major improvements including a backstage splash screen, improved build performance, and Attunity Oracle connection support. To see the full release notes for Mist 3.3 please click here.
Mist allows you to model and generate SSIS packages, SSAS cubes, and then leverage Mist designers for creating and modifying your BI assets. You can also import already made SSIS packages into Mist, allowing you to continue their development directly with Biml.
Further, Mist incorporates BimlScript, which lets you codify Biml creation with reusable templates and transformers. BimlScript makes it trivial to apply changes across several BI assets and enforce design patterns.
Mist is available with a perpetual or subscription license. Subscription licenses are renewed every 30 days with no commitment required. Free 14 day trials are available at Varigence.com
Due to Biml's growing popularity among BI professionals, SQL ServerCentral.com has launched a stairway series on Biml. Andy Leonard from Linchpin People and and Paul Waters from Varigence will be writing the "Stairway to Biml" articles.
SQL Server Central's Stairways are designed to get a beginner up and running on SQL Server based technologies. Each Stairway is a SQL tutorial series focused on a single topic and is arranged into no more than a dozen easily-navigable tutorials. Each level is the length of a typical magazine tutorial, and emphasizes practical, hands-on learning, with just enough background theory to help you understand the topic at a deeper level.
Level One of the staircase entitled, "What is Biml" was released earlier today and has already been read over 8000 times. Levels Two through Four of the Stairway are scheduled to be released as follows:
Levels five through twelve will be released over the remainder 2013.
On Tuesday, October 15th in Charlotte, NC, Varigence and Linchpin People will be presenting a full day Biml workshop. This workshop will be held at the Wake Forest School of Business located in Uptown Charlotte just two blocks from the Charlotte Convention Center. The Wake Forest Center has state of the art classrooms with large display screens as well as full wi-fi access and power outlets for all attendees.
The workshop will have fully catered meals throughout the day. There will be a hot breakfast bar, Carolina style BBQ lunch and refreshments and snacks served throughout the day. All attendees will also receive a Biml workshop t-shirt .
Registration is only $69. Register before July 15th, and receive the early bird price of just $49. Click here to register.