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Hi I'm Norm Warren

I work at Ancestry.com. I wrote a book about business intelligence. I have a beautiful family.

About Me

I am a husband and step-father to two wonderful children and three more children. My past time is spent with my family, mountain biking, and sharing his passion of BI in SharePoint. I also enjoy serving young men in scouts. Professionally I am author of Business Intelligence in Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and writing a 2nd edition for O’Reilly with SQL Server MVP Stacia Misner, PowerPivot expert Mariano Teixeira Neto, and SharePoint MVP Ivan Sanders. I currently work for Ancestry.com to help people discover, preserve and share their family history. I was previously a writer for PerformancePoint Server 2007 and SharePoint Server 2010 at Microsoft, and have written articles for the information worker, IT Pro, and SQL Server® BI developer audiences. I havea Master's degree in computer information technology and recently earned my MBA with an emphasis in financial accounting. I have been an active member of the community to provide the right content about Microsoft business intelligence such as the SharePoint BI poster.

Why I am a Mormon

Someone said that a plane traveling across the US is 90% of the time off course. The plane makes its destination because the pilot gets continous feedback from instruments in the cockpit and makes course corrections. I view my life in a similar way. I am the pilot of my life and I have a destination. My church membership provides me opportunities to recieve gentle and friendly feedback or guidance about my course in life. Similar to a plane's cockpit, opportunities are provided me to change my direction often through small and simple means such as spending an evening every week as a family or having a family council to discuss issues or plan a vacation. By way of church service, I recieve gentle and friendly guidance. I don't know of a better vehicle than a community that often attends for the same reason. Church service attendance allows me to rediscover what is truly important. From what I learn and what is brought to my attention through study and prayer, I make course corrections to reflect what I value most.

How I live my faith

I serve in my church as assistant scout master to 11-year old young men. One of these young men is my son. We camp in the beautiful mountains in Utah. I also spend time visiting two families once per month as a friend.