Building Integrated Business Intelligence Solutions with SQL Server 2008 R2 & Office 2010

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Date

February 1, 2011

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Electronic book text, 512 pages

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0071716742 / 9780071716741

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Overview


Main description

Create integrated business intelligence solutions using the newest releases of the Microsoft BI stack

Building Integrated Business Intelligence Solutions with SQL Server 2008 R2 & Office 2010 explains how to use the entire Microsoft BI stack--SQL Server 2008 R2, SharePoint 2010, and Office 2010 components, including Excel/Gemini--to create integrated, practical, business intelligence solutions. An overview of SQL Server Analysis Services sets the stage for broad coverage of Excel as a front end for "self-service analysis," using SharePoint features for collaboration and workgroup BI, and leveraging Reporting Services for enterprise dashboards and reports. This practical guide focuses on building end-to-end BI solutions that solve real business data dilemmas.

Building Integrated Business Intelligence Solutions with SQL Server 2008 R2 & Office 2010 features:

  • Authoritative content written by a senior technology specialist at Microsoft who has presented to thousands of users and developers on Microsoft's BI technologies
  • A foreword by Thierry D'Hers, Business Intelligence Group Program Manager at Microsoft
  • Real-world exercises that enable you to build practical solutions for your own business problems
  • Detailed illustrations depicting sophisticated reporting results
  • Tips on visually representing data, creating KPI's, and business metrics

Complete coverage of Microsoft business intelligence solutions:
What Is Business Intelligence?; Collaboration Meets Business Intelligence; Excel & Excel Services; Analysis Services & Cubes; Introducing PowerPivot; Getting Data In; Reporting Services; SharePoint; Charts & Graphs; Mapping; Data Mining; Scorecards & Dashboards; Master Data Services; Publishing and Administration


Table of contents

Chapter 1 What Is Business Intelligence?
Chapter 2 Collaboration Meets Business Intelligence
Chapter 3 SQL Server Analysis Services
Chapter 4 Excel & Excel Services
Chapter 5 Introducing PowerPivot
Chapter 6 Getting Data In
Chapter 7 SQL Server Reporting Services
Chapter 8 SharePoint Server 2010
Chapter 9 Scorecards & Dashboards
Chapter 10 Data Visualization
Chapter 11 Mapping
Chapter 12 Data Mining
Chapter 13 Master Data Services
Chapter 14 Publishing and Administration


Author comments

Philo Janus, BSEE, JD, is a senior technology specialist with Microsoft. He has presented before thousands of users and developers on various topics from InfoPath to SQL Server and business intelligence. Janus has also worked with large organizations on BI implementations. He was previously in the U.S. Navy.





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