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Microsoft(r) SQL Server 2008 R2 Analytics & Data Visualizationby Doug Harts
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Master the Next-Generation Business Intelligence Tools in SQL Server 2008 R2
Effectively convey meaningful business insights to users across your enterprise with help from this practical guide. Written by a team of business intelligence experts, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Analytics & Data Visualization shows how to achieve greater information absorption using the latest reporting tools. Learn how to build maps and gauges, integrate OLAP data, and develop dashboards. Security, performance tuning, and cloud computing techniques are also covered in this comprehensive resource. Design and deploy chart-based reports using SSRS 2008 R2 Display geo-spatial map data with location-based indicators Visually represent metrics and KPIs on graphs and gauges Distribute reports through SharePoint and PerformancePoint Create and publish web page parts, dashboards, and mash-ups Set up and manage cloud-based services using SQL Azure Incorporate data mining and forecasting features with Visio Integrate large amounts of data using PowerPoint for Excel Derive matrix, table, and chart data from OLAP cubes
Doug Harts is a Services Executive at Microsoft currently helping U.S. Federal agencies implement Microsoft technology roadmaps. He is the author of Microsoft Office 2007 Business Intelligence, and maintains a BI community website at www.OfficeBIcentral.com.
Jim Dugan is a Solutions Architect with the Microsoft Healthcare and Benefits team in Microsoft Federal. He previously served as Technical Director of Microsoft's Technology and Innovation Center in Reston, Virginia.
Tricia Wilcox Almas is a Technical Architect for Business Intelligence Solutions for MicroLink, LLC, a Microsoft Gold Partner. She has been developing solutions and managing IT projects for more than 25 years.
Book News Annotation:
This volume provides step-by-step instructions for producing graphical reports of data analysis from Microsoft SQL server 2008 R2. Based around the Reporting Services Report Builder 3.0 that comes bundled with the SQL server application, this guide walks users through the creation of charts, gauges and maps, for data presentations as well as exploring topics such as data mining and the use of PowerPivot, an "add-in" that integrates the SQL server with the Excel spreadsheet application for user-level analysis of large data sets. Numerous screen-shots and eight color plates illustrate the visual capabilities of the application. Harts is services executive and Dugan is a solutions architect, both at Microsoft. Almas is a technical architect for Microlink, LLC, a Microsoft partner. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A practical guide to the next-generation Business Intelligence tools available in SQL Server 2008
This book will help DBAs and business intelligence architects work with the latest 3-D visualization techniques that revolutionize data reporting, analysis, and measurement in SQL Server 2008. You will appreciate the complete end-to-end explanation of the real-time visual representation of metrics and trends.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analytics and Data Visualization begins with an overview of how these new tools, acquired from Dundas, fit into the SQL Server 2008 BI stack. You will learn strategies for data mining and advanced analytics. The book explains the full range of cutting-edge data visualization tools, including several customizable charts, map solutions for geographic data, illustrative gauges, and detailed calendars. An eight-page full-color insert highlights dazzling examples of 3-D visuals that convey business metrics in innovative ways.
About the Author
Doug Harts is the chief technology officer at Cizer Software, a Microsoft Gold Partner. He is the author of Microsoft Office 2007 Business Intelligence.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to SQL Server 2008 BI Concepts and Features
Chapter 2. Analysis Services 2008, how it works as a foundation for BI analytics and displays
Chapter 3. Chart Analytics, interactive visualization of BI in Reporting Services 2008
Chapter 4. Chart Control, stand-alone visualization of BI
Chapter 5. Gauge Analytics, interactive visualization of BI in Reporting Services 2008
Chapter 6. Gauge Control, stand-alone visualization of BI
Chapter 7. Map Analytics, interactive visualization of BI in Reporting Services 2008
Chapter 8. Map Control, stand-alone visualization of BI
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