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

Building Integrated Business Intelligence Solutions with SQL Server 2008 R2 and 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 and 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 and Excel Services; Analysis Services and Cubes; Introducing PowerPivot; Getting Data In; Reporting Services; SharePoint; Charts and Graphs; Mapping; Data Mining; Scorecards and Dashboards; Master Data Services; Publishing and Administration

Book News Annotation:

This is an introductory guide to business intelligence concepts and using the tools included in the Microsoft business intelligence collection of software including SQL Server 2008R2 and Microsoft Office. The work covers such topics as business intelligence and collaboration, SQL analysis services, Excel, PowerPivot, Data inputs, SQL reporting, Sharepoint, presentation and report creation and data mining. Chapters include step-by-step instructions, notes, flow charts and numerous screen shots. Janus is a technology specialist with Microsoft and Misner is a business intelligence trainer. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Master Microsoft's Business Intelligence Tools

Building Integrated Business Intelligence Solutions with SQL Server 2008 R2 & Office 2010 explains how to take full advantage of Microsoft's collaborative business intelligence (BI) tools. A variety of powerful, flexible technologies are covered, including SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), Excel, Excel Services, PowerPivot, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), Server Reporting Services (SSRS), SharePoint Server 2010, PerformancePoint Services, and Master Data Services. This practical guide focuses on deveoloping end-to-end BI solutions that foster informed decision making.

Create a multidimensional store for aggregating business data with SSAS Maximize the analysis capabilities of Excel and Excel Services Combine data from different sources and connect data for analysis with PowerPivot Move data into the system using SSIS, InfoPath, Streamsight, and SharePoint 2010 External Lists Build and publish reports with SSRS Integrate data from disparate applications, using SharePoint 2010 BI features Create scorecards and dashboards with PerformancePoint Services Summarize large volumes of data in charts and graphs Use the SSRS map feature for complex visualizations of spatial data Uncover patterns and relationships in data using the SSAS data mining engine Handle master data management with Master Data Services Publish the components of your BI solution and perform administrative tasks

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 What Is Business Intelligence?

Chapter 2 Collaboration Meets Business Intelligence

Chapter 3 SQL Server Analysis Services

Chapter 4 Excel and 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 and Dashboards

Chapter 10 Data Visualization

Chapter 11 Mapping

Chapter 12 Data Mining

Chapter 13 Master Data Services

Chapter 14 Publishing and Administration

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071716734
Author:
Janus, Philo
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill/Osborne Media
Author:
Misner, Stacia
Author:
Janus Philo
Author:
Misner Stacia
Subject:
Enterprise Applications - Business Intelligence
Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
business, integrated, building, intelligence, solutions, SQL, Server, R2, Office, 2008, 2010, book, guide, how to, BI, business intelligence, accomplish, understanding, platform, analysis, services, cubes, reporting, SharePoint, charts, graphs, excel, map
Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
business, integrated, building, intelligence, solutions, SQL, Server, R2, Office, 2008, 2010, accomplish, understanding, platform, analysis, services, cubes, reporting, SharePoint, charts, graphs, excel, mapping, data, InfoPath, workflow, scorecards, dash
Subject:
business, integrated, building, in
Subject:
telligence, solutions, SQL, Server, R2, Office, 2008, 2010, book, guide, how to, BI, business intelligence, accomplish, understanding, platform, analysis, services, cubes, reporting, SharePoint, charts, graphs, excel, mapping, data, InfoPath, workflow, sc
Subject:
business, integrated, building, intelligence, solutions, SQL, Server, R2, Office, 2008, 2010, book, guide, how to, BI, business intelligence, accomplish, understanding, platform, analysis, services, cubes, reporting, SharePoint, charts, graphs, excel, map
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
December 2010
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9.250 x 7.375 in

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Building Integrated Business Intelligence Solutions with SQL Server 2008 R2 & Office 2010 explains how to take full advantage of Microsoft's collaborative business intelligence (BI) tools. A variety of powerful, flexible technologies are covered, including SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), Excel, Excel Services, PowerPivot, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), Server Reporting Services (SSRS), SharePoint Server 2010, PerformancePoint Services, and Master Data Services. This practical guide focuses on deveoloping end-to-end BI solutions that foster informed decision making.

Create a multidimensional store for aggregating business data with SSAS Maximize the analysis capabilities of Excel and Excel Services Combine data from different sources and connect data for analysis with PowerPivot Move data into the system using SSIS, InfoPath, Streamsight, and SharePoint 2010 External Lists Build and publish reports with SSRS Integrate data from disparate applications, using SharePoint 2010 BI features Create scorecards and dashboards with PerformancePoint Services Summarize large volumes of data in charts and graphs Use the SSRS map feature for complex visualizations of spatial data Uncover patterns and relationships in data using the SSAS data mining engine Handle master data management with Master Data Services Publish the components of your BI solution and perform administrative tasks

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