Synopses & Reviews
An insightful tour that provides an authoritative yet independent view of this exciting technology, this guide introduces the Tabular side of the innovative Business Intelligence Semantic Model (BISM) that promotes rapid professional and self-service BI. Business analysts and power users will learn how to integrate data from multiple data sources, implement personal BI applications with Excel, and deploy them to SharePoint. BI professionals and database administrators will discover how to build Tabular models that deliver supreme performance with large data volumes, and how to implement a wide range of solutions for the entire spectrum of personal-team-organizational BI needs. Ideal for experienced BI professionals and beginners, this book features step-by-step instructions and demos for integrating data from various data sources and gaining insights from the data in reports and dashboards.
Visit the books website at www.prologika.com for sample chapters, source code, a discussion forum (with personal support from the author), and online video tutorials.
Chapter 1: Introducing Business Intelligence Semantic Model
PART I: PERSONAL BI WITH POWERPIVOT FOR EXCEL
Chapter 2: Personal BI Basics
Chapter 3: Importing Data
Chapter 4: Refining the Model
Chapter 5: Analyzing Data
Chapter 6: Implementing Calculations
PART II: TEAM BI WITH POWERPIVOT FOR SHAREPOINT
Chapter 7: Team BI Basics
Chapter 8: SharePoint Insights
Chapter 9: Managing PowerPivot for SharePoint
PART III: ORGANIZATIONAL BI WITH ANALYSIS SERVICES TABULAR
Chapter 10: Organizational BI Basics
Chapter 11: Designing Storage and Security
Chapter 12: Managing Tabular Models
About the Author
Teo Lachev (MVP, MCSD, MCT, MCITP) is a consultant, author, and mentor, with a focus on Microsoft Business Intelligence. His Atlanta-based company "Prologika" helps organizations make sense of data by effectively applying Microsoft Business Intelligence technologies. Teo has authored and co-authored several SQL Server Business Intelligence books and he has been leading the Atlanta Business Intelligence group. Microsoft has recognized Teo's experience in Business Intelligence and contributions to the technical community by awarding him the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status for six years.