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Build your SQL Reporting, Power View, and SharePoint BI skills
Whether you're creating an invoice for a small business or a BI dashboard to help manage a multinational corporation, you need to deliver accurate information. This book shows you how to accomplish this by walking you through Microsoft's reporting platform. You'll dive into SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services' architecture and BI fundamentals, as well as the key ingredients to successful report design. You'll then get up to speed on building business reports with Report Builder and using Power View to make fast, interactive, visual analytics pervasive and accessible to business users.
Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services:
Demonstrates self-service reporting with Report Builder, using wizards, and simple design tools
Helps you design highly visual and attractive business reports with dynamic formatting, drill-down, and drill-through actions
Provides the tools to build BI dashboards, scorecards, and performance indicators
Demonstrates building BI Semantic Models, interactively exploring data in Power View, and creating compelling presentations
Features helpful examples, hands-on code, and resourceful solutions for common problems
Demonstrates how to integrate Reporting Services with SharePoint, configure and use Power View, and manage a native mode report server
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A must-have guide for the latest updates to the new release of Reporting Services
SQL Server Reporting Services allows you to create reports and business intelligence (BI) solutions. With this updated resource, a team of experts shows you how Reporting Services makes reporting faster, easier and more powerful than ever in web, desktop, and portal solutions. New coverage discusses the new reporting tool called Crescent, BI semantic model's impact on report design and creation, semantic model design, and more. You'll explore the major enhancements to Report Builder and benefit from best practices shared by the authors.
- Builds on the previous edition while also providing coverage of the new features introduced with SQL Server 2012
- Explains Reporting Services architecture and BI fundamentals
- Covers advanced report design and filtering techniques, walking you through each design, discussing its purpose and the conditions where it could be more efficient
- Discusses semantic model design, Report Builder, Crescent, and more
- Targets business analysts and report designers as well as BI solution developers
Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services is mandatory reading if you are eager to start using the newest version of SQL Server Reporting Services.
About the Author
is a Mentor with SolidQ, a Microsoft MVP, solution architect, teacher, and presenter.
Robert Bruckner is a principal software architect and developer with the Microsoft SQL Server division and is responsible for the technical architecture of SSRS and Power View.
Thiago Silva is an MCPD, architect, and consultant for Credera, whose clients include Fortune 1000 companies and emerging industry leaders.
Ken Withee is President of Portal Integrators LLC, a software company that develops business applications for the SharePoint platform.
Grant Paisley is a SQL Server MVP and founder of Angry Koala, a successful Business Intelligence consulting firm based in Sydney, Australia.
Table of Contents
PART I: GETTING STARTED
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCING REPORTING SERVICES 3
CHAPTER 2: REPORTING SERVICES INSTALLATION AND ARCHITECTURE 23
CHAPTER 3: CONFIGURING SHAREPOINT INTEGRATION 69
PART II: REPORT DESIGN
CHAPTER 4: BASIC REPORT DESIGN 95
CHAPTER 5: REPORT LAYOUT AND FORMATTING 123
CHAPTER 6: DESIGNING DATA ACCESS 143
CHAPTER 7: ADVANCED REPORT DESIGN 189
CHAPTER 8: CHART REPORTS 229
PART III: BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE REPORTING
CHAPTER 9: BI SEMANTIC MODELS 251
CHAPTER 10: REPORTING WITH ANALYSIS SERVICES 263
CHAPTER 11: OLAP REPORTING ADVANCED TECHNIQUES 295
PART IV: ENABLING USER REPORTING
CHAPTER 12: TABULAR MODELS 349
CHAPTER 13: VISUAL ANALYTICS WITH POWER VIEW 373
CHAPTER 14: REPORT BUILDER SOLUTION STRATEGIES 445
PART V: SOLUTION PATTERNS
CHAPTER 15: MANAGING REPORT PROJECTS 463
CHAPTER 16: REPORT SOLUTIONS, PATTERNS, AND RECIPES 483
PART VI: ADMINISTERING REPORTING SERVICES
CHAPTER 17: CONTENT MANAGEMENT 525
CHAPTER 18: INTEGRATING REPORTS WITH SHAREPOINT 559
CHAPTER 19: NATIVE MODE SERVER ADMINISTRATION 581
PART VII: REPORTING SERVICES CUSTOM PROGRAMMING
CHAPTER 20: INTEGRATING REPORTS INTO CUSTOM APPLICATIONS 619
CHAPTER 21: USING EMBEDDED AND REFERENCED CODE 681
CHAPTER 22: EXTENDING REPORTING SERVICES 697
PART VIII: APPENDIXES
APPENDIX A: T-SQL COMMAND SYNTAX REFERENCE 758
APPENDIX B: T-SQL SYSTEM VARIABLES AND FUNCTIONS 779
APPENDIX C: MDX REFERENCE 803