Create dynamic business intelligence (BI) solutions for SharePoint faster and with more capabilities than previously possible. With this book, you’ll learn the entire process—from high-level concepts to development and deployment—for building data-rich BI applications with Visual Studio LightSwitch, SQL Server 2012, and a host of related Microsoft technologies. You’ll learn practical techniques and patterns necessary to use all of these technologies together as you build an example application through the course of the book, step by step. Discover how to solve real problems, using BI solutions that will evolve to meet future needs. Learn the fundamentals of SharePoint, LightSwitch, and SQL Server 2012 Get a solid grounding in BI application basics and database design principles Use LightSwitch to build a help desk app, including data model design and SharePoint data integration Build a tabular cube with Microsoft’s Business Intelligence Semantic Model (BISM) Dive into the data visualization stack, including Excel and SQL Server Reporting Services Create reports with Excel Services, Report Builder, and PowerView Use tips and tricks for setting up your BI application development environment
Author: Adam Jorgensen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-12-05
Learn to build and deliver SharePoint BI applications Written by a team of leading SharePoint and Business Intelligence (BI) experts, this unique book-and-DVD package shows you how to successfully build and deliver BI applications using SharePoint 2010. Assuming no previous SharePoint experience, the authors deliver a clear explanation of what SharePoint will do for your BI and information management capabilities. Each lesson in the book is reinforced with a helpful tutorial on the DVD and cover topics such as interactive reporting with Excel, document sharing for collaborative reporting, and controlling data sources. As you learn best practices for configuring and securing SharePoint 2010 BI applications and planning and implementing your SharePoint BI project plan, you'll be well on your way to gaining a solid foundation of understanding and working with SharePoint 2010 and BI. Provides an invaluable training book-and-DVD package that takes you through building and delivering BI applications using SharePoint 2010 Features an accompanying video tutorial for each lesson covered in the book, along with a "Try It" section at the end of each lesson Covers interactive reporting with excel Covers Power Pivot advanced analytics Details report and document sharing for collaborative reporting Shows how to use SharePoint lists and libraries for data sources repositories in your BI projects Explains how to control data sources, reports and business intelligence content with permissions and workflow approvals. With this unique book-and-DVD combo, you'll be well on your way to successfully building and delivering BI applications using SharePoint 2010. Note: As part of the print version of this title, video lessons are included on DVD. For e-book versions, video lessons can be accessed at wrox.com using a link provided in the interior of the e-book.
To get ahead in today's hyper-competitive marketplace, your business has to take advantage of the data you already have and mine that data to give you new insight, metrics, and clues to what drives successful customer interactions. In Pro SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence Solutions, you'll learn exactly how to unlock that magic, build business intelligence facilities on SharePoint, and glean insights from data to propel your business to the next level. To understand the various business intelligence offerings in SharePoint 2013, you need to understand the core SQL Server business intelligence concepts, and the first part of the book presents a comprehensive tutorial on those fundamentals. Pro SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence Solutions then focuses on specific SharePoint business intelligence investments including: Visio Services Excel Services SQL Server Reporting Services Business Connectivity Services Power View and PerformancePoint Services Authors Manpreet Singh, Sha Anandan, Sahil Malik, and Steve Wright walk you through all of this material comprehensively in practical, hands-on format, with plenty of examples to empower you to use these products in your real-life projects. As compelling as SharePoint and SQL Server business intelligence are together, the challenge always has been finding people who understand both SharePoint and SQL Server well enough to deliver such business intelligence solutions. With this book in hand, you become part of that select group. Get your copy of Pro SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence Solutions today!
Author: Patrick LeBlanc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2015-05-06
Leverage the integration of SQL Server and Office for moreeffective BI Applied Microsoft Business Intelligence shows you how toleverage the complete set of Microsoft tools—includingMicrosoft Office and SQL Server—to better analyze businessdata. This book provides best practices for building complete BIsolutions using the full Microsoft toolset. You will learn how toeffectively use SQL Server Analysis and Reporting Services, alongwith Excel, SharePoint, and other tools to provide effective andcohesive solutions for the enterprise. Coverage includes BIarchitecture, data queries, semantic models, multidimensionalmodeling, data analysis and visualization, performance monitoring,data mining, and more, to help you learn to perform practicalbusiness analysis and reporting. Written by an author team thatincludes a key member of the BI product team at Microsoft, thisuseful reference provides expert instruction for more effective useof the Microsoft BI toolset. Use Microsoft BI suite cohesively for more effective enterprisesolutions Search, analyze, and visualize data more efficiently andcompletely Develop flexible and scalable tabular and multidimensionalmodels Monitor performance, build a BI portal, and deploy and managethe BI Solution
Dive into the business intelligence features in SharePoint 2013—and use the right combination of tools to deliver compelling solutions. Take control of business intelligence (BI) with the tools offered by SharePoint 2013 and Microsoft SQL Server 2012. Led by a group of BI and SharePoint experts, you’ll get step-by-step instructions for understanding how to use these technologies best in specific BI scenarios—whether you’re a SharePoint administrator, SQL Server developer, or business analyst. Discover how to: Manage the entire BI lifecycle, from determining key performance indicators to building dashboards Use web-based Microsoft Excel services and publish workbooks on a SharePoint Server Mash up data from multiple sources and create Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) using PowerPivot Create data-driven diagrams that provide interactive processes and context with Microsoft Visio Services Use dashboards, scorecards, reports, and key performance indicators to monitor and analyze your business Use SharePoint to view BI reports side by side, no matter which tools were used to produced them
Author: Michael Alexander
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-04-17
Bridge the big data gap with Microsoft BusinessIntelligence Tools for Excel Analysts The distinction between departmental reporting done by businessanalysts with Excel and the enterprise reporting done by ITdepartments with SQL Server and SharePoint tools is more blurry nowthan ever before. With the introduction of robust new features likePowerPivot and Power View, it is essential for business analysts toget up to speed with big data tools that in the past have beenreserved for IT professionals. Written by a team of BusinessIntelligence experts, Microsoft Business Intelligence Tools forExcel Analysts introduces business analysts to the rich toolsetand reporting capabilities that can be leveraged to moreeffectively source and incorporate large datasets in theiranalytics while saving them time and simplifying the reportingprocess. Walks you step-by-step through important BI tools likePowerPivot, SQL Server, and SharePoint and shows you how to movedata back and forth between these tools and Excel Shows you how to leverage relational databases, slice data intovarious views to gain different visibility perspectives, createeye-catching visualizations and dashboards, automate SQL Serverdata retrieval and integration, and publish dashboards and reportsto the web Details how you can use SQL Server’s built-in functionsto analyze large amounts of data, Excel pivot tables to access andreport OLAP data, and PowerPivot to create powerful reportingmechanisms You’ll get on top of the Microsoft BI stack and all it cando to enhance Excel data analysis with this one-of-a-kind guidewritten for Excel analysts just like you.
What differentiates good organizations from bad? The good ones are those that take advantage of the data they already have and use the feedback that business intelligence gives them to improve their processes. SharePoint is now the delivery platform of choice for Microsoft’s business intelligence products, and in this book we reveal how to get the most from developing business intelligence solutions on SharePoint 2010. To understand the various business intelligence offerings in SharePoint 2010, you need to understand the core SQL Server business intelligence concepts, and the first part of the book presents a comprehensive tutorial on those fundamentals. Pro SharePoint 2010 Business Intelligence Solutions then focuses on specific SharePoint business intelligence investments including: Visio Services Excel Services SQL Server Reporting Services Business Connectivity Services PerformancePoint Services All of this is done using a practical, hands-on format, with enough examples to empower you to use these products in your real-life projects. As compelling as SharePoint and SQL Server business intelligence are together, the challenge always has been finding people who understand both SharePoint and SQL Server well enough to deliver such business intelligence solutions. With this book in hand, you become part of that select group. What you’ll learn Understand the fundamentals and framework of business intelligence. Learn how to integrate Visio Services, and discover the developer story. Practice working with the Secure Store Service. Experience authoring and publishing reports using Report Builder and how to re-purpose published reports in Reporting Services. Glean practical advice about deploying and developing for PerformancePoint Services in SharePoint 2010. Learn about the advances in Excel Services and PowerPivot, and their application within SharePoint to practical situations. Gain a deep understanding of the Business Data Services featureset in SharePoint 2010. Who this book is for This book offers SharePoint developers an essential BI foundation experience and an introduction to SQL Server 2008 tools for business intelligence. This book will also benefit SQL Server developers and administrators who require knowledge of setting up the basic infrastructure on the SharePoint platform for business intelligence. Table of Contents Business Intelligence Basics Visio Services Reporting Services Business Connectivity Services Excel Services PerformancePoint Services
Author: Brian Knight
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-11-30
A book-and-video introduction to Microsoft's Business Intelligence tools If you are just starting to get a handle on Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) tools, this book and accompanying video provides you with the just the right amount of information to perform basic business analysis and reporting. You'll explore the components and related tools that comprise the Microsoft BI toolset as well as the new BI features of Office 2010. After a basic primer on BI and data modeling, the expert team of authors provides you with step-by-step lessons in the book and videos on the accompanying DVD on how to use SQL Server Integration Services, SQL Server Analysis Services, SQL Server Reporting Services, Excel BI (including PowerPivot), and SharePoint. Integrates instructional videos with each of the lessons found in the book to enhance your learning experience Explores the Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) toolset as well as the new BI features of Office 2010 Encourages you to practice what you've learned in "Try It Out" sections Contains video demonstrations that walk you through how to tackle each lesson featured in the book With Knight's Microsoft Business Intelligence 24-Hour Trainer, veteran authors present you with an ideal introductory book-and-video package so that you can get started working with the BI toolset immediately!/p Note: As part of the print version of this title, video lessons are included on DVD. For e-book versions, video lessons can be accessed at wrox.com using a link provided in the interior of the e-book.
Author: Woodrow W. Windischman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2010-10-28
Teaching Web designers, developers, and IT professionals how to use the new version of SharePoint Designer Covering both the design and business applications of SharePoint Designer, this complete Wrox guide brings readers thoroughly up to speed on how to use SharePoint Designer in an enterprise. You’ll learn to create and modify web pages, use CSS editing tools to modify themes, use Data View to create interactivity with SharePoint and other data, and much more. Coverage includes integration points with Visual Studio, Visio, and InfoPath. Shows web designers, developers, and IT professionals how to use SharePoint Designer 2010 to customize Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Windows SharePoint Services 4.0 Covers both the design and business application of SharePoint Designer 2010 Delves into modifying and enhancing every aspect of your SharePoint site—not just the look and feel Explores creating and modifying web pages, how to add interactivity with SharePoint and other data, and using CSS editing tools to modify themes With the explosive growth in SharePoint, this book is your key to customizing your SharePoint sites with SharePoint Designer 2010.
Author: Steven Mann
Publisher: Sams Publishing
Release Date: 2011-05-01
SharePoint 2010 is today’s leading presentation and deployment system for Business Intelligence (BI) solutions based on Microsoft technologies. This book brings together all the information you need to successfully implement and use SharePoint 2010’s powerful BI capabilities. It reflects the unsurpassed real-world experience of five expert consultants at RDA, a Microsoft Gold Partner specializing in delivering advanced BI solutions with SharePoint. You’ll first learn how to prepare SharePoint 2010 for the deployment of BI solutions. Next, the authors walk through integrating, configuring, and using Reporting Services, PerformancePoint Services, PowerPivot, Visio Services, and other key related technologies. Building on what you’ve learned, you’ll walk step-by-step through constructing and integrating two end-to-end BI solutions. Finally, in a comprehensive troubleshooting section, the authors present today’s most common SharePoint BI issues, identify proven solutions, and teach effective problem-solving techniques. Get started fast, by using the Business Intelligence Center’s prebuilt site collection and template Build integrated, end-to-end SharePoint BI solutions Present business data to the enterprise through Excel Services Install, configure, and integrate Reporting Services and the Reporting Services Add-In for SharePoint Define document library content types and manage reports Use Report Viewer Web Parts to render reports on SharePoint web pages Build enterprise dashboards with PerformancePoint Services Secure dashboards via data source delegation, SharePoint permissions, and groups Analyze enormous datasets with PowerPivot for Excel and SharePoint Publish Visio 2010 data-driven web diagrams that integrate multiple data sources Utilize the fine-grained security available through Visio Graphics Service Troubleshoot problems with Reporting Services, PerformancePoint Services, PowerPivot, and Visio Services
Author: Ken Withee
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2010-04-05
This book looks beyond the jargon at real business problems and common-sense solutions. Data is the lifeblood of your business. Microsoft BI tools help you collect that data; sort, store, and analyze it; find it when you need it; and use it to make decisions.
In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you’ll learn how to build robust, dynamic, scalable, and manageable business solutions with SharePoint 2010! Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll learn how to implement everything from workflows to content management, search to enterprise-class business intelligence. One step at a time, you’ll master new features ranging from Business Connectivity Services to Silverlight rich user interfaces. Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, helping you get the job done fast--and do it right! Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common SharePoint 2010 development tasks. Q&As at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge. By the Way, Did You Know?, and Watch Out! boxes offer advice and solutions. Learn how to… Make the most of SharePoint 2010’s lists, libraries, and site templates Customize the user interface through web parts, custom actions, and other advanced interface features Develop server-side applications and client-side applications for SharePoint 2010 Manage data using lists, libraries, site columns, content types, custom fields, event receivers, and queries Integrate external data with Business Connectivity Services (BCS) Use “out of the box” workflows and create custom workflows Manage SharePoint with SharePoint 2010 Central Administration Protect applications with claims-based authorization and other security features Integrate advanced search into your applications Build powerful BI solutions for data analysis, presentation, and decision-making
Building a Data Warehouse: With Examples in SQL Server describes how to build a data warehouse completely from scratch and shows practical examples on how to do it. Author Vincent Rainardi also describes some practical issues he has experienced that developers are likely to encounter in their first data warehousing project, along with solutions and advice. The relational database management system (RDBMS) used in the examples is SQL Server; the version will not be an issue as long as the user has SQL Server 2005 or later. The book is organized as follows. In the beginning of this book (chapters 1 through 6), you learn how to build a data warehouse, for example, defining the architecture, understanding the methodology, gathering the requirements, designing the data models, and creating the databases. Then in chapters 7 through 10, you learn how to populate the data warehouse, for example, extracting from source systems, loading the data stores, maintaining data quality, and utilizing the metadata. After you populate the data warehouse, in chapters 11 through 15, you explore how to present data to users using reports and multidimensional databases and how to use the data in the data warehouse for business intelligence, customer relationship management, and other purposes. Chapters 16 and 17 wrap up the book: After you have built your data warehouse, before it can be released to production, you need to test it thoroughly. After your application is in production, you need to understand how to administer data warehouse operation. What you’ll learn A detailed understanding of what it takes to build a data warehouse The implementation code in SQL Server to build the data warehouse Dimensional modeling, data extraction methods, data warehouse loading, populating dimension and fact tables, data quality, data warehouse architecture, and database design Practical data warehousing applications such as business intelligence reports, analytics applications, and customer relationship management Who this book is for There are three audiences for the book. The first are the people who implement the data warehouse. This could be considered a field guide for them. The second is database users/admins who want to get a good understanding of what it would take to build a data warehouse. Finally, the third audience is managers who must make decisions about aspects of the data warehousing task before them and use the book to learn about these issues.