In a corporate setting, the Microsoft Office Suite is an invaluable set of applications. One of Offices' biggest advantages is that its applications can work together to share information, produce reports, and so on. The problem is, there isn't much documentation on their cross-usage. Until now. Introducing Integrating Excel and Access, the unique reference that shows you how to combine the strengths of Microsoft Excel with those of Microsoft Access. In particular, the book explains how the powerful analysis tools of Excel can work in concert with the structured storage and more powerful querying of Access. The results that these two applications can produce together are virtually impossible to achieve with one program separately. But the book isn't just limited to Excel and Access. There's also a chapter on SQL Server, as well as one dedicated to integrating with other Microsoft Office applications. In no time, you'll discover how to: Utilize the built in features of Access and Excel to access data Use VBA within Access or Excel to access data Build connection strings using ADO and DAO Automate Excel reports including formatting, functions, and page setup Write complex functions and queries with VBA Write simple and advanced queries with the Access GUI Produce pivot tables and charts with your data With Integrating Excel and Access, you can crunch and visualize data like never before. It's the ideal guide for anyone who uses Microsoft Office to handle data.
Written by Microsoft’s own consulting team, this is the premier example-driven book for developing Office-based applications using SharePoint and .NET. It takes a practical problem/solution approach to common business challenges. You'll not only encounter interesting code samples, but also see how to combine these examples with the Microsoft collaboration platform's services. The book's solutions focus on using Visual Studio Tools for Office to build the user interface layer. In addition, solutions can interact with SharePoint as a service provider, taking advantage of SharePoint's many collaboration features.
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
Release Date: 2011-07-31
Genre: Business & Economics
Organizational Learning and Knowledge: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications demonstrates exhaustively the many applications, issues, and techniques applied to the science of recording, categorizing, using and learning from the experiences and expertise acquired by the modern organization. A much needed collection, this multi-volume reference presents the theoretical foundations, research results, practical case studies, and future trends to both inform the decisions facing today's organizations and the establish fruitful organizational practices for the future. Practitioners, researchers, and academics involved in leading organizations of all types will find useful, grounded resources for navigating the ever-changing organizational landscape.
The complete handbook for PC support professionals developing and implementing business applications using Microsoft Office and Visual Basic. With a special focus on using DDE and OLE to create integrated applications for a wide variety of business uses, this book provides unique insight into the process of designing, maintaining, and supporting applications built using Microsoft Office Professional.
Author: John C. Hancock
Publisher: Pearson Education
Release Date: 2006-08-28
Design, Build, and Manage High-Value BI Solutions with SQL Server 2005 In this book, two of Microsoft’s leading consultants illustrate how to use SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence (BI) technologies to solve real-world problems in markets ranging from retail and finance to healthcare. Drawing on extensive personal experience with Microsoft’s strategic customers, John C. Hancock and Roger Toren offer unprecedented insight into BI systems design and step-by-step best practices for implementation, deployment, and management. Hancock and Toren introduce practical BI concepts and terminology and provide a concise primer on the Microsoft BI platform. Next, they turn to the heart of the book–constructing solutions. Each chapter-length case study begins with the customer’s business goals, and then guides you through detailed data modeling. The case studies show how to avoid the pitfalls that derail many BI projects. You’ll translate each model into a working system and learn how to deploy it into production, maintenance, and efficient operation. Whether you’re a decision-maker, architect, developer, or DBA, this book brings together all the knowledge you’ll need to derive maximum business value from any BI project. • Leverage SQL Server 2005 databases, Integration Services, Analysis Services, and Reporting Services • Build data warehouses and extend them to support very large databases • Design effective Analysis Services databases • Ensure the superior data quality your BI system needs • Construct advanced enterprise scorecard applications • Use data mining to segment customers, cross-sell, and increase the value of each transaction • Design real-time BI applications • Get hands-on practice with SQL Server 2005’s BI toolset
This book takes a practical problem-solution approach to common business challenges. You’ll not only encounter interesting code samples, but also see how to combine these examples with the Microsoft collaboration platform’s services. The book’s solutions focus on using Visual Studio 2008 and its built-in Office development tools to construct the user interface layer. And solutions can interact with SharePoint as a service provider, taking advantage of SharePoint’s many collaboration features like document repositories, collaboration sites, and search functions. This book is unique because it starts with challenges that end users deal with every day when using the Microsoft collaboration platform to support business processes. The solutions are presented as hypothetical business challenges of a fictional company. By presenting the examples in this context, author Ed Hild makes it easier to relate to the challenges and solution value. The goal of these examples is to build applications that apply the benefits of the Office desktop interface to the richness of SharePoint collaboration features. This book will help you develop real-world solutions to complex business problems and challenges. What you’ll learn Delve into an end-to-end walkthrough in each chapter of a practical business challenge. See code samples, user interface design, and platform integration all in the context of real-world problems. Discover custom code and implementation advice for popular Office and SharePoint features like custom web parts, Office add-ins, SharePoint features, workflow, the Business Data Catalog, Outlook form regions, the Office Open XML file format, and more. Who this book is for This book is of great value to intermediate and advanced developers working on enterprise applications based on the Microsoft Office or SharePoint systems, or working on integration projects with third-party vendors. Table of Contents Office Business Applications SharePoint 2010: Overview and New Features SharePoint Development with Visual Studio 2010 Microsoft Office Overview for Developers Beyond the Spreadsheet Merging SharePoint List Data into Word Documents Automating Document Assembly Extending PowerPoint to Build a Presentation 8: Based on Site Content Building a Presentation Server-Side within a Web Part Surfacing Line-of-Business Data in Outlook Site Provisioning Workflows Rapid SharePoint Application Development Using Access Using Visio Services to Visualize Data Building Mashups Realizing the Vision
PowerPivot comprises a set of technologies for easy access to data mining and business intelligence analysis from Microsoft Excel and SharePoint. Power users and developers alike can create sophisticated, online analytic processing (OLAP) solutions using PowerPivot for Excel, and then share those solutions with other users via PowerPivot for SharePoint. Data can be pulled in from any of the leading database platforms, as well as from spreadsheets and flat files. PowerPivot for Business Intelligence Using Excel and SharePoint is your key to mastering PowerPivot. The book takes a scenario-based approach to showing you how to collect data, to mine that data through insightful analysis, and to draw conclusions that drive business performance. Each chapter in the book is focused on a specific challenge that you’ll encounter when using PowerPivot. Each chapter takes you through a solution technique that’s been proven in the real world. Covers the leading technology for bringing data analytics to the desktop Presents real-world solutions to real-world scenarios Written by a Microsoft Virtual Technical Specialist (VTS) for business intelligence What you’ll learn Install and verify the PowerPivot software Integrated existing, available data to deliver business intelligence Leverage Time Intelligence to report change over time Write Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) to create custom measures Identify and implement solutions for role-playing dimensions Recognize and work-around PowerPivot’s missing features Who this book is for PowerPivot Solutions for Excel and SharePoint is aimed at information workers and data analysts who typically use Excel to drive business decisions. The book shows how you can apply PowerPivot to problems typically addressed through complicated and arcane spreadsheet techniques. Business people without the time and interest in learning Excel arcane will especially appreciate how PowerPivot enables them to easily create models and perform analysis far in advance of anything they could do using Excel alone. Table of Contents Getting Started with PowerPivot for Excel Hello World, PowerPivot Style Combining Data Sources Data Analysis Expressions A Method to the Madness Installing PowerPivot for SharePoint Collaboration, Version Control, and Management PowerPivot As a Data Source PowerPivot and SQL Server Reporting Services PowerPivot and Predictive Analytics Tips, Tricks, and Traps