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Business Intelligence in Microsoft SharePoint 2010--New from Microsoft Press

June 1, 2011

Microsoft Press

Business Intelligence in Microsoft SharePoint 2010

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Sebastopol, CA—Dive into the business intelligence (BI) features in SharePoint 2010—and use the right combination of tools to deliver compelling solutions. Business Intelligence in Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010 (Microsoft Press, $44.99 USD) helps you explore several BI application services available in SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft SQL Server® 2008 R2. You'll learn each technology with step-by-step instructions, and determine which ones work best in specific BI scenarios—whether you're a SharePoint administrator, SQL Server developer, or business analyst.

"For four years I've been listening to customers ask for content that gives a comprehensive view of Microsoft business intelligence [BI] and that helps organize and discuss the tools available in SharePoint 2010 and SQL Server 2008 R2," says lead author Norm Warren.

"The SQL Server BI developer wants to know how SharePoint plays a part in business intelligence. The analyst wants to see how trusted data is surfaced to analyst tools like Excel, a PerformancePoint dashboard, PowerPivot for Excel, Visio, and more. This book offers a walk through the life-cycle of a business intelligence implementation to get to trusted data in SQL Server 2008 R2, from deciding what to measure to data warehouse to analysis services cube."

Business Intelligence in Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010 will help you:

  • Choose the BI tools that meet your needs—and learn how they work together
  • Examine the BI lifecycle, from determining key performance indicators to building dashboards
  • Take Microsoft Excel® further—gain more control and functionality with web-based Excel Services
  • Mash up data from multiple sources using PowerPivot for Excel 2010
  • Create data visualizations with objects, context, and metrics using Microsoft Visio® Services
  • Build dashboards, scorecards, and other monitoring and analysis tools with PerformancePoint® Services
  • Use SharePoint to view BI reports side by side, no matter which tools were used to produced them

Your companion web content includes:

  • Interactive exercises that help you try out concepts or techniques
  • Code samples that enable you to work with the exercises

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About the Authors

Norm Warren is a writer for PerformancePoint Server 2007 and SharePoint Server 2010, at Microsoft and has written articles on PerformancePoint® Server for the information worker, IT Pro, and SQL Server® BI developer audiences. He has a Master's degree in computer information technology and is currently earning an MBA with an emphasis in financial accounting. At Microsoft, Norm gives guidance to the BI community in the way of a blog, Norm's PerformancePoint Server blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/normbi). He is also a member of The Data Warehouse Institute (TDWI).

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Mariano Teixeira Neto is a software design engineer on the SQL Server Analysis Services team. For the last three years he's been working on the PowerPivot for SharePoint.

View Mariano Teixeira Neto's full profile page.

John Campbell is a program manager with Microsoft’s Excel Services team.

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Stacia Misner is the founder of Data Inspirations (www.datainspirations.com), which delivers global business intelligence (BI) consulting and education services. As a consultant, educator, mentor, and author specializing in business intelligence and performance management solutions that use Microsoft technologies, she has more than 25 years of experience in information technology and has focused exclusively on Microsoft BI technologies since 2000. She is the author of multiple books related to Microsoft SQL Server®, and most recently coauthored Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 and Building Integrated Business Solutions with SQL Server 2008 R2 and Office 2010. Stacia is also a Microsoft Certified IT Professional-BI and a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist-BI.

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Additional Resources
For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://oreilly.com/catalog/0790145301352

Business Intelligence in Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Business Intelligence in Microsoft? SharePoint? 2010
Publisher: Microsoft Press
By Norm Warren, Mariano Teixeira Neto, John Campbell, Stacia Misner
Print ISBN: 9780735643406   Ebook ISBN: 9780735643413  
Pages: 416
Print Price: $44.99   Ebook Price: $35.99  

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