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Business Intelligence: Leveraging SharePoint to drive business results Presentation

I was invited to do a presentation on Business Intelligence and Self Service BI at an internal Summit for a Health organization in Indianapolis.

Here is the slide deck.

Posted On Thursday, April 25, 2013 6:42 PM | Comments (0)
Tidbits on Installing the SQL Server 2012 BI Tools for VS 2012
As I was installing the newly released tools, and catching up on updates for a new system, I ran into the following situation. When it came to going through the dialog screens to install the new tools, under Installation Type, it came down to two options. Perform a new installation of SQL Server 2012 was one, the other, Add features to an existing instance of SQL Server 2012. I decided to select to Add features (why? well, instinct I guess). And I went forward with that choice through the rest of ......
Posted On Tuesday, April 2, 2013 8:47 AM | Comments (0)
Installing the AdventureWorks OLAP Sample Database
Once the installer for the AdventureWorks Community Sample Database has finished, we then need to complete the process (not mandatory, but nice to do to play with the OLAP content). The first thing we need to do is make sure we note the location of the script files and samples. The path if you are working with SQL Server 2008 R2 is as follows: “C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Tools\Samples\Ad... 2008R2 Analysis Services Project\enterprise” I am working with the developer edition, ......
Posted On Saturday, October 29, 2011 8:33 AM | Comments (1)
Great finds: SharePoint 2010 Reference and Business Intelligence documents
In browsing around and following people on twitter, I have come across valuable documentation. First, the SharePoint Technical Reference http://www.microsoft.com/do... Second, Getting Started with Business Intelligence in SharePoint 2010 http://www.microsoft.com/do... ......
Posted On Saturday, November 27, 2010 8:53 AM | Comments (0)
Microsoft BI Indexing Connector Announced
Wait? More awesome stuff released. With Microsoft’s acquisition of FAST, the options for content being indexed increased. That’s not all that happens, but for the purpose of this post, since we focus on Business Intelligence content … that is where we see that benefit at this time. Here is the link to the SharePoint Insights: BI In Action blog. You will find guidance and components to download ......
Posted On Tuesday, May 18, 2010 9:09 PM | Comments (0)
What is PowerPivot?
Let’s start with it is a great way to be able to visualize data and transform to information. It is intended to be a self-service business intelligence tool provided as an add-in for a tool we already know … Microsoft Excel ... 2010. If you have been wondering where to go? what to do? and how do I? I am including links that will help you be on your way to better understanding of the topic and tool. (Links to TechNet documentation) Introduction to PowerPivot Walkthrough: Create your first PowerPivot ......
Posted On Tuesday, May 18, 2010 8:38 PM | Comments (0)
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