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  • Blog Post: BI Bites 21: PowerPivot Gallery

    This video continues my BI Bites series, showing bite-sized demos of Microsoft's Business Intelligence solutions. Here I show the PowerPivot gallery feature of the PowerPivot add-in for SharePoint Server 2010. This file is available for download from my SkyDrive .
  • Blog Post: BI Bites 4: Simple KPI

    This demo continues my series of videos showing the Microsoft business intelligence offering in bite sized chunks. In this demo, I show how to create a simple key performance indicators (KPI) based on a project task list and then how to display a KPI list in a SharePoint page.
  • Blog Post: BI Bites 14: SharePoint Dashboards

    I am continuing my series of short business intelligence demos with this look at how easy it is to create a BI dashboard in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 that can contain a range of different components. This file is available for download from my SkyDrive .
  • Blog Post: BI Bites 6: Excel Dashboards

    This video continues my series of bite sized Business Intelligence demos. In this demo, I show how to create a dashboard in SharePoint 2010 to display parts of an Excel workbook.
  • Blog Post: BI Bites 25: Excel Web App

    This video continues my series of Microsoft Business Intelligence demos. In this demo, I show the Excel Web App, the browser-based version of Excel available through SharePoint and Windows Live. I show some of what you can and can't do in this cloud-based version of Excel. This video is available...
  • Blog Post: BI Bites 10: PerformancePoint Services Scorecards

    This video is part of a series of bite-sized Business Intelligence demos. This video builds on the previous two to show how to put together a scorecard in Dashboard Designer for PerformancePoint Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. This video is available for download in my SkyDrive...
  • Blog Post: SQL training for partners

    One of my colleagues is putting on a couple of LiveMeetings on SQL Server 2008 R2. These are probably relevant to any SharePoint partners who provide or are interested in building a SharePoint BI offering. While SharePoint provides the front-end of a BI solution, the data has to sit somewhere and be...
  • Blog Post: BI Bites 7: PerformancePoint Services Data Connections

    This video continues my series of bite-sized BI demos. In this demo, I show how to use PerformancePoint Services' Dashboard Designer to create a data connection to a SQL Server Analysis Services data cube.
  • Blog Post: BI Bites 26: Introducing SQL Server Integration Services

    This video continues my series of short Microsoft Business Intelligence demos. Here I introduce SQL Server Integration Services, SSIS, in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. I show how to perform a simple data import from a flat file to a SQL database. This video is available for download from my SkyDrive...
  • Blog Post: BI Bites 16: Visio Services

    This video continues my series of bite-sized BI demos. This follows on from the previous BI Bites video, where I showed how to connect a Visio 2010 diagram to data in Excel. In this video, I show how to publish a Visio diagram to SharePoint 2010 using the new Visio Services feature so display the diagram...
  • Blog Post: Unleash the Power of PowerPivot

    Donald Farmer, the rock star of Microsoft BI, is delivering a series of webinars on the subject of PowerPivot next week. These online workshops are being run in conjunction with Microsoft Gold Partner Panorama. Donald is a great presenter so I would definitely urge anyone interested in this subject to...
  • Blog Post: BI Bites 19: Gauges

    This video continues my series of Business Intelligence bite-sized demos. In this demo, I show how to create a gauge in SQL Server Report Builder 3.0. This video is available for download from my SkyDrive .
  • Blog Post: BI Bites 9: Custom Indicators

    This video continues my series of demos showing the Microsoft Business Intelligence stack in bite-sized chunks. This carries on from the previous demo, where I showed how to create KPIs in PerformancePoint Services for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. In this video, I show how to create a custom indicator...
  • Blog Post: BI Bites 18: Report Parts

    This video continues my series of BI Bites demos showing pieces of the Microsoft Business Intelligence stack. This demo shows more of SQL Server Report Builder 3.0 and how to build a report using pre-built report parts from the report part gallery. This video is available for download from my SkyDrive...
  • Blog Post: Scenario: Budget Request

    Another scenario where InfoPath and SharePoint can aid business processes. In this demo, an employee fills out a budget request form, which is ammended by a manager and the results tracked using key performance indicators.
  • Blog Post: BI Bites 24: PowerPivot Management Console

    This video continues my series of short business intelligence screencasts. In this demo, I show the Management Dashboard for PowerPivot in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. This video is available for download from my SkyDrive .
  • Blog Post: BI Bites 5: Publish to Excel Services

    This video continues my series of demos showing the Microsoft BI offering in bite sized chunks. In this video, I show how to publish items in an Excel workbook to Excel Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.
  • Blog Post: BI Bites 15: Visio Diagrams

    This video continues my series of demos showing Microsoft's Business Intelligence solution in bite sized chunks. This video introduces Visio, part of the Office suite, as a tool for drawing rich diagrams and tying them into live data. This video is available for download from my SkyDrive .
  • Blog Post: BI Bites 20: Introducing PowerPivot

    In this video in my BI Bites series, I introduce the new in-memory analytics tool from Microsoft: PowerPivot. I show the Excel add-in and the new tab as well as introducing the range of data sources that can be used in a PowerPivot application. This file is available for download from my SkyDrive...
  • Blog Post: BI Bites 13: Creating a Dashboard

    This video is part of a series showing the Microsoft business intelligence offering in bite-sized chunks. This video shows how to use Dashboard Designer to create a PerformancePoint Services dashboard for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. This video is available for download from my SkyDrive .
  • Blog Post: BI Bites 17: SQL Server Report Builder 3.0

    This demo introduces another tool in the Microsoft BI stack: SQL Server Report Builder 3,0. Report Builder can be used to create rich reports. In this video, I show building a table using the inbuilt wizard to report on data from SQL Server. This video file is available for download from my SkyDrive...
  • Blog Post: BI Seminar

    A Microsoft partner Blueprint are putting on a seminar about the Microsoft Business Intelligence offering. Microsoft BI Seminar | Affordable BI for your whole organisation Tuesday 6 October | 9.30am-12.00pm A complimentary seminar focusing on Microsoft BI, and how you can enhance your existing Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: BI Bites 8: PerformancePoint Services KPI

    This video continues my series of bite-sized BI demos. In this video, I show how to create rich KPI in Dashboard Designer for PerformancePoint Services in SharePoint Server 2010. This video is available for download in my SkyDrive .
  • Blog Post: BI Webinars

    Is one of your New Years' Resolutions to do more technical training? If so, you're in luck. There are a couple of up-coming webinars on Business Intelligence being put on by the Technical Advisory Services. Microsoft Gold Partners are entitled to a number of hours of service from this team and these...
  • Blog Post: BI Bites 3: Decomposition Tree

    This video continues this series showing Microsoft's BI offering in bite sized chunks. In this demo, I show the decomposition tree feature of PerformancePoint Services within Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.