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  • Blog Post: Implementing Self-Service BI with PowerPivot for Excel 2010

    Excerpted from Microsoft Official Course 10337, Updating Your Microsoft SQL Server 2008 BI Skills to SQL Server 2008 R2,this lesson is part of a three-day, 300-level course focusing on the new features of SQL Server 2008 R2 for BI specialists who have 3-4 years of experience with SQL Server. This course...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft named a Self-Service Business Intelligence Leader by Forrester Research

    Forrester Research has positioned Microsoft as a leader in the " The Forrester Wave: Self-Service Business Intelligence Platforms, Q2 2012 " report. In this report, Forrester highlights Microsoft's approach to delivering self-service BI through the familiar tools of Excel and SharePoint. The research...
  • Blog Post: Office 2010 is here, so how will it benefit your medium business? by David Bennie

    It's finally here! Office 2010 is now available for business customers worldwide, so I’ve got some useful resources here to help you get clued up on what the benefits are for your business: Firstly, I’ve got two new great whitepapers here written specifically for medium businesses: · Understanding...
  • Blog Post: Understanding Mobile Broadband

    Mobile broadband has, until recently, struggled to fulfil its promise of actually providing a connection with broadband speeds. But with 4G networks deploying across the world, and existing 3G links being upgraded, mobile broadband is finally a realistic alternative to fixed-line services, in some cases...
  • Blog Post: Recovery is here, but what now for my business? Guest post by Robert Epstein

    Robert Epstein is SMB Head at Microsoft UK Britain’s economic recovery has been a long time coming. There was disappointment in the UK when the economy carried on sliding in the third quarter of 2009. The Office of National Statistics reported this week that the UK economy has officially come out...
  • Blog Post: Free e-book about key SQL Server 2008 R2 capabilities and deployment scenarios

    Don't miss out on this free e-book on Business Intelligence. If you want to learn all about SQL Server 2008 R2, look no further than this useful e-book .
  • Blog Post: A Look at Microsoft SharePoint

    Guest post from Trevor Eddolls, CEO iTech-Ed Ltd ( www.itech-ed.com ), specialists for IT consultancy, analysis, technical education and training, web design, writing, and editing solutions. Read more from Trevor on his mainframe blog and follow him on Twitter . Let me start with an apology for talking...
  • Blog Post: Seeing the light with business intelligence, by David Bennie

    After enjoying a sunny weekend, not only are we happier at Thames Valley Park with the delights of Spring and sunshine finally upon us, but there is something else that is making us smile too. This month has seen the launch of SQL Server 2008 R2 and the excitement that seems to be lighting up all around...
  • Blog Post: How will we make decisions in the future? Guest blog by Bruno Aziza

    How will we make decisions in the future? Bruno Aziza, Worldwide Lead Strategist for Microsoft’s Business Intelligence group culled the wisdom of the crowd to help him peer into the future. A little less than a month ago, I asked people via multiple networks and forums what they thought business intelligence...
  • Blog Post: Business Intelligence: Empower Your Users with Business Intelligence

    Guest post by Joshua Hoffman Business intelligence solutions provide scalable access to relevant information and analysis to help your people make the best possible business decisions. You often hear the most valuable resource within any company is the people. Certainly any organization has...