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Refresh of SharePoint Server 2013 IT Pro training now available
We are excited to announce a refreshed version of the technical training materials for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013. This training package is for administrators, architects, and business analysts for learning all the new capabilities and functionalities in SharePoint Server 2013. Content doesn’t...
13 Apr 2013
BI in Excel and Excel Services
Business intelligence (BI) is all about bringing together data and turning it into meaningful information that people can use to make better business decisions. Just in case you didn’t already know, Excel 2013 includes a lot of exciting new BI capabilities, such as the following: Timeline...
5 Apr 2013
Microsoft BI Solution Builder: Business Intelligence tools and capabilities are available
Recently, Microsoft released the BI Solution Builder ( http://bisolutionbuilder.com ), an online tool that you can use to find out what business intelligence capabilities are available to you based on what your organization currently owns. It's quick and easy to use, and it can help you put your BI environment...
14 Mar 2013
Request a SharePoint Design Time Session at the SharePoint Conference 2012 in Las Vegas
Are you going to the SharePoint Conference this year? We are once again offering a limited number of dedicated solution-design sessions for individual customers. These Design Time sessions are intended to help IT professionals, and in some cases developers, envision and plan a solution based on...
25 Sep 2012
Making Sense of PerformancePoint Services
Maybe you’ve heard about PerformancePoint Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, but you don’t really know too much about what it is and how it works. To help make sense of this thing called PerformancePoint Services, we recently published a few downloadable tools that might help....
3 Feb 2012
Extra! Extra! Apple iPad Users Can Now View SharePoint Business Intelligence Content
In the recent blog post, December 2011 CU for SharePoint 2010 has been released , Senior Escalation Engineer for SharePoint Stefan Goßner provides an overview of Cumulative Update 2011-12 (CU 2011-12) for SharePoint Server 2010 (thanks, Stefan!). For SharePoint business intelligence users, CU...
14 Dec 2011
Use Excel and PowerPivot for Excel to analyze SQL Server Analysis Services data
Analyzing data that you import from an external source such as SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) can be complicated. The Microsoft TechNet article, Analyze data from SQL Server Analysis Services explains how to use Excel or PowerPivot for Excel to analyze this data. This newly published article...
22 Aug 2011
How Microsoft IT does Business Intelligence: Microsoft IT & CIO Office Scorecards
Whether you are starting a new BI effort or updating existing processes, it is always helpful to see how other companies implement their Business Intelligence solutions. In the Microsoft IT Showcase video, Microsoft IT CIO Office Scorecards – Delivering Dashboards from KPI Catalog to the Masses...
6 Jun 2011
Greetings from Atlanta, GA: TechEd North America 2011
Several of us from Microsoft SharePoint Content Publishing are attending and working at TechEd North America 2011 this week. We'd love to meet up with SharePoint subject-matter experts, customers, and enthusiasts to hear your stories, content needs, and feedback. Let us know what we can do with...
16 May 2011
Data in the cloud! DataMarket Add-In for Excel and Excel Services
There are some exciting things happening around Microsoft cloud services. One of the services is Windows Azure marketplace DataMarket , a cloud service that helps end users who need data for business analysis and decision making. You can conveniently consume the data you subscribe to directly in such...
15 Apr 2011
Book excerpt: "Collaboration Meets Business Intelligence"
Chapter 2 of the new McGraw-Hill book, Building Integrated Business Intelligence Solutions with SQL Server 2008 R2 & Office 2010 , is now available on TechNet . Written by Philo Janus and Stacia Misner, this book highlights the Microsoft business intelligence (BI) tools that are available today and...
21 Mar 2011
Reporting Services Performance Improvement in SharePoint Integrated Mode in SQL Server 2008 R2
As you may already know, you can upload or publish report server content types to a SharePoint library and then view and manage those documents from a SharePoint site. This is after you install the Reporting Services Add-in on Microsoft SharePoint Server and configure for integration. Carl Rabeler...
3 Dec 2010
Configuring extranet access for PerformancePoint Services 2010
Do you have users that need access to your data, but aren't in your intranet? A new white paper, Configuring extranet access for PerformancePoint Services 2010 , describes architectural considerations for deploying PerformancePoint Services in an extranet environment. The paper provides a detailed...
5 Oct 2010
White paper update: Configuring Kerberos Authentication for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products
In July, we published a white paper on how to configure Kerberos authentication end-to-end in several SQL Server and SharePoint 2010 business intelligence environments. The overview of this white paper is in the TechNet article here . We have updated the white paper in the following ways: Additional...
2 Sep 2010
Three integrated business intelligence solutions
The following is a summary of recently published business intelligence solutions and the corresponding solution download link. The solutions include Microsoft Office, SharePoint 2010, and SQL Server 2008. Self-Service Analytics: Sales Solution This business intelligence (BI) solution scenario describes...
6 Aug 2010
White paper: Configuring Kerberos authentication for SharePoint 2010 and SQL Server 2008 R2 products
Hello, this is Norm, IT Pro writer for business intelligence in Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products. Kerberos is often used in business intelligence solutions to establish secure access to external data sources such as Microsoft SQL Server . Last week, a new white paper was published that gives instructions...
22 Jul 2010
Excel Services and Excel Web App: Common features, different features
Excel Services extends the Excel desktop experience to the Web and is built upon a server-hosted version of the Excel calculation engine. Advantages include enabling users to interact with Excel workbooks directly in their web browser, without having to have the Excel client installed on a client computer...
21 Jul 2010
How to create planning solutions and scenarios using Office 2010, SharePoint Server 2010, and SQL Server 2008 R2
For a detailed look at understanding planning solutions using Office 2010, SharePoint Server 2010 and SQL 2008 R2, check out this white paper, " Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting for the Office of Finance: Understanding Planning Solutions and Scenarios with Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft SharePoint...
7 Jul 2010
What’s new: Business Intelligence Indexing Connector
Important: The Microsoft Business Intelligence Indexing Connector free download was removed from the download site. Customers who have downloaded the Business Intelligence Indexing Connector as of March 2011 will continue to be supported as per standard support procedures. However, Business Intelligence...
17 May 2010
Collaborative Decision Making in SharePoint 2010; Rating Business Intelligence Assets
Combine social networking and business intelligence and you get collaborative decision-making . It is a form of business intelligence for organizations that want to help their employees make decisions with their best resource, people! Because of the “SharePoint affect”, a phrase used in...
23 Apr 2010
Microsoft IT applies COBIT control objects with Microsoft business intelligence tools
I want to follow a previous post, IT audits, COBIT, and using business intelligence in SharePoint 2010 , with a scenario that shows how Microsoft’s IT department applies the Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT) framework guidance to monitor and evaluate IT performance. In...
16 Apr 2010
Add-in for Manipulating Points on Charts in Excel 2007 and Excel 2010
The Microsoft Excel product team has listened to customer feedback and created the Manipulating Points on Charts (MPOC) add-in. MPOC provides Excel 2007 and Excel 2010 users the ability to resize or reposition points on charts. This feature was last present in Excel 2003 and later removed. Since then...
7 Jan 2010
The new Business Intelligence Resource Center for SharePoint Server 2010
The new Business Intelligence Resource Center for SharePoint Server 2010 is a TechNet site for information about business intelligence in SharePoint Server 2010. The following is some of what is is included in the TechNet resource center. IT professionals Excel Services overview What's new for Excel...
5 Nov 2009
My impressions of the SharePoint Conference
I’m Norm Warren, IT Pro writer for SharePoint Server 2010 business intelligence. I also write for B.I. the way… and used to write for Norm's PerformancePoint Server Blog . The following are some of my impressions of my first SharePoint Server 2010 conference. I remember the first SharePoint Server...
30 Oct 2009
New business intelligence services in SharePoint Server 2010
The poster, Getting started with business intelligence in SharePoint Server 2010 , is a review of all the business intelligence (BI) services in SharePoint Server 2010 (Beta) and can be downloaded in Visio , PDF , and XPS file formats. You will notice that PerformancePoint Server 2007 is integrated into...
24 Oct 2009
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