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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
I've got Georgia (plus SharePoint, BI, and scenarios) on my mind ...
Hal - MSFT
Hal Zucati here for SharePoint IT Pro UA. It's Tuesday here in Atlanta and I wanted to give you a brief recap of the conversations I've had with customers here at TechEd 2011. I talked with close to 30 people yesterday on the subjects of SharePoint, Business Intelligence, and what the word "scenario...
17 May 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...
15 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
Decipher the Secure Store Service for Excel Services 2010
Creating and configuring the Secure Store Service for Excel Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 is often a complicated process. I’ve recently revised the Configure Secure Store Service for Excel Services (SharePoint Server 2010) article on TechNet to provide an easier administrative experience...
12 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
Creating PerformancePoint dashboards using Project Server data
You might have seen the new Business Intelligence Center that is available for Microsoft Project Server 2010. If you haven’t seen it or used it yet, watch this fantastic video that my teammate published. She does an excellent job of introducing you to the Business Intelligence Center and how it...
14 Mar 2011
Trying to decide which BI tool is best?
Trying to decide on which Business Intelligence application is best for your business? With all the choices available, do you know what style of BI is right for you? The white paper " How to Choose the Right Business Intelligence Technology to Suit Your Style " will help you with those questions and...
2 Mar 2011
Revamped business intelligence scenario hub on TechNet
The Microsoft Business Intelligence Center ( http://technet.microsoft.com/bi ) on TechNet has just been revamped. It is now a content hub featuring six end-to-end scenarios that highlight cross-product integrations for BI solutions. What makes this new hub unique is that it is a pilot for the new five...
17 Feb 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...
2 Dec 2010
Case study: Edgenet and self-service business intelligence
The Case Study: Edgenet Realizes the Power of Dynamic IT and Self-Service BI white paper is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center. Edgenet is a network that provides data to retailers, suppliers, and consumers to improve sales and customer satisfaction. The case study describes...
20 Oct 2010
Overview of PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer
PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer, which is included with PerformancePoint Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, is a tool that you can use to create powerful dashboards in your organization. If PerformancePoint Services is configured and you have the necessary permissions, you can create and...
12 Oct 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
Book review: PerformancePoint Services 2010 Unleashed
The four authors of PerformancePoint Services 2010 Unleashed have done a splendid job of giving PerformancePoint 2010 the attention that a fully integrated SharePoint service application, dedicated to business intelligence, deserves. SharePoint Server 2010 helps users to create KPIs, scorecards, reports...
15 Sep 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...
1 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
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