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Business Intelligence

by Stacia Misner Elizabeth Vitt Michael Luckevich

"This readable, practical book helps business people quickly understand what business intelligence is, how it works, where it's used, and why and when to use it--all illustrated by real case studies, not just theory." Nigel Pendse Author of The OLAP Report www.olapreport.com So much information, so little time. All too often, business data is hard to get at and use--thus slowing decision-making to a crawl. This insightful book illustrates how organizations can make better, faster decisions about their customers, partners, and operations by turning mountains of data into valuable business information that's always at the fingertips of decision makers. You'll learn what's involved in using business intelligence to bring together information, people, and technology to create successful business strategies--and how to execute those strategies with confidence. Topics covered include: THE BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE MINDSET: Discover the basics behind business intelligence, such as how it's defined, why and how to use it in your organization, and what characteristics, components, and general architecture most business intelligence solutions share. THE CASE FOR BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE: Read how world leaders in finance, manufacturing, and retail have successfully implemented business intelligence solutions and see what benefits they have reaped. THE PRACTICE OF BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE: Find out what's involved in implementing a business intelligence solution in your organization, including how to identify your business intelligence opportunities, what decisions you must make to get a business intelligence project going, and what to do to sustain the momentum so that you can continue to make sense of all the data you gather.

Business Intelligence in Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010

by Stacia Misner Mariano Teixeira Neto John Campbell Norman P. Warren

Dive into the business intelligence (BI) features in SharePoint 2010--and use the right combination of tools to deliver compelling solutions. This practical guide helps you explore several BI application services available in SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft SQL Server® 2008 R2. You'll learn each technology with step-by-step instructions, and determine which ones work best in specific BI scenarios--whether you're a SharePoint administrator, SQL Server developer, or business analyst. Choose the BI tools that meet your needs--and learn how they work together Examine the BI lifecycle, from determining key performance indicators to building dashboards Take Microsoft Excel® further--gain more control and functionality with web-based Excel Services Mash up data from multiple sources using PowerPivot for Excel 2010 Create data visualizations with objects, context, and metrics using Microsoft Visio® Services Build dashboards, scorecards, and other monitoring and analysis tools with PerformancePoint® Services Use SharePoint to view BI reports side by side, no matter which tools were used to produced them Your companion web content includes: Interactive exercises that help you try out concepts or techniques Code samples that enable you to work with the exercises

Business Intelligence in Microsoft SharePoint 2013

by Stacia Misner Scott A. Helmers Mariano Teixeira Neto Norman P. Warren Ivan Sanders

Dive into the business intelligence features in SharePoint 2013--and use the right combination of tools to deliver compelling solutions. Take control of business intelligence (BI) with the tools offered by SharePoint 2013 and Microsoft SQL Server® 2012. Led by a group of BI and SharePoint experts, you'll get step-by-step instructions for understanding how to use these technologies best in specific BI scenarios--whether you're a SharePoint administrator, SQL Server developer, or business analyst. Discover how to: Manage the entire BI lifecycle, from determining key performance indicators to building dashboardsUse web-based Microsoft Excel® services and publish workbooks on a SharePoint Server Mash up data from multiple sources and create Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) using PowerPivot Create data-driven diagrams that provide interactive processes and context with Microsoft Visio® ServicesUse dashboards, scorecards, reports, and key performance indicators to monitor and analyze your business Use SharePoint to view BI reports side by side, no matter which tools were used to produced them

Introducing Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012

by Stacia Misner Ross Mistry

Introducing Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 explores the exciting enhancements and new capabilities engineered into SQL Server, ranging from improvements in operation to those in reporting and management. This book is for anyone who has an interest in SQL Server 2012 and wants to understand its capabilities, including database administrators, application developers, and technical decision makers.

Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 Administrator's Companion

by Burzin Patel Edward Whalen Marcilina Garcia Stacia Misner Victor Isakov

Get your mission-critical databases up and running quickly with this essential, single-volume guide. This comprehensive administrator's reference details features and capabilities of SQL Server 2005--including how to implement business intelligence applications. It delivers the easy-to-follow procedures, practical workarounds, and key troubleshooting tactics you need for on-the-job-results. Discover how to: Perform an installation or upgrade, and configure it on the network Plan and configure the I/O subsystem and model system capacity Create and maintain databases, tables, views, and indexes Administer transactions, deadlocks, and isolation levels Manage users with logins, user IDs, schemas, permissions, and roles Implement failover clustering, log shipping, and database mirroring for high availability Manage and tune snapshot, transactional, and merge replication Administer SQL Server Analysis Services and Reporting Services Monitor, troubleshoot, and fine-tune performance Includes a CD with a fully searchable eBook. A Note Regarding the CD or DVD The print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via O'Reilly Media's Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit O'Reilly's web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to booktech@oreilly.com.

Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 Analysis Services Step by Step

by Stacia Misner Hitachi Consulting Reed Jacobsen

Teach yourself the fundamentals of SQL Server Analysis Services--one step at a time. With this practical, learn-by-doing tutorial, you get the guidance you need to build flexible and powerful solutions that meet the analytical needs of your organization. Discover how to: Start building cubes using the Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Business Intelligence designers Create dimensions and measure groups to build, browse, and modify OLAP cubes Design objects to handle unique financial analysis requirements Improve query performance with aggregations and user hierarchies Customize cubes with multi-dimensional expressions (MDX) and other advanced design techniques Use actions to integrate Web pages, reporting applications, and drillthrough capabilities with cubes Manage role-based security and restrict data access Deploy and maintain a database in a production environment CD features All practice exercises and answer files Fully searchable eBook A Note Regarding the CD or DVD The print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via O'Reilly Media's Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit O'Reilly's web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to booktech@oreilly.com.

Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 Reporting Services Step by Step

by Stacia Misner Hitachi Consulting

Teach yourself the fundamentals of SQL Server Reporting Services--one step at a time. With this practical, learn-by-doing tutorial, you get the guidance you need to build flexible and powerful solutions that support the reporting needs of your organization. Discover how to: Install and configure Reporting Services Author, manage, and access reports Create attractive, information-rich reports with the Report Designer Calculate values, organize information, and manipulate report data Build, deploy, and maintain a report model Render and distribute reports in various formats Implement role-based security to restrict access to information Explore more advanced report design techniques Programmatically customize any stage of the reporting lifecycle CD features all practice exercises. A Note Regarding the CD or DVD The print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via O'Reilly Media's Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit O'Reilly's web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to booktech@oreilly.com.

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Reporting Services Step by Step

by Stacia Misner

Teach yourself how to build, manage, and access SQL Server 2008 reports--one step at a time. Whether you're a report developer, IT administrator, or business user, this sequential, learn-by-doing tutorial shows you how to deliver the business intelligence information your organization needs. Discover how to: Install and configure Reporting Services Put Report Builder and Report Designer tools to work Create interactive, online reports that enable users to sort and filter data Add charts and gauges to present data visually Deploy reports to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Monitor server performance and help secure content Use subscriptions to distribute reports via e-mail Build ad hoc reports and extend them with custom code CD features: Practice exercises and code samples Fully searchable eBook A Note Regarding the CD or DVD The print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via O'Reilly Media's Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit O'Reilly's web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to booktech@oreilly.com.

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Reporting Services

by Stacia Misner

Use your SQL Server skills to create and manage key data reports Deliver interactive business intelligence reports using SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services, and help facilitate real-time decision making throughout the enterprise. SQL Server expert Stacia Misner shows you in detail how to design, manage, and access custom reports that capture data from multiple sources. This book is ideal for experienced SQL Server developers, whether you're new to Reporting Services or upgrading from an earlier version. Discover how to: Use the latest features, including the Power View ad hoc reporting tool Design reports by understanding how your audience accesses and uses data Add interactive features to help end users sort and filter data Create rich data visualization with charts, gauges, indictors, and data maps Configure your report server, provide security, and monitor report contents Use SharePoint or Report Manager to search and access reports online Create a library of report parts that clients can use for ad hoc reporting Build and manage reports using Reporting Services as a development platform

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Reporting Services

by Stacia Misner

Use your SQL Server skills to create and manage key data reports Deliver interactive business intelligence reports using SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services, and help facilitate real-time decision making throughout the enterprise. SQL Server expert Stacia Misner shows you in detail how to design, manage, and access custom reports that capture data from multiple sources. This book is ideal for experienced SQL Server developers, whether you're new to Reporting Services or upgrading from an earlier version. Discover how to: Use the latest features, including the Power View ad hoc reporting tool Design reports by understanding how your audience accesses and uses data Add interactive features to help end users sort and filter data Create rich data visualization with charts, gauges, indictors, and data maps Configure your report server, provide security, and monitor report contents Use SharePoint or Report Manager to search and access reports online Create a library of report parts that clients can use for ad hoc reporting Build and manage reports using Reporting Services as a development platform

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