The February 2009 edition of TechNet Magazine is now online and highlights business intelligence and what you can do to make your data smarter. Some of the highlights are below.
- Microsoft Office – Business Intelligence with SharePoint and Excel – In my opinion SharePoint and Excel are two of the most powerful products we make; however most people don’t know how to take full advantage of them. This article goes into some detail about how to use both of these products along with Excel services to build a comprehensive BI solution with tools you may already have.
- SQL Server – Understanding Logging and Recovery – Logging and recovery are not the most exciting features in SQL Server right? But they are critical to any successful deployment; but often misunderstood. This article goes into some detail about these 2 critical features which will help move your business along the path to a better performing database.
- Virtualization – Automating Virtual Machine Host Deployment – Ah Virtualization..one of my favourite topics of all. This article talks about how Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 is simple to deploy and redeploy with just a few clicks. There is even some sample code for you to have a look at.
- Microsoft Dynamics – Deploying Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 – This is not a topic I know much about but one that is gaining momentum all the time in the enterprise. This article goes into details about planning for the right solution for your business.
Of course as always there is heaps of more content in this edition. Make sure to check it all out when you get a chance!