Business Intelligence (BI) with Reporting Services in SharePoint 2010

This is the sixth and last article of a series to review the following five BI vehicles in SharePoint 2010:   Overview Excel 2010 and PowerPivot Excel Services Visio Services PerformancePoint Services Reporting Services and Report Builder   Business reports back in mainframe and early PC days used to be tedious to generate, ill to…

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Business Intelligence (BI) with PerformancePoint in SharePoint 2010

This is the fifth article of a series to review the following five BI vehicles in SharePoint 2010 Overview Excel 2010 and PowerPivot Excel Services Visio Services PerformancePoint Services Reporting Services and Report Builder  was a separate product. Now included in SharePoint 2010, PerformancePoint becomes a set of services configured as a service application, and surfaces itself in a web part page with Key…

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Business Intelligence (BI) with Visio Services in SharePoint 2010

This is the fourth article of a series to review the following five BI vehicles in SharePoint 2010: Overview Excel 2010 and PowerPivot Excel Services Visio Services PerformancePoint Services Reporting Services and Report Builder A picture is worth a thousand words. This cannot be more applicable to what Visio Services can deliver. A feature of SharePoint 2010, Visio…

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Business Intelligence (BI) with Excel Services in SharePoint 2010

This is the third article of a series to review the following five BI vehicles in SharePoint 2010: Overview Excel 2010 and PowerPivot Excel Services Visio Services PerformancePoint Services Reporting Services and Report Builder First introduced in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Excel Services provides server-side calculations and browser-based rendering of Excel workbooks. On the right is…

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Business Intelligence (BI) with Excel 2010 and PowerPivot in SharePoint 2010

This is the second article of a series to review the following five BI vehicles in SharePoint 2010: Overview Excel 2010 and PowerPivot Excel Services Visio Services PerformancePoint Services Reporting Services and Report Builder Excel 2010 and PowerPivot introduces a fascinating integration. PowerPivot, a data analysis tool and free add-in to Excel 2010, gives users the…

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Business Intelligence (BI) in SharePoint 2010

BI is a concept encompassing many areas of IT and like many other IT terms, it means different things to different people. One simple definition of BI is “Using of analytic and visualization tools to better understand and interpret data.” Recently there have been active discussions on BI as a priority in CIO’s list. Interestingly, the more…

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Preliminary Upgrade Planning for SharePoint Foundation 2010

The following table highlights the minimum requirements of Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0 and SharePoint Foundation (SPF) 2010 for preliminary upgrade planning for SPF2010. Since SPF2010 is the underlying infrastructure for SharePoint Server (SP) 2010, information presented here is applicable to upgrade planning for SP2010 as well. Notice that the following scenarios are not supported in upgrading…

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Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Technical Libraries

is a free download from Microsoft. It is a low-cost entry-level Web-based collaboration solution for small organizations or departments. SharePoint Foundation (SPF) 2010 is the underlying infrastructure for SharePoint Server 2010 and the new version of Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0. Frequently SPF is also used as a pilot or proof of concept before…

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Office Web Apps Overview

Office Web Apps are online companions to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote giving you the freedom to work on Microsoft Office documents with browsers. This screencast gives a high-level overview of the requirements to deploy Office Web Apps in a SharePoint environment, what is a SkyDrive, how you can experience Office Web Apps today, etc….

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Office Web Apps with SharePoint 2010 or SkyDrive Explained

What Are Office Web Apps The concept of Office Web Apps is essentially your Microsoft Office in the cloud.   Enterprise customer can deploy Office Web Apps in a private cloud, while for Windows Live users Microsoft makes Office Web Apps available free in the Internet.The following is a screen capture of editing a presentation with PowerPoint…

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