Free Ebooks from MS Press

  In case you missed this announcement, I am including the link s below to free ebooks from Microsoft Press. Don’t worry just because they are free they are not about out dated technologies, they are actually current versions such as Windows Server 2012, SQL Server 2012, etc. Please leverage this great resource as you…

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Optimizing SQL Server 2012 and SharePoint for Private Cloud - Business Intelligence White Paper

The managed self-service business intelligence (BI) capabilities of SQL Server 2012 and SharePoint Server 2010 make it easier than ever for business users to create and share rich, powerful BI solutions through familiar Microsoft Office applications, while allowing IT administrators to efficiently monitor the BI infrastructure. Download the whitepaper to explore the scenarios of implementing…

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Excite your CxOs and Senior management by providing Microsoft BI on thier iPads

With the December update to SharePoint 2010, you can now view your existing BI solutions in your SharePoint on your iPad devices that use the iOS 5 Safari browser. Users can view PerformancePoint scorecards, analytic charts and grids, Excel Services reports, and SQL Server Reporting Services reports by using the Safari browser on iPad. However,…

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BI: Excel Services Data Refresh Flowchart

Use this flowchart to better understand how Excel Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 refreshes data or to troubleshoot data connection errors from Excel Services. The Excel Services Data Refresh Flowchart shows the sequence of actions performed by Excel Services when it refreshes data in a data-connected Microsoft Excel workbook that is being rendered by…

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See you at Teched Australia 2011

Just finishing off the final touches to my two presentations and hope to catch you either in my sessions or at the exhibition floor where we will be showcasing the new HP Business Decision (BDA), exciting BI visualisation with Project Crescent and the new AlwaysOn capability to easily enable availability for your databases. Below are…

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SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1 Now Available

You are reading right, sqlman is talking about SharePoint . The reason for this is that by applying SP1 to your SharePoint 2010 environment, you can improve the performance of PowerPivot based and Excel Services based BI solutions. You can download SharePoint 2010 SP1 from – http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=26623. The main reason for this performance improvement is…

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HPs Business Decision Appliance–Special Pricing for Australia

  HP Business Decision Appliance Quick Start Offer – Make better, faster, more relevant business decisions with the HP Business Decision Appliance The HP Business Decision Appliance, optimized for SQL Server 2008 R2 and SharePoint Server 2010, has been designed together with Microsoft to empower business users to develop unique business insights by analysing massive…


Platform Power Briefings

Come and hear about the Microsoft Application platform at the upcoming briefing seminars in a city near to you: Date City Venue 28th March 2011 Sydney Vibe Hotel Ballroom A, 88 Alfred St, Milsons Point 29th March 2011 Melbourne Microsoft Office, Level 5, 4 Freshwater Place Southbank 30th March 2011 Canberra Microsoft Office, Walter Turnbull…

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End User Guidance for MS based BI solutions

As more and more customers implement Performance Point Services based BI solutions using SharePoint 2007/2010, one question I am getting asked is about how do we provide continuing guidance to end users beyond the formal user training they might receive. With PPS one can build great BI solutions and if end users aren’t aware of…

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