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 controls that enable people to view information for a range…

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​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 to work in short order. For example,…

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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 SharePoint 2013 products. Yes, these are FREE consulting sessions for selected…

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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.   PerformancePoint Services Process Diagram This is a downloadable…

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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 2011-12 for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 is particularly exciting because it opens the…

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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 includes three sections: Analyzing data in Excel 2010…

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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, Microsoft IT demonstrate how it manages and delivers scorecards…

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I’ve got Georgia (plus SharePoint, BI, and scenarios) on my mind …

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” meant to…

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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 our content to make things easier for you and your SharePoint customers….

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