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…


Export your own TechNet book

You can now build your own book of TechNet articles! For several product versions, the SharePoint IT Pro content team has published collections of TechNet articles as downloadable books that you can read offline and print. We’ve been able to cover only the most basic content sets. Each SharePoint Server or SharePoint Foundation environment is different, and…

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SharePoint documentation as e-books: tell us what you think

We’ve been hearing from some of you at conferences and in email that you want to be able to take TechNet content offline on your e-readers (Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook, and so on). We’re starting to figure out how to do that, and we’d love more input. Please leave a comment about which…

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New downloads: IT Pro .chm files for SharePoint 2010 Products and related products

Periodically, we convert the entire English TechNet library content for certain products into compiled HTML Help (.chm) files. You can save the following downloadable files to a local machine so that the technical docs are accessible even when you are offline. SharePoint Server SharePoint Foundation FAST Search Server for SharePoint We have also published .chm files for the…

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Building your Internet and intranet presence with SharePoint Server 2010

Featured today on the TechNet home page and various TechNet areas is a special package focusing on how to plan, build and manage Internet and intranet solutions with SharePoint Server 2010. This package contains two topical pages full of additional Internet and intranet resources: Planning Your Site Build and Manage Our team’s Samantha Robertson and Cern…


SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Search IT Professional Training

  This has been a big month for Enterprise Search content! The following comprehensive, advanced training series is now available on TechNet, covering both SharePoint Server 2010 and FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint. The online, self-paced training is intended to help IT professionals deploy enterprise search with SharePoint at full scale, and be capable…