Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Analytics & Data Visualization

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Analytics & Data Visualization

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by Doug Harts, Jim Dugan, Tricia Almas
     
 

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Master the Next-Generation Business Intelligence Tools in SQL Server 2008 R2

Effectively convey meaningful business insights to users across your enterprise with help from this practical guide. Written by a team of business intelligence experts, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Analytics & Data Visualization shows how to achieve greater information absorption

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Master the Next-Generation Business Intelligence Tools in SQL Server 2008 R2

Effectively convey meaningful business insights to users across your enterprise with help from this practical guide. Written by a team of business intelligence experts, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Analytics & Data Visualization shows how to achieve greater information absorption using the latest reporting tools. Learn how to build maps and gauges, integrate OLAP data, and develop dashboards. Security, performance tuning, and cloud computing techniques are also covered in this comprehensive resource.

  • Design and deploy chart-based reports using SSRS 2008 R2
  • Display geo-spatial map data with location-based indicators
  • Visually represent metrics and KPIs on graphs and gauges
  • Distribute reports through SharePoint and PerformancePoint
  • Create and publish web page parts, dashboards, and mash-ups
  • Set up and manage cloud-based services using SQL Azure
  • Incorporate data mining and forecasting features with Visio
  • Integrate large amounts of data using PowerPoint for Excel
  • Derive matrix, table, and chart data from OLAP cubes

Doug Harts is a Services Executive at Microsoft currently helping U.S. Federal agencies implement Microsoft technology roadmaps. He is the author of Microsoft Office 2007 Business Intelligence, and maintains a BI community website at www.OfficeBIcentral.com.

Jim Dugan is a Solutions Architect with the Microsoft Healthcare and Benefits team in Microsoft Federal. He previously served as Technical Director of Microsoft's Technology and Innovation Center in Reston, Virginia.

Tricia Wilcox Almas is a Technical Architect for Business Intelligence Solutions for MicroLink, LLC, a Microsoft Gold Partner. She has been developing solutions and managing IT projects for more than 25 years.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071601436
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
09/29/2010
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
7.68(w) x 11.36(h) x 1.16(d)

Meet the Author

Doug Harts is a Services Executive at Microsoft currently helping U.S. Federal agencies implement Microsoft technology roadmaps. As a former Chief Technology Officer of the Microsoft Gold development partner that published the market’s first SQL Server web-based ad-hoc report tool that co-launched with Reporting Services in 2000, Doug has been involved with Business Intelligence research and design at Microsoft-Redmond and commercial and public organizations around the world. As a current member of the Microsoft Business Intelligence Field Advisory Council, Doug contributes to the design and development of Business Intelligence technology in the SharePoint Cloud environment. Doug is also the author of Microsoft Office 2007 Business Intelligence. (McGraw-Hill, 2007), and maintains a BI Community website at www.OfficeBIcentral.com.

Jim Dugan is a Solutions Architect in Microsoft Healthcare and Benefits team in Microsoft Federal. Jim has been in the information technology field for over 25 years and with Microsoft for 14 of those years. Jim has contributed to many large scale projects for commercial, Federal and humanitarian efforts. Jim previously served as Technical Director of Microsoft’s Technology and Innovation Center in Reston, Virginia. Jim resides with his wife and three kids in Arlington Virginia. Jim can be found with other Business Intelligence community people at www.OfficeBIcentral.com .

Tricia Wilcox Almas is a Technical Architect for Business Intelligence Solutions for MicroLink, LLC, a Microsoft Gold Partner. Tricia has been developing solutions and managing IT projects for over 25 years, and has extensive experience helping Non-profit and government organizations get the most out of their IT investments. Tricia enjoys building data warehouses and cubes, and delivering reporting and performance management solutions for her clients. In her rare leisure time, she assists with fundraising events for Challenger Little League and Special Olympics, and enjoys time with her husband of 25 years and two teen-age sons.

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