SharePoint Saturday New Hampshire 2013 PowerView Deep Dive
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SharePoint Saturday New Hampshire 2013 PowerView Deep Dive



Jill is a Microsoft Certified Software Developer (MCSD) and Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) in Business Intelligence and Database Development. She has been a valued member of the Greystone ...

Jill is a Microsoft Certified Software Developer (MCSD) and Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) in Business Intelligence and Database Development. She has been a valued member of the Greystone team since 2000. Jill has worked on a variety of successful projects involving database design, development, integration, and administration. In addition to her database skills, Jill is a talented .NET developer with several years of web application design and development experience. In this deck, Jill walks her audience through the features & benefits of leveraging SharePoint 2013 & related technologies to deliver robust self-service Business Intelligence solutions to the masses.



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SharePoint Saturday New Hampshire 2013 PowerView Deep Dive Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Jill Kaszynski Principal Consultant Greystone Solutions Business Intelligence in SharePoint 2013 Power View Deep Dive
  • 2. was made possible by the generous support of the following sponsors… And by your participation… Thank you!
  • 3. Be sure to fill out your eval form & turn in at the end of the day for a ticket to the BIG raffle! Join us for the raffle & SharePint following the last session
  • 4. © Greystone Solutions, Incorporated Jill Kaszynski – About me … • BI developer, SharePoint developer • Microsoft MCSD, MCTS, MCITP • Principal Consultant @ Greystone Solutions • • • NE Patriots fan • Love fantasy football • Breaking Bad fan 4
  • 5. © Greystone Solutions, Incorporated Agenda • Overview • Data Sources • Self-service BI and the Presentation Lifecycle • Demo • Build a report! 5
  • 6. © Greystone Solutions, Incorporated 6 vi Overview
  • 7. © Greystone Solutions, Incorporated What is Power View • End user ad-hoc reporting tool • Browser-based Silverlight application * • Interactive filtering, sorting, and drill down • Works with Analysis Services databases & PowerPivot workbooks • Publish reports to SharePoint and export to PowerPoint * There is now a preview version of Power View HTML5 in Office 365 7
  • 8. © Greystone Solutions, Incorporated The Authoring Experience • Highly visual design experience • Interactive, web-based authoring and sharing of information • Reports are presentation-ready at all time • Quickly create tables, matrices, bubble charts, sets of multiple charts, maps 8
  • 9. © Greystone Solutions, Incorporated Power View History • Introduced as part of a SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services add-in to work with SharePoint 2010 Enterprise edition • Now also part of Excel 2013 • New in SharePoint 2013 • Supports multidimensional models as well as tabular models in Analysis Services • Today: Preview version of Power View HTML5 in Office 365 • Opens reports up to mobile devices and iPads • Will be available ONLY through Office 365 9
  • 10. © Greystone Solutions, Incorporated Important Points • Power View for SharePoint ≠ Power View for Excel • Software requirements • Power View in SharePoint 2013 • SharePoint Enterprise edition • SQL Server 2012 BI or Enterprise edition • Power View in Excel • Office Professional Plus 2013 • Silverlight • No place within tool to write queries • Fully interactive PowerPoint exports (from SharePoint version) • Reports print nicely 10
  • 11. © Greystone Solutions, Incorporated 11 Data Sources
  • 12. © Greystone Solutions, Incorporated BI Semantic Model (BISM) • A data model • Semantic layer on top of source data • Shields the complexity of back-end data sources • Enables report creation without writing SQL, MDX, or DAX queries • The design vision • The one model that powers all end-user experiences • Can be accessed in an intuitive way using Reporting Services, Power View, PowerPivot, Excel, SharePoint, etc. 12
  • 13. © Greystone Solutions, Incorporated What is the BISM? • PowerPivot • SSAS multidimensional model • SSAS tabular model 13
  • 14. © Greystone Solutions, Incorporated PowerPivot (or Power Pivot) • Embedded in Excel and SharePoint 2013 • xVelocity engine - the SSAS engine with an in-memory database • Stores data in a highly-compressed format in memory • No row limit • Storage limit of 2GB (SharePoint limit) • Significantly improves performance of analysis • Can be deployed to SharePoint for collaboration • Can be used as a data source 14
  • 15. © Greystone Solutions, Incorporated Tabular Model vs. Multidimensional Model • The Multidimensional Model is the traditional OLAP cube • Tabular Model – Essentially the server version of PowerPivot • Data persisted in memory • DAX • Xvelocity engine • Separate products • Different design experiences • Different underlying data architectures • Both provide a semantic layer on top of your Data Warehouse with high performance capabilities 15
  • 16. © Greystone Solutions, Incorporated Tabular Model – Advantages & Limitations • Advantages • Faster in most cases • Can directly import PowerPivot models • DAX is considered easier than MDX • Can be used as a data source by any reporting tool that can report against cubes • Easier to develop and maintain • More agile • Limitations • Requires SQL Server BI or Enterprise edition • Data size limited by RAM • Complex modeling best done in Multidimensional Model • Advanced functionality limited 16
  • 17. © Greystone Solutions, Incorporated 17 , Self-Service BI and the Presentation Lifecycle
  • 18. © Greystone Solutions, Incorporated Traditional BI • BI projects frequently require • Professional expertise • Significant time to deliver results • Specialized tools • Can be very expensive with no immediate ROI • Changes may require going back to IT for more development 18
  • 19. © Greystone Solutions, Incorporated Self-service BI • A complement to traditional report-centric architectures • Interactive visualization tools • Fast, in-memory technology • Common concepts and flexible approaches • Familiar tools • Less dependence on IT (maybe) • More immediate ROI (sometimes) 19
  • 20. © Greystone Solutions, Incorporated Self-Service BI Lifecycle Scenario • An Excel power user builds a PowerPivot workbook • Easily integrate data from multiple sources • Interactively model and analyze large amounts of data • She deploys it to SharePoint • To either a PowerPivot gallery or a standard document library • Data can be scheduled to refresh • Others can use the PowerPivot workbook a data source • PowerPivot workbook and Power View reports now available to colleagues 20
  • 21. © Greystone Solutions, Incorporated BI Lifecycle Scenario: Self-Service to Corporate • IT can import the PowerPivot model to SSAS as a tabular model • In SSAS, IT can add roles to manage security and access • Model data is stored in Analysis Services on an enterprise server • No resource limits • Can be accessed by all the same client tools 21
  • 22. © Greystone Solutions, Incorporated 22 Demo