Leveraging MS BI Toolset to Monitor Performance - TechFuse 2010

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There are many different pieces in the Microsoft BI toolset. In this session, we will take a look at all of the different pieces and utilize each of them to create a unified dashboard, where each component is being leveraged. The tools that will be utilized during this session will include SQL Server 2008, SSRS 2008, SSAS 2008, Excel 2007, Excel Services, PPS 2007, Dashboard Designer, SharePoint Server 2007 and more.

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Leveraging MS BI Toolset to Monitor Performance - TechFuse 2010

  1. 1. Leveraging the Microsoft BI Toolset to Monitor Performance<br />Dan English<br />Principal Consultant – Business Intelligence Architect<br />DanE@magenic.com<br />http://denglishbi.spaces.live.com<br />http://twitter.com/denglishbi<br />
  2. 2. Who am I?<br /> Dan English<br />http://denglishbi.spaces.live.com/<br /><ul><li>Developing with Microsoft technologies for over 12 years
  3. 3. Over 5 years experience with Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
  4. 4. Architect and develop dashboard solutions for enterprise reporting and monitoring
  5. 5. Experienced in ETL and Analysis Services development, requirements gathering, and data modeling
  6. 6. Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
  7. 7. PASSMN 2009/2010 – Executive Board Chair (President)
  8. 8. Twitter – http://twitter.com/denglishbi
  9. 9. YouTube Videos - http://youtube.com/user/denglishbi </li></li></ul><li>Who is Magenic?<br /><ul><li>Founded in 1995, Magenic is a technical consulting firm focused exclusively on Microsoft technologies and has designed and delivered more than 500 Microsoft-based applications
  10. 10. Headquartered in Minneapolis, with offices in Chicago, Boston, Atlanta and San Francisco
  11. 11. 2005 Microsoft Partner of the Year, Custom Development Solutions – Technical Innovation
  12. 12. 2007 Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist, Data Management
  13. 13. Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and National Systems Integrator
  14. 14. Over 200 consultants</li></li></ul><li>Today’s Agenda<br />Microsoft Business Intelligence Overview<br />Where to Start?<br />Understanding the Options<br />Demos<br />What’s coming next?<br />Questions<br />
  15. 15. Quick Audience Poll<br /><ul><li> How many SQL/BI Developers? SharePoint Developers? Business Users?
  16. 16. How many are using Excel, Access, or Reporting Services for information delivery?
  17. 17. How many are currently using dashboards or portals?
  18. 18. How about PerformancePoint?</li></li></ul><li>Improving organizations by providing business insights to all employees leading to better, faster, more relevant decisions<br />Complete and integratedBI and PerformanceManagement offering <br />Agile products that adapt tohow you need the information<br />Built on a trusted partof your IT backbone<br />Microsoft’s BI Vision<br />
  19. 19. Microsoft Business Intelligence Overview<br />Self-Service access & insight<br />Data exploration & analysis<br />Predictive analysis<br />BUSINESS USER EXPERIENCE<br />BUSINESS MIDDLE TIER<br />Dashboards & Scorecards<br />Excel Services<br />Web based forms & workflow<br />Collaboration<br />Enterprise Search<br />Enterprise Content Mgmt<br />LOB data integration<br />DATA INFRASTRUCTURE & BI PLATFORM<br />Analysis Services (OLAP)<br />Reporting Services<br />Integration Services (ETL)<br />Data Mining<br />Data Warehousing<br />
  20. 20. Are you confused yet?<br />
  21. 21. Do you want this?<br />
  22. 22. BI Maturity Model<br />By Wayne Eckerson, Director of Research, TDWI<br />
  23. 23. Microsoft BI Delivery Components<br />
  24. 24. Excel and Reporting Services<br />Reach more desktops<br />Access to SSAS cubes directly through Excel<br />Predictive analysis through Excel<br />Report rendering directly in Word and Excel <br />Extend SharePoint with rich reporting<br />Combine collaboration and workflow capabilities with managed reporting <br />Centralized publishing, viewing, management, and delivery of reports through SharePoint<br />Accelerate performance management <br />Access to thin analytical client for rich data exploration<br />Closed loop analysis tied to performance monitoring and planning <br />
  25. 25. Report Builder 2.0<br /> Intuitive, Office-optimized authoring environment for Business users<br />New enhanced version of Report Builder<br />Extended reach of Reporting Services<br />Intuitive design interface <br />Combine business users friendly semantic layer with support for direct SQL access <br />Ability to customize reports regardless of initial design location<br />Seamless modification of data fields and chart types<br />Support for:<br />Relational and multidimensional data<br />Multiple data sources <br />Multiple regions <br />
  26. 26. Reporting Services / Excel<br />Demo<br />
  27. 27. Reporting Services Demo Screenshots<br />
  28. 28. Excel Demo Screenshot<br />
  29. 29. PerformancePoint Server<br />Monitor<br />What happened? <br />What is happening?<br />Analyze<br />Why did <br />it happen?<br />Strategy<br />Plan<br />What will happen? <br />What do I want to happen?<br />
  30. 30. PerformancePoint Highlights<br /><ul><li>Dashboards
  31. 31. Dashboard Designer
  32. 32. Filters
  33. 33. New Report Types
  34. 34. Thin, Interactive OLAP Charts
  35. 35. Thin, Interactive OLAP Grids
  36. 36. Strategy Maps
  37. 37. Data Mining Trend Charts
  38. 38. Excel Services
  39. 39. New Scorecard Capabilities
  40. 40. Import Analysis Services KPIs
  41. 41. Export to Excel from Dashboards
  42. 42. New Data Sources
  43. 43. Excel 2007
  44. 44. Excel Services
  45. 45. SharePoint lists
  46. 46. Enhanced User Experience
  47. 47. Bulk Editing
  48. 48. Analytic View Designer
  49. 49. Time Intelligence
  50. 50. Extensibility</li></li></ul><li>PerformancePoint Analytical Reports<br />Key Capabilities<br /><ul><li>Drill Up/Down
  51. 51. Drill Down To (Cross Drill)
  52. 52. Expand/Collapse
  53. 53. Pivot
  54. 54. Smart sizing
  55. 55. Show Details (Drill to Detail)
  56. 56. Tooltips for data points
  57. 57. Show chart data in a grid
  58. 58. Export to Excel or PowerPoint
  59. 59. Show in New Window
  60. 60. AJAX technology</li></li></ul><li>PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer<br />Key Capabilities<br /><ul><li>Add multiple item types
  61. 61. Scorecards
  62. 62. Charts
  63. 63. Grids
  64. 64. Strategy Maps
  65. 65. Other Reports
  66. 66. Drag and drop items to canvas
  67. 67. Coordinate views with filters
  68. 68. Use flexible zone layouts
  69. 69. Preview
  70. 70. Deploy to SharePoint</li></li></ul><li>PerformancePoint<br />Demo<br />
  71. 71. Dashboard Designer Demo Screenshot<br />
  72. 72. SharePoint Dashboard Screenshot<br />
  73. 73. What’s next for Microsoft BI<br />Business User Experience<br /><ul><li>Self-Service access & insight
  74. 74. Data exploration & analysis
  75. 75. Predictive analysis
  76. 76. Data visualization
  77. 77. Contextual visualization
  78. 78. Dashboards & Scorecards
  79. 79. Excel Services
  80. 80. Web based forms & workflow
  81. 81. Collaboration
  82. 82. Search
  83. 83. Content Management
  84. 84. LOB data integration</li></ul>Business Collaboration Platform<br /><ul><li>Analysis Services
  85. 85. Reporting Services
  86. 86. Integration Services
  87. 87. Master Data Services
  88. 88. Data Mining
  89. 89. Data Warehousing</li></ul>Data Infrastructure & BI Platform<br />
  90. 90.
  91. 91. Self-service analysis delivered thru Excel 2010 <br />Work with massive amounts of data<br />
  92. 92. PowerPivot Monitoring<br />Central Administration<br /><ul><li>Server Health
  93. 93. Avg Instance CPU
  94. 94. Avg Instance Memory
  95. 95. Query Response Time
  96. 96. Activity
  97. 97. Performance
  98. 98. Historical Utilization
  99. 99. Users vs Queries
  100. 100. Usage monitoring
  101. 101. # of Users
  102. 102. # of Queries
  103. 103. Size of workbook</li></li></ul><li>Management Dashboard Close Ups<br />
  104. 104. Resources<br />Microsoft BI Site<br />http://www.microsoft.com/bi/<br />PerformancePoint Server 2007 training courses<br />http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/training/HA103523901033.aspx<br />Up to Speed with PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer <br />http://office2010.microsoft.com/en-us/dashboard-designer-help/up-to-speed-with-performancepoint-dashboard-designer-HA101818158.aspx<br />PerformancePoint Team Blog<br />http://blogs.msdn.com/performancepoint/default.aspx <br />Channel9 MSDN BI Screencasts<br />http://channel9.msdn.com/Showforum.aspx?forumid=38&tagid=277<br />SQL Server Best Practices<br />http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/bb671432.aspx<br />Microsoft Virtual Labs (TechNet and MSDN)<br />http://www.microsoft.com/events/vlabs/default.mspx<br />Magenic Blogs<br />http://blog.magenic.com/blogs<br />
  105. 105. Questions<br />
  106. 106. Thank you<br />http://denglishbi.spaces.live.com<br />http://twitter.com/denglishbi<br />info@magenic.com<br />www.magenic.com<br />

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