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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 ...

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 the Microsoft BI Toolset to Monitor Performance
    Dan English
    Principal Consultant – Business Intelligence Architect
    DanE@magenic.com
    http://denglishbi.spaces.live.com
    http://twitter.com/denglishbi
  • Who am I?
    Dan English
    http://denglishbi.spaces.live.com/
    • Developing with Microsoft technologies for over 12 years
    • Over 5 years experience with Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
    • Architect and develop dashboard solutions for enterprise reporting and monitoring
    • Experienced in ETL and Analysis Services development, requirements gathering, and data modeling
    • Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
    • PASSMN 2009/2010 – Executive Board Chair (President)
    • Twitter – http://twitter.com/denglishbi
    • YouTube Videos - http://youtube.com/user/denglishbi
  • Who is Magenic?
    • 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
    • Headquartered in Minneapolis, with offices in Chicago, Boston, Atlanta and San Francisco
    • 2005 Microsoft Partner of the Year, Custom Development Solutions – Technical Innovation
    • 2007 Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist, Data Management
    • Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and National Systems Integrator
    • Over 200 consultants
  • Today’s Agenda
    Microsoft Business Intelligence Overview
    Where to Start?
    Understanding the Options
    Demos
    What’s coming next?
    Questions
  • Quick Audience Poll
    • How many SQL/BI Developers? SharePoint Developers? Business Users?
    • How many are using Excel, Access, or Reporting Services for information delivery?
    • How many are currently using dashboards or portals?
    • How about PerformancePoint?
  • Improving organizations by providing business insights to all employees leading to better, faster, more relevant decisions
    Complete and integratedBI and PerformanceManagement offering
    Agile products that adapt tohow you need the information
    Built on a trusted partof your IT backbone
    Microsoft’s BI Vision
  • Microsoft Business Intelligence Overview
    Self-Service access & insight
    Data exploration & analysis
    Predictive analysis
    BUSINESS USER EXPERIENCE
    BUSINESS MIDDLE TIER
    Dashboards & Scorecards
    Excel Services
    Web based forms & workflow
    Collaboration
    Enterprise Search
    Enterprise Content Mgmt
    LOB data integration
    DATA INFRASTRUCTURE & BI PLATFORM
    Analysis Services (OLAP)
    Reporting Services
    Integration Services (ETL)
    Data Mining
    Data Warehousing
  • Are you confused yet?
  • Do you want this?
  • BI Maturity Model
    By Wayne Eckerson, Director of Research, TDWI
  • Microsoft BI Delivery Components
  • Excel and Reporting Services
    Reach more desktops
    Access to SSAS cubes directly through Excel
    Predictive analysis through Excel
    Report rendering directly in Word and Excel
    Extend SharePoint with rich reporting
    Combine collaboration and workflow capabilities with managed reporting
    Centralized publishing, viewing, management, and delivery of reports through SharePoint
    Accelerate performance management
    Access to thin analytical client for rich data exploration
    Closed loop analysis tied to performance monitoring and planning
  • Report Builder 2.0
    Intuitive, Office-optimized authoring environment for Business users
    New enhanced version of Report Builder
    Extended reach of Reporting Services
    Intuitive design interface
    Combine business users friendly semantic layer with support for direct SQL access
    Ability to customize reports regardless of initial design location
    Seamless modification of data fields and chart types
    Support for:
    Relational and multidimensional data
    Multiple data sources
    Multiple regions
  • Reporting Services / Excel
    Demo
  • Reporting Services Demo Screenshots
  • Excel Demo Screenshot
  • PerformancePoint Server
    Monitor
    What happened?
    What is happening?
    Analyze
    Why did
    it happen?
    Strategy
    Plan
    What will happen?
    What do I want to happen?
  • PerformancePoint Highlights
    • Dashboards
    • Dashboard Designer
    • Filters
    • New Report Types
    • Thin, Interactive OLAP Charts
    • Thin, Interactive OLAP Grids
    • Strategy Maps
    • Data Mining Trend Charts
    • Excel Services
    • New Scorecard Capabilities
    • Import Analysis Services KPIs
    • Export to Excel from Dashboards
    • New Data Sources
    • Excel 2007
    • Excel Services
    • SharePoint lists
    • Enhanced User Experience
    • Bulk Editing
    • Analytic View Designer
    • Time Intelligence
    • Extensibility
  • PerformancePoint Analytical Reports
    Key Capabilities
    • Drill Up/Down
    • Drill Down To (Cross Drill)
    • Expand/Collapse
    • Pivot
    • Smart sizing
    • Show Details (Drill to Detail)
    • Tooltips for data points
    • Show chart data in a grid
    • Export to Excel or PowerPoint
    • Show in New Window
    • AJAX technology
  • PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer
    Key Capabilities
    • Add multiple item types
    • Scorecards
    • Charts
    • Grids
    • Strategy Maps
    • Other Reports
    • Drag and drop items to canvas
    • Coordinate views with filters
    • Use flexible zone layouts
    • Preview
    • Deploy to SharePoint
  • PerformancePoint
    Demo
  • Dashboard Designer Demo Screenshot
  • SharePoint Dashboard Screenshot
  • What’s next for Microsoft BI
    Business User Experience
    • Self-Service access & insight
    • Data exploration & analysis
    • Predictive analysis
    • Data visualization
    • Contextual visualization
    • Dashboards & Scorecards
    • Excel Services
    • Web based forms & workflow
    • Collaboration
    • Search
    • Content Management
    • LOB data integration
    Business Collaboration Platform
    • Analysis Services
    • Reporting Services
    • Integration Services
    • Master Data Services
    • Data Mining
    • Data Warehousing
    Data Infrastructure & BI Platform
  • Self-service analysis delivered thru Excel 2010
    Work with massive amounts of data
  • PowerPivot Monitoring
    Central Administration
    • Server Health
    • Avg Instance CPU
    • Avg Instance Memory
    • Query Response Time
    • Activity
    • Performance
    • Historical Utilization
    • Users vs Queries
    • Usage monitoring
    • # of Users
    • # of Queries
    • Size of workbook
  • Management Dashboard Close Ups
  • Resources
    Microsoft BI Site
    http://www.microsoft.com/bi/
    PerformancePoint Server 2007 training courses
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/training/HA103523901033.aspx
    Up to Speed with PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer
    http://office2010.microsoft.com/en-us/dashboard-designer-help/up-to-speed-with-performancepoint-dashboard-designer-HA101818158.aspx
    PerformancePoint Team Blog
    http://blogs.msdn.com/performancepoint/default.aspx
    Channel9 MSDN BI Screencasts
    http://channel9.msdn.com/Showforum.aspx?forumid=38&tagid=277
    SQL Server Best Practices
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/bb671432.aspx
    Microsoft Virtual Labs (TechNet and MSDN)
    http://www.microsoft.com/events/vlabs/default.mspx
    Magenic Blogs
    http://blog.magenic.com/blogs
  • Questions
  • Thank you
    http://denglishbi.spaces.live.com
    http://twitter.com/denglishbi
    info@magenic.com
    www.magenic.com