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Self-Service BI with SQL Server 2012

Self-Service BI with SQL Server 2012



This session will cover the enhancements and new features in SQL Server 2012 as Microsoft continues its roadmap with self-service BI. Topics include the changes that have been made to PowerPivot in ...

This session will cover the enhancements and new features in SQL Server 2012 as Microsoft continues its roadmap with self-service BI. Topics include the changes that have been made to PowerPivot in Excel, as well as the new features. There will be a demo showing how PowerPivot models can be used in SharePoint along with Power View to provide self-service reporting capabilities to end-users. This session will also cover what Power View is, how it works, and what you can do with this new reporting feature that is part of SharePoint SSRS 2012 Integrated Mode.



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    Self-Service BI with SQL Server 2012 Self-Service BI with SQL Server 2012 Presentation Transcript

    • Self-Service BI with SQL Server 2012 Dan EnglishPrincipal Business Intelligence Consultant Superior Consulting Services, LLC denglish@teamscs.com
    • Speaker Background Dan English http://denglishbi.wordpress.com @denglishbi• Developing with Microsoft technologies for over 14 years• Focused on Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence since 2004• Microsoft SQL Server MVP, Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)• Architect and develop dashboard solutions for enterprise reporting and monitoring• Experienced in ETL and Analysis Services development, requirements gathering, and data modeling• Microsoft MN BI User Group 2011/2012 – Leadership Board• Twitter – http://twitter.com/denglishbi• Vimeo Videos - http://vimeo.com/denglishbi• PASSMN 2009/2010 – Executive Board Chair (President)
    • New Book! Unlock the power of Microsoft Power View and build rich BI reports with just a few clickshttp://tinyurl.com/powerviewbook
    • SCS Background• Founded in 1997, SCS is a technical consulting firm focused exclusively on Microsoft technologies to provide custom solutions• Headquartered in Burnsville, MN• Microsoft Gold Partner since 2006• Microsoft Managed Partner• Provide solutions in the areas of Business Intelligence, Reporting, Application Development, Networking, SharePoint, and Special Projects• Industry recognized authorities via books, speaker engagements, and direct assistance to Microsoft
    • Session Outline• Microsoft Business Intelligence Overview• What’s new in PowerPivot & DAX• PowerPivot Demo• What is Power View (“Crescent”)• Functionality in Power View• Power View Demo• Questions
    • Quick Audience Poll How many are from the IT side of the house? Information workers / business side? How many have Excel 2010 deployed? How many are currently using PowerPivot? In production? With SharePoint? Anyone currently using or deploying SQL 2012? How many have not seen a Power View (“Crescent”) demo?
    • Microsoft BI Overview
    • Microsoft Business Intelligence Overview Most Broadly adopted Productivity & Collaboration SharePoint SharePoint Excel PowerPivot ToolsDashboards & Collaboration Workbooks Applications Scorecards Analysis Reporting Services Services Most widely deployed EIM & BI Platform Integration Master Data Services Services LOB Odata Apps Feeds
    • Seamless Transition Across BI Spectrum Empowered Aligned My Context Our Context The Org’s Context BI solution created by BI Solution created by BI Solution created by IT, user. Context is only for power user. Context is Established corporate user & exists as for a small team & it’s context & is reusable, document. managed on a server. scalable and backed up.PowerPivot For Excel PowerPivot For SharePoint Analysis Services
    • State of Business Intelligence 32% of Excel users are 31% of all BI initiatives Only 28% of potential comfortable with using it partially meet or don’t BI users have any for “Advanced Analysis” meet the business goals meaningful access e.g., PivotTables originally set Knowledge workers spend too Lines between producers and Requirements change way much time looking for, not consumers of information too fast for IT and traditional enough time analyzing the have largely disappeared. technology to keep up. information.Agile BI Out of The Box, Forrester Research, Inc., April 22, 2010
    • PowerPivot & DAX
    • What’s new in PowerPivot?
    • What’s new in PowerPivot?
    • What’s new DAX?
    • Power View (Project “Crescent”)
    • What is Power View? Power View is aninteractive data exploration and visual presentation experience.
    • Power View Highly Visual Design Experience • Interactive, web-based authoring, and sharing of information • Familiar Microsoft Office design patterns • Powerful data layout with banding, callout, and small multiples visualizations Rich metadata-driven interactivity• Fully integrated with PowerPivot and Tabular SSAS• Drive greater insight through smart and powerful querying• Zero configuration highlighting and filtering• Animated trending and comparisons Presentation-ready at all times • Interactive Presentation turns pervasive information into persuasive information • Deliver and collaborate through SharePoint • Full screen presentation mode for interactive boardroom session and ability to export to interactive PowerPoint slidedeck
    • Report Designer Report Builder Power ViewEmbedded Operational Self-Service
    • Styles
    • Functionality in Power View Drag and Drop to Canvas Charts  Sorting  Multiple measure support  More than 20 series allowed  Color (series) support in scatter charts Image support DirectQuery support Show items with no data Number formatting on tables and matrix Slicers cross filter Filters  Measure Filters  Data Region Filters  Search Multiple pages (views) Printing support Export to PowerPoint Styles
    • DemoPOWER VIEW
    • Power View Demo Screenshot
    • Summary• Microsoft BI provides end-to-end solution • personal -> team -> organizational• PowerPivot in Excel provides comfortable environment for individual data mashups & analysis• Power View is a highly interactive data exploration tool
    • Resources• Microsoft Business Intelligence • http://tinyurl.com/msftbi• PowerPivot • http://tinyurl.com/msftpowerpivot• PowerPivotPro (Rob Collie) Blog • http://www.powerpivotpro.com• Power View Overview • http://tinyurl.com/mspowerview• Power View Samples – 6 samples to test out • http://tinyurl.com/msbitryit