SharePoint 2010: Insights into BI
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SharePoint 2010: Insights into BI



SharePoint Saturday: Kansas City - December 12, 2009

SharePoint Saturday: Kansas City - December 12, 2009



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  • skills, processes, technologies, applications and practices used to support decision making Decision support system
  • We are going to be focusing on the Gather and Present portions of this cycle Analyze-remember to discuss targets
  • SSIS can gather data from disparate sources
  • Development Support Extending calculation and data-import capabilities via UDF REST API JSOM or ECMAScript (JScript or JavaScript object model)
  • In-memory data store for Analysis Services Multiple data sources including databases, worksheets, reports, and data feeds. Can be published and refreshed within SharePoint
  • Excel Services is an SP2010 Service Application Real-time, interactive reporting to include parameterized what-if analysis Distribution of all or part of a workbook for analysis
  • PerformancePoint is a Service Application in SharePoint 2010 Authored in Dashboard Designer Data can come from Analysis Services, SQL Databases, SharePoint Lists, and Excel Services ProClarity is still undetermined
  • New Feature: Decomposition Tree – New Report Type, enables you to quickly and visually break down higher-level data values from multi-dimensional data sets, helps you understand the driving forces behind those values
  • Part of SQL Server Authored through BIDS or Report Builder Suitable when report requirements are well established and customers are not always familiar with the underlying data set.
  • Local mode report viewing in AJAX enabled Report Viewer
  • SharePoint 2010 becomes the center of everything BI

SharePoint 2010: Insights into BI SharePoint 2010: Insights into BI Presentation Transcript

  • Agenda
      • What is BI and its Uses?
      • Where’s the Data?
      • Presenting Data Using MS BI Tools
      • Strategy for MS BI Tools Use
      • Platform Architecture
  • About Me
    • Consultant with Horizons Consulting. We consult on SharePoint, Exchange and OCS in the Midwest
    • Working in IT for over 13 years
    • SharePoint Consultant for two years
    • Live in St. Louis
  • What is BI?
    • Any information that pertains to the history, current status or future projections of a business organization
    • Systems that provide directed background data and reporting tools to support and improve the decision-making process
  • Using Business Intelligence to… SharePoint
  • SharePoint
  • SharePoint
  • SharePoint Gathering Data
  • SharePoint Gathering Data SSIS ETL SSDS SSAS
  • Excel and PowerPivot SharePoint
  • Excel
    • End User Analysis Tool of Choice
    • End User BI Begins Here
    • Viewing, manipulating, performing analysis on intelligence or for creating reports
    • Used for:
      • Analysis, filtering and presentation of locally stored data
      • Interacting with analytic models from multiple sources
  • Excel
    • What‘s New
      • Multi-user editing
      • Slicers
      • New Development Support
  • PowerPivot
    • Extension to Excel that adds support for large-scale data
    • Codename was Gemini
    • Used to:
      • Explore and perform calculations on large data sets for ad-hoc reports and analysis
  • Excel Services SharePoint
  • Excel Services
    • Server-side browser rendering of Excel spreadsheets
    • Used for:
      • Sharing Excel content across the organization while maintaining publishing control
      • Generate a model to be broadly used (ex: mortgage calculator)
      • Protect the intellectual property (formulas, etc.) contained within the spreadsheet
  • Excel Services
    • What’s New
      • Support for more Excel functionality
      • Interactive Pivot Tables
      • Default Trusted Locations
      • Delegate Service Application
      • PowerShell
  • Visio Services SharePoint
  • Visio Services
    • Server-side browser rendering of Visio diagrams
    • Used to:
      • Build a visual representation of your business structures that are bound to data
      • Represent processes, systems, and resources
  • PerformancePoint SharePoint
  • PerformancePoint
    • Performance management service with tools to monitor and analyze business data.
    • IT easy-to-use tools for building dashboards, scorecards, and KPIs
    • Used for:
      • Creating dashboard, scorecards, and KPIs
      • Providing drill-down analysis
  • PerformancePoint
    • What’s New
      • Decomposition Tree
      • Improved scorecards
      • Time Intelligence filtering improved
      • Connectable web parts
      • KPI Details report
      • Enhanced analytic reports
  • Reporting Services SharePoint
  • Reporting Services
    • Reports, Reports, Reports
    • Can be published to SharePoint
    • Used to:
      • Deliver reports that publish at regular intervals and on-demand
      • Deliver reports with well established requirements
  • Reporting Services
    • What’s New (R2)
      • Can install add-in before SharePoint 2010 & one step integration
      • Local Mode Report Viewing
      • SSRS is reporting engine for Access Services reporting
      • Native support for Reporting on SharePoint Lists
      • Performance improvements
      • ULS Logging
  • Microsoft’s 2010 Insights Strategy