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Terms BCS – Business Connectivity Services SSRS – SQL Server Reporting Services Cube – a prebuilt matrix of data aggregations, hosted in SQL Server Analysis Services Windows Azure DataMarket (fka Project Dallas) – Microsoft initiative to create publicly subscribed data services hosted on Azure and accessed via WCF, PowerPivot, etc. (http://www.sqlazureservices.com) Pivot - Interaction model that accommodates the complexity and scale of a massive collection of information
SharePoint Charting Native to SharePoint (Web Part) Code-free solution – uses web part and native listsData sources Other Lists (Site Collection) BCS/Business Data Catalog Excel Services Standard Types Bar, Area, Line, Bubble, Financial, Pie, Radar, Polar, Gantt, Range, Error Bar, Box Plot, Funnel, Pyramid Typical use - quick visualization of SharePoint data Quick tip – use the wizard
Excel Services Use the world’s #1 BI modeling tool Render data, charts, interface using native Excel components (e.g. Slicers)without Excel 2010 on all clients Data stored in Excel; SharePoint hosts a presentation layer using Excel Services Native SharePoint Status Indicators (KPIs) Can also work with lists Use when users are skilled in Excel modeling and charting and data lives in spreadsheets Quick tip: understand SSA’s
PowerPivot “Project Gemini” – host 1-10MM row datasets Excel and SharePoint components Data doesn’t live in spreadsheet Released with SQL Server 2008 R2 but doesn’t explicitly require the R2 Engine
PowerPivot Like Excel Web Access except underlying data can be sourced from: SQL, Analysis Services Cube, SSRS Report Access Power Pivot/Excel Data Feeds (XML, Atom, Azure, WCF OData, Dallas) Oracle, Teradata, Sybase, DB2 ODBC Text files Excel optimized to handle data management and memory cache locally SharePoint builds cache and optimizes for server web access Use when Excel modeling skills are high but data is too large or too heterogeneous to keep in multiple Excel spreadsheets Quick tip: www.powerpivotgeeks.net
Pivot “Interact with massive amounts of data in ways that are powerful, informative, and fun” Interaction model that accommodates the complexity and scale of information rather than the traditional structure of the Web Create a “collection”- underlying schema is CXML or Collection XML. View in SharePoint via Silverlight viewer Complexity: Excel tool available Tip: http://getpivot.com
Business Connectivity Services Read write access to external data sources in SP2010 (aka Business Data Connectivity) Pull data into SharePoint user interface Push data into external sources Native Support for data from SQL, .NET, Windows Communication Frameworks (e.g. Dallas) Configured in SharePoint Designer 2010 Republish data to consuming applications (e.g. Outlook 2010) Use when key data lives outside SharePoint direct control – e.g. accounting systems Quick tip: Secure Store Service is needed
SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) “Code free” but requires development tools Designed using Business Intelligence Developer Studio Reports run and render in SSRS Engine Deploy reports to “native” SQL server or SharePoint integrated mode Reuse in SharePoint and Dashboard interface Export contents to Excel, Word, etc. Use when some reports are printed, multipage, etc.
SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) Reports run and render in SSRS Engine Deploy reports to “native” SQL server or SharePoint integrated mode Reuse in SharePoint and Dashboard interface Export contents to Excel, Word, etc. Use when some reports are printed, multipage, etc.
Windows Azure DataMarket Originally developed as “Project Dallas” Azure-based public data subscriptions Addressed through OData/XML Query/view download Samples available now at http://www.sqlazureservices.com TIP: Sample data sets are limited in CTP
PerformancePoint 2010 Dashboard Designer (browser downloadable) Integrates Excel Services, SSRS, and Performance Point Elements
PerformancePoint 2010 Sophisticated self service modeling Decomposition Tree to explore data sets Ideal for SSAS but also work with standard data sources (lists, SQL) Requires true SQL development to build and maintain SSAS cubes for KPIs and scorecards Use when data structures are stable and modeling skills are at least moderate (dimensions, facts) Quick tip: don’t fear SSAS! If you have Project Server you already have cubes
Mapping IDC reports that nearly 80% of business data has a location component Make business tools as engaging as what’s on the web Use cases: Customer base / trade areas Routing and shipping Targeted marketing Supply chain & disruption resolution
2010 BI Solutions in SharePoint Large Datasets Visual Navigation Pivot PowerPivot PerformancePoint Mapping SharePoint list KPI / Status Indicator SQL Reporting Services Chart Web Part Excel Services Printing or exporting Small Datasets
Resources - General From Microsoft: Business Intelligence: http://www.microsoft.com/bi/ SharePoint 2010 site: http://sharepoint.microsoft.com SharePoint Team Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/default.aspx BI Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bi/ From KMA (www.kma-llc.net) Monthly webinars on SharePoint 2010 (EPM, upgrades, etc.) March 2011: SharePoint for PMOs White papers, blogs, presentations, news, and events From me SharePoint Saturday Redmond March 5 (MMS) Boston Area SharePoint User Group March 9 (Business Intelligence) SharePoint Saturday Boston – April 9 2011 SPTechConBoston – June 2011 (BI & MMS)
Resources: Mapping Bing Developer Center & Bing Maps Customer Gallery: http://www.microsoft.com/maps/developers/ Bing Maps Blog: http://www.bing.com/community/blogs/maps/ GIM International – online magazine of geomatics: http://www.gim-international.com/index.php
Resources: Pivot Microsoft Live Labs Pivot site http://www.getpivot.com/ Pivot Viewer control for Silverlight: http://www.silverlight.net/learn/pivotviewer/ Pivot Collection Gallery: http://www.getpivot.com/collections/