Self-Service Business Intelligence With SQL Server 2008 R2


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This the PowerPoint presentation used for my session at Microsoft Momentum 2009 which took place in November 26, 2009 in Nicosia Cyprus.

The session was about the new features in SQL Server 2008 R2 and more specifically on SQL Server PowerPivot for Excel 2010.

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Self-Service Business Intelligence With SQL Server 2008 R2

  1. 1. What's new in SQL Server 2008 R2 Why Business Intelligence Traditional Business Intelligence Introducing SQL Server PowerPivot The PowerPivot Client Architecture Working With SQL Server PowerPivot for Excel Summary
  2. 2. Database Engine - Manageability Enhancements Connectivity to SQL Azure Data-tier Application Upgrade SQL Server Utility Network Connectivity Service Broker Master Data Services StreamInsight
  3. 3. Reporting Services SharePoint integration Shared datasets and cache refresh plans New data visualization report items Enhancements to Reporting Services features Business Intelligence Development Studio support for SQL Server 2008 reports and Report Server projects New Web Service endpoint Analysis Services PowerPivot for Excel PowerPivot for SharePoint
  4. 4. Raw vs. Processed Data Organizations keep collecting business data Raw data is just data Processed data = Knowledge Business Intelligence (BI) Methodology for transforming raw data into knowledge Examples of people doing BI Production managers Engineers Accountants Sales managers
  5. 5. Data Warehouses Cubes Dimensions Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) Shortcomings Advanced technical knowledge Higher cost to solution Solutions are hard to customize Increased cost of ownership and friction
  6. 6. An Add-on for Excel 2010 / SharePoint 2010 Brings the full power of SQL Server Analysis Services right into Excel In-memory column based compression Millions of rows of data can now be stored, sorted & aggregated Support for a wide variety of sources Rich set of mathematical functionally Existing functions already in Excel + Data Analysis eXpressions (DAX)
  7. 7. An Add-on for Excel 2010 / SharePoint 2010 Designed for Business Users Brings the full power of SQL Server Analysis Services right into Excel Vertipaq: In-Memory Column-based Compression No Disk I/O Utilization Data Stored in the Excel Workbooks Support for Virtually any Source SQL Server PowerPivot: The Future in BI
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  9. 9. Demo 1 Using Copy-Paste Demo 2 Using Excel as a Data Source Demo 3 Using RSS Feeds Demo 4 Using SQL Server and Millions of Records Demo 5 Mashing-up Various Data Sources
  10. 10. © 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries. The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.