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SQLSat149: Power View - Bringing your Data to Life!


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The world of self-service BI just keeps getting better. From self-service analysis with PowerPivot to self-service reporting with Microsoft Power View. This session will discuss the new BI Semantic Model concept, show you how to build models with PowerPivot and Analysis Services, and then go over using the new browser based reporting tool Power View to provide highly interactive reporting solutions. There is fun to be had by all and who knew that analyzing data could be so fun, come and find out more and see how it all works and what to expect with the upcoming release of SQL Server.

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SQLSat149: Power View - Bringing your Data to Life!

  1. 1. Power View Bringing your Data to Life! Dan EnglishPrincipal Business Intelligence Consultant Superior Consulting Services, LLC
  2. 2. Speaker BackgroundDan English @denglishbi• Microsoft SQL Server MVP• Microsoft BI User Group MN Leadership Team Member• Blog / Vimeo Screencasts / Twitter• Published Author
  3. 3. 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, speaking engagements, and direct assistance to Microsoft
  4. 4. Session Outline• What is the BI Semantic Model• PowerPivot & Tabular SSAS – Demo• What is Power View (“Crescent”) – Demo• What’s coming in SQL 2012 SP1 & Excel 2013• Questions
  5. 5. Quick Audience Poll How many are currently using Analysis Services? How many have Office 2010 deployed? How many have used PowerPivot? In production? With SharePoint? Anyone using SQL Server 2012 yet? How many have not seen a Power View demo?
  6. 6. BI Semantic Model
  7. 7. BI Semantic Model One Model for all End User Experiences Client Tools Analytics, Reports, Scorecards, Dashboards, Custom Apps BI Semantic Model Personal BI Team BI Organizational BI PowerPivot for Excel PowerPivot for SharePoint Analysis Services Data SourcesDatabases, LOB Applications, OData Feeds, Spreadsheets, Text Files Flexibility Richness Scalability
  8. 8. BI Semantic Model: ArchitectureThird-party Reporting SharePoint Excel PowerPivotapplications Services Insights Databases LOB Applications Files OData Feeds Cloud Services
  9. 9. IW and Pro Model Design Tools Information Workers BI Developers Feels like Feels like Visual Excel Studio It’s a project Optimized One file, for BI ProsRapid (business case, Save toresponse to budget, dates) SharePoint Large databusiness Teams building BI volumesproblems solutions Solutions live DeploymentOptimized for for weeks or Source Control, scripts, versionsExcel power user months TFS PowerPivot for Excel BI Development Studio Personal BI Team BI Organizational BI
  10. 10. PowerPivot &Tabular SSAS
  11. 11. What is PowerPivot?PowerPivot for Excel is a freedownload that significantly expandsthe data analysis capabilities of Excel.Excel 2010 (32-bit or 64-bit) isrequired to install PowerPivot forExcel.PowerPivot supports files up to2GB in size. The 64-bit version ofPowerPivot enables you to workwith up to 4GB of data in memory,and the 32-bit version enables youto work with up to 2GB of data inmemory (500 to 700MB files)
  12. 12. What can it do? Microsoft Microsoft Analysis Text Files SQL Azure ServicesIW Tool Relationships Microsoft Excel Measures DAX ODBC / PivotCharts Agile Reporting OLEDB Teradata Services Microsoft Team BI SQL Server Data Slicers Calculated Bars ATOM Columns Personal datafeeds Microsoft BI PDW Oracle Microsoft Azure Microsoft Access PowerPivot DataMarket Self-Sybase service Sparklines PivotTables IBM DB2 Informix
  13. 13. What’s new in PowerPivot (v2)?
  14. 14. What’s Tabular Analysis Services?
  16. 16. Power View (Project “Crescent”)
  17. 17. What is Power View? Power View is aninteractive data exploration and visual presentation experience.
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. Report Designer Report Builder Power ViewEmbedded Operational Self-Service
  20. 20. DemoPOWER VIEW
  21. 21. Power View Demo Screenshot
  22. 22. What’s coming next in SQL 2012 SP1 & Excel 2013? Power View in Excel 2013! New Chart Types  Pie Charts  Maps KPI support Hierarchy support Drill up/down More style and theme options Backgrounds and images Hyperlinks And more
  23. 23. QUESTIONS