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The Power of BI: A guided tour of Microsoft's Business Intelligence tooling

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Having trouble keeping up with all of the changes in the BI space around SharePoint & Office 365? Feel like every time you think you understand what is going on Microsoft pivots (pun intended) yet again? You are not alone.
Now is the time to change all of that. Microsoft is investing heavily in how to make BI more efficient, repeatable, and with outputs that will make executives squeal with delight. From Excel to Power BI, the tooling is evolving so quickly that it takes real effort to keep up.

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The Power of BI: A guided tour of Microsoft's Business Intelligence tooling

  1. 1. 4th of March 2017 @MS HQ Munich The Power of BI: A guided tour of Microsoft‘s Business Intelligence tooling Jason Himmelstein | Microsoft MVP Office 365 Advisory Services Manager, Rackspace #SPSMUC02
  2. 2. Agenda
  3. 3. History
  4. 4. SharePoint 2007
  5. 5. SharePoint 2007 BI • Excel Services • SharePoint Filters • SharePoint KPIs • Business Connectivity Services • Visio Services Office Group • SQL Server Reporting Services • PerformancePoint SQL Group
  6. 6. SharePoint 2010 BI • Excel Services • SharePoint Filters • SharePoint KPIs • Business Connectivity Services • Visio Services Office Group • SQL Server Reporting Services • PerformancePoint SQL Group
  7. 7. SharePoint 2010 BI • Excel Services • PerformancePoint Services • SharePoint Filters • Chart Web Part • SharePoint KPIs • Business Data Connectivity • Access Services • Visio Services Office Group • SQL Server Reporting Services • Power Pivot for SharePoint SQL Group
  8. 8. Office Group • Excel Services • PerformancePoint Services • SharePoint Filters • Business Data Connectivity • Access Services • Visio Services SQL Group • SQL Server Reporting Services • Power Pivot for SharePoint SharePoint 2013 BI
  9. 9. Office Group • Excel Services • PerformancePoint Services • SharePoint Filters SQL Group • SQL Server Reporting Services • Power Pivot for SharePoint SharePoint 2013 BI Workhorses
  10. 10. Office Group • Excel Services • PerformancePoint Services SQL Group • SQL Server Reporting Services • Power Pivot for SharePoint SharePoint 2013 BI Core Pillars
  11. 11. Office Group • Excel Online Server • PerformancePoint Services SQL Group • SQL Server Reporting Services • Power Pivot for SharePoint SharePoint 2016 BI Core Pillars
  12. 12. Office Group • Excel Online SharePoint Online BI Core Pillars
  13. 13. Reporting Platforms
  14. 14. “Reporting Services is our on-premises solution for BI report delivery” Microsoft - Business Intelligence – our reporting roadmap – October 2015
  15. 15. “Power BI is our cloud solution for BI report delivery” What Microsoft didn’t say out loud – October 2015
  16. 16. • Classic SSRS (RDL) Paginated • Power BI (PBIX) Interactive • SSRS Mobile (RSMOBILE) • Power BI (PBIX) • Both use Power BI Mobile AppMobile • Excel (XLSX) Analytical Four Report Types
  17. 17. Power BI •  Paginated • Interactive • Analytical* • Mobile (PBI) Excel/Excel Services/Excel Online Server •  Paginated •  Interactive • Analytical •  Mobile (PBI) SQL Server Reporting Services • Paginated • Interactive • Analytical • Mobile (rsmobile) Platforms *via Excel Online
  18. 18. SQL Server Reporting Services
  19. 19. Report Designers • Report Builder • SQL Server Data Tools Native Mode SharePoint Integrated Mode Report Viewer Web Parts SSRS Key Features
  20. 20. HTML 5 Based Rendering Engine Customizable Parameters Pane New UI for Report Builder New Web Portal Mobile Reports New Chart Types • Tree Map and Sunburst PDF replaces ActiveX for printing PowerPoint rendering and export KPIs Pin to Power BI Dashboard New Features in SSRS 2016
  21. 21. HTML 5 Based Rendering Engine New UI for Report Builder New Chart Types • Tree Map and Sunburst PDF replaces ActiveX for printing PowerPoint rendering and export New Features in SSRS 2016
  22. 22. Native mode only Page viewer with rs:Embed=True • Updated web part to come SharePoint lists as a data source Report delivery to SharePoint libraries The future of SSRS in SharePoint
  23. 23. Native mode web parts ship with SQL Server • Unchanged from SSRS 2008 R2 • Officially deprecated SSRS Native Mode web part Native SPIntegrated
  24. 24. Excel Services and PowerPivot for SharePoint
  25. 25. The Big News
  26. 26. Excel Services and PP4SP ExcelServices SharePoint Refresh workbook OLAP/Tabular interactivity SSASServerinSharePointMode PP4SP Use data model Use Power View Refresh data model
  27. 27. Excel Services and PP4SP 2013 ExcelServices SharePoint2013 SSASServer2012/2014 PP4SPMode PP4SP OfficeWebApps Server
  28. 28. Excel in SharePoint 2016 SharePoint2016 PP4SP SSASServer2016 PowerPivot Mode OfficeOnlineServer
  29. 29. Originally introduced with SSRS 2012 Included in Excel 2013 Hidden in Excel 2016 SharePoint Only! Power View
  30. 30. Power View Silverlight Dependency
  31. 31. Silverlight dependency Hidden from the ribbon by default in 2016 Requires both PowerPivot for SharePoint and SSRS Integrated mode in SharePoint 2016 Not used by Power BI Power View Future
  32. 32. Self Service BI – Excel and PowerPivot .xlsx file
  33. 33. Self Service BI – SharePoint On Premises Online
  34. 34. Self Service BI – SharePoint Online Online
  35. 35. Power BI
  36. 36. 5 minutes to “WOW” Separate design from consumption Browser client Power BI mobile Power BI Designer On-premises Data Dateway
  37. 37. Self Service BI – SharePoint Online Online
  38. 38. Self Service BI – SharePoint and Power BI Online
  39. 39. Integration
  40. 40. Keep Excel Online data models refreshed Online
  41. 41. SharePoint online only Two display orientations No parameter support Reliance on modern groups Reliance on SPFx Power BI Web Part
  42. 42. Anonymous Third Party apps Embed PBI in SharePoint on-prem
  43. 43. Currently in preview Targeted for SQL Server V.Next May be a standalone product Excel coming soon SSRS Renders PBIX (coming up)
  44. 44. Native mode web part RS:Embed On-prem only No parameter support Embed SSRS report in SharePoint page
  45. 45. Wrapping up
  46. 46. Power BI • ? Paginated • Interactive • Analytical* • Mobile (PBI) Excel/Excel Services/Excel Online Server •  Paginated •  Interactive • Analytical •  Mobile (PBI) SQL Server Reporting Services 2016 • Paginated • Interactive •  Analytical • Mobile (rsmobile) Reporting platforms – coming soon *via Excel Online
  47. 47. Changes are architectural not functional New online audience for BI No longer a requirement Best dashboard experience Only choice for collaboration Provides context to the content Does SharePoint Still Matter for BI?
  48. 48. Q&A @sharepointlhorn jase@sharepointlonghorn.com
  49. 49. Thank you!

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