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Create integrated business intelligence solutions using the newest releases of the Microsoft BI stack Building Integrated Business Intelligence Solutions with SQL Server 2008 R2 & Office 2010 explains how to use the entire Microsoft BI stack--SQL Server 2008 R2, SharePoint 2010, and Office 2010 components, including Excel/Gemini--to create integrated, practical, business intelligence solutions. An overview of SQL Server Analysis Services sets the stage for broad coverage of Excel as a front end for "self-service analysis," using SharePoint features for collaboration and workgroup BI, and leveraging Reporting Services for enterprise dashboards and reports. This practical guide focuses on building end-to-end BI solutions that solve real business data dilemmas. Building Integrated Business Intelligence Solutions with SQL Server 2008 R2 & Office 2010 features: Authoritative content written by a senior technology specialist at Microsoft who has presented to thousands of users and developers on Microsoft's BI technologies A foreword by Thierry D'Hers, Business Intelligence Group Program Manager at Microsoft Real-world exercises that enable you to build practical solutions for your own business problems Detailed illustrations depicting sophisticated reporting results Tips on visually representing data, creating KPI's, and business metrics Complete coverage of Microsoft business intelligence solutions: What Is Business Intelligence?; Collaboration Meets Business Intelligence; Excel & Excel Services; Analysis Services & Cubes; Introducing PowerPivot; Getting Data In; Reporting Services; SharePoint; Charts & Graphs; Mapping; Data Mining; Scorecards & Dashboards; Master Data Services; Publishing and Administration

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