From the Back Cover
SharePoint 2010 is today’s leading presentation and deployment system for Business Intelligence (BI) solutions based on Microsoft technologies. This book brings together all the information you need to successfully implement and use SharePoint 2010’s powerful BI capabilities. It reflects the unsurpassed real-world experience of five expert consultants at RDA, a Microsoft Gold Partner specializing in delivering advanced BI solutions with SharePoint.
You’ll first learn how to prepare SharePoint 2010 for the deployment of BI solutions. Next, the authors walk through integrating, configuring, and using Reporting Services, PerformancePoint Services, PowerPivot, Visio Services, and other key related technologies.
Building on what you’ve learned, you’ll walk step-by-step through constructing and integrating two end-to-end BI solutions. Finally, in a comprehensive troubleshooting section, the authors present today’s most common SharePoint BI issues, identify proven solutions, and teach effective problem-solving techniques.
- Get started fast, by using the Business Intelligence Center’s prebuilt site collection and template
- Build integrated, end-to-end SharePoint BI solutions
- Present business data to the enterprise through Excel Services
- Install, configure, and integrate Reporting Services and the Reporting Services Add-In for SharePoint
- Define document library content types and manage reports
- Use Report Viewer Web Parts to render reports on SharePoint web pages
- Build enterprise dashboards with PerformancePoint Services
- Secure dashboards via data source delegation, SharePoint permissions, and groups
- Analyze enormous datasets with PowerPivot for Excel and SharePoint
- Publish Visio 2010 data-driven web diagrams that integrate multiple data sources
- Utilize the fine-grained security available through Visio Graphics Service
- Troubleshoot problems with Reporting Services, PerformancePoint Services, PowerPivot, and Visio Services
About the Author
Steve Mann was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he still resides today. He is an Enterprise Applications Engineer for Morgan Lewis and has more than 17 years of professional experience. Steve was previously a Principal Architect for RDA Corporation where he worked for over 13 years.
For the past 8 years, he has primarily focused on collaboration and business intelligence solutions using Microsoft technologies. Steve managed the internal BI Practice Group at RDA for several years. He was also heavily involved within RDA’s Collaboration/Search Practice Group.
He has authored and co-authored several books related to the subject of SharePoint Server 2010. Steve’s blog site can be found at www.SteveTheManMann.com.
Chuck Rivel is currently employed at RDA as a Principal Architect which involves scoping, designing, developing and delivering custom data warehouse projects for many different industries. He has over 14 years’ experience working with MS technologies and the last 8 years have been focused on DW\BI development. Currently, he is the BI Technical Lead for RDA, which is responsible for the technical direction of the BI team within RDA and for creating training programs for existing RDA employees to learn the BI toolset.
Ray Barley is a Principal Architect at RDA Corporation and has worked as a developer, analyst, project manager, architect, trainer and independent consultant. He has been focused on architecting and delivering Business Intelligence solutions since 2005. Ray helps to run the Baltimore SQL Server User group, is a frequent speaker at local user group meetings, and a frequent contributor to MSSQLTips.com.
Jim Pletscher is a Senior BI Consultant with RDA and has worked in the IT field for more than 15 years. Jim first began exploring OLAP technologies with SQL Server 2000, and has worked extensively with SQL Server 2005 and 2008, developing Reporting and Analysis solutions for numerous clients in a variety of industries over the past 8+ years. He is originally from Pennsylvania, and lives there now, but has also lived in Northern California as well.
Aneel Ismaily was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan and then moved to the United States at the age of 18. Since then he has lived in Atlanta, GA. Aneel joined Georgia State University in 2001 and finished his BS degree from there in Computer Science. He is currently enrolled in a professional MBA program at Georgia State University and expecting to graduate in Dec, 2012. Aneel brings over eight years of experience to RDA in designing, developing, deploying, and supporting Business Intelligence Solutions. He currently holds Sr. Software Engineer Position with RDA. Prior to RDA, Aneel was employed at BCD Travel as a BI Solution Developer and previously as a Database Administrator. You can learn more about Aneel at http://www.linkedin.com/in/aismaily.