Pro SQL Server 2012 BI Solutions Paperback – Sep 17 2012
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About the Author
Randal Root is a senior consultant specializing in .NET programming, SQL Server BI solutions, and technical education. Although he has worked in the industry as a network administrator, DBA, and programmer since the 1980s, for the last 10 years he has focused on providing technical training for businesses and schools such as Microsoft, the University of Washington, and Bellevue College. Randal has now authored two books, Pro SQL Server 2012 BI Solutions (Apress) and A Tester s Guide to .NET Programming (Apress), and obtained several Microsoft professional certifications including MCSE, MCP+I, MCTS, MCDBA, MCAD, and MCT.
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As I was reading this book, I wondered if the authors had a specific goal in mind. What segment of the SQL 2012 admin/developers were they targeting?
The book is not for the beginners, but it is not for the advanced user either. If you want to have real deep understanding of SQL 2012 BI, then this book falls short. If you want to most comprehensive, yet shallow coverage, of SQL 2012 BI features, then this might be a worthwhile buy. But then again, having a shallow understanding of SQL 2012 BI is almost as good as having no understanding.
1)Very comprehensive coverage of SQL 2012 BI.
2)Good thought-out examples.
1)The printouts of the GUI examples are borderline illegible.
2)Not enough depth on any subject.
Writer presumes that reader have nearly zero-experience on Business Intelligence but have a general understanding of SQL SERVER.
Examples are well selected and organized. Some selected T-SQL samples are valuable too. Life cycle, Big picture and BI planning is very helpful for a beginner to see a big picture!
I bought "Delivering Business Intelligence with MSS 2012" by Brian Larson, which is good reference (especially in concept explaining & Data mining demonstration) but quite more difficult to follow. This book definitely should have been read in advance.
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