Microsoft Business Intelligence tools are among the most widely used applications for gathering, providing access to, and analyzing data to enable the enterprise to make sound business decisions. The tools include SharePoint Server, the Office Suite, PerformancePoint Server, and SQL Server, among others.
With so much jargon and so many technologies involved, Microsoft Business Intelligence For Dummies provides a much-needed step-by-step explanation of what's involved and how to use this powerful package to improve your business.
Microsoft Business Intelligence For Dummies demystifies these essential tools for enterprise managers, business analysts, and others who need to get up to speed.
PowerPivot Solutions for Excel and SharePoint is aimed at information workers and data analysts who typically use Excel to drive business decisions. The book shows how you can apply PowerPivot to problems typically addressed through complicated and arcane spreadsheet techniques. Business people without the time and interest in learning Excel arcane will especially appreciate how PowerPivot enables them to easily create models and perform analysis far in advance of anything they could do using Excel alone.Table of Contents Getting Started with PowerPivot for Excel Hello World, PowerPivot Style Combining Data Sources Data Analysis Expressions A Method to the Madness Installing PowerPivot for SharePoint Collaboration, Version Control, and Management PowerPivot As a Data Source PowerPivot and SQL Server Reporting Services PowerPivot and Predictive Analytics Tips, Tricks, and Traps
This book offers SharePoint developers an essential BI foundation experience and an introduction to SQL Server 2008 tools for business intelligence. This book will also benefit SQL Server developers and administrators who require knowledge of setting up the basic infrastructure on the SharePoint platform for business intelligence.Table of Contents Business Intelligence Basics Visio Services Reporting Services Business Connectivity Services Excel Services PerformancePoint Services
SharePoint Portal Server is an essential part of the enterprise infrastructure for many businesses. Building on the success of previous versions of SharePoint For Dummies, this new edition covers all the latest features of SharePoint 2013 and provides you with an easy-to-understand resource for making the most of all that this version has to offer. You'll learn how to get a site up and running, branded, and populated with content, workflow, and management. In addition, this new edition includes essential need-to-know information for administrators, techsumers, and page admins who want to leverage the cloud-hosted features online, either as a standalone product or in conjunction with an existing SharePoint infrastructure.Walks you through getting a SharePoint site up and running effectively and efficiently Explains ongoing site management and offers plenty of advice for administrators who want to leverage SharePoint and Office 365 in various ways Shows how to use SharePoint to leverage data centers and collaborate with both internal and external customers, including partners and clients
SharePoint 2013 For Dummies is essential reading if you want to make the most of this technology.
Business Intelligence For Dummies makes BI understandable! It takes you step by step through the technologies and the alphabet soup, so you can choose the right technology and implement a successful BI environment. You'll see how the applications and technologies work together to access, analyze, and present data that you can use to make better decisions about your products, customers, competitors, and more.
You’ll find out how to:Understand the principles and practical elements of BI Determine what your business needs Compare different approaches to BI Build a solid BI architecture and roadmap Design, develop, and deploy your BI plan Relate BI to data warehousing, ERP, CRM, and e-commerce Analyze emerging trends and developing BI tools to see what else may be useful
Whether you’re the business owner or the person charged with developing and implementing a BI strategy, checking out Business Intelligence For Dummies is a good business decision.
There's no doubt about it, SharePoint is a complex creature. But when broken down into easily digestible chunks, it's not quite the beast it appears to be right out of the gate—that's where SharePoint 2016 For Dummies comes in! Written in plain English and free of intimidating jargon, this friendly, accessible guide starts out by showing you just what SharePoint 2016 is, translating the terminology, and explaining the tools. Then it helps you create a site, work with apps, and master basic SharePoint administration. Next, you'll learn to use SharePoint 2016 to get social, go mobile, manage content, and connect with others through working with Office 365, archiving documents, developing workflows, and so much more.
SharePoint is truly one of Microsoft's crown jewels. Launched in 2001, it offers organizations a secure place to store, organize, share, and access information under the Microsoft Office system umbrella—all in a single portal. Whether you're new to SharePoint 2016 or new to SharePoint altogether, SharePoint 2016 For Dummies is the fast and painless way to get a site up and running, branded, and populated with content. Plus, this new edition adds the need-to-know information for administrators, techsumers, and page admins who want to leverage the cloud-based features online, either as a standalone product or in conjunction with an existing SharePoint infrastructure.Get up to speed with SharePoint 2016 and take advantage of new features Set up and effectively manage your SharePoint site Use SharePoint 2016 in the Cloud with SharePoint Online Leverage SharePoint 2016 capabilities to drive business value
If you want to learn SharePoint from the ground up, get your site going, and start collaborating, SharePoint 2016 For Dummies will be the dog-eared reference you'll turn to again and again.
Data is probably your company’s most important asset, so your data warehouse should serve your needs. The fully updated Second Edition of Data Warehousing For Dummies helps you understand, develop, implement, and use data warehouses, and offers a sneak peek into their future. You’ll learn to:Analyze top-down and bottom-up data warehouse designs Understand the structure and technologies of data warehouses, operational data stores, and data marts Choose your project team and apply best development practices to your data warehousing projects Implement a data warehouse, step by step, and involve end-users in the process Review and upgrade existing data storage to make it serve your needs Comprehend OLAP, column-wise databases, hardware assisted databases, and middleware Use data mining intelligently and find what you need Make informed choices about consultants and data warehousing products
Data Warehousing For Dummies, 2nd Edition also shows you how to involve users in the testing process and gain valuable feedback, what it takes to successfully manage a data warehouse project, and how to tell if your project is on track. You’ll find it’s the most useful source of data on the topic!
SharePoint is an enterprise portal server living under the Microsoft Office umbrella. It can be used as a local installation (on-premises) or an online service. The SharePoint Online service comes bundled with Office 365. You can use SharePoint to aggregate sites, information, data, and applications into a single portal. SharePoint 2019 contains highly integrated features that allow you to work with it directly from other Office products such as Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and many others.
SharePoint For Dummies provides a thorough update on how to make the most of all the new SharePoint and Office features—while still building on the great and well-reviewed content in the prior editions. The book shows those new to SharePoint or new to SharePoint 2019 how to get up and running so that you and your team can become productive with this powerful tool.Find high-level, need-to-know information for “techsumers”, administrators, and admins Learn how SharePoint Online can get you started in minutes without the hassle and frustration of building out your own servers Find everything you need to know about the latest release of SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server
Get your hands on the best guide on the market for SharePoint!