Knight's Microsoft Business Intelligence 24-Hour Trainer

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A book-and-video introduction to Microsoft's Business Intelligence tools

If you are just starting to get a handle on Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) tools, this book and accompanying video provides you with the just the right amount of information to perform basic business analysis and reporting. You'll explore the components and related tools that comprise the Microsoft BI toolset as well as the new BI features of Office 2010. After a basic primer on BI and data modeling, the expert team of authors provides you with step-by-step lessons in the book and videos on the accompanying DVD on how to use SQL Server Integration Services, SQL Server Analysis Services, SQL Server Reporting Services, Excel BI (including PowerPivot), and SharePoint.

  • Integrates instructional videos with each of the lessons found in the book to enhance your learning experience
  • Explores the Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) toolset as well as the new BI features of Office 2010
  • Encourages you to practice what you've learned in "Try It Out" sections
  • Contains video demonstrations that walk you through how to tackle each lesson featured in the book

With Knight's Microsoft Business Intelligence 24-Hour Trainer, veteran authors present you with an ideal introductory book-and-video package so that you can get started working with the BI toolset immediately!/p

Note: As part of the print version of this title, video lessons are included on DVD. For e-book versions, video lessons can be accessed at using a link provided in the interior of the e-book.

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About the author

Brian Knight, SQL Server MVP, is the founder of Pragmatic Works. He is author of more than a dozen books.

Devin Knight is an author, consultant, and trainer with Pragmatic Works.

Adam Jorgensen is an author, trainer, consultant, and President of Pragmatic Works Consulting.

Patrick LeBlanc, SQL Server MVP, is a BI Architect, consultant, and trainer with Pragmatic Works.

Mike Davis is an author, developer, consultant, and trainer with Pragmatic Works.

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John Wiley & Sons
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Nov 30, 2011
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