Visualizing Data with Microsoft Power View (SET 2)

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Reveals how to build rich BI reports with just a few clicks using Crescent, Microsoft’s newest BI tool
  • Technical review by Microsoft’s Crescent team and Foreword by Group Program Manager for Crescent
  • Complete, practical examples are immediately usable to readers in a commercial environment
  • CD-ROM contains 30+ reusable reports, all code samples, and supporting animations that walk thru each example
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Brian Larson, MCITP, MCDBA, served as a member of the Reporting Services development team on a contract basis, and has contributed to the code base. He is the Vice President of Technology for Superior Consulting Services (SCS), a Microsoft Certified Partner. Brian has been invited to speak on Reporting Services at several conferences including SQL Server Magazine Connections, has been interviewed as a subject matter expert by Microsoft TechNet, .NET Rocks, and others, and has written articles for SQL Server Magazine.

Mark Davis, MCITP, is Business Intelligence Practice Manager with Superior Consulting Services in Minneapolis. He has created BI solutions for clients across a wide spectrum of industries, including health care, finance, manufacturing, insurance, and numerous others.

Dan English, MVP, MCITP, is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP, a MCITP Business Intelligence Developer for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and 2008, and an MCTS for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Configuring. Dan is a Principal BI consultant at Superior Consulting Services. He currently helps to lead the Minnesota Business Intelligence User Group and is an avid blogger (, Microsoft forums helper, and tweeter (@denglishbi).

Paul Purington, MCITP, is a partner and member of the management team at Superior Consulting Services. As a BI consultant, Paul has experience with both large and small-scale business intelligence environments.

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