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Understanding the Microsoft BI Portal Capabilities

Business intelligence initiatives are often met with challenges. Getting the right information to the right people is often easier said than done. When implemented successfully, business intelligence solutions drive change; both in the way people work and the business decisions made.
For organizations capturing business data electronically, Microsoft provides a set of integrated business intelligence technologies. The presentation, “SharePoint and Business Intelligence: Understanding the Microsoft BI Portal Capabilities,” explains how to leverage your existing investment in Microsoft technology to manage data and support better business decision making.
The presentation focuses on the following Microsoft business intelligence tools:

  • Excel
  • Excel Services
  • Reporting Services
  • Reporting Services Report Builder
  • Performance Point
  • Enterprise Search

Next up is an informative “SharePoint BI Chalk Talk,” matching each information application (from static reports and dashboards to ad-hoc spreadsheets and dynamic charts/graphs) to the corresponding Microsoft BI tool. The presentation also explains how search fits into business intelligence: What is being indexed? What are BI artifacts? What defines “push” vs. “pull” search opportunities?
You can view the slides below:

To learn more about Microsoft’s business intelligence technology, read our white paper, “BI for the Mid-Size Enterprise: Leveraging SQL Server and SharePoint 2010.” The white paper covers the ways BI can help you improve your business performance and discusses how Microsoft provides a solid and cost-effective platform on which to build a business intelligence solution.

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Taylor Rhyne

I work closely with our content management practices and partners at Perficient to lead marketing efforts designed to increase awareness and impact pipeline. I have experience in a variety of industries and have spent the last decade creating multi-faceted campaigns, working to integrate various channels into the plan and maximize effectiveness.

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