By Patrick LeBlanc
Utilized Microsoft company Intelligence indicates you ways to leverage the whole set of Microsoft tools—including Microsoft workplace and SQL Server—to greater learn enterprise info. This e-book offers most sensible practices for construction whole BI suggestions utilizing the entire Microsoft toolset. you'll tips on how to successfully use SQL Server research and Reporting prone, besides Excel, SharePoint, and different instruments to supply powerful and cohesive options for the company. insurance contains BI structure, info queries, semantic types, multidimensional modeling, information research and visualization, functionality tracking, info mining, and extra, that will help you discover ways to practice functional enterprise research and reporting. Written by way of an writer staff that features a key member of the BI product staff at Microsoft, this helpful reference offers specialist guide for more suitable use of the Microsoft BI toolset.
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Which leads to the question: Are they all required? As a best practice yes, but typically no. The goal of most deployments is to improve performance and to present data in ways that resonate with consumers. Security and availability are usually an afterthought, often not occurring until it’s too late. Fortunately, when building a Microsoft business intelligence delivery solution, you have several options available to economically implement a solution that addresses all three. When implementing Microsoft business intelligence in an enterprise-wide manner, you should consider using SharePoint as the preferred method for delivery due to its collaborative nature and centralized delivery methodology.
On the other hand, architecting a solution that performs in a manner that exceeds expectations often requires a subject matter expert. Moreover, ensuring that the deliverables (dashboards, reports, spreadsheets, and so on) are always available and secure can potentially introduce other challenges and requirements. Considering Performance As mentioned earlier, performance is often a driving factor behind a large percentage of business intelligence projects. Most of the time this performance is related to accessing data and producing reports.
The following sections provide a brief overview of each add-in. What Is Power Query? Microsoft Power Query is a self-service data discovery and data access tool. It enables end users to easily combine, transform, and share data. When Power Query is installed, not only can end users access structured data from within Excel, but they can also perform public searches. This search is similar to a Bing search; however; instead of returning a list of web page results, Power Query returns a list of datasets that match the entered query.