Pro SharePoint 2010 Business Intelligence Solutions (Expert's Voice in Sharepoint) 1st ed. Edition
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About the Author
- Publisher : Apress; 1st ed. edition (December 15, 2010)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 444 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1430232854
- ISBN-13 : 978-1430232858
- Item Weight : 1.8 pounds
- Dimensions : 7.01 x 0.98 x 10 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,263,613 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It is broken down into 6 chapters. The chapters include Business Intelligence Basics, Visio Services, Reporting Services, Business Connectivity Services, Excel Services, and PerformancePoint Services.
The first chapter is a really nice overview of BI in the current Microsoft stack. It introduces data warehousing, SQL Server 2008 R2 tools, and SharePoint 2010 tools. It paints a complete picture which is nice.
After the introduction each chapter digs into its topic with an introduction, and then architecture, setup, and use through examples. The chapters go in depth which is a refreshing treat for a SharePoint BI book.
The only piece of the puzzle missing is the site structure and governance of the BI portals. One of the biggest issues with BI portals I have seen is that they are usually big messes. Although this is missing from the book I can't ding the book for that. It didn't claim to be a site structure book. The book accomplishes everything it claims to on the cover.
The book is written really well. It is good for reading from cover to cover, or as using as a reference.
The downloadable code/examples are very well organized and usable.
All in all, I think this book is a must have for any SharePoint 2010 BI implementer.
The book does a good job giving an intro into OLAP database modeling, it's origins and its purposes. However, the rest of the chapter's are more of a step by step using SP features (visio, excel, PerformancePoint, etc.).. it's not that theyre not helpful.. but at this stage, you can probably Google and get most of the same content on some blogs now.
However, if you want a good starting point to dive into BI and some of the chief enterprise features of SharePoint 2010, I think this is a smart purchase.
The book goes on basic introduction on different parts of BI on SharePoint2010. But I was disappointed. If you're looking for way to speed up on PPS (like me), I think you'll find more information on Youtube and other blogs and probably other books.
Just my honest opinion. This book really didn't helped me at all on my objectives. But unlike me, if you want to get all the basic understandings of different parts on Sharepoint BI. This might be useful for you.