Stacia Misner

Stacia Misner is a SQL Server Pro contributing editor, a SQL Server MVP, a consultant, educator, mentor, and author specializing in business intelligence solutions since 1999, with more than 25 years of experience in information technology.
Stacia is the author and co-author of eight books about business intelligence, including Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Step by Step and Introducing SQL Server 2008 R2. Stacia provides consulting and custom education services through Data Inspirations.

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Getting Started with SQL Server’s Data Visualization Tools 

Total Running Time: 221 min

Business intelligence experts Stacia Misner and Tyler Chessman walk you through how to get started with SQL Server’s data visualization tools, including Power Query (formerly known as Data Explorer), Power View, PowerPivot, and Report Builder to find, compile, and graphically display data for analysis by business users.

Session 1: Introducing Power Query (formerly known as Data Explorer) — Tyler Chessman

Deep Dive into Business Intelligence in Excel 2013's PowerPivot and Power View 

Excel 2013 includes built-in self-service business intelligence functionality that allows you to delve deeper into your data. You can use Excel to start analyzing data as a simple data model, and then progressively add more data from a variety of data sources to enrich your analysis. Using the PowerPivot add-in, you can fine-tune the structure of the model to better support exploration and enrich the model with calculations and key performance indicators.

Practical SQL Server 2012 Improvements for Businesses 

Among other things, SQL Server 2012 promises improved availability and increased business insight. But are these features and promised benefits really worthwhile for your organization—and is there anything you should really be excited about? To find out, join independent SQL Server experts Stacia Misner and Michael K. Campbell for a frank and informative overview of essential SQL Server 2012 features that will provide your organization with practical benefits.

Developing a Self-Service Business Intelligence Solution 

PowerPivot for Excel and PowerPivot for SharePoint are complementary technologies from Microsoft that enable self-service business intelligence. Whether you’re a business analyst who needs a better way to work effectively with large volumes of data, or an IT professional.

The Essential Guide to SQL Server 2005 BI
In this Essential Guide, we look at how the tools available in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 support Integration Services, Analysis Services, and Reporting Services.
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