SharePoint and Business Intelligence: Successfully Manage the BI Nirvana - On Demand

Price: $199.00

Presented by: Randy Williams
Running Time: 199 minutes

SharePoint's business intelligence workload has significantly improved in SharePoint 2013. But with that comes complication in managing and supporting the BI infrastructure.

Learn how your users can benefit from Microsoft's latest reporting technologies and how you can better manage the challenges of BI and SharePoint.

Session 1: SQL Server 2012 R2 and SharePoint 2013: Reporting Nirvana

With SQL Server 2012 R2 and SharePoint 2013, Microsoft delivers on a critical business need: end-user driven reporting solutions. In this session, be prepared to be amazed by the power and ease of Power View, Microsoft's latest reporting technology that lets regular users build rich, dynamic reporting applications right from the browser. We'll then see how PowerPivot lets business analysts use Excel to create and publish powerful reporting and dashboard solutions without any code. We'll then learn how the next generation of SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) integrates as a pure SharePoint service application, simplifying deployment and the architecture of your reporting platform.

Session 2: An IT Pro Guide for Managing SharePoint's BI Infrastructure (Part 1)

The Business Intelligence workload has significantly improved in SharePoint 2013. But to many administrators, it seems to be a confusing array of choices with a lack of clear guidance with how best to provision, configure, secure and troubleshoot. This IT Pro-centered talk will focus on these four management challenges. In addition, we’ll also look at the layered BI architecture and partition out what functions SharePoint has versus SQL Server. If you are expected to support the underlying BI platform provided by Excel Services, PowerPivot, or Power View, you don’t want to miss this session. Note: This session is designed for on-premises or IaaS SharePoint deployments.

Session 3: An IT Pro Guide for Managing SharePoint’s BI Infrastructure (Part 2)

Continuing from Part 1, we'll continue to our architectural dissection and discuss recommendations on how to provision, configure, secure and troubleshoot SQL Server Reporting Services and Performance Point Services.



Randy Williams has more than 20 years of IT experience and his current focus is helping organizations align information management solutions with the strategic needs of business. As Director of AvePoint Client Services, Randy works directly with enterprise customers to deliver and implement solutions that will help unleash their full business potential, as well as share proven practices with the SharePoint community through speaking engagements and appearances at global conferences. Randy’s latest book – SharePoint 2013 Administration Inside Out – was released in December 2013. He has a master’s degree in Information Systems along with a number of Microsoft certifications. From 2009-2011, he was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in SharePoint. When not traveling the globe, Randy calls San Diego home.


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