Microsoft Business Intelligence For Dummies by Ken Withee

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Learn to create an effective business strategy using Microsoft's BI stack

Microsoft Business Intelligence tools are among the most widely used applications for gathering, providing access to, and analyzing data to enable the enterprise to make sound business decisions. The tools include SharePoint Server, the Office Suite, PerformancePoint Server, and SQL Server, among others.

With so much jargon and so many technologies involved, Microsoft Business Intelligence For Dummies provides a much-needed step-by-step explanation of what's involved and how to use this powerful package to improve your business.Microsoft Business Intelligence encompasses a broad collection of tools designed to help business owners and managers direct the enterprise effectivelyThis guide provides an overview of SharePoint, PerformancePoint, the SQL Server suite, Microsoft Office, and the BI development technologiesExplains how the various technologies work together to solve functional problemsTranslates the buzzwords and shows you how to create your business strategyExamines related technologies including data warehousing, data marts, Online Analytical Processing (OLAP), data mining, reporting, dashboards, and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)Simplifies this complex package to get you up and running quickly

Microsoft Business Intelligence For Dummies demystifies these essential tools for enterprise managers, business analysts, and others who need to get up to speed.


About Ken Withee

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Ken Withee has been a Microsoft SharePoint consultant for many years. He currently writes for Microsoft’s TechNet and MSDN sites and is President of Portal Integrators LLC (, which is a software development and services company focused on developing world class business solutions for the SharePoint platform. He is the author or coauthor of several other books including Microsoft Office 365 For Dummies, SharePoint 2010 Development For Dummies, and Microsoft Business Intelligence For Dummies. Ken earned a Master of Science degree in Computer Science studying under Dr. Edward Lank at San Francisco State University. Ken has more than 13 years of professional computer and management experience and is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist and is certified in SharePoint, SQL Server, and .NET.
Published March 16, 2010 by For Dummies. 434 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Computers & Technology. Non-fiction

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