Smart Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008

Smart Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008
Published:February 04, 2009Language:English
Author:Lynn Langit, Kevin S. Goff, Davide Mauri, Sahil Malik, and John WelchTechnology:Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Length:800 PagesISBN 13:9780735625808

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About The BookYour guide to building solutions across the entire Microsoft BI stack

Get the end-to-end instruction you need to design, develop, and deploy more effective data integration, reporting, and analysis solutions using SQL Server 2008—whether you’re new to business intelligence (BI) programming or a seasoned pro. With real-world examples and insights from an expert team, you’ll master the concepts, tools, and techniques for building solutions that deliver intelligence—and business value—exactly where users want it.

Discover how to:
  • Manage the development life cycle and build a BI team

  • Dig into SQL Server Analysis Services, Integration Services, and Reporting Services

  • Navigate the Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS)

  • Write queries that rank, sort, and drill down on sales data

  • Develop extract, transform, and load (ETL) solutions

  • Add a source code control system

  • Help secure packages for deployment via encryption and credentials

  • Use MDX and DMX Query Designers to build reports based on OLAP cubes and data mining models

  • Create and implement custom objects using .NET code

  • View reports in Microsoft Office Excel® and Office SharePoint® Serverook

  • About Lynn Langit, Kevin S. Goff, Davide Mauri, Sahil Malik, and John WelchLynn Langit is a developer evangelist for the Microsoft MSDN® team. Prior to working at Microsoft, she founded and served as lead architect of a development firm that created BI solutions. She holds a number of Microsoft certifications, including MCITP, MCSD, MCDBA, and MCT.

    Kevin S. Goff is a Microsoft MVP and a trainer and BI practice lead for a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.

    Davide Mauri, MCP, MCAD, MCDBA, MCT, is a Microsoft MVP who has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5.

    Sahil Malik is a consultant and trainer who has been a Microsoft MVP and an INETA speaker for many years.

    John Welch is a Microsoft MVP and the chief architect at a consulting firm specializing in BI solutions.
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