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    Microsoft SAP Resources

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    Here are some great Microsoft SAP resources SAP and SAP BW data in PowerPivot using-sql-server-powerpivot-for-excel-to-analyze-sap-data.aspx . SAP HANA data in PowerPivot http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/weblogs?blog=/pub/wlg/26747 . Microsoft...
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    New Office 2013 BI capabilities

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    Some new links to check out about what is coming from a BI perspective in Office/SharePoint 2013 PowerPivot:Powerful data analysis and data modeling in Excel What’s new in PowerPivot in Excel 2013 Power View:Explore, visualize, and present...
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    Microsoft Named a Self-Service Business Intelligence Leader by Forrester Research

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    Forrester Research has positioned Microsoft as a leader in the "The Forrester Wave™: Self-Service Business Intelligence Platforms, Q2 2012" report.
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    Microsoft SQL Server training

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    Free MVA courses here http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/colleges/sqlserver
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    Intro to DQS

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    Looks like a good online training on Microsoft Data Quality Services. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/hh830374.aspx Also a nice AdWorks sample http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/AdventureWorks-Sample-for-826a2ce9
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    Demo Image XII: SQL 2012

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    Latest and greatest All up Microsoft BI Demo image is located here http://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/pd/BIVHD/enus/ . Also hosted version is here http://fs.mssalesdemos.com
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    64 bit version of the Data Mining Add-in for Excel 2010

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    FINALLY!!!! and updated for SQL Server 2012. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29061
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    SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit

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    This is truly excellent content. Kudos to the MS Team. Links to presos and videos below. http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/6982.sql-server-2012-developer-training-kit-bom-en-us.aspx
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    Microsoft Business Intelligence 2012 - Single Server Install Guide

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    I just put this together for a customer and thought I would share it. It goes through the entire install and configuration process screen by screen, to build a stand alone server with all the server side components of the Microsoft Business intelligence...
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    SQL Server 2012 Product Guide

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    Just released a new SQL Server 2012 Product Guide ready to download.
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    connect PowerPivot to an Oracle database

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    Not very well documented on how to connect PowerPivot to an Oracle database. You need the Oracle client installed and the TNS names configured. In PowerPivot the server name to connect to the Oracle instance is host:port/service_name . If port number...
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    Reporting Services 2012 and Dashboard Designer

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    Alot of confusion on how to integrate the new SharePoint integrated mode of Reporting Services 2012 into your Performance Point Dashboards. If Reporting Services is configured to use Trusted Account authentication in SharePoint Server, then the server...
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    Microsoft BI on an ipad

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    Microsoft has released new guidance on viewing reports and scorecards on Apple iPad devices, and a SharePoint Cumulative Update to enable it. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh697482.aspx
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    SharePoint Summit

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    For those in Toronto, I will be presenting a session at the SharePoint Summit on May14-16th on Building Better Dashboards http://www.sharepointsummit.org/Toronto/conference-day2.htm#session_9_2 Hope to see you there!
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    Launch BISM File (.bism) in Excel

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    BI semantic model connections from Excel require that you have Excel 2010 and the MSOLAP.5 OLE DB provider installed on your workstation For connections to succeed you must have Excel 2010 and the MSOLAP.5.dll installed on the client computer. You...
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    Project Barcelona (again)

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    check this out for what is coming...btw, it is in CTP1 release now. http://projectbarcelona.cloudapp.net/
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    DAT279 New Business Intelligence Functionality in Microsoft SQL Server Code-Named "Denali"

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    I am doing a session next week at our local techdays event. http://www.techdays.ca . I hope to see some folks there. here is what I am covering... In this session we dive into some of the new Business Intelligence capabilities that are being introduced...
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    Microsoft Big Data

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    Unlock business insights from all your structured and unstructured data, including large volumes of data not previously activated, with Microsoft’s Big Data solution. Microsoft’s end-to-end roadmap for Big Data embraces Apache Hadoop™...
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    PerformancePoint Services SuperFlows

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    It's like a help file on steroids. There are 2. IT configuration - how to configure Performance Point Services Dashboard creation - how to create Performance Point content: kpi, scorecards, reports, filters, dashboards, etc...
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    Reporting Services 2012 SharePoint Service

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    There are couple of post install manual configs you need to do in order to get the reporting services Sharepoint service to show up in your sharepoint farm. First of all, you NEED SharePoint 2010 SP1. In SharePoint PowerShell, as admin: Install...
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    SQL Denali CTP3 is out

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    latest and greatest denali bits. http://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/pd/SQLDCTP3CTA/enus/default.aspx and you will need this too Microsoft® SQL Server® Code-Named 'Denali' PowerPivot for Microsoft® Excel Community Technology Preview...
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    PowerPivot: DAX: Time Intelligence Functions

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    Useful list of time calcs for powerpivot and soon to be tabular bi models. http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/powerpivot-dax-time-intelligence-functions.aspx
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    Cascading filters in PPS

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    here is a little known PPS feature add for SP1 for SharePoint 2010 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh272541.aspx
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    Twitter Analytics

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    A new cool FREE tool to gain valuable insight into your tweets using PowerPivot. Download it here
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    Windows 8

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    i can think of a few cool BI scenarios with this new UI p92QfWOw88I
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