Build your SQL Reporting, Power View, and SharePoint BI skills
Whether you′re creating an invoice for a small business or a BI dashboard to help manage a multinational corporation, you need to deliver accurate information. This book shows you how to accomplish this by walking you through Microsoft′s reporting platform. You′ll dive into SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services′ architecture and BI fundamentals, as well as the key ingredients to successful report design. You′ll then get up to speed on building business reports with Report Builder and using Power View to make fast, interactive, visual analytics pervasive and accessible to business users.
Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services:
- Demonstrates self–service reporting with Report Builder, using wizards, and simple design tools
- Helps you design highly visual and attractive business reports with dynamic formatting, drill–down, and drill–through actions
- Provides the tools to build BI dashboards, scorecards, and performance indicators
- Demonstrates building BI Semantic Models, interactively exploring data in Power View, and creating compelling presentations
- Features helpful examples, hands–on code, and resourceful solutions for common problems
- Demonstrates how to integrate Reporting Services with SharePoint, configure and use Power View, and manage a native mode report server
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PART I: GETTING STARTED
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCING REPORTING SERVICES 3
CHAPTER 2: REPORTING SERVICES INSTALLATION AND ARCHITECTURE 23
CHAPTER 3: CONFIGURING SHAREPOINT INTEGRATION 69
PART II: REPORT DESIGN
CHAPTER 4: BASIC REPORT DESIGN 95
CHAPTER 5: REPORT LAYOUT AND FORMATTING 123
CHAPTER 6: DESIGNING DATA ACCESS 143
CHAPTER 7: ADVANCED REPORT DESIGN 189
CHAPTER 8: CHART REPORTS 229
PART III: BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE REPORTING
CHAPTER 9: BI SEMANTIC MODELS 251
CHAPTER 10: REPORTING WITH ANALYSIS SERVICES 263
CHAPTER 11: OLAP REPORTING ADVANCED TECHNIQUES 295
PART IV: ENABLING USER REPORTING
CHAPTER 12: TABULAR MODELS 349
CHAPTER 13: VISUAL ANALYTICS WITH POWER VIEW 373
CHAPTER 14: REPORT BUILDER SOLUTION STRATEGIES 445
PART V: SOLUTION PATTERNS
CHAPTER 15: MANAGING REPORT PROJECTS 463
CHAPTER 16: REPORT SOLUTIONS, PATTERNS, AND RECIPES 483
PART VI: ADMINISTERING REPORTING SERVICES
CHAPTER 17: CONTENT MANAGEMENT 525
CHAPTER 18: INTEGRATING REPORTS WITH SHAREPOINT 559
CHAPTER 19: NATIVE MODE SERVER ADMINISTRATION 581
PART VII: REPORTING SERVICES CUSTOM PROGRAMMING
CHAPTER 20: INTEGRATING REPORTS INTO CUSTOM APPLICATIONS 619
CHAPTER 21: USING EMBEDDED AND REFERENCED CODE 681
CHAPTER 22: EXTENDING REPORTING SERVICES 697
PART VIII: APPENDIXES
APPENDIX A: T–SQL COMMAND SYNTAX REFERENCE 758
APPENDIX B: T–SQL SYSTEM VARIABLES AND FUNCTIONS 779
APPENDIX C: MDX REFERENCE 803
Paul Turley is a Mentor with SolidQ, a Microsoft MVP, solution architect, teacher, and presenter.
Robert Bruckner is a principal software architect and developer with the Microsoft SQL Server division and is responsible for the technical architecture of SSRS and Power View.
Thiago Silva is an MCPD, architect, and consultant for Credera, whose clients include Fortune 1000 companies and emerging industry leaders.
Ken Withee is President of Portal Integrators LLC, a software company that develops business applications for the SharePoint platform.
Grant Paisley is a SQL Server MVP and founder of Angry Koala, a successful Business Intelligence consulting firm based in Sydney, Australia.