Microsoft SAP Resources

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 PowerPivothttp://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/weblogs?blog=/pub/wlg/26747. Microsoft Connector http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd299430.aspx BizTalk Adapter http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc185427.aspx XML/A Provider with .NET http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc974473.aspx SAP Excel ODBO connector, see: https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/1031a475-a633-2a10-f4b4-ccfe615c0517 Multiple SAP BI interoperability papers http://www.microsoft.com/isv/sap/technology/interop/bi.aspx SSIS and SAP BI White Paper http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd299430.aspx SSRS and SAP NetWeaver BI Technical…

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New Office 2013 BI capabilities

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 your data What’s new inPower View in Excel 2013 and in SharePoint 2013 QuickStart: LearnDAX Basics in 30…

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Microsoft Business Intelligence 2012 – Single Server Install Guide

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 solution. Enjoy! Microsoft Business Intelligence 2012 Single Server Install Guide.pdf

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Microsoft BI on an ipad

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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Launch BISM File (.bism) in Excel

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 can get the provider by installing the version of PowerPivot for Excel that is current…

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Project Barcelona (again)

check this out for what is coming…btw, it is in CTP1 release now.  http://projectbarcelona.cloudapp.net/

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Microsoft Big Data

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™ by distributing enterprise class Hadoop based solutions on both Windows Server and Windows Azure. Our solution is also integrated into the Microsoft BI…

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SQL Denali CTP3 is out

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 3 (CTP 3) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=80edc21c-643e-4e1b-a4c9-7f51f24b6d98

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SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Training Course

SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Training Course (a.k.a. SQLInsights), a new self-paced online training course brought to you by Microsoft Developer and Platform Evangelism. This is a is a great resource for developers, consultants and evangelists who want to learn how to build solutions that deliver rich integrated reporting, analytics and dashboard experiences using…

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