Jason Morales’ Microsoft BI Update – February 2012


SQL 2012 Virtual Launch – March 7
    Virtual Launch Event Registration
    SQL Server 2012 Special Ops Tourlocal launch events

Natural Interaction and Microsoft BI

Extra! Extra! Apple iPad Users Can Now View SharePoint Business Intelligence Content

Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant 5.2 is Now Available 


new Resources added this month highlighted below 


Business Intelligence Scenarios
How to Choose the Right Business Intelligence Technology to Suit Your Style

Gaining Insights On Your Competitors with Competitive Intelligence
Predictive Modeling Competitions Can Solve Complex Real-World Problems
Using Big Data To Save Consumers Money

Microsoft BI Labs
    Analytics for Twitter
    Calendar Analytics
    PivotViewer extension for SSRS
    Fuzzy Lookup Add-In for Excel

BI Case Studies
Centene Corporation – (Healthcare) BI for CRM
Great Western Bank – (Financial Services) SQL 2012
RealtyTrac –  (Data Services) SQL 2012
Edgenet – (Data Services) SQL 2012
Texas Children’s Hospital – (Healthcare) SPS 2010 Dashboards
Patten Industries – (Wholesalers) SAP migration
Revlon – (Consumer Goods) Project Server
Co-operative Group Limited – (Retail)  Oracle migration

SQL Server
SQL Server Home Page
SQL Server Training Portal
SQL Server Team Blog
SQL Server Best Practices – technical white papers
SQL Server User Education – documentation team blog
SQL Server Reporting Services Team Blog

Microsoft White Papers – SQL Server 2008 R2
Best Practices for Data Warehousing with SQL Server 2008 R2
Fast Track Data Warehouse 3.0 Reference Guide
Using SQL Server Integration Services and StreamInsight Together
Project Barcelona Team Blog
What is Metadata?
Blog: Let’s Talk About SQL Server
Whitepaper and Samples: DAX in the Tabular BI Semantic Model
Microsoft’s Big Data Roadmap and Approach

Comparing the Business Value of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 and…
   Oracle Database 11g
   IBM DB2 9.7 
   Sybase ASE 15.5 

Download: SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate 0 (RC0)
MyTop 5 SQL Server 2012 Features…
New Demo of Power View is Live!
Video: SQL 2012 Power View on SharePoint 2012
Video: Power View Cars and Fuel
Technet: Power View (SSRS)
Tutorial: Create a Sample Report in Power View

SQL 2012 Product Specifications
SQL 2012 Backward Compatibility
SQL 2012 Discontinued Features

SharePoint Home Page
Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog
End-User Videos
SharePoint Training Portal
Training courses on Office.com
SharePoint 2010 Architectures Overview

PerformancePoint Services Blog
Up to Speed with PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer
Getting Started with PerformancePoint Services
PerformancePoint Services Architecture

Creating BI Dashboards Using SharePoint 2010, No Programming Required
What Else is PerformancePoint Services for SharePoint 2010 – And what else is it?
PerformancePoint Services Overview
PerformancePoint Services Administration
Plan, Design, and Implement a PerformancePoint Dashboard
Getting Started with Dashboards
Getting Started with Dashboard Designer
Creating a Balanced Scorecard by Using Dashboard Designer
Create a PerformancePoint strategy map as part of a Balanced Scorecard
PerformancePoint Services SuperFlows
Getting Started Using the Business Intelligence Center
What is SharePoint Business Intelligence?
How to Navigate PerformancePoint Dashboards and Explore Data
Viewing reports and scorecards on Apple iPad devices
What’s So Special About SharePoint’s December Update?

Excel Services on Office.com
Getting Started with Excel Services
Resources for learning about Excel Services 

Use Visio Services with SharePoint lists

Office Training Portal
The Microsoft Office Blog 

PowerPivot Home Page
PowerPivot Team Blog
Kasper de Jonge PowerPivot Blog
Microsoft SQL Server PowerPivot Planning and Deployment
How to Use The SQL Server Data Mining Add-ins with PowerPivot for Excel

Where to begin: PowerPivot for Excel
15 Spreadsheet Formatting Tips
Video: PowerPivot and Power view Lifecycle and BI Semantic Model Overview

SQL Azure
What is SQL Azure?
SQL Azure Demos
Azure DataMarket
Get your SQL Server database ready for Azure



Microsoft gets it right with Windows 8 on ARM, and why Apple should be worried
Building Windows for the ARM processor architecture
Microsoft Improves Mobile BI Reporting for the iPad

Survey: Business Intelligence Back on Top of CIOs Minds
Why big data means a big year a Hadoop
Analyst Outlines Microsoft’s Cloud, Mobile and BI Efforts in 2012