Compare SQL Server Reporting Services & Crystal Reports

To date, many organizations have relied on Crystal Reports for production reporting of data stored in SQL Server.  But with the release of SQL Server 2005, Microsoft offers a version of Reporting Services that is an excellent alternative to Crystal Reports, so many organizations are migrating away from Business Objects licensing to the Microsoft platform.    The following article compares the two reporting applications… Read more

Compare SharePoint Products – Business Intelligence features

SharePoint Products Comparison – download detailed feature matrix   Business Intelligence features of SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise: (that are not included in SharePoint Server 2007 Standard, SharePoint Services 3.0 or SharePoint Portal Server 2003)   Excel Services Data Connection Libraries Business Data Catalog Business Data Web Parts Business Data Actions Business Intelligence Dashboards Report Center Key Performance Indicators… Read more

The Update – June 2008

  HOT TOPICS   PerformancePoint Webcast Demo – hosted by Jason Morales June 17, 11am (PDT)   Announcing PerformancePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 1 The Payoff of Pervasive Performance Management  Video – Business Intelligence by Role (CFO, Operations Mgr, IT Director, Sales Mgr) Subscribe – Microsoft Business Intelligence Newsletter    Results from the BI Survey… Read more

Case Study Summary – GPX International Tire Corp.

  Tire Manufacturer Drives Deeper Business Insight with Microsoft® Office PerformancePoint Server 2007   Posted: 05/07/2008 *** the content provided below is extracted from a Microsoft Case Study… click to read more…   Software and Services PerformancePoint 2007 SQL Server 2005, Enterprise Edition Dynamics NAV   Consulting Partner SHEA Business Solutions   Related Industries Manufacturing Distributing… Read more

The Update – July 2008

  HOT TOPICS   Gates exits Microsoft to focus on charity work   BI Trends: The Next Generation of Performance Management IDC Report Sees Steady Growth for BI, Pent-Up Demand for Analytics Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in BI, Analytics?   Kimball University: Microsoft SQL Server Comes of Age for Data Warehousing Microsoft Dynamics AX… Read more

Webcast Update – Microsoft Office PerformancePoint 2007 demo

  MICROSOFT ON-DEMAND WEBCAST: Microsoft Office PerformancePoint: Optimizing Business Performance   Recorded: April 7, 2008 Michael Patterson, Microsoft Corporation   Length: 57 minutes   Agenda: Overview: Microsoft BI Product Demo: PerformancePoint Server 2007   – demo also showcases some capabilities of SharePoint 2007, SQL Server 2005 , Excel 2007   Content:          00:00 – 13:21   Opening Slides Microsoft BI Vision &… Read more

PerformancePoint Seminar – Jan 20, Malvern

  For those of you in Philadelphia area, I’d like to make you aware of an upcoming PerformancePoint seminar. This event is hosted by one of our Gold Certified partners with speciality in Microsoft Business Intelligence and SharePoint.     Breakthroughs in Business Intelligence presented by Gig-Werks   Microsoft Office 45 Liberty Blvd. Great Valley Corporate… Read more

Case Study Summary: Curtin University

University Controls Costs, Streamlines IT, and Improves Education with Cloud Platform Posted 3/7/11 ***content provided below is extracted from a Microsoft case studyClick here to read more Software and ServicesWindows AzureMicrosoft Live@eduMicrosoft Visual StudioMicrosoft SilverlightMicrosoft SQL AzureMicrosoft ASP.NET Vertical IndustryUniversities Curtin has designed its degree programs to help prepare students for the workplace immediately upon… Read more

Video Update – Advanced Business Intelligence with Cloud Data

MICROSOFT VIDEO HOW TO:Advanced Business Intelligence with Cloud Data Posted May 18 2011Presented by Steve Yi Length: 7 minutes Benefits of SQL Azure– easy to manage, highly available, flexible– elasticity, scalability, reliability Demo – Steve shows you how to:– use SQL Azure data with Excel– set up for advanced analytics using PowerPivot and SQL Azure data… Read more

Webcast Update – PerformancePoint Dashboards for Dynamics AX

    SOLVER DEMO VIDEO: PerformancePoint Dashboards for Dynamic AX   Recorded: October 20, 2008 Nils Rasmussen & Jim Lacenski, Solver USA Jason Morales, Microsoft   Length: 36 minutes   Agenda: Overview: Microsoft Business Intelligence Product Demo: PerformancePoint Server Dashboards for Dynamics AX   Content:          00:00 – 15:42   Opening Slides Microsoft BI Vision, Platform & Architecture… Read more