Well, it took the better part of a year, but my second book, Pro PerformancePoint Server 2007: Building Business Intelligence Solutions (Pro) (APress) should be rolling off the presses as you read this. It’s almost 500 pages, and I tried to cover Microsoft’s entire business intelligence “stack” – from SQL Server (Integration Services, Analysis Services, and Reporting Services) to SharePoint BI, ProClarity, Excel Services, and PerformancePoint (scorecards, dashboards, analytics, and planning). I’ve even got a short chapter on the new Management Reporter for financial reporting.
Not a hugely deep dive on any of the technologies, but hopefully enough to wrap your brain about where everything fits and get your feet wet with exercises building things.
I’d be interested in hearing feedback about the book.