BI Solution for SharePoint

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Last week at the SharePoint Québec Usergroup we did a presentation on the new BI functionnalities of Sharepoint 2010.  A lot of people were interested by the features and asked about the demo data.  If you are interested in BI, you can download a BI solution scenario from Microsoft to test drive some of the BI functionnalities of SharePoint 2010.

Have fun!

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Self-Service Analytics: Sales Solution

Brief Description

This business intelligence (BI) solution scenario describes the steps that employees of the fictional company Contoso take as they analyze sales and promotions data and share that analysis with others in the company.

Overview

This business intelligence (BI) solution scenario describes the steps that employees of the fictional company Contoso take as they analyze sales and promotions data and share that analysis with others in the company. In the scenario, sales data is first analyzed in Excel. Additional sales and promotions data is then imported into PowerPivot for Excel, and the data is further analyzed. After the analysis is complete, it is published to the PowerPivot Gallery in SharePoint and distributed via Reporting Services, enabling others in the company to interact with the analysis and develop additional insights. The scenario document that is available from the Microsoft Download Center provides step-by-step guidance, and the accompanying sample data lets you follow along with the document. There are three files available for this scenario:

  1. SelfServiceAnalytics.docx: Detailed description of the scenario, with steps to follow along.
  2. SelfServiceAnalytics.pdf: Interactive diagram that shows a visual flow of tasks.
  3. SelfServiceAnalytics_SampleData.zip: Access databases and Excel workbooks that are used in the scenario.

The document and sample data are required, and the diagram is helpful in understanding the sequence of tasks.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=fa8175d0-157f-4e45-8053-6f5bb7eb6397

Chat with MVPs

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On June 23rd from 12:00 to 1:00 eastern time, I will be participating in an other Chat session with other MVPs from around the world.  During this chat we will be answering questions about Sharepoint.  If you have any SharePoint questions please join us on Wednesday June 23rd at 9am PDT! (or 12:00 eastern time).
 
I’m looking forward to chat with you!
 

Learn more and add these chats to your calendar by visiting the MSDN event page http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/chats/default.aspx

 
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SharePoint conference 2011 announced

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Microsoft announced that the SharePoint 2011 conference will be held in Anaheim California from October 3rd to October 6th 2011.
 
See this site for more information!

Teched 2010 New Orleans

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If you are going to be at the Teched 2010 next week, come and see me I will be spending a lot of time around the SharePoint hands on labs.  There is also a chance that you will see me on stage during the Jam session on Tuesday night at the House of Blues!
 
 
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