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Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Business Intelligence Development Beginner's Guide
 
 

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Business Intelligence Development Beginner's Guide [Kindle Edition]

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In Detail

Take advantage of the real power behind the BI components of SQL Server 2014, Excel 2013, and SharePoint 2013 with this hands-on book. This book will give you a competitive advantage by helping you to quickly learn how to design and build BI system with Microsoft BI tools.

This book starts with designing a data warehouse with dimensional modeling, and then looks at creating data models based on SSAS multidimensional and Tabular technologies. It will illustrate how to use SSIS for ETL, and MDS and DQS for data governance and data quality. The book is packed with real-world examples that will give you a good understanding of the BI and DW components of SQL Server 2014, Excel 2013, and SharePoint 2013.

Approach

Written in an easy-to-follow, example-driven format, there are plenty of step-by-step instructions to help get you started! The book has a friendly approach, with the opportunity to learn by experimenting.

Who this book is for

If you are a BI and Data Warehouse developer new to Microsoft Business Intelligence, and looking to get a good understanding of the different components of Microsoft SQL Server for Business Intelligence, this book is for you.

It’s assumed that you will have some experience in databases systems and T-SQL. This book is will give you a good upshot view of each component and scenarios featuring the use of that component in Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence systems.


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5.0 out of 5 stars A comprehensive coverage of all the modern BI offerings from Microisoft even for a mature BI person 1 Aug 2014
By A. Zubarev - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The book, even though is marketed under the “Beginner’s Guide” moniker, is actually suitable for an intermediate Business Intelligence professional. Judge yourself: the book covers as advanced topics as:

Data Modeling using SSAS Multidimensional and Tabular with MDX and DAX
Manage Master Data with MDS
Reveal Knowledge Driven Data Quality with DQS
Understand prediction and Data Mining
Identify data patterns
Design Dashboards with PerformancePoint and Power View
Explore Power Query and Power Map as components of Power BI
Create powerful reports using Visual Studio

I think this list speaks for itself, it is an impressive, unprecedented coverage of topics.

A little more about the book: it is divided into sections as to first acknowledge the reader on what are the advantages to using a specific technology, then a short deeper dive into the exact usage example summed up into a detailed coverage of how a task was tackled and what would be readers’ take-aways. The book has high quality graphics and was read on my laptop as well as on Android tablet. All that makes this book a winner in absorbing a lot of technical content in short time plus make it stick in the head.

The book references enough external resources in case one would like to explore any topic further. In my opinion the book serves as a huge time saver in getting familiar with the latest Microsoft BI offerings and would easily allow anybody, even new to Power BI or DQS enter a Proof of Concept mode or make a quick presentation for a project stakeholder.

I liked the most the content on predictions and the cool visualizations that can be done with Power Map and Power View. My personal opinion, Power BI overall as a data visualization and analysis platform is just sassy!

A few notes to a prospective reader: one needs MS Office 2013 installed, have access to Microsoft Server 2012, an active Azure account and preferably run the whole software suite on a Virtual Machine.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, for bringing you from zero, to skilled enough to begin implementing BI at your work 24 Jun 2014
By Christian Henrik Reich - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
A very comprehensive book, which gives you all the tools to get started with BI on SQL Server. Yet, it is a page turner which is nice if you are an IT professional reading many books.

Many good examples with detailed explanations afterwards.
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