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Thu, Aug 08 2013 12:00 Atlantic Daylight Time

Drab to Dynamite! Managed Self-Service BI!!

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Drab to Dynamite! Managed Self-Service BI Using Real-World Data

Not every business has perfectly structured data. But with managed self-service business intelligence, you can now create rich, powerful analytics solutions that let you glean and share business insights from that data. This walk-through session will begin with actual small business data in Excel format and add data from Windows Azure to expand your analytics possibilities and show how to integrate data from SQL or other sources. PowerPivot will take the stage next, joining the data and enhancing it with calculated fields and KPIs. We’ll step through Power View to produce beautiful visualizations and deep exploration functionality. We’ll finish by sharing our solution, publishing it to SharePoint (using both PowerPivot Gallery and Excel Web Services) and via PowerPoint. Whether you’re an IT pro or business user and whatever your data’s structure, after this session, you’ll have the start-to-finish instruction manual to take any data set from drab to DYNAMITE!

Sandy Rivas is a Program Manager for Power BI at Microsoft. A 17+ year Microsoft veteran, Sandy has helped to ship 6 versions of Microsoft Office, working closely with a wide variety of Office products such as Access, Excel and SharePoint. In Power BI, she created the industry sample dashboards and reports that are found in the product. She is currently working on developing new SAAS connectors.

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