Configuring Your SharePoint Farm for Business Intelligence

A session at SharePoint Saturday NYC 2013

Saturday 27th July, 2013

4:00pm to 5:15pm (EST)

SharePoint farms have wide variety of shapes and sizes, and depend on multiple supporting technologies, including SQL Server, Active Directory, Reporting Services, and Analysis Services. Unfortunately, not all versions of the supporting technologies support the new Business intelligence features of SharePoint 2013 and Office 2013. This session will walk through multiple configuration scenarios designed to make the most of the BI investments in SharePoint and Office 2013. We will use demonstrations to outline what services are necessary to use the new data model and PowerView in Excel, when and where both PowerPivot and PowerPivot for SharePoint are needed, and what you need to do in your farm to take advantage of these features. In addition, we will explore some of the assets available to PerformancePoint Services, and what configurations can help bring out the best in its features. Finally, we will explore some best practices around configuring Reporting Services for SharePoint.

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John White

http://about.me/diverdown Avid diver and SharePoint, Business Intelligence, Music, and Video geek. bio from Twitter

John P White is the Chief Technical Officer at UnlimitedViz Inc. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Guelph and is a Microsoft SharePoint MVP. He has spent 22 years in the Information Technology space, and possesses a skill set that spans both architecture and development. He has been instrumental in delivering projects and applications that have been recognized with both local and global awards from Microsoft and IBM. Over the past decade, he has been focused on the Microsoft SharePoint and Business Intelligence platforms and is an expert with the latest that these platforms have to offer.

He is a frequent speaker, and he blogs as actively as possible at http://whitepages.unlimitedviz.com. He is an avid scuba diver, and photographer, both under and above the water.

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Time 4:00pm5:15pm EST

Date Sat 27th July 2013


Marquis, Microsoft New York Office

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