Monthly Archives: October 2012

Business Intelligence in Microsoft® SharePoint® 2013

Wow, some one tried tell me but I didn’t listen, well at least not closely enough… I would just like to thank my co-authors but especially Norm for being there when I needed a shoulder to lean on and giving me the opportunity to almost kill myself as I lost the plot, working too many hours consulting for too many clients, building the demos for the book and the SharePoint Conference and of course writing…  Also thanks to Ken and O’Reilly for believing in me when I almost didn’t believe in myself.. The final drafts go out in two weeks and it will take a couple of months to get on your shelf.

clip_image001Dive into the business intelligence features in SharePoint 2013—and use the right combination of tools to deliver compelling solutions.

Take control of business intelligence (BI) with the tools offered by SharePoint 2013 and Microsoft SQL Server® 2012. Led by a group of BI and SharePoint experts, you’ll get step-by-step instructions for understanding how to use these technologies best in specific BI scenarios—whether you’re a SharePoint administrator, SQL Server developer, or business analyst.

Discover how to:

  • •Manage the entire BI lifecycle, from determining key performance indicators to building dashboards
  • •Use web-based Microsoft Excel® services and publish workbooks on a SharePoint Server
  • •Mash up data from multiple sources and create Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) using PowerPivot
  • •Create data-driven diagrams that provide interactive processes and context with Microsoft Visio® Services
  • •Use dashboards, scorecards, reports, and key performance indicators to monitor and analyze your business
  • •Use SharePoint to view BI reports side by side, no matter which tools were used to produced them

By Norman P. Warren, Mariano Teixeira Neto, Stacia Misner, Ivan Sanders

Coming to  a store near you in January of 2013

I have said it before and I will say it again its all about friends…. You guys ROCK!



SharePoint Conference 2012

You don’t want to miss the SharePoint Conference this year because you don’t want to miss my session but if you do happen to miss me you should be able to find me at the Microsoft Business Intelligence area, RackSpace, ShareSquared, Datafacet, or in one of the many sessions… 

I have included the official unofficial Business Intelligence Area schedule below

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Business Intelligence by Day


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Have a spooky SharePoint day with the Utah SharePoint Users Group! with Norm Warren


Utah SharePoint Users Group

Have a spooky SharePoint day with the Utah SharePoint Users Group!

Join us to take the “scare” out of Business Intelligence and SharePoint.  BI specialist Norm Warren of will guide us through self-service BI utilizing Excel 2013, SQL 2012, and SharePoint 2013… Costumes are optional…

Who:                   Norm Warren

What:                  Using Excel 2013 + SQL Server 2012 + SharePoint 2013 to provide business solutions                with self-service, interactive reports

Where:                Westech – 3665 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84115

When:                  October 30th, 2012 (Tuesday)

Using Excel 2013 + SQL Server 2012 + SharePoint 2013 to provide business solutions with self-service, interactive reports

The image shows the end-to-end lifecycle of a project using Office 2013, SQL Server 2012, and SharePoint 2013 to provide business solutions with self-service business intelligence.

Norm Warren works for to help people discover, preserve and share their family history. He is organizer and co-author of a 2nd edition of Business Intelligence in SharePoint for O’Reilly/MSPress. He earned his Master’s degree in computer information technology and recently earned his MBA with an emphasis in financial accounting. He was previously a solution specialist for PerformancePoint Server 2007 and SharePoint Server 2010 at Microsoft.

I wish I was there……..

Happy Halloween!!!



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