Business Intelligence in Microsoft SharePoint 2013

Jul 28
Business Intelligence in Microsoft SharePoint 2013

Business Intelligence             

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    Microsoft SharePoint 2013

Norman P. Warren, Mariano Teixeira Neto                   
Stacia Misner, Ivan Sanders, Scott A. Helmers
Publisher: O’Reilly Media, Inc.
Reviewer/Blogger: Virginia Benedict 

Target Audience:

While this book is primarily targeted to Data Scientists, a team of BI knowledgeable professional roles is required to effectively and expediently develop and implement Microsoft BI Solutions tool sets.  Each of the following professionals are required to provide in-depth technical knowledge and experience in their respective area:

  • SharePoint administrator/Developer
  • BI Developer
  • SQL Developers
  • Business user and data scientist
    • Data scientists
    • Business analysts
    • Business decision-makers
    • Knowledge workers
    • Line workers
  • Data Owners | Data Architects
  • Stake Holders, Program Managers

Pre-requisites for developer teams:

Scripting skills | Business Models | SharePoint 2013 | SQL 2012 | General Knowledge of the core Microsoft BI Tool Stack and MS Office


Introduction |10 chapters | Two Appendix | 361 pages

Chapters contain Figures, Notes.png Notes, Tips.jpgTips, & More Info.pngMore Info inserted within the sub-headings and ends with a Chapter Summary. The Figures are BI flow charts, Visio diagrams depicting work flows, etc. Notes.pngprovide side information relevant to the topic discussion,Tips.jpgprovide tips, and the More Info.pngprovide links to where the reader can find supporting in-depth technical content, as well as, related info within the chapters in the book itself.


Illustrations and Figures:

Beautifully illustrated in support of work flows and best practices

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Sample - FIGURE 3-1 A high-level, end-to-end BI scenario


Additionally, the book is accompanied with downloadable exercise sets with excellent step-by-step instructions for the reader to interactively practice learned material from the main text of several chapters  


This highly recommended elegantly presented work is organized in an intelligible easy to follow even for the novice and non-technical reader.  It is a must for all Data Scientists and Analysts who may or may not be working with the Microsoft BI Tools & Services Stacks.

Whether you are a visual learner, an interactive practical learner, and/or a learn by osmosis absorb knowledge from any point of reference learner interested in business intelligence and analytics this book will provide you with the knowledge and best tools available in the market place to perform and gain the insights you will need to succeed in business.

About the Authors


NORMAN P. WARREN Works as a BI specialist implementing guided and managed self-service business intelligence. He is organizer and coauthor of Business Intelligence in Microsoft SharePoint 2010 (2011, Microsoft Press). 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 writer for PerformancePoint Server 2007 and SharePoint Server 2010 at Microsoft and has written articles on PerformancePoint Server and business intelli­gence for the information worker, IT Pro, and SQL Server BI developer audiences. He is an active member of the community to provide the right content about Microsoft business intelligence. When not writing, Norm loves spending time with his family, mountain biking. Additionally, he shares his passion of business intelligence at conferences.

MARIANO TEIXEIRA NETO is originally from Recife, Brazil. He has a Bache­lor's and Master's degrees in computer science, with research on data synchro­nization on mobile databases from Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, also in Brazil. He has more than 10 years of experience on software development implementing complex systems for search engine, mobile telephony, and oil companies. At Microsoft since 2007, Mariano is a software development engi­neer in test on the Analytics team at the SQL Server Business Intelligence, and has been a part of PowerPivot since its incubation. He has authored scientific papers, whitepa­pers, and is a coauthor of Business Intelligence in Microsoft SharePoint 2010. When not working or enjoying his family, he can be found running, biking, or swimming.

STACIA MISNER is a MCITP-BI and MCTS-BI with a Bachelor's degree in social sciences. She is a consultant, educator, author, mentor, and principal of Data Inspirations. Her career spans more than 25 years with a focus on improving business practices through technology. Since 2000, she has been provid­ing consulting and education services for Microsoft's business intelligence technologies. In addition, she has authored or coauthored several books covering different components of the Microsoft SQL Server database and business in­telligence platform. Stacia has presented at the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), Microsoft's TechEd, SQL Server Magazine Connections, and various Microsoft events. She currently lives in Las Vegas. She is also a coauthor of Business Intelligence in

SCOTT A. HELMERS has been a Microsoft MVP for Visio since 2008 and is the primary Visio expert at The author of Microsoft Visio 2010 Step by Step (2011, Microsoft Press) and Visio 2013 Step by Step (2013, Microsoft Press), he has taught thousands of people to use Visio and other technologies more effectively. Scott is a partner at the Harvard Computing Group, a software and consulting firm that assists clients with understanding and implementing business process solutions. He is a co-inventor of TaskMap (, a Visio add-in that allows anyone to document all of the important aspects of any business process. For more than a decade, he was an Adjunct Professor at both Northeastern University and Boston University, during which time he wrote Data Communications: A Beginner's Guide to Con­cepts and Technology (1989, Prentice-Hall). When not working or spending time with his family, Scott can usually be found on his bicycle or working with a local community-theater company.

IVAN SANDERS is a SharePoint MVP and independent consultant with more than 15 years of broad-based, hands-on experience. He has focused on delivering Microsoft SharePoint solutions since 2004. He specializes in the design and development of mission-critical appli­cations and innovative information management strategies for the enterprise deployment of Microsoft products.


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