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Microsoft Business Intelligence Tools for Excel Analysts by Bernard Wehbe, Jared Decker, Michael Alexander

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APPENDIX B: Considerations for Delivering Mobile BI

A business intelligence platform is not complete without the ability to deliver dashboards and reports via mobile devices. The Microsoft BI platform addresses your mobile access requirements via an array of ever-increasing deployment options. As of this writing, accessing Microsoft BI functionality via mobile devices includes the following deployment scenarios:

  • With SharePoint 2010 or 2013 and a supported mobile device, you can view sites in the Business Intelligence Center, browse Excel Services reports, interact with PerformancePoint dashboards, and access Reporting Services reports.
  • With Power View and a supported mobile device, you can view dashboards and data visualizations in HTML5 (currently in Preview).
  • Using Office 365 and a supported mobile device, you can deploy Excel Services dashboards and Reporting Services reports. A licensing option called Power BI includes more BI functionality than is available with the standard Office 365 subscription.
  • With SQL Server 2012 SP1 or later and a supported mobile device, you can view Reporting Services reports, available in the SQL Server Report Manager, using Internet Explorer 10 (or later) or Safari. These reports can be accessed via an iPad, Windows phone, or Windows Surface.

In the following sections, we list each of these deployment scenarios along with caveats and prerequisites.

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