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Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010: Business Connectivity Services by Brett Lonsdale Penelope Coventry and Phill Duffy

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Chapter 6. Building Business Data Dashboards

In this chapter, you will:

  • Learn how business data dashboards can have a positive effect on your organization

  • Discover how to build a dashboard within SharePoint 2010

  • Explore the Business Data Web Parts, their uses, and how to configure them to present business data in an effective way

  • Explore other Web Parts you can use to add the finishing touches to your business data dashboard

When you hear the word dashboard, you probably think of the everyday physical object in your car. To drive a car safely and to avoid mechanical breakdowns, you need the easily viewable information about the car’s state and functioning that the dashboard provides. When you drive a car, you are constantly monitoring live data made ...

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