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Microsoft System Center Reporting Cookbook by Samuel Erskine, Dieter Gasser, Kurt Van Hoecke, Nasira Ismail

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Using Microsoft Cloud services to share and visualize System Center data

There are different solutions available for extending the standalone approach using Microsoft Excel, to a more centralized shared environment. This can be done with SQL Server or the integration in a SharePoint portal. This requires the initial cost of hardware and the software license and an extra load on the virtualized or physical environment before the service can be consumed. The alternative approach is to use a cloud service to create a centralized and shared environment.

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Power BI for Office 365 is a service in Office 365 that you can subscribe to in order to gain access to its cloud capabilities.

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