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PowerPivot for Business Intelligence Using Excel and SharePoint by Barry Ralston

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PowerPivot and PerformancePoint Dashboards

PerformancePoint Services is a dashboard and scorecard development platform that is part of SharePoint Server 2010. Like PowerPivot, PerformancePoint can consume data from different data sources, including SSAS, Excel Services, SharePoint lists, and SQL Server relational database tables. PerformancePoint's more interesting analytic features, including interactive reports known as analytic grids and analytic charts, require a SQL Server Analysis Services database as their data source.

Installation and configuration of PerformancePoint Services is well beyond our scope. However, if you were able to create a development environment as described in Chapter 6, you have all the software required to install ...

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