Chapter 3. Silverlight as a Business Intelligence Client

This chapter introduces Silverlight as a potential world-class BI client. In the first two chapters, you learned about BI 2.0 concepts and Silverlight RIA technology. It is time to see how the combination of BI 2.0 and Silverlight can form very powerful applications.

In this chapter, we will start by looking at the role Silverlight plays in the overall architecture of a BI implementation. Next, we will look at how you can take advantage of distributing computation processing logic onto the Silverlight client. We will work with local data sets and manipulate them on the client.

This chapter is the first one to include programming exercises (coding scenarios). The following coding scenarios ...

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