Announcing My New Book

021112_1455_AnnouncingM1My new book, Applied Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services (Tabular Modeling), will start shipping in a week with all popular resellers, such as Amazon, B&N, etc. I’ve been working on it for a few months and I’m excited to have it done. While waiting to buy the book, check the following resources to get you started with PowerPivot and Tabular:

– A sample chapter – “Introducing Business Intelligence Semantic Model”

Video demos – I recorded over three hours of video content for selected exercises in the book

An insightful tour that provides an authoritative yet independent view of this exciting technology, this guide introduces the Tabular side of the innovative Business Intelligence Semantic Model (BISM) that promotes rapid professional and self-service BI application development. Business analysts and power users will learn how to integrate data from multiple data sources, implement self-service BI applications with Excel, and deploy them to SharePoint. Business intelligence professionals and database administrators will discover how to build corporate solutions powered by BISM Tabular, delivering supreme performance with large data volumes, and how to implement a wide range of solutions for the entire spectrum of personal-team-organizational BI needs.

WHAT’S INSIDE:
Chapter 1: Introducing Business Intelligence Semantic Model

PART I: PERSONAL BI WITH POWERPIVOT FOR EXCEL
Chapter 2: Personal BI Basics
Chapter 3: Importing Data
Chapter 4: Refining the Model
Chapter 5: Analyzing Data
Chapter 6: Implementing Calculations

PART II: TEAM BI WITH POWERPIVOT FOR SHAREPOINT
Chapter 7: Team BI Basics
Chapter 8: SharePoint Insights
Chapter 9: Managing PowerPivot for SharePoint

PART III: ORGANIZATIONAL BI WITH ANALYSIS SERVICES TABULAR
Chapter 10: Organizational BI Basics
Chapter 11: Designing Storage and Security
Chapter 12: Managing Tabular Models

Enoy!