Learn to create an effective business strategy using Microsoft's BI stack Microsoft Business Intelligence tools are among the most widely used applications for gathering, providing access to, and analyzing data to enable the enterprise to make sound business decisions. The tools include SharePoint Server, the Office Suite, PerformancePoint Server, and SQL Server, among others. With so much jargon and so many technologies involved, Microsoft Business Intelligence For Dummies provides a much-needed step-by-step explanation of what's involved and how to use this powerful package to improve your business. Microsoft Business Intelligence encompasses a broad collection of tools designed to help business owners and managers direct the enterprise effectively This guide provides an overview of SharePoint, PerformancePoint, the SQL Server suite, Microsoft Office, and the BI development technologies Explains how the various technologies work together to solve functional problems Translates the buzzwords and shows you how to create your business strategy Examines related technologies including data warehousing, data marts, Online Analytical Processing (OLAP), data mining, reporting, dashboards, and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) Simplifies this complex package to get you up and running quickly Microsoft Business Intelligence For Dummies demystifies these essential tools for enterprise managers, business analysts, and others who need to get up to speed.
Collaborate on documents in real time Utilize social networking in your daily tasks Increase productivity and grow your business Create a virtual office anywhere If you want to get your head in the cloud and get up to speed on the features in Office 365, you've come to the right place. Inside, you'll learn step by step how to use email, take advantage of SharePoint Online for collaboration, communicate with team members using Skype for Business, get work done with the latest version of Office Online, and how to make a plan for effectively migrating your company to Office 365. Inside… Understand cloud technology Dive into SharePoint Get social at work Learn about Office Online Skype at work Set up online meetings Work from anywhere Free up IT resources
The bestselling guide on running SharePoint, now updated to cover all the new features of SharePoint 2013 SharePoint Portal Server is an essential part of the enterprise infrastructure for many businesses. Building on the success of previous versions of SharePoint For Dummies, this new edition covers all the latest features of SharePoint 2013 and provides you with an easy-to-understand resource for making the most of all that this version has to offer. You'll learn how to get a site up and running, branded, and populated with content, workflow, and management. In addition, this new edition includes essential need-to-know information for administrators, techsumers, and page admins who want to leverage the cloud-hosted features online, either as a standalone product or in conjunction with an existing SharePoint infrastructure. Walks you through getting a SharePoint site up and running effectively and efficiently Explains ongoing site management and offers plenty of advice for administrators who want to leverage SharePoint and Office 365 in various ways Shows how to use SharePoint to leverage data centers and collaborate with both internal and external customers, including partners and clients SharePoint 2013 For Dummies is essential reading if you want to make the most of this technology.
Learn all the ins and outs of SharePoint 2016, launch your site, collaborate with coworkers, and go mobile There's no doubt about it, SharePoint is a complex creature. But when broken down into easily digestible chunks, it's not quite the beast it appears to be right out of the gate—that's where SharePoint 2016 For Dummies comes in! Written in plain English and free of intimidating jargon, this friendly, accessible guide starts out by showing you just what SharePoint 2016 is, translating the terminology, and explaining the tools. Then it helps you create a site, work with apps, and master basic SharePoint administration. Next, you'll learn to use SharePoint 2016 to get social, go mobile, manage content, and connect with others through working with Office 365, archiving documents, developing workflows, and so much more. SharePoint is truly one of Microsoft's crown jewels. Launched in 2001, it offers organizations a secure place to store, organize, share, and access information under the Microsoft Office system umbrella—all in a single portal. Whether you're new to SharePoint 2016 or new to SharePoint altogether, SharePoint 2016 For Dummies is the fast and painless way to get a site up and running, branded, and populated with content. Plus, this new edition adds the need-to-know information for administrators, techsumers, and page admins who want to leverage the cloud-based features online, either as a standalone product or in conjunction with an existing SharePoint infrastructure. Get up to speed with SharePoint 2016 and take advantage of new features Set up and effectively manage your SharePoint site Use SharePoint 2016 in the Cloud with SharePoint Online Leverage SharePoint 2016 capabilities to drive business value If you want to learn SharePoint from the ground up, get your site going, and start collaborating, SharePoint 2016 For Dummies will be the dog-eared reference you'll turn to again and again.
Make Excel do the math and make sense of your data Use the Insert Function dialog box, array formulas and functions, and more Excel 2007 has more than 500 built-in functions. This book looks at the top 150, so you can find out which ones will make your life easier. Want to compare a 15-year mortgage to a 30-year mortgage? Forecast expenses for your college freshman? See how your online business is doing? Here's the fun and easy way! Discover how to * Create worksheets to track costs and revenue * Tell the difference among average, median, and mode * Work with statistical functions * Develop forecasts and track trends * Manipulate strings and work with database functions
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A friendly, step-by-step guide to the Microsoft Office database application Access may be the least understood and most challenging application in the Microsoft Office suite. This guide is designed to help anyone who lacks experience in creating and managing a database learn to use Access 2010 quickly and easily. In the classic For Dummies tradition, the book provides an education in Access, the interface, and the architecture of a database. It explains the process of building a database, linking information, sharing data, generating reports, and much more. As the Microsoft Office database application, Access may be the least understood and most challenging part of the Office suite Access 2010 For Dummies walks newcomers through building and using their first database Covers linking information in a database, setting relationships, modeling data, and building tables Explores how to extract data from Access and get specific answers, create forms, and export data in reports A section for more experienced users looks at analyzing errors and creating an interface Fully updated for the newest version, Access 2010 For Dummies gets new Access users up to speed and helps veterans get the most from the Office database application.
Microsoft Data Mining approaches data mining from the particular perspective of IT professionals using Microsoft data management technologies. The author explains the new data mining capabilities in Microsoft's SQL Server 2000 database, Commerce Server,and other products, details the Microsoft OLE DB for Data Mining standard, and gives readers best practices for using all of them. The book bridges the previously specialized field of data mining with the new technologies and methods that are quickly making it an important mainstream tool for companies of all sizes. Data mining refers to a set of technologies and techniques by which IT professionals search large databases of information (such as those contained by SQL Server) for patterns and trends. Traditionally important in finance, telecommunication, and other information-intensive fields, data mining increasingly helps companies better understand and serve their customers by revealing buying patterns and related interests. It is becoming a foundation for e-commerce and knowledge management.Unique book on a hot data management topicPart of Digital Press's SQL Server and data mining clustersAuthor is an expert on both traditional and Microsoft data mining technologies
You're intelligent, right? So you've already figured out that Business Intelligence can be pretty valuable in making the right decisions about your business. But you’ve heard at least a dozen definitions of what it is, and heard of at least that many BI tools. Where do you start? Business Intelligence For Dummies makes BI understandable! It takes you step by step through the technologies and the alphabet soup, so you can choose the right technology and implement a successful BI environment. You'll see how the applications and technologies work together to access, analyze, and present data that you can use to make better decisions about your products, customers, competitors, and more. You’ll find out how to: Understand the principles and practical elements of BI Determine what your business needs Compare different approaches to BI Build a solid BI architecture and roadmap Design, develop, and deploy your BI plan Relate BI to data warehousing, ERP, CRM, and e-commerce Analyze emerging trends and developing BI tools to see what else may be useful Whether you’re the business owner or the person charged with developing and implementing a BI strategy, checking out Business Intelligence For Dummies is a good business decision.
Bridge the big data gap with Microsoft Business Intelligence Tools for Excel Analysts The distinction between departmental reporting done by business analysts with Excel and the enterprise reporting done by IT departments with SQL Server and SharePoint tools is more blurry now than ever before. With the introduction of robust new features like PowerPivot and Power View, it is essential for business analysts to get up to speed with big data tools that in the past have been reserved for IT professionals. Written by a team of Business Intelligence experts, Microsoft Business Intelligence Tools for Excel Analysts introduces business analysts to the rich toolset and reporting capabilities that can be leveraged to more effectively source and incorporate large datasets in their analytics while saving them time and simplifying the reporting process. Walks you step-by-step through important BI tools like PowerPivot, SQL Server, and SharePoint and shows you how to move data back and forth between these tools and Excel Shows you how to leverage relational databases, slice data into various views to gain different visibility perspectives, create eye-catching visualizations and dashboards, automate SQL Server data retrieval and integration, and publish dashboards and reports to the web Details how you can use SQL Server’s built-in functions to analyze large amounts of data, Excel pivot tables to access and report OLAP data, and PowerPivot to create powerful reporting mechanisms You’ll get on top of the Microsoft BI stack and all it can do to enhance Excel data analysis with this one-of-a-kind guide written for Excel analysts just like you.
The easy guide to Microsoft Access returns with updates on the latest version! Microsoft Access allows you to store, organize, view, analyze, and share data; the new Access 2013 release enables you to build even more powerful, custom database solutions that integrate with the web and enterprise data sources. Access 2013 For Dummies covers all the new features of the latest version of Accessand serves as an ideal reference, combining the latest Access features with the basics of building usable databases. You'll learn how to create an app from the Welcome screen, get support for your desktop databases, and much more. Includes coverage of all the new features of Access 2013, including the updated interface Shows you how to create and share reports Features special videos and materials created by the authors to help reinforce the lessons included in the book Helps you build data analysis and interface tools for your specific needs Offers plenty of techniques and tips for solving common problems Access 2013 For Dummies provides you with access to the latest version of this database tool.