I often get questions about SharePoint from fellow workers and friends. I ussually direct them towards my collection of links at https://delicious.com/martinaa. The feedback I get have made me realised that there is a lot of useful information in the collection. So, why not make it public, help yourself!!!
If you are working with business intelligence on the Microsoft platform you have probably noticed that it is quite hard to get hold of good competence on the front-end side. It’s quite easy to find SharePoint experts that are really good in content management. But, if you have ever tried to find a real SharePoint BI expert that’s a different story. If you are lucky you can get hold of a person that has good technical knowledge of Excel Services, PerformancePoint Services, Reporting Services, Visio Services and Power View. However, when it comes to the BI parts of SharePoint it’s not enough to only have good knowledge in all BI features and functionalities. What you really need is someone that can bring the whole BI front-end and information platform together, and that goes far beyond only knowing the BI features. Furthermore, if you try to find good training in this field it’s almost impossible. You can find good trainings that focus on the features, but not how you actually get it all working together.
The purpose of this blog post is to give you my point of view on which areas of BI and SharePoint that is really necessary to master in order to implement a really good SharePoint BI front-end. The post will be on a quite high level to present the overall picture. I plan to dig deeper into each area in future blog posts.
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