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Pro SQL Server 2008 Analytics: Delivering Sales and Marketing Dashboards by Jeff Finken, Brian Paulen

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Chapter 4. Microsoft Platform Components for Dashboards

In past chapters, we've outlined some key considerations for the overall management of your dashboard project, and we've detailed some principles for selecting your KPIs. At this point, we turn to execution, which includes a discussion of both the tools available and an approach to successfully deliver on the initiative.

The Microsoft business intelligence platform is broad and deep, but it can be confusing to determine which components you need to deliver your KPIs in a compelling format that will be extensible to meet business demands and scale as adoption grows. If there is one thing you take away from this chapter, it should be that the foundation of the BI platform is SQL Server, and ...

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