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Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Administration by Brian Knight, Ross LoForte, Steven Wort, Bradley Ball, Adam Jorgensen

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Chapter 23SQL Server 2014 SharePoint 2013 Integration

WHAT'S IN THIS CHAPTER?

  • Advanced reporting and self-service BI capabilities
  • Supporting SharePoint as a DBA
  • Managing data in a SharePoint environment

With the advent of all the new features discussed in preceding chapters, Microsoft is leveraging previous improvements to SharePoint to enable increased SQL Server 2014 capabilities around business intelligence (BI), performance, and office integration. Users demand faster access to changing data, and the BI stack in SQL Server 2014 delivers that with some exciting new enhancements focused specifically at integrating with users' experience in SharePoint 2013.

SharePoint 2013 leverages the power and scalability of SQL Server to drive servicing content, configuration data, and metadata about users and security. The major area of integration for SharePoint 2013 is databases that support the service applications. This chapter dives deeper into the BI features of SQL Server that interact with and require SharePoint to experience their full functionality.

COMPONENTS OF INTEGRATION

When you think about integration in the SQL Server and SharePoint world, you are looking at service applications inside of SharePoint that interact with products or features in the SQL Server ecosystem. This integration has many components, including service applications, SQL Server features, and Reporting Services features such as Power View. The following sections cover each component in greater detail. ...

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