Configuring your SharePoint farm for Business Intelligence
SharePoint farms come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, and are dependent on multiple supporting technologies, including SQL Server, Active Directory, Reporting Services, and Analysis Services. Unfortunately, not all versions of the supporting technologies support the new Business intelligence features of SharePoint 2013 and Office 2013. This session will walk through multiple configuration scenarios designed to make the most of the BI investments in SharePoint and Office 2013. We will use demonstrations to outline what services are necessary to use the new data model and PowerView in Excel, when and where both PowerPivot and PowerPivot for SharePoint are needed, and what you need to do in your farm to take advantage of these features. In addition, we will explore some of the assets available to PerformancePoint Services, and what configurations can help bring out the best in its features. Finally, we will explore some best practices around configuring Reporting Services for SharePoint.