Book: Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Business Intelligence Development Beginner’s Guide

I was fortunate to be a technical reviewer for a new book, SQL Server 2014 Business Intelligence Development by Reza Rad.  Below is the abstract.  It’s a great book for those of you trying to learn about all the various tools in the Microsoft BI stack.  Click here to check it out!

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Take advantage of the real power behind the BI components of SQL Server 2014, Excel 2013, and SharePoint 2013 with this hands-on book.  This book will give you a competitive advantage by helping you to quickly learn how to design and build BI system with Microsoft BI tools.  This book starts with designing a data warehouse with dimensional modeling, and then looks at creating data models based on SSAS multidimensional and Tabular technologies.  It will illustrate how to use SSIS for ETL, and MDS and DQS for data governance and data quality.  The book is packed with real-world examples that will give you a good understanding of the BI and DW components of SQL Server 2014, Excel 2013, and SharePoint 2013.

About James Serra

James is a big data and data warehousing solution architect at Microsoft. Previously he was an independent consultant working as a Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence architect and developer. He is a prior SQL Server MVP with over 25 years of IT experience.
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