PlexHosted Business Intelligence Demo Site, SharePoint 2013 Demo Excel Services Site, SharePoint 2013 PowerPivot and DAX Demo Site
Hi my dear reader,
Grab a cup of coffee and start browsing through PlexHosted Business Intelligence 2013 Demo Site! But let`s to begin with a short overview of PlexHosted BI 2013 Demo site. You need to try it before buy!
SharePoint Business Intelligence 2013 with PlexHosted
As you probably know PlexHosted company announced availability of SharePoint Business Intelligence 2013 services including PowerPivot SharePoint 2013 Hosting. These services enables you to appreciate whole spectrum of SQL 2012 Business Intelligence features, provides the ability to explore, visualize and control information and gain the best results.
But what is the most important, you can easily check these capabilities at PlexHosted Business Intelligence Demo Site.
SharePoint 2013 BI Demo Site Overview
PlexHosted SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence Demo Site Customization
PlexHosted company is always ready to prove the quality of the BI services provided and give you the idea how you can improve the productivity of your business, effortlessly share insights, collaborate with peers, assure faster adoption rates and better results. SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence Demo site contains live examples of the Excel, DAX and PowerPivot workbooks, Power View reports and basic customization that can be achieved. You can see the start page of the SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence Demo Site at the screen below.
So let`s take a look at the SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence Demo Site functionality.
PlexHosted SharePoint 2013 Demo Reporting BI Portal
There are “clean” Excel, PowerPivot, DAX reports at the PlexHosted SharePoint 2013 Demo Reporting BI Portal. End users can view reports, use filters and slicers without the ability to download reports from the SharePoint 2013 Demo portal. It`s a great customization, isn`t it?
PlexHosted SharePoint 2013 Demo SharePoint BI Portal
There are you can see Excel, PowerPivot, DAX reports and Power View Demo Map at the PlexHosted SharePoint 2013 Demo SharePoint BI Portal. End users can view reports, use filters and slicers with the ability to download reports from the SharePoint 2013 Demo site.
You can view all documents and reports stored in the centralized place – PowerPivot Gallery called Business Reports Gallery and enjoy the presentable preview of the Excel, DAX, PowerPivot workbooks and Power View.
PlexHosted SharePoint 2013 Demo Power View Map
With SharePoint 2013 Demo Power View Map you can see how quick and easy data could be visualized. All SharePoint users can share business reports and insights using Power View feature. Maps in Power View display your data in the context of geography. Maps in Power View use Bing map tiles, so you can zoom and pan as you would with any other Bing map.
Try before buy! You need to test SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence Demo Portal!
Greetings, everyone! I have tested the SharePoint 2013 preview edition’s new Business Intelligence Center. The following are some of my experiences and thoughts while conducting these tests.
SharePoint 2013 overview
SharePoint 15 screenshot – Business intelligence
At first I created a new SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence site. It`s look and feel are much more attractive than a SharePoint 2010 Business Intelligence site. The Home page of the Business Intelligence center is more clear and simple to use.
Taking a look at Excel Services and at the data in the new BI site Excel workbook, we see a less cluttered page with clear charts and more useful Excel items with graphics and indicators.
With Excel Services SharePoint 2013 you can sort your data, filter it and refresh data entries at the web-browser without pressing F5. Since it`s a cross-browser service, you can view your data on IE, Mozilla FF, Google Chrome, and Safari and at mobile devices as well. As an example I chose two years on the “Date” scroll-bar and the graphic for “Reclining Lawn Chair Historic Prices” was refreshed automatically.
SharePoint 15 screenshot – Analysis with Excel Services
At the bottom of the Excel workbook`s page you can see the usual Excel work sheets.
At the top of the Excel workbook page we can find the new Metro Style Excel Services Ribbon.
If you have a lot of data and need to find a specific item, use Find. Just click the Find button on the Excel ribbon and find required data with just one click.
Another useful service of SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence is PerformancePoint services. The start page of PerformancePoint is more helpful and useful than before. The Run Dashboard Designer is on the start page so you don`t need to search for it on subsequent pages.
Additionally in SharePoint 2013 we can see the PerformancePoint tab on the main SharePoint Ribbon. The Run Dashboard Designer button and Export/Import buttons are there as well. This lets you work faster with your PerformancePoint dashboards.
SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence
During my testing, I noticed other useful changes in SharePoint 2013’s Business Intelligence Center. Some of these changes are the result of SharePoint 2013 development and some were from Microsoft’s new SQL 2012. I think you will agree that the new SharePoint 2013 BI capabilities will bring new life to and faster user adoption of Microsoft’s Business Intelligence Center.