SharePoint is a huge topic unto itself, so I wanted to provide some links that focus on learning how to use SharePoint in the context of Business Intelligence.
A quick disclaimer, some of the links below are by co-workers or other people I have an affiliation with, financial or otherwise. That’s because I’m lucky enough to work with some of the best people in the field. Also, in the case of the books I’ve linked to the Kindle version where possible, mostly because I’m a Kindle junkie. There are paper versions of the books, and you are free to buy from your favorite retailer.
SharePoint 2010 Business Intelligence 24 hour Trainer – This is a really cool book, in that it’s not just a book. It comes with a DVD loaded with video lessons on how to use the various tools in SharePoint for doing BI. This is the first book to buy if you are new to doing BI in SharePoint.
Business Intelligence in Microsoft SharePoint 2010 – This is a great book which provides an introduction to all of the BI Services available within SharePoint 2010.
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Business Intelligence Unleashed – Like most of the books in the “Unleashed” series, this takes a much deeper dive into the tools than the previous two books. A good choice once you are ready to move beyond the beginner stage.
There aren’t many blogs that focus solely on SharePoint for BI, so I’ve picked out two sites that have a lot of SharePoint for BI content on them.
Data Inspirations - This blog focuses on all aspects of BI, one of the lead bloggers is Stacia Misner, co-author of the BI in Microsoft SharePoint 2010 book listed above.
BIDN – Many experts in the BI field, myself included, contribute to the Business Intelligence Developer Network. Here you’ll find a wide variety of topics in the BI field, including many on SharePoint BI.
Pragmatic Works Webinars – On our website we have a big catalog of past webinars (all of which are free to watch), many of which focus on PowerPivot.
Pluralsight – Pluralsight has an extensive catalog of other courses you can pick from. It’s subscription bases so there is a modest fee (starts at $29 US per month last I checked) but well worth it for the training you can get. There’s also a free trial.
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