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A SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence (BI) Deep-dive - Case Study Review from EPC Group

The Business Intelligence Capabilities of SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities in SharePoint 2013 are vast and in many cases are achieved with a combination of SharePoint and Microsoft Office or SharePoint and SQL Server’s capabilities . Note: For a review of Office 365's Business Intelligence capabilities in Power BI, review my previous post on a deep-dive of Office 365's Power BI . I have worked with a variety of organizations in presenting SharePoint 2013 's BI capabilities and have found that it is best done by showing examples rather than speaking in abstract so I have included a larger number of screen shots in this section with brief summaries as I believe this is the best way to get a complete grasp of SharePoint 2013 and Business Intelligence (BI) . The following image details SharePoint’s different tiers of Business Intelligence which include SharePoint, Office and in many cases Excel, as well as SQL Server: Reviewing the Business Intelligence Center in SharePoint 2013 SharePoint 2013 provides a Business Intelligence Center site that enables your organization to centrally store and manage data connections, reports, scorecards, dashboards, Apps and Web Part pages as shown below: Microsoft Excel 2013 & SharePoint 2013 Excel has more capabilities and more relevance in BI and SharePoint than any other Microsoft Office program

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A New Business Model for SharePoint 2013

It’s true, we are a long way off from seeing serious uptake of SharePoint 2013. In fact, most organizations are still using SharePoint 2007 despite the advantages that 2010, and 2013, are offering

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Graphical Overview: Scalability Best Practices for a Hybrid SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 Environment

This post is meant to provide you with a visual overview of the underlying scalability considerations and related best practices for a Hybrid SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 Environment . SharePoint Farm Resource Hierarchy SharePoint 2013 | Hybrid Office 365 Web App Resource Hierarchy Deployment Impact Examples - IIS Reset (EPC Group Example) Deployment Impact Examples- App Pool Reset (EPC Group Example) Maintenance Windows (Backup, code promotion, etc.) Understanding Isolation Modes in SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 Hybrid Deployments In SharePoint 2013: Each “customer” = one site collection under managed path Similar to today Each Web Application = one app pool Similar to today Each Web Application = one URL Similar to today Exception Process for Host Header named site collections (vanity URL’s) Along Side or in an Office 365 Hybrid Deployment: BYO Servers Leverage existing architecture Hybrid Considerations (Seamless SharePoint 2013 On-Prem \ Office 365 Cloud Search Integration) Scaling Web Front-ends and Understanding When to Scale App Scale and Tipping Points EPC Group’s Nationally Recognized Practice Areas EPC Group leading SharePoint , Office 365 , Infrastructure Design and Business Intelligence Practice areas continue to lead the way in providing our clients with the most up-to-date and relevant information that is tailored to their individual business and functional needs. Additional "From the Consulting Trenches" strategies and methodologies are covered in EPC Group's new book, " SharePoint 2013 Field Guide: Advice from the Consulting Trenches" covering not only SharePoint 2013, Office 365 and SharePoint Online but Information Management, ECM\RM and overall compliance strategies in this ever changing world of " Hybrid IT

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Deep-Dive of Microsoft’s Power BI for Office 365

Microsoft’s Power BI for Office 365 Microsoft Office 365’s Power BI contains a collection of features and services that enables organization to visualize data and share these discoveries in a very similar manner as SharePoint 2013's on-premise business intelligence environmental capabilities. Power BI is cloud-based and can also be configured in a hybrid cloud scenario for organizations who have both SharePoint 2013 on-premise as well as Office 365 in the cloud for seamless reporting of data of different classification types (i.e

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Understanding Operating in the Hybrid Cloud - Office 365 & SharePoint 2013 - An EPC Group Case Study

Understanding Operating in the Hybrid Cloud - EPC Group Case Study This blog post will provide "from the consulting trenches" ( Hybrid Cloud ) strategies and granular details of EPC Group’s approach to the new Hybrid Office 365 and/or SharePoint 2013 architecture's growing proliferation and how it may affect your organization. New Hybrid (Office 365) Governance Fundamentals Users that Ignore Governance and Planning for the Real World If it’s easy to get around it, they will: To ensure it will happen, enforce it transparently If it’s to complex, it won’t happen Strike a balance between: Note: Always consider compliance around HIPAA, PHI, and PII related data in Office 365 and/or SharePoint 2013

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SharePoint 2013 Migration

So you have a very good and well established SharePoint application and all is going well but it is now 2013 and Microsoft have done again; they have gone out and release yet another version of Microsoft SharePoint which is SharePoint 2013

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