SharePoint Cincy 2013

I’ll be speaking at the SharePoint Cincy conference next Friday (4/19/2013).  This will be my 3rd year speaking in a row.  There are a ton of great sessions, so be sure to come out and see everyone.  All of the sessions can be found on the conference site at

The overview for my session can be found below.

Subject: Combining your BI collateral with PerformancePoint Services
Presenter: Tavis Lovell – SharePoint 911/Rackspace, Senior SharePoint Consultant
It's not uncommon to have reports built in multiple tools. Some people like using Excel for its familiar user interface, while others prefer tools like Reporting Services Report builder. When it comes time to build a dashboard, what tool should you use? Well…why not use them all and combine your Business Intelligence collateral with PerformancePoint Services? This session will be light on slides and heavy on live demonstration to give you exposure to each of the reporting tools, and let you see how all the pieces fit together. In this session we'll do all of the following:·

  • Create a simple Excel Services Report from scratch.
  • Create a simple Reporting Services Report from scratch.
  • Create a simple Analytic Chart and filter in PerformancePoint from scratch.
  • Bring it all together in a PerformancePoint dashboard, connecting them to a common filter and publishing to SharePoint.