Big data and the process of turning raw information into meaningful reporting and visualization has seen huge growth by companies focused on data driven decision making. Just this year alone, many of my enterprise accounts have shown a specific interest on how to better use data for making business decisions based on historical, real-time and predictive analytics.
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There are several easy ways for the site owner to display data in a dashboard format on SharePoint 2013 sites without using installing SQL Server BI features. They include:
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Excel 2010 provides many features that aid users in the analysis of large datasets. The increased number of rows to over 1,000,000 is a huge improvement over the 65,000 row limitation in Excel 2003. Additionally, Excel 2010 makes it easier than ever for users to create a dynamic link between an Excel workbook and data in SQL Server, Analysis Services, XML data, Access data and many other data types. PivotTables have long been a reliable tool for data analysis in Excel.
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