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Building a SharePoint 2013 BI Demo Environment Part 10 – Creating a BI site

In the final part of this series, we will create a BI subsite in our site collection. You can use this site as the starting point for your SharePoint BI demos. Browse to the PowerPivot site we created earlier in part 7 and go to Site Contents. Click on…

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Building a SharePoint 2013 BI Demo Environment Part 9 – Installing Reporting Services

Finally we are getting to the really sweet stuff: Power View. But first we have to install Reporting Services in SharePoint integrated mode. The steps we are going to follow are described in the following MSDN document: Install Reporting Services ShareP…

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Building a SharePoint 2013 BI Demo Environment Part 8 – Verifying PowerPivot Integration

After configuring SharePoint in the part 7, we will now verify if the configuration was successful and if everything works correctly. The verification process is described in the following MSDN article: Verify a PowerPivot for SharePoint Installation. F…

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Building a SharePoint 2013 BI Demo Environment Part 7 – Configuring SharePoint

In this blog post we go over one of the most important parts of the series: running the PowerPivot Configuration Wizard in order to configure our SharePoint installation. If you followed the previous walkthroughs, you can find the wizard in the start me…

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Building a SharePoint 2013 BI Demo Environment Part 6 – Installing PowerPivot for SharePoint

In this part of the series we will install the Analysis Service instance that will host the PowerPivot workbooks used in SharePoint, also known as “the PowerPivot instance”.
The first step is to create a service account for this instance. I named it SP…

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Building a SharePoint 2013 BI Demo Environment Part 5 – Installing SharePoint

Let’s get started with the next step in the series: installing SharePoint. We will install only the software, but we do not configure it. We will do this later with the PowerPivot Configuration Tool, which is explained in another blog post.
The first s…

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Building a SharePoint 2013 BI Demo Environment Part 4 – Installing SQL Server

In this blog post we’ll go over the installation of the SQL Server instance. This database engine will serve multiple purposes: it will host the SharePoint databases, the Reporting Services databases, the SSIS catalog and of course databases containing…

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Building a SharePoint 2013 BI Demo Environment Part 3 – Installing the OS

This part of the series will focus on installing the Windows Server 2012 OS on the virtual machine. In most cases, you have an image file with the installation media available. In the VM settings, go to the DVD drive and attach the image.
 
Now start…

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Building a SharePoint 2013 BI Demo Environment Part 2 – Building the VM

In this blog post I’ll explain how I build the VM and VHD for my virtual demo environment. I use Hyper-V locally on my Windows 8 OS to run my virtual environment. If you have Windows 8 Enterprise, Hyper-V is a feature you can simply enable in the contro…

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Building a SharePoint 2013 BI Demo Environment Part 1 – Introduction

Recently I had to give a Power View demo for a client. Giving a demonstration means of course you have a demo environment available. I could’ve simply given a demo on Power View using Office 2013 and call it a day, but I really wanted to show the “conve…

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