Get expert guidance on SQL Server 2008 technologies, processes, and proceduresand accelerate your proficiency developing smart, business intelligence solutions. This book provides practical, end-to-end coverage on how to envision, plan, develop, test, and deploy a complete SQL Server 2008-based business intelligence solution. First, youll build a foundational knowledge of business intelligence systems and components, including case studies of the most common scenarios. Next, youll work through the physical and logical design of a business intelligence solution, examining SQL Server toolsincluding SQL Server Analysis Services, SQL Server Integration Services, and SQL Server Reporting Servicesand the problems they solve. Finally, youll master core reporting and data-mining techniques. Throughout the book, real-world scenarios and examples illustrate essential concepts and demonstrate the most effective ways to implement the platform. The author brings pragmatic perspectives valuable to the range of business intelligence implementersfrom business decision makers and administrators, to beginning and advanced level developers and architects.