On this page, you will find a series of external business intelligence resources to the topics covered in the book. Most of these resources are not tailored to Silverlight Business Intelligence directly; however, these additional resources will fill in any potential gaps the book may have created.If you want to see Silverlight BI demos, please click on the demos section.
Click the respective topic to change the resources links shown or select the link to be taken to the external resource.
50 Examples of Data Visualizations
This is a very comprehensive list of some great-looking data visualizations. If you are new to infographics/data visualizations, this is a great place to get an idea of how to surface data in a visual manner to a consumer. These data visualizations are static; however, in Silverlight, they are much more than just pictures and can be made into interactive analytical tools
Sparkline chapter from Edward Tufte's "Beautiful Intelligence" book.
This is a fantastic overview of sparklines (simple intense datawords). A series of best practices is described on how sparklines should be implemented using a variety of data sets.
This link is a great example of what types of dashboards can be created with word-sized charts. These are no Silverlight examples; however, they can be replicated in Silverlight easily. This is a very effective way to communicate lots of data effectively without overwhelming the user.
The Descry Framework was released in MIX several years ago to show off the power of interactive Silverlight data visualizations. On this site, you can see some great demos and examples of data visualizations brought to life using Silvelright.