I wanted to record an introduction to the new reporting and Business Intelligence capability within SharePoint 2013. After loading SP2013, there are a few steps to activate the backend Service Applications for BI. The SQL 2012 install media is needed for this to install SSRS Integrated Mode and PowerPivot.
However, once those are online you can load great samples like “PowerView – Hello World Picnic” to browse real data and confirm it all works correctly. Very cool stuff, enjoy!