I wanted to announce that you can now pre-order your copy of my latest book to be released called SharePoint 2010 Business Intelligence 24 Hour Trainer (http://tinyurl.com/SharePointBITrainer). This book was written so that someone completely new to SharePoint or BI could get their feet wet and produce value to their company. The book includes a try it section that allows you to actually take what you just learned in that chapter and do something hands on. These try it section are recorded and available on an included DVD.
I co-authored this book with Adam Jorgensen, Mark Stacey, Patrick LeBlanc and Brad Schacht. You can pre-order this book now (http://tinyurl.com/SharePointBITrainer), but the release date is set for May 31, 2011 according to amazon :)