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Archives: November 2010

Are You Ready to Move to SharePoint for Microsoft BI?

I’m interested in hearing your response to this question.  Microsoft is investing aggressively in delivering Business Intelligence as a holistic platform for reporting, collaborating & sharing information.  The next generation of Microsoft self-service reporting tools will require SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Edition.  Some of the other enterprise BI vendors require heavier… Read more

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Posted in SQL Server BI Blog on 24 November 2010

Self-service Reporting in SQL Server “Denali”

Project “Crescent” is the name currently used to describe the new self-service reporting capability to be released in the next version of SQL Server.  It’s a fully-interactive, browser-based data visualization surfaced using Silverlight interactive and animated controls.  It’s Reporting Services, only sexier.  We saw several knock-your-socks-off demonstrations of this impressive… Read more

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Posted in SQL Server BI Blog on 14 November 2010

Cloudy Days Ahead

Microsoft is investing heavily in cloud computing with several online services available under the Azure Platform. 

SQL Azure

The SQL Azure cloud database offering has been available for about a year now.  I personally haven’t seen wide adoption for SQL Azure but there’s a lot of interest.  Most of our… Read more

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Posted in SQL Server BI Blog on 13 November 2010

PASS 2010 Summit Announcements and New SQL Server Developments

To say that this was a very full conference would be an understatement.  The SQL Server platform has grown to be nearly incomprehensible.  It’s nearly impossible for any mortal to have a complete understanding of the features and capabilities across every technology in the component stack.  Not many years ago… Read more

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Posted in SQL Server BI Blog on 13 November 2010