Jason Morales’ Microsoft BI Update – March

HOT TOPICSWindows 8 Consumer PreviewProduct Guide for BusinessPreview VideoWindows 8 preview breaks 1M mark in first 24 hours SQL 2012 Virtual Launch – March 7Virtual Launch Event RegistrationSQL Server 2012 Special Ops Tour – local launch eventsWhy Microsoft Partners are Pumped for SQL 2012 Big Data, Hadoop and StreamInsightwww.microsoft.com/bigdataBig Data for Everyone: Using Microsoft’s Familiar… Read more

Jason Morales’ Microsoft BI Update – February 2012

HOT TOPICS SQL 2012 Virtual Launch – March 7    Virtual Launch Event Registration    SQL Server 2012 Special Ops Tour – local launch events Natural Interaction and Microsoft BI Extra! Extra! Apple iPad Users Can Now View SharePoint Business Intelligence Content Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant 5.2 is Now Available    RESOURCESnew Resources added this month… Read more

Jason Morales’ Microsoft BI Update – January 2012

 HOT TOPICS SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate is now Available!Download: SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate 0 (RC0)My Top 5 SQL Server 2012 Features…New Demo of Power View is Live! Get your SQL Server database ready for Azure Data Analytics, Business Intelligence Workers in Demand RESOURCES microsoft.com/BI BI TVGaining Insights On Your Competitors with Competitive IntelligencePredictive… Read more

Jason Morales’ Microsoft BI Update – May 2011

HOT TOPICS SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Training Course  The Secrets of Time Management… RevealedConquer Your Calendar: Use PowerPivot to Analyze Your TimeCalendar Analytics Tool – download here Microsoft Tech-Ed ConferenceMay 16-19 – Atlanta, GAClick here to learn more We Loaded 1TB in 30 Minutes with SSIS, and So Can YouSQL Server Migration Assistant… Read more

Jason Morales’ Microsoft BI Update – November 2008

  HOT TOPICS   Scorecards and Dashboards for your IT Department Whitepaper – This document provides direction and samples for creating a Business Intelligence framework for data collected by Microsoft® Systems Center Operations Manager. Download Sample Solution   Microsoft BI Surface Demo Presented at the Microsoft BI Conference in Seattle, 2008   Drive Business Performance… Read more

The Update – August 2008

  HOT TOPICS   Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2008   Register NOW for the 2nd Annual Microsoft BI Conference – click here!   25% Discount Promotion – Microsoft Office SharePoint ECAL / PerformancePoint Server CAL *** extended through September 30, 2008   Microsoft to Acquire DATAllegro What the Microsoft-DATAllegro Deal Means for Customers, Vendors and BI  … Read more

The Update – July 2008

  HOT TOPICS   Gates exits Microsoft to focus on charity work   BI Trends: The Next Generation of Performance Management IDC Report Sees Steady Growth for BI, Pent-Up Demand for Analytics Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in BI, Analytics?   Kimball University: Microsoft SQL Server Comes of Age for Data Warehousing Microsoft Dynamics AX… Read more

Compare SQL Server Reporting Services & Crystal Reports

To date, many organizations have relied on Crystal Reports for production reporting of data stored in SQL Server.  But with the release of SQL Server 2005, Microsoft offers a version of Reporting Services that is an excellent alternative to Crystal Reports, so many organizations are migrating away from Business Objects licensing to the Microsoft platform.    The following article compares the two reporting applications… Read more

Compare SQL Server Enterprise & Standard Editions – Business Intelligence features

  Enterprise & Standard Edition Feature Comparisons: – Microsoft SQL Server 2008  – Microsoft SQL Server 2005     Business Intelligence features of SQL Server Enterprise Edition: (that are not in the Standard Edition)   Advanced Analytics – Account intelligence – Linked measures and dimensions – Perspectives – Semiadditive measures – Writeback dimensions Scalability and Performance – Proactive… Read more

The Update – June 2008

  HOT TOPICS   PerformancePoint Webcast Demo – hosted by Jason Morales June 17, 11am (PDT)   Announcing PerformancePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 1 The Payoff of Pervasive Performance Management  Video – Business Intelligence by Role (CFO, Operations Mgr, IT Director, Sales Mgr) Subscribe – Microsoft Business Intelligence Newsletter    Results from the BI Survey… Read more