Business Intelligence Recap of 2010

Ah yes. The closing of another great year and the promise of a new year is just around the corner. It’s been a busy year that’s for sure and I thought I’d take a minute to recap some of the things we are thankful for. Not an exhaustive list, as I am sure I’ll miss…

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PowerPivot in eWeek 2010 products of the year….

eWeek has published their top products of 2010 and wouldn’t you know it, MIcrosoft’s PowerPivot is listed.  Here’s a link and the quote eWeek Article – http://bit.ly/i77Kno “One of my favorite products of the year was Microsoft’s free add-in for Excel 2010, PowerPivot. The tool, which adds a new sort of spreadsheet option to Excel,…

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Getting started with Business Intelligence…

Want to know how to get started with BI?  The Technet team have pulled together some great content to help you understand the options that are available, new capabilities that are available, as well as general use and guidance.  Check out the numerous articles and insights available at http://technet.microsoft.com

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It’s all about telling a story with your data

First day of PASS was extremely exciting as we unveiled our next release of SQL Server, codenamed “Denali”.  Ted Kummert in his keynote hosted a number of exciting announcements which I encourage everyone to view from the SQL PASS site.  I promise there is something for everyone in the keynote. One of the exciting announcements…

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Creating the killer app

I’ve always thought about what the killer app would be for smart devices.  How would it behave, what would it enable, and how it would change people’s lives.  Seems the folks over at Channel 9 have their version of the killer app in a new video.  Check it out. 

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BI announcements @ PDC 2010

Exciting stuff today.  For the first time in Microsoft’s history, PDC is happening on campus to a sold out crowd and were making lots of interesting announcements.  Two that have be stoked are SQL Azure Reporting and the new Windows Azure MarketPlace, DataMarket(codenamed “Dallas”).  SQL Azure Reporting enables you to embed reports into any application,…

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