Pinned filters and URL parameters in Power View

In addition to adding support for Power View with multidimensional BI Semantic Models (cubes), Cumulative update package 4 for SQL Server 2012 SP1 includes a bonus Power View feature – the ability to “pin” view filters and to specify some basic pinned filters via URL parameters. Check out these posts to learn more: Pinning filters in… Read more

Real World Example of Using Power View

The following blog post and video looks at how a real business used Power View to dramatically drive the business through insights and help make business decisions. The video demonstrates how Power View as well as Power Pivot and Excel was used to analyze the business data such as  sales by year, by product and sales comparisons across time periods. The… Read more

Power View for Multidimensional Models Released!

We are excited to announce SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update 4, released today, provides the ability for customers to create Power View reports against their existing multidimensional models (a.k.a. cubes). SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update 4 contains a few additional enhancements to the “Power View for Multidimensional Models —… Read more

Power View for Multidimensional Models – Preview

Microsoft is offering SQL Server customers the opportunity to test and provide feedback on new functionality, Power View for Multidimensional Models. Available here, you can download and try out Power View with traditional SQL Server Analysis Services multidimensional cubes. This added functionality will help you maximize your existing BI investments while utilizing the latest BI… Read more

Natural Interaction and Microsoft BI

Today, Microsoft released the official Kinect for Windows SDK. Here is something we have been experimenting with here in the SQL Server BI product group that you might find interesting. A while ago, at SQL PASS Summit 2011 in Seattle, WA, I demoed turning any random surface or wall into a touch screen using a single… Read more

What’s New In Power View

Today SQL Server 2012 RC0 was released.  You can download it here:  http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28145.  This post summarizes much of the new functionality in Power View with RC0. Related information: TechNet page and TechNet wiki for Power View. Multiple Views in a Single Report You asked for it, and we are delivering it!  Power View reports now… Read more