Microsoft has updated its excellent Fast Track ( Microsoft Data Warehouse reference architecture) white paper for latest versoin of SQL Server (2012). Whether you decide to follow this architecture or not (and there are good reasons for and against it given your budget and objectives), you will find a wealth of great and useful information that will help you
Month: May 2012
Microsoft has recently released a Cumulative Update 2011-12 for Microsoft SharePoint that enables consuming Microsoft BI data visualizations on Apple iPad running iOS 5 Safari browser. Not all visualizations are supported: Visualization Type Renders on iPad Dashboards (filters, linked elements) YES Excel Services (including PPS webpart) YES Reporting Services (including PPS webpart) NO PerformancePoint ScoreCards YES
Microsoft recently published a Using DirectQuery in the Tabular BI Semantic Model white paper. The white paper provides a great introduction for the DirectQuery technology, xVelocity and columnstore indexes. It also covers security, capacity planning and deployment best practices.
My PowerView wish list inludes the following: HTML5 Support (!) Multidimensial model support Hierarchies Drilldowns (at least in some way) Ability to insert images Ability to customize background PerformancePoint and/or SharePoint integration Improved touch response