Month: August 2012

What’s new in PerformancePoint services in SharePoint 2013?

This is going to be a very short post… yup, there is almost nothing new. In fact, I did not see anything new. Deep sigh…. Now, there are some changes in PerformancePoint services according to this article, but I sincerely doubt that dashboard migration, filter enhancements and search, BI Center updates, iPad support and security

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SAP HANA versus Microsoft Business Intelligence and xVelocity, take two…

Not surprisingly, my original post generated huge traffic to my blog as well as a couple of good comments. I am sorry that it took me a while to respond, but now that it is Saturday and I am at Starbucks,I don’t really have any excuse not to respond anymore… Before I jump into a

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PowerView in Excel 2013 – Business Intelligence – Second Impression

Well, the more time passes, the more I like it… Somehow I have figured out, subconsciously, how not to make it crash quite as often and also how to work around things that don’t work very well. So, in no particular order, here are few more observations… Map – like it a lot. There is

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Using AlwaysOn to offload read-only workloads

Microsoft has posted a white paper that discusses how to physically partition your hardware in order to optimize read-write vs read only workloads on your transactional system. Why is this important? Well, there are certain ERP vendors who claim that any access to their data outside of what they explicitly support (or certify) compromises their solution

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SAP HANA versus Microsoft Business Intelligence and xVelocity

This will be in a long rant format as I am still trying to organize my thoughts around this subject. Before I start comparing and contrasting the two vendors, I just wanted to make a quick statement to get something off my chest: Generally speaking, HANA is a good business decision for SAP as it

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No HTML5 support is now expected in the 2012 SP1

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 is now available as a community technology preview.  The two most expected features so far are the SharePoint 2013 support for the new BI features and the HTML5 support for PowerView. Well, the rumor has it that the HTML5 support is NOT going to make it in this service pack.  I

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Excel 2013 – Business Intelligence – First impressions

I have been playing with the new excel for a few weeks now and I think I have finally enough material to share. In general the first impressions can be bucketed in three distinct set of emotions: Wow – a lot of new cool stuff coming out.  It is becoming painfully clear that the PerformancePoint

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