Microsoft Surface RT review, sort of in a context of Microsoft BI

First, I have to explain why I am writing this review when so many websites have already covered the product – the only thing that I will cover that others haven't is what features of Microsoft BI stack run on Surface and what don't. Let's get through the bad stuff first. I don't know if … Continue reading Microsoft Surface RT review, sort of in a context of Microsoft BI

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 … Continue reading Excel 2013 – Business Intelligence – First impressions

Office 15 unveiled by Steve Ballmer… Available for preview…

Steve Ballmer just unveiled the new version of Microsoft office available for preview here..  The two most salient points of his presentation are touch support and windows 8 integration.  The new version of office appears a lot friendlier for content creation on a tablet.  SkyDrive also becomes a more prominent feature that allows content creation … Continue reading Office 15 unveiled by Steve Ballmer… Available for preview…

More Office 15 rumors

Both USA Today and ZDNet posted some articles on the expected release date... Ballmer is now expected to make a major Office related announcement on Monday as Microsoft kicks off MG http://www.zdnet.com/when-and-how-will-users-get-the-next-version-of-microsofts-office-7000000871/ http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/technology/story/2012-07-12/microsoft-office-15/56173368/1 My speculation remains the same, beta will be available next week, RTM end of 2012 and GA end of Q1 2013

Office 15, Office 365 and few other updates from the Microsoft WPC

Looks like some people will be fired after the yesterday's microphone fiasco at the WPC... Steve Ballmer's microphone malfunctioned during his entire keynote. Eventually he had to go through four (4!) microphones until the production staff could get him one that worked ... Steve, who by the way looked almost freaky with how much weight … Continue reading Office 15, Office 365 and few other updates from the Microsoft WPC