Choosing between PerformancePoint, PowerView, Excel Services and Reporting Services for your data visualizations

Even though PowerView is the only Microsoft Data Visualization tool that is new on that list, it appears that there is some confusion as to how these four options compare with each other.  The topic is pretty big, so it will probably take me a few tries to get it done right, but here is the first … Continue reading Choosing between PerformancePoint, PowerView, Excel Services and Reporting Services for your data visualizations

Using Microsoft PerformancePoint PowerView Excel Services on Windows 8 Tablet

I have been spending more and more time with my Windows 8 Tablet.  As I have mentioned numerous times before, there is a lot to like about it.  My Samsung Series 7 is running a lot better after I installed the latest drivers for Windows 8 that were just released by Samsung, with touch input being the … Continue reading Using Microsoft PerformancePoint PowerView Excel Services on Windows 8 Tablet

PowerView in PerformancePoint

PowerView is getting a lot of good press lately. I personally love it because this is the first data visualization tool available from Microsoft that actually looks good... I don't mean in a functional sense, PerformancePoint is far superior in terms of functionality. PowerView looks good, esthetically pleasing, which is hard to say about PerformancePoint.  … Continue reading PowerView in PerformancePoint

Drillable charts in Mcrosoft Office 15

I believe that Microsoft has delivered a very solid release with SQL Server 2012.  I love MDS V2, I am giddy with excitement about columnstore indexes (still trying to hunt down any hints that would substantiate the claimed availability of this technology for Analysis Services), I think that PowerView will be a huge success, although … Continue reading Drillable charts in Mcrosoft Office 15