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

Configuring SQL Server 2012 Data Alerts

Data alerts is one of the most exciting new features of SQL Server 2012 that allows users set up alerts based on Reporting Services reports.  These alerts generate email notifications bases on the query parameters specified.  Several things need to be configured in order to enable this functionality: Report Datasources must use stored user credentials.. … Continue reading Configuring SQL Server 2012 Data Alerts