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 … Continue reading What’s new in PerformancePoint services in SharePoint 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

How to limit values in PivotTable filters in Excel

Excel 2010 is tightly integrated with SharePoint which allows users to author their reports in Excel and then simply save them in SharePoint so that they can be subsequently rendered to everybody else as a web page using Excel Services.  Unfortunately, not all features of Excel can be rendered; some of them generate warnings but … Continue reading How to limit values in PivotTable filters in Excel

Bubble Charts in Excel and Excel Services

Creating Bubble Charts is one of the biggest challenges in Excel and Excel Services with respect to data visualization.  Microsoft made it very intuitive in PowerView and very not intuitive in Excel.  Frankly, the way this functionality is implemented in Excel makes it practically unusable.  Rumor has it that this area is getting a lot … Continue reading Bubble Charts in Excel and Excel Services

HTML5 support for PowerView and the rest of the Microsoft BI stack

Had a long conversation with a senior Microsoft executive few days ago.  It appears that HTML5 support for PowerView will be released with the Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2012 by the end of this calendar year.  A little too late for my taste, but I will take what I can get.  My prognostication is … Continue reading HTML5 support for PowerView and the rest of the Microsoft BI stack