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
One of the nice new features of Excel Services now available in SharePoint 2013 is ability to interact with pivot tables directly from the browser without having to open the workbook in Excel. Here we have a PivotTable report deployed in SharePoint. Before, if we wanted to change a layout of the pivot table, we had to … Continue reading Excel Services 2013 and SharePoint 2013 – interact with Pivot Tables using Browser
Additional details are coming out on the new features that will be available in PerformancePoint 2013. Here is a list of new stuff: Themes – SharePoint has traditionally been somewhat of a challenge with respect to look and feel configuration and PerformancePoint Services was an even bigger challenge yet. Microsoft has simplified the CSS challenges … Continue reading More details on new PerformancePoint features 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?
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
As heard from a senior Microsoft executive, the highly anticipated beta of the product is expected to be released mid to late July.
One of the strange functionality gaps in PowerView is lack of support of images. In other words, one can easily add a text box to the dashboard, but unfortunately there is no easy way to add a company logo to the dashboard, which means that yet again we have to resort to a work around. This … Continue reading How to add images or logos to a PowerView dashboard