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
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
Here is a good introductory article for the SharePoint Chart Web part. I have not see this web part used that much, although, there is one feature that I think makes this data visualization vehicle critical for certain types of reporting. I am of course talking about being able to show a Sales Pipeline Funnel like this: Few pros … Continue reading SharePoint Chart Web Part
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
I was eagerly awaiting the new Release Preview of Windows 8 as I was hoping it would address some of the shortcomings with respect to the Microsoft BI Stack and Windows 8 that I blogged about before. One of the new features introduced in to the IE 10 was Flash support. I have not read … Continue reading PowerView in Windows 8 Release Preview
One of the big frastrations with Office 365 was its limited support (trying to stay positive here) of some of the key SharePoint features, such as, for example, Microsoft Business Intelligence stack. Even though the current iteration does support PowerPivot and Excel Services. Rumor has it PowerView will be supported in Office 365 starting June, … Continue reading PowerView in Office 365
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