There are now scores of blogs and web articles available that do a great job of introducing Power BI (a good example can be found here) so there is little value in re-hashing it in this post. I do, however, want to reflect and pontificate a bit on this announcement. The most important piece of … Continue reading A quick rant on Power BI, #confused….
Microsoft is expected to make a number of very important announcements at the upcoming SQL Pass conference in Seattle… If you are on the fence about attending it this year, I would definitely recommend attending this event.
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 is now available as a community technology preview. The two most expected features so far are the SharePoint 2013 support for the new BI features and the HTML5 support for PowerView. Well, the rumor has it that the HTML5 support is NOT going to make it in this service pack. I … Continue reading No HTML5 support is now expected in the 2012 SP1
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
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
I have finally figured out how to exit the Full Screen mode on a tablet. Normally, one would need to hit Escape to exit into the reading or editing modes. Since there are no Esc key on the soft keyboard, it was always a challenge for me to exit out. Yesterday, I finally found something … Continue reading More on Powerview on my Windows 8 Tablet
Microsoft has recently released a Cumulative Update 2011-12 for Microsoft SharePoint that enables consuming Microsoft BI data visualizations on Apple iPad running iOS 5 Safari browser. Not all visualizations are supported: Visualization Type Renders on iPad Dashboards (filters, linked elements) YES Excel Services (including PPS webpart) YES Reporting Services (including PPS webpart) NO PerformancePoint ScoreCards YES … Continue reading SharePoint on iPad