Microsoft Surface RT review, sort of in a context of Microsoft BI

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

More details on new PerformancePoint features in SharePoint 2013

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

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?

Excel 2013 – Business Intelligence – First impressions

I have been playing with the new excel for a few weeks now and I think I have finally enough material to share. In general the first impressions can be bucketed in three distinct set of emotions: Wow - a lot of new cool stuff coming out.  It is becoming painfully clear that the PerformancePoint … Continue reading Excel 2013 – Business Intelligence – First impressions

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

SharePoint on iPad

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