Here is an interesting article on how to pass a filter condition to a Power View report in SharePoint. One of the biggest complaints that I get as I demo Power View in SharePoint is its inability to save custom preferences for different user groups. In other words, if I have a dashboard built … Continue reading Passing parameters to Power View reports in SharePoint to force filter condition
PowerView experience will be delivered across several Microsoft products: Excel (fat client) Excel Services (SharePoint) SharePoint – SQL Edition Office 365 PowerPoint I get a lot of questions as to what features are supported across all these deployment scenarios. Luckily Microsoft shared a slide that I will attempt to reproduce here that explains what features … Continue reading PowerView Feature Comparisons
Well, the more time passes, the more I like it... Somehow I have figured out, subconsciously, how not to make it crash quite as often and also how to work around things that don't work very well. So, in no particular order, here are few more observations... Map - like it a lot. There is … Continue reading PowerView in Excel 2013 – Business Intelligence – Second Impression
Microsoft has just announced that Windows Azure SQL Reporting is Generally Available. A quick glance on the Guidelines and Limitations reveals that the released functionality is mainly based on the SQL Server 2008 R2 stack, which means that PowerView is not available in the cloud yet.
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
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
Microsoft isn't great at prognosticating.. here is an interesting tidbit on when we might see the next release of PowerView. 2014??? I sure hope not....as much as I love this technology, there are several glaring holes in it that have to be addressed ASAP if Microsoft were to lead the Business Intelligence quadrant again like … Continue reading Next release of PowerView