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.
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 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
There are several interesting concepts that Microsoft is working on available here. I am currently taking a deep dive into the Microsoft Data Explorer. However, any B2C company should definitely take a look at the Social Analytics. Data Hub is looking pretty interesting as well...
Finally got around to testing whether Microsoft PowerView will run on Windows 8 Consumer Preview. I am running the new Microsoft's operating system on my Samsung Series 7 tablet and, generally speaking, I am very satisfied with most of the new features. Mobility is one of the few major holes in Microsoft's BI stack, so I … Continue reading PowerView on Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Microsoft has posted 16 virtual labs online. The labs cover three major areas: Business Intelligence Mission Critical Operations Database Management Those of us who are trying to jump start Self Service BI in our organizations should checkout the following three: Creating a PowerPivot Model and Report in the Excel Client Defining DAX Calculations with Microsoft … Continue reading Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Virtual Labs