Business Intelligence is available in BETA!

January 17, 2010
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Finally, what we’ve all been waiting for, today the entire next wave of Microsoft Business Intelligence is available in Beta. Grab yourself a copy of Microsoft Office 2010 beta, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 beta, and SQL Server 2008 R2 CTP3 and try out the exciting new BI capabilities from Microsoft. Test out the following and let us know what you think:

 

·         The new Business Intelligence capabilities in Excel 2010. Connect to an Analysis Services cube and try the new Slicers, Sparklines, Custom Sets, Write-back and more…

·         Explore the power of PowerPivot for Excel and PowerPivot for SharePoint add-ins and pull together data from across your organization or from outside the firewall, build analytic reports and share them with colleagues through SharePoint. If you’re an IT Pro don’t forget to check out the PowerPivot dashboards that give you visibility and insight into what PowerPivot applications are being built across your organization. (I will embed this video).  To learn more, Follow us on www.twitter.com/powerpivot or become a Fan on www.facebook.

Finally, what we’ve all been waiting for, today the entire next wave of Microsoft Business Intelligence is available in Beta. Grab yourself a copy of Microsoft Office 2010 beta, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 beta, and SQL Server 2008 R2 CTP3 and try out the exciting new BI capabilities from Microsoft. Test out the following and let us know what you think:

 

·         The new Business Intelligence capabilities in Excel 2010. Connect to an Analysis Services cube and try the new Slicers, Sparklines, Custom Sets, Write-back and more…

·         Explore the power of PowerPivot for Excel and PowerPivot for SharePoint add-ins and pull together data from across your organization or from outside the firewall, build analytic reports and share them with colleagues through SharePoint. If you’re an IT Pro don’t forget to check out the PowerPivot dashboards that give you visibility and insight into what PowerPivot applications are being built across your organization. (I will embed this video).  To learn more, Follow us on www.twitter.com/powerpivot or become a Fan on www.facebook.com/powerpivot

·         Explore what SharePoint Server 2010 has to offer with PerformancePoint Services, Visio Services, and Excel Services and explore how the SharePoint platform makes the BI experience much more collaborative through tags, notes, wiki’s, etc…

 

Take a look at the new BI capabilities available with SQL Server with Master Data Services, the new Report Builder, and more…

Learn more about Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and gain insights here

This marks a major milestone in our quest to realize broader adoption and value for Business Intelligence for our customers and we’re excited to announce this unified beta release. Check out the betas here: Office 2010 and PowerPivot and SharePoint Server 2010


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