Microsoft All UP BI Demo version 9.2

March 25, 2010

I knew from Russell Christopher's blog that Microsoft All UP BI Demo version 9.2 was released to partners, but as I'm not a registered partner, that didn't help me much... So I was delighted to discover today from the RDA blog that "Microsoft has configured a remote server for general public to get hands on experience with this new BI version 9.2 solution" - so yes, you can take that baby off for a spin!You need to register to the site first, run a .exe to enable the ActiveX to run from that site and download the demo script. After that,...

Panorama now integrates with PowerPivot and SharePoint 2010

March 15, 2010

A while ago, I saw Panorama was advertising a webcast detailing how Panorama gives a complete solution for the entire Microsoft BI platform, including PowerPivot. I have to admit, just seeing Panorama and PowerPivot in the same sentence seemed odd to me, as PowerPivot seemed like a completely full solution for its purpose. I didn't see what Panorama had to add to the equation. And so I began asking Panorama a few questions... So where does Panorama offer any added value? Well, if your organization is considering using SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Edition along with PowerPivot. If you are going to deploy...