Amir Netz and Ariel Netz Talk on PowerPivot, DAX, Report Builder and PivotViewer

August 16, 2010

Ok, so the unexpected happened - about a month and a half after interviewing Mr. Donald Farmer, I got to interview Mr. Amir Netz and Mr. Ariel Netz! I know!... You probably remember Mr. Amir Netz from his appearance in the recent keynote session in the BI conference in New Orleans. He spoke about what's going to be new in PowerPivot. When I heard he was coming to Israel for a conference discussing Panorama and PowerPivot, I decided I'd try to get a few more tidbits from him... In the keynote session, Mr. Netz had talked about adding the ability to...

PowerPivot and Panorama Nova View

August 11, 2010

Mr. Amir Netz, Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft, came to lecture about Self - Service BI and Panorama, along with Kobi Averbuch, VP of R&D at Panorama. These are a few of the major points in their lecture: PowerPivot IT cannot meet all demands. People will try to find a solution themselves.We need a technology to bridge the gap. How to build a PowerPivot application We start by installing the PowerPivot add - in. PowerPivot runs in - memory using the Vertipaq engine that ensures quick time response.All this is without indexing and caching. We connect to the various data sources and bring the data...