Microsoft doesn’t play the (traditional) BI client game

This is a great article which I have to agree with, when I look at the new tools coming in 2010, I’m really just saying I’m getting more of the same.   Coming from another MSFT insider, Marco Russo…  :o)

I know, the title is provocative. It’s intentional. I’d like to get feedback about my opinion.

My point is simple (but not so short!). PowerPivot (which, you know, I like) and self-service BI are the new buzzwords for BI in Redmond. However, there are mature and solid technologies out there (read Analysis Services) which simply don’t have a correspondent client technology provided by Microsoft that takes advantage of all the SSAS capabilities. I know, I’m not talking about BI for the masses, I’m talking about a more “traditional” BI, that can be still a barrier to Microsoft technologies penetration in some companies. In fact, who has a solution based on another technology might be unlikely to migrate everything just to deliver some report to more users. Right or not, this is what happens in the real world.”

 

http://sqlblog.com/blogs/marco_russo/archive/2010/01/05/microsoft-doesn-t-play-the-traditional-bi-client-game.aspx

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