This is a great article which I have to agree with, when I look at the new tools coming in 2010, Iâ€™m really just saying Iâ€™m getting more of the same. Coming from another MSFT insider, Marco Russoâ€¦ :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.â€