Business Intelligence

Some of you may have seen earlier today that Microsoft announced an investment in Business Intelligence across the Microsoft Office System with Excel 12 at the hub.  You can watch the presentation and demo here.

I have talked already about some of the Excel 12 features that support this investment, and I will be talking a lot more about others over the next few months.  Specifically, over the next few weeks I will talk about:

  • New work we have done to make working with tables a much better experience
  • All-new “Excel Services” server technology that enables sharing, controlling, and re-using Excel workbooks on servers
  • Improvements we have made to PivotTables
  • New formulas that retrieve data from SQL Server Analysis Services