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MS Bones Up on Business Intelligence

Microsoft is as serious about business intelligence (BI) as Einstein was about relativity. Not only does SQL Server 2005 have a heap of BI features, but the company is also building an array of separate tools such as the Office PerformancePoint Server 2007, now in beta test (oh, I mean in CTP, which is a fancy term for a specific type of beta, though I can't quite remember the difference). The new tool does business score-carding, and can work with an array of structured and unstructured data types.

This could actually be a pretty sweet fit with the Dynamics products, where ERP and supply chain whizzes need to understand what the numbers actually mean.

Posted by Doug Barney on December 11, 2006 at 11:52 AM